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The D&D covers conceptualized...

Post by mike wilson » Sat Nov 28, 2015 8:11 pm

I was reading the 1981 Tom Moldvay Basic rules one day and on one of the intro pages there is mention of a "Companion Set". Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that this was ever printed until the 1983 Frank Mentzer version with the Larry Elmore cover. Loved those, but I always wondered what would the 1981 versions would have looked like with the Erol Otus covers. Although the art would have been original, I tried to conceptualize what the Companion book and maybe the Master and Immortals book might have looked like. Enjoy.
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Post by GnomeBoy » Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:30 am

Great idea. : )

What's the art for your Companion version from originally? It's tickling the back of my brain, but I can't quite place it... Looks vintage.
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Post by mike wilson » Sun Nov 29, 2015 12:15 pm

B3 Palace of The Silver Princess. The Master Rules is originally from Frog God Games "Sword and Wizardry" book, and of course the Immortals Book is from Deities and Demigods.

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Re: The D&D covers conceptualized...

Post by Max_The_Judge » Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:45 am

This is really neat. My first D&D or RPG anything was the Mentzer red box so it will always have a special place in my heart but I tracked down the Moldvay sets early on. I too wondered what additional sets in the Moldvay line might have looked like.

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Post by finarvyn » Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:20 pm

Awesome artwork.

(1) it would be cool to see those side-by-side with the two actual products.

(2) it's a shame to have that big "photobucket" logo plastered all over the thing.
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Re: The D&D covers conceptualized...

Post by wilkerson » Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:45 am

Good artwork!

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