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2/26/2013

Eldritch Wizardry Recovered

Per Blair of Algol's request, here's OD&D Supplement III, gorgonized. Check out more of Russian artist Ule-Kuole's work here. The piece used on the cover originally appeared on the LP version of Blackdeath's Vortex album. As for my chop-job on Frazetta's "Sacrifice" on the back -- I always imagined that it was the inspiration for Eldritch Wizardry's original cover [see here], but as it turns out Frazetta painted "Sacrifice" in 1980 -- four years after Supplement III was published. So much for my theory.


2 comments:

  1. It's a shame that the WoTC reprints of the OD&D booklets will have new cover art and not like what they did with the AD&D reprints, where there was some version of the original cover art represented. Maybe they thought it was too risque to do so with Eldritch Wizardry.

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    1. Perhaps. The raw, amateur style of the original art may have not been to their taste, you know? It doesn't look very professional at all, whereas later editions employed working artists. I think the original art has nostalgic appeal for me and many other potential buyers, so maybe WoTC missed the boat there.

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