Friday, September 17, 2010

Imagining D&D for myself.

To answer James question over at Grognardia is the below image of Emirikol the Chaotic. Not so much Emirikol himself but the detail of the city behind him. Made me go "I want to know this place where this kind of crazy stuff can happen.



Thanks to pseckler13 I just learned the cityscape in the drawing was taken from a real place. Namely the Street of the Knights in Rhodes. Thanks for sharing this.

10 comments:

Matt said...

We get that kind of thing in Las Vegas all the time.

pseckler13 said...

http://www.travel-images.com/greece87_r.jpg

It's the Greek city of Rhodes. Have a look.

pseckler13 said...

Here's a better photo.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Nf5FfHNth64/S6_rpNicahI/AAAAAAAAIoA/zt_Nb4VyPBQ/s1600/Street+of+the+Knights.jpg

shimrod said...

You and pseckler13 are both entirely awesome. That is absolutely one of my favorite images from 1st ed.

Daddy Grognard said...

I wonder if the inhabitants of the Street of the Knights have to put up with grognards re-enacting the Emirikol scene?

Brutorz Bill said...

That is awesome!
I never considered that classic drawing was based on a real place.
Thanks for the info!

Christian said...

That is the best illo ever. Ride by, finger of death attacks. AWESOME!

Gabriel said...

One of my favorite illos. Thanks for sharing!

Coopdevil said...

I've actually walked along this street but never in a million years would I have put two and two together and linked it with the picture.

I don't recall any random prostitute encounters either.

Havard: said...

that is cool :)