Post by geneweigel on Sept 25, 2012 11:11:57 GMT -5
From the top is:
gypsies being turned into lycanthropes encounter.
A very busy swamp with clockwise from front goblin, muckdweller, babbler, shambling mound, giant lizard, kech and dragon worm (another is off in the distance). The dragon worms are something like an owlbear that I made up.
Drider/drow of the under city.
Mephistopheles and ice devil illusion.
Humanoids clockwise from fornt goblin, ophidian, kuo-toa, ogre mage, troll, bullywug and orc.
A dwarf npc encounter as he was attacking a kobold who had surrendered. He was a doppleganger.
Post by geneweigel on Sept 25, 2012 11:41:49 GMT -5
Heres some samples of the late 1980's GUIDE TO GREYHAWK binder that was for the campaign notes. All npcs were removed but I had yellow sheets for every ruler in here until I decided to reclaim the original concepts for my own campaign world in the 1990's.
The cover of the gazetteer rotted off and was inserted in here.
Each country has its own stat sheet designed by me and territory maps some were done quicker than others:
Post by geneweigel on Sept 25, 2012 12:50:20 GMT -5
This is some more "Barrier Peaks" style visual aids:
The writing paper with the Gandalf Balrog fight is what I used to hand out at games. It was drawn by me and I turned into stationery with offset printing in school. (I had printing 101 and 102 but my goldenrod character sheets were done by my uncle who was president of a midtown Manhattan printing company and filled an entire paper box worth!) Prior to those handouts my uncle gave me pads that was froma Jersey branch of the company seen below.
The one nudie pic is cut off and its what I'm most famous for (locally) I drew that mid-game to show someone having sex with the kobolds in B2.
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“A man may do both. For not we but those who come after will make the legends of our time. The green earth, say you? That is a mighty matter of legend, though you tread it under the light of day!” —J.R.R. Tolkien
Wow, Gene. That is totally the way the game is meant to be played. Can we ever recapture that youthful energy?
That drow pic is the leader of the new drow that I spoke of in the other thread.
This is the tip of the iceberg for D&D related drawings.I was just grabbing at one could be deciphered. I skipped ones that I've shown before and group pics as well as character sheet associated pics full ones and on the sheet.
NOTE This is nothing compared to original superhero drawings and comics with original characters. About 20 years ago I chopped up all the rude comics that I did in the 80's to put them all in a binder in chronological order. I call it "the worst story ever told"! Several years ago my friend Henry convinced me to redo all of them and I made a synopsis for each. then I sketched a really rough layout for one and just thought it was too much like Lee/Kirby redid all of it and whats the point if its unoriginal? Ended up ignoring it.
Post by geneweigel on Sept 25, 2012 16:06:44 GMT -5
I forgot to note what the last round of drawings were:
Goblin castellan of my half-dwarf character (1/2 dwarves were something I came up with in 1982 for a character who was a magic-user fighter or as GT says a "fighter moo"! ). Zoomed in to show he wasn't a low brow goblin.
A human sacrifice, a magic-user humanoid absorbing the female human's energy to unlock a portal while the EHP humanoid looks on with a pit fiend.
Half-orc npc who served the "lost Sauron".
Dragonnel in Greyhawk city.
Kobold sex scene.
Succubus with my half-dwarf character turning into a werewolf.
Succubus killing the party in their sleep.
Random generated lower planes denizen encounter.
The leader of the "other drow" for the meeting of all evil characters game.
Another random "demon" from the chart.
Jungle castle of an evil magic-user.
Letter head gandalf/Balrog.
Zoom of letterhead.
Northern type mercenaries and bat-helmed soldiers of "the floating empire". + Various NPCs in a tavern (fighter, magic-user & patch-eyed assassin)
Lion demon + Brain eating creature (exposed eye in forehead)
Guard of the Dragon Lich which was based on the DEATH DRAGON OF THE UNDEAD LEGION Grenadier Miniature of 1984 and not the Ed Greenwood Dracolich of 1986!
Apemen with drummer + Worg rider ambush
Shadow demon ambush + Snake-Ape
Orc of "Lost Sauron" 1987 + Orc Soldiery and Orc Militia 1984 + Orc-Goblin 1981
Post-game my PC "Grok the Grim" victory over an adult green dragon.
pre-game. Snow dwarf
Post-game party: counterclockwise from left paladin, fighter, half-orc henchman fighter, my cleric turned npc, subdued hill giant from G1, recurring spectre with nightmare NPC
Post-game my PC Grok the Grim and werewolf night watch solo encounter
Post-game the very locally famous duo of my PC Grok the Grim and my buddy from the video Taylor's illusionist PC fighting a minotaur
pre-game. Stone dwarf
pre-game. Evil goddess whirling in a twister
During game (playing unknown TSR module DMed by someone from high school) I charcoaled my PC Grok the Grim, with my brother's PC dwarf fighter, and my buddy Taylor's gnome thief-acrobat confronting some forest freak.
Pre-game. Creepy minotaur waiting at bottom of rope. It was a surprise.
pre-game. Lord NPC encounter.
pre-game. Orc, giant bat and dog guarding dungeon entrance.
During game (playing) my PC Grok the Grim fighting griffin
During game Playing my PC 1/2 ogre in action
Pre-game. "Juiblex" and blob buddies encounter.
pregame. Lizard man.
Pre game. Dervish NPC.
During game played. Aboleth with fighter.'
Pregame played. Was going to play Grok in a "Hell Campaign" but the DM bailed. My fake ad was too much to live up to I guess!
Pre-game. My half-orc fighter PC.
During game played. My half-ogre fighter PC and duergar assassin PC with their hireling fighter and elephant.
Pre-game. One of the new Nazgul (spectre) of "Lost Sauron".
The Welkwood/Wild Coast region map looks a bit like one Scott drew for us in colored pencil.
I did a couple of other freehand hexmaps like that. One I think I showed that had the Greyhawk location of Grok's cave but that has since moved to back to its original forest of the restored campaign world.
Speaking of that I had a conversation with my friend Henry about the future of the campaign.
He seems to be of the mind that the game cannot continue without Bill being the catalyst. The import of Bill has been a "girlfriend excuse" forever. If he doesn't "come to town" then like him or hate his playing style (most hate it actually!) the game is not going to happen. The "thieves cant" wording stating "Bill is coming to town" literally has meant "D&D Game" for this bunch for so long that no game ever gets started without him.
Post by geneweigel on Sept 27, 2012 11:12:13 GMT -5
Oh yeah on another aside, I forgot to mention he's reading the Martin "ICE AND FIRE" crap series (against my recommendation! ) and is up to the fourth book where he discovered they ripped off his 80's character's name...
Post by geneweigel on Sept 28, 2012 11:53:45 GMT -5
I do a lot of computer maps these days, they're better in some ways even the most stylized get boring after a while.
I had a map of the town where Taylor's thief-acrobat took over the thieves' guild and then it hit me that I was giving them these nice ass maps that were crystal clear for years and instead gave him a computer printout that looked grainy and clothy with no marks but what he wanted to mark.
I was considering redoing some of the known spaces to make the players rely on their character's knowledge in a dynamic landscape.
Heres a ye olde sketchpad with D&D themes throughout:
This one was a study of goblin versus orc and it looks as if the griffin was the last thing started. To the left of him clockwise BASILISK head, WEREWOLF, UMBER HULK, TROLL, BUGBEAR, STONE GIANT, GOBLIN with short sword, SHAMBLING MOUND, ORC on altar with voulge, chest and crude demon statue.
This one is even better. Its a half mine and other half my 13 year old finesse and my brother's 10 year style that would never get much better. It features one of my famous monsters. The DRAGON TROLL, a magic-user casting shield[/] and fly, FROST GIANT, furr-caped MAN-GOBLIN with dagger and voulge, LIZARDMAN with partisan, SHAMBLING MOUND, SEA HAG, regular RAT, WEREWOLF, BUGBEAR in arched doorway, ORCS on the parapets.
The other half well... your guess is as good as mine.
A half-gold dragon half-man
A wizard summoning a type of demon that I created in 1984 so that means I was at least 16-ish when I did this with the pseudo-dragon on a spellbook:
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