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Friday, October 5, 2018

First Look - Dungeons & Dragons - Art and Arcana: A Visual History



Just as I was walking out of the house this morning, the postman delivered a not too large but fairly heavy box into my hands. I saw Random House of the box and knew it had to be a review copy of the soon to be released Dungeons & Dragons Art and Arcana: A Visual History. Imagine my pleasant surprise when I found not just the standard released but also a copy of the Special Edition, Boxed Book & Ephemera Set. Grognard heaven :)


These are huge books and they may not weigh a metric ton, but they come close ;)


The paper quality is really good (much better than the B1-B2 omnibus) at the same base retail price (50 bucks). The binding looks like it will stand up to a lot of reading, and reading I need to do. It's not just the art but the history happening around the art.  Maybe I'll read this instead of watching football on Sunday, as both the Jets and the Giants are having a horrible start to the season.


I'll be sharing a bunch of pics on this post. It's not a review post. Its simply first impressions, an I'm simply blown away.


Dungeons & Dragons Art and Arcana: A Visual History has a suggested retail of $50 - on Amazon, it is available for pre-order at $31.45


Dungeons & Dragons Art and Arcana: A Visual History - Special Edition, Boxed Book & Ephemera Set has a suggested retail of $125 - on Amazon, it is available for pre-order at $76.27

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The following pics are from the Special Edition:










6 comments:

  1. I was bummed they had a pane/event on this at NYCC yesterday but didn’t get to see it as was just getting out of photos for my little guy with David Tennant and on way to the Autograph line for him next. Someday things I want to see like American Gods QA will NOT conflict with his events...


    The photos look great. Brings ya back and hopefully the stories will be interesting as well.

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  2. I have always wanted a comprehensive art history like this! Consider it per-ordered, & here's hoping they do something similar for Dragon Mag.

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  3. A good old fashion audio free post. I love it!

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