D&D Art & Arcana : A Visual History

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An illustrated guide to the history and evolution of the beloved role-playing game told through the paintings, sketches, illustrations, and visual ephemera behind its creation, growth, and continued popularity.

From one of the most iconic game brands in the world, this official Dungeons & Dragons illustrated history provides an unprecedented look at the visual evolution of the brand, showing its continued influence on the worlds of pop culture and fantasy.

Inside the book, you’ll find more than seven hundred pieces of artwork, including art from:

  • each edition of the core role-playing books, supplements, and adventures
  • Forgotten Realms and Dragonlance novels
  • Dungeon and Dragon magazines
  • classic advertisements and merchandise
  • never-before-seen sketches and  large-format canvases
  • rare photographs
  • one-of-a-kind drafts
  • more from the now-famous designers and artists 

 The superstar author team gained unparalleled access to the archives of Wizards of the Coast and the personal collections of top collectors, as well as the designers and illustrators who created the distinctive characters, concepts, and visuals that have defined fantasy art and gameplay for generations.

This is the most comprehensive collection of D&D imagery ever assembled, making this the ultimate collectible for the game's millions of fans around the world.