Thursday, April 1, 2010

Alignment Illustration

One of my favorite illustrations, in all of D&D, isn't a great illustration because of the amazing quality of the work, or the incredible composition. It is this illustration of alignment in the Moldvay Basic D&D book:



The reason it is one of my favorite illustrations is how well it conveys the concept of alignment in absolutely unambiguous clear terms.

I don't need to interpret the art for anyone, because the message is so clear.

There are so many more amazing pieces of old school art I don't even know where to begin, but this link is perhaps one of the best collections I've seen.

9 comments:

  1. There's some good encounter material in there, though. Maybe Save vs. Can't Stop Looking at the Monitor or something.

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  2. I always wondered what manner of humanoid they had trussed up there. and was it male or female. But maybe that's just me. :)

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  3. Ack! Get it out of my head!! :)

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  4. You, sir, are cruel...CRUEL is say...heh.

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  5. Where can I see more of this "art" of which you speak!! I must see more!

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  6. There is something about that video, kinda like a car wreck, that you just can't stop watching...

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  7. Trololololololololololo is the new Rick-Roll! LOL

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