February 28

1977 Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set cover art found


Original art for D&D basic set

On his blog Steve Winter mentioned that the cover art of the D&D Basic Set from 1977 had been found. The painting had been found in a WotC warehouse during a clean-out of old boxes.

This painting by Dave Sutherland served as the cover art for the 1977 Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set.
Cover for D&D basic set
Oh how I would love to spend a day digging through boxes at the Wizards of the Coast headquarters/warehouse.

For more information about the Basic Set and its different printings, visit the Acaeum.
For more information about the Basic Set and its editor J. Eric Holmes, visit the Zenopus Archives website and the Zenopus Archives blog.


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Ralph is a gamer, dungeon master, Youtuber, and RPG collector who's incredibly passionate about roleplaying games. Coming from a computer roleplaying game background, he discovered tabletop roleplaying games at GenCon Benelux and a whole new world opened up. When he was properly introduced to them in a local gaming store, he knew he had found the best game ever!

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