D&D Art & Arcana Amazon Sale
  • D&D Art & Arcana Amazon Sale


    Amazon currently has a sale on for the Art & Arcana visual history of Dungeons & Dragons (both the special edition and the regular edition). You can pick up the special edition for about half price (also in Amazon UK). I gave in to temptation and availed myself of the sale yesterday, as the original price was a bit too rich for my blood, and my copy arrived this morning. It's really pretty! Here's a quick look (I almost didn't want to unpack this for fear of ruining it!)





    "A deluxe, special edition with slipcase and ephemera of the illustrated guide to the history and evolution of the beloved role-playing game told through the paintings, sketches, and illustrations behind its creation, growth, and continued popularity.

    Dungeons and Dragons is the most iconic and pervasive gaming franchise in the world. It is a seminal RPG (role-playing game) and the inspiration for video games like World of Warcraft and Zelda, fantasy art, and countless other facets of "geek culture." This officially licensed illustrated history provides an unprecedented look at the visual evolution of the game, showing its continued influence on the worlds of pop culture and fantasy. It features more than 700 pieces of artwork--from each edition of the game's core books, supplements, and modules; decades of Dragon and Dungeon magazines; classic advertisements and merchandise; and never-before-seen sketches, large-format canvases, rare photographs, one-of-a-kind drafts, and more from the now-famous designers and artists associated with the game. 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."
    Comments 24 Comments
    1. TheZigZagist's Avatar
      TheZigZagist -
      Bought! Thanks for the headsup.
    1. Corrosive's Avatar
      Corrosive -
      Me too! Just ordered one.
    1. dnd4vr's Avatar
      dnd4vr -
      LOL no way! I have already given enough money to WotC for 5E stuff... including books that are kind of worthless IMO and I wish I hadn't bought...
    1. AriochQ's Avatar
      AriochQ -
      Quote Originally Posted by dnd4vr View Post
      LOL no way! I have already given enough money to WotC for 5E stuff... including books that are kind of worthless IMO and I wish I hadn't bought...
      In that case, you may want to change your username! lol
    1. dnd4vr's Avatar
      dnd4vr -
      Quote Originally Posted by AriochQ View Post
      In that case, you may want to change your username! lol
      Nah, I'm just not spending any more money until 6E.
    1. Morrus's Avatar
      Morrus -
      Quote Originally Posted by dnd4vr View Post
      LOL no way! I have already given enough money to WotC for 5E stuff... including books that are kind of worthless IMO and I wish I hadn't bought...
      This isnít WotC. And itís not 5E stuff. Itís an art book covering the history of D&D.
    1. dnd4vr's Avatar
      dnd4vr -
      Quote Originally Posted by Morrus View Post
      This isnít WotC. And itís not 5E stuff. Itís an art book covering the history of D&D.
      Fair enough, but tell them I gave at the bank.
    1. Nebulous's Avatar
      Nebulous -
      I actually much prefer the Elmore cover art and I heard that the extras weren't worth the original price. The 60% is probably worth it, but I still love the dragon cover.
    1. Mercador's Avatar
      Mercador -
      I have the standard edition and read through it in 3 sittings. It's really down to the nostalgia alley, it's great for us that grow old with DnD.
    1. Demetrios1453's Avatar
      Demetrios1453 -
      Thanks for the information @Morrus! I've been eyeing the special edition, but it was a bit too much above budget for me, but with that price it was much more within my range! Ordered!
    1. Joseph Nardo's Avatar
      Joseph Nardo -
      I have the pdf i bought from amazon. It's the most awesome, incredible book i own!. Truly fantastic.
    1. EthanSental's Avatar
      EthanSental -
      Ordered the special edition, thanks for the heads up on the amazon price break!
    1. Dire Bare's Avatar
      Dire Bare -
      Quote Originally Posted by Joseph Nardo View Post
      I have the pdf i bought from amazon. It's the most awesome, incredible book i own!. Truly fantastic.
      Do you mean the Kindle version of Art & Arcana? There is no (legal) PDF version, I'm fairly certain.
    1. Joseph Nardo's Avatar
      Joseph Nardo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dire Bare View Post
      Do you mean the Kindle version of Art & Arcana? There is no (legal) PDF version, I'm fairly certain.
      Yes. I own a HD kindle!
    1. guachi's Avatar
      guachi -
      I think the sale is over by now, but the book is worth getting. I got the regular version at Christmas and I'm fairly certain it was about 50% off at the time.

      It's a good one-stop shop for your D&D art needs, especially if there is any era of D&D you don't have books for (3e and 4e for me).
    1. Morrus's Avatar
      Morrus -
      Iíve been reading it all day today. Itís a really good history of D&D. The art and the photos are so fascinating. Lots of memories, and lots of stuff I hadnít seen before. Really glad I bought it now.
    1. lordstimpy's Avatar
      lordstimpy -
      I preorderd it at that price. Amazing book. Got a cool poster of the cover art too
    1. Jester David's Avatar
      Jester David -
      Quote Originally Posted by dnd4vr View Post
      LOL no way! I have already given enough money to WotC for 5E stuff... including books that are kind of worthless IMO and I wish I hadn't bought...
      Do you serious plan on popping into every thread for the next five to ten years to voice how youíre not spending money?
      Isnít your time better spend doing, well, literally anything else?
    1. dnd4vr's Avatar
      dnd4vr -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jester David View Post
      Do you serious plan on popping into every thread for the next five to ten years to voice how youíre not spending money?
      Isnít your time better spend doing, well, literally anything else?
      Gee, I don't know, I thought this was the first time I mentioned spending money...

      What amazes me is that you seem to be actually tracking when I am mentioning it. Kinda creepy.

      Or maybe you simply object to me commenting in a thread about a product when I have no interest in buying it?

      Either way, what's it to ya? Haven't you got anything better to do with your time?
    1. Jester David's Avatar
      Jester David -
      Quote Originally Posted by dnd4vr View Post
      Gee, I don't know, I thought this was the first time I mentioned spending money...

      What amazes me is that you seem to be actually tracking when I am mentioning it. Kinda creepy.
      Not really. I don't recall ever interacting with you before. Just wondering if this is your plan going forward. Popping into threads about sales and saying "no thanks".

      Do you also go into golf stores and call out "Not buying anything here. I'm not playing golf anymore."? Perhaps you pop into women's clothing stores in the mall and declare "Nothing for me, today. I only wear men's clothes!"?
      Or is it just an online thing? Do you also go onto Playstation news sites and post in the comments "I have already given enough money to Sony for PS4 stuff. I'll come back when they release the PS5."?

      Quote Originally Posted by dnd4vr View Post
      Or maybe you simply object to me commenting in a thread about a product when I have no interest in buying it?
      A little, yeah.

      I mean you literally took time out of your Sunday went to a website that specialises in news for a game you no longer want to support. Then clicked on a news link regarding a product you do not which to buy. Then you clicked "reply" to the message board thread. And then posted about how you didn't want to spend any more.

      That's not healthy dude. You went out of your way to comment about how you're not supporting D&D.
      Why? Were you making a desperate cry for help? Did you really expect a bunch of anonymous strangers online to care that you're not spending money?

      Quote Originally Posted by dnd4vr View Post
      Either way, what's it to ya? Haven't you got anything better to do with your time?
      I really should. I mean... the first post was made when I was killing timewaiting for Windows to uninstall a program them reboot. This one is just because I'm baffled by you.
      But, yeah, I guess literally anything is a better use of my time.

      So, goodbye I guess.
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