Once again, I find myself having been away for far too long. Ideas for posts come and go, but I just don’t seem to get around to committing them to pixels. Apparently, it has taken something this momentous to bring me back.

David A. Trampier has passed away.

The first edition AD&D books were filled with artwork that stirred the imagination and drew us into the fantasy world that is D&D. Of all the amazing artists responsible for these works, David Trampier was by far my favorite.

I don’t know if his vision of a fantasy world matched mine, or if mine was influenced by his artwork in my early days of the game. In either case, when I close my eyes and imagine my campaign world, it is filled with images that he created.

A Sample of David Trampier’s Artwork: