Jake Bourbon

Enjoying the view from the Texas Hill Country

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Open the window to greet the day, and remember what day it is.

I still haven’t found all the Billy Rays in the house.

But I knew just what to play — loud — while dropping someone at school this morning.  Thanks, YouTube.

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oldschoolfrp:

asphesteros:

dungeoneeringdad:

DM Screen art by Trampier.

David Trampier is a primary influence in the tone I try to achieve in the games I run

I never owned this screen but I sat on this side of it a few times, so of course I knew it had the demon idol from the Players Handbook in the lower center.  Recently I finally started recognizing some of the other sources of images that Trampier incorporated into this.
The group around the treasure chest in the lower left is a reference to his full page illustration in the 1st ed Monster Manual.  The lizardman silhouette with the halberd in the center of the dragon’s fire breath is TSR’s early corporate logo, also seen in Greg Bell’s 1976 inside cover illustration for D&D Supplement I: Greyhawk.  The bearded fighter with the distinctive face dominating the right side is a self-portrait of Trampier.  Once you know to look for it, you’ll see his face in much of his D&D art.

RIP Dave Trampier (May 24, 1954 – March 24, 2014).

oldschoolfrp:

asphesteros:

dungeoneeringdad:

DM Screen art by Trampier.

David Trampier is a primary influence in the tone I try to achieve in the games I run

I never owned this screen but I sat on this side of it a few times, so of course I knew it had the demon idol from the Players Handbook in the lower center.  Recently I finally started recognizing some of the other sources of images that Trampier incorporated into this.

The group around the treasure chest in the lower left is a reference to his full page illustration in the 1st ed Monster Manual.  The lizardman silhouette with the halberd in the center of the dragon’s fire breath is TSR’s early corporate logo, also seen in Greg Bell’s 1976 inside cover illustration for D&D Supplement I: Greyhawk.  The bearded fighter with the distinctive face dominating the right side is a self-portrait of Trampier.  Once you know to look for it, you’ll see his face in much of his D&D art.

RIP Dave Trampier (May 24, 1954 – March 24, 2014).

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americastestkitchen:

There’s no question that we give the devil his due when it comes to dining: Americans eat deviled eggs, devil’s food cake, deviled ham, deviled ribs…the list goes on. But where does our culinary fascination with the dark side come from? http://bit.ly/1r0MJEV

Etymology, social history, and a recipe.

americastestkitchen:

There’s no question that we give the devil his due when it comes to dining: Americans eat deviled eggs, devil’s food cake, deviled ham, deviled ribs…the list goes on. 

But where does our culinary fascination with the dark side come from? http://bit.ly/1r0MJEV

Etymology, social history, and a recipe.

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