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Another reason to love this game

Post by Thane » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:31 pm

Wow...this may be blatantly obvious to you all, but I just found this out.

Check the pic below, it's from either the ad&d phb or the dmg. Three roguish characters enjoying the spoils of battle.

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Now check out the pic below from page 6 of the DCC Beat rules. It's the same adventurers.

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And that is a pure stroke of genius for me :D

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Post by Harley Stroh » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:38 pm

There are a few tributes like this, some even done by the original artists.

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Re: Another reason to love this game

Post by Machpants » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:44 pm

Nice spot!
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Re: Another reason to love this game

Post by reverenddak » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:00 pm

Hahha, man. Stefan Poag is so bad a$$, he really gets the aesthetics to this game. His pic on Spellburn cracks me up every time (pg. 93 in the Beta.)
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Re: Another reason to love this game

Post by RevTurkey » Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:37 pm

Brilliant!
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Post by finarvyn » Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:39 pm

Nice catch on the art similarities. I keep finding some but I'm sure I'm missing others.
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Post by James Maliszewski » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:43 pm

reverenddak wrote:Hahha, man. Stefan Poag is so bad a$$, he really gets the aesthetics to this game.
Stefan is a terrific artist and a very good fit for DCC RPG. I'm looking forward to seeing what else he's done for the full version of the game.
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Post by stefan » Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:51 am

Thanks for the kind compliments, guys. Looking at the art in the Beta, I think the artists had a lot of fun with this one (I know I did!). The DAT 'Treasure' drawing has always been a favorite and was one of the drawings that always made me want to be an artist when I saw it as a kid. And I think there is kind of a 'tradition' (if we can use that word) of sneaking little easter eggs into the art of D&D and it's spinoffs... I remember looking at the Monster Manual as a kid and finding the teensy weensy Tom Wham critter in DAT's illustration of the Rakasha (sp?)... or the drawing of the kitchen scene in 'Steading of the Hill Giants' that had what looked to me like the 'Hey Koolaid' guy in the background (a pitcher on the shelf has a smiling face on it) and similar stuff.
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Re: Another reason to love this game

Post by Stainless » Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:49 am

Stefan, I notice the drawings you have on offer at your Etsy store (http://www.etsy.com/shop/stefanpoag) have gone down (good for you as you must be selling them). I wonder if there will be any new ones going for sale soon? As a happy customer, I'd be very interested in what might be upcoming.
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Re: Another reason to love this game

Post by Geoffrey » Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:59 am

stefan wrote:the drawing of the kitchen scene in 'Steading of the Hill Giants' that had what looked to me like the 'Hey Koolaid' guy in the background (a pitcher on the shelf has a smiling face on it)...
Heh. I never noticed that before.
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Re: Another reason to love this game

Post by BGilkison » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:30 pm

Sorry for the thread necromancy; I came looking to see if anyone had spotted this one...

One of the illustrations in DCC I love is that of "Lokerimon the Lawful" on page 63; I think most of us know by now that it is an homage to Dave Trampier's "Emirikol the Chaotic" on page 193 of the 1e AD&D Dungeon Masters Guide. Now, look a little closer at the sign hanging over the door of the inn that Lokerimon is stepping out of—the "Smoking Wyrm". Hmm... That dragon looks a bit familiar—it's WORMY!!! So this ends up being a double-homage to Trampier! :o

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Re: Another reason to love this game

Post by JasinSwift » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:26 am

Hey.Just got the PDF of "Journey to the Center of Aereth" and "The Lost City of Barako." So far the adventures and story material are awesome. The potential open-ended stuff going on in depths of the earth touched on by this stuff is great. I'm going to somehow fit this in with the Shudder Mountains campaign I'll be DM'ing this Summer. Great job and superb writing! :P

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Re: Another reason to love this game

Post by Raven_Crowking » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:29 am

Lairs of Lost Agharta gives you more stuff for the Center of Aereth.
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