D&D General One Piece of Art IX (Wildcard)- What NON-D&D Art Inspired You to Love D&D?

I still haven't gotten to actually play yet, but when I think about playing this painting is what always comes to mind.

A Bad Roll by Kadrion on Furaffinity

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I love the mixing of the game and the fictional universe in it, and the atmosphere of fun and comradery at the table is how I hope my eventual gaming experience will be like. Even the poor dragon looks more annoyed than angry at this turn of events.
 

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DND_Reborn

The High Aldwin
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Artist: unknown
Source: Time Bandits (1981, dir. Terry Gilliam)
Oeuvre: Map of the Universe prop (and the film itself, of course!)

Rationale: The Map is the ultimate macguffin in a movie that is, to little-boy me, the most gonzo D&D thing that's not actually D&D.

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Loved Time Bandits! I was close to the same age as the kid in the movie, and it came out in the same year as Dragonslayer. ;)
 

GuyBoy

Hero
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This cover from Dunsany’s classic. For me, as a young teen in the late 1970s, it showed a more whimsical, romantic fantasy to go alongside the Elric and Conan stuff and they all melded in my D&D gaming.

Real Partha did a miniature which I always assumed was based on this cover painting, so maybe it inspired them too?

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pukunui

Legend
I’ve managed to find something for all the previous threads but this one has honestly got me beat. I can’t think of any non-D&D art that made me love D&D.

It’s the D&D art that made me love D&D.
 







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