Tuesday, February 11, 2014

February Artfest: Dungeoneer's Survival Guide Cover by Jeff Easley

Untitled by Jeff Easley
When I first ran across the Dungeoneer's Survival Guide I bought it based on the Easley cover alone. Not only did the book introduce me to Douglas Niles but that cover by Easley has kept my mind racing through the underground chambers of this world and wondering what's waiting for me down there. 

What about you guys?


  1. It's definitely either my favorite Easley piece, or right near the top of the list.

    Also, DSG is, I feel, often derided with little cause. The overview of the underworld it contains is a great idea mine, and sparked my imagination quite a bit back then (I bought it new). Plus, some of the illustrations are very evocative of how mysterious spelunking and dungeon-delving can be in general, but especially in a world where magic exists. One of the great unsung D&D tomes.

    1. I never knew it was maligned until your comment. I love that damned book.

  2. Definitely one of my favorite covers! Although many OSR bloggers decry this book as the doom of 1st edition for its introduction of non-weapon proficiencies, at the time I was grateful for some clearly written rules on common dungeoneering activities.


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