Erol Otus was an early artist with the original makers of Dungeons & Dragons, TSR. His contributions are legendary at this point, but he continues to still be slightly enigmatic. So let's take a quick look at the work and career of this amazing artist.
The Sahuagin are Dungeons & Dragons Monster royalty. Appearing at the birth of the game and continuing to be reinvented in every edition. Let's take a look at the early appearances and art of these "Devil Men of the Deep."
Starting with its Monster Card from 1983 by Jim Roslof, let's take a look at the development and many early appearances of the iconic Dungeons & Dragons Monster, the Red Dragon.
The Neo-otyugh is one of two Gulguthra or "Dung-Eaters" in Dungeons & Dragons. Join me as a I take a look at the early history of this tentacled waste-eating monstrosity.
Have you ever wondered how to pronounce words used in Dungeons & Dragons? I tended to butcher the words until I found this wonderful pronunciation guide from 1985. It covers most of the more difficult words used in 1st edition AD&D
The mysterious underutilized Mihstu was a monster that peaked during Dungeons & Dragons 1st edition. It is an interesting creature with a twisting origin, so lets take a look at the Monster Card for the Mihstu and see what we can learn.
The Lizard Man in Dungeons & Dragons is a monster we all fight and unsurprising it hasn't changed much from its origin in 1975 through its appearance on this Monster Card by Jim Roslof.
Kobolds are in the DNA of Dungeons & Dragons. So let's take a look at the art for his ever-evolving monster, starting with the Jim Roslof Monster Card and moving onto its appearances in the 1st edition Monster Manual and 2nd edition Monstrous Manual.
The Grippli are a race of humanoid frog-like creatures that could make interesting allies to a party. That is, if they can overcome the grippli's monstrous appearance, as captured by Erol Otus, on this AD&D Monster Card.
The art for the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Monster Card for the Giant Weasel is by Jim Roslof. The Giant Weasel does not get the respect it deserves, so lets take a look at the adorable blood draining killers. Perhaps it will inspire you to add one to your next gaming session.