February Artfest: AD&D Player's Handbook Cover by Dave Trampier
|AD&D Player Handbook Cover by Dave Trampier|
Over the last few years this cover by Dave Trampier has been fetishized by the old school community and been recreated countless times. Some have even called it the Greatest Cover Ever.
It's not though.
This cover tells a lot about what it means to be an adventurer in the world of Dungeons and Dragons but it isn't the most inspiring cover. The adventures are shown after the battle, after the danger is long over, and other than the gigantic gems the idol uses for eyes there really isn't a lot here for you to want to emulate.
They aren't heroes ready for battle, their bored adventurers hoping that something exciting will show up on the map around the next bend.
Two Great Recreations of an Icon.
|By Dan Scott|