Monday, January 17, 2011

In Search of Kelandor's Gold

I have a standing search on eBay and other engines for Judge's Guild modules and books.  I love their stuff for it's quirkiness and I enjoy mining it for mad, wonderful details that I can use in my campaigns and adventures.

My Google Reader search showed me this module, "In Search of Kelandor's Gold" and a picture of its cover --

Well, I've never heard of this module.  I don't know if it's any good at all, but the cover... the cover... there's something so... I don't know... familiar about it.

One quick Google image search revealed where I'd seen this image before.  :)  Enjoy!

10 comments:

ckutalik said...

Funny thing is that when I saw the thumbnail on my blog roll, I thought "is that Luke Skywalker?"

Nice catch, I love it when people spot these things.

Arkhein said...

That is funny. I wonder, did the artist think "Uh, no one will ever notice. This Star Wars thing is a weak fad and will be forgotten soon."

- Ark

FASERIP said...

BTW, there's a review and discussion of the module at Dragonsfoot, including commentary from its creator.

And damn, that cover's shameless.

Jim said...

Jim, you don't think that picture of Sharky that I have on my character sheet was hand-drawn, do you?

It was someone else's drawing of some kind of spy guy dressed in black and carrying a pistol, running away from a helicopter shooting at him. I liked the action in the picture, so I traced the guy on the sheet of paper, and drew his armor, shield and sword. ;)

;) JD

Jim said...

@JD -- difference is, you weren't selling your picture of Sharky as the cover of a module for $3.00 in 1982! :)

Gregory Geilman said...

Speaking as the artist, I had nothing to do with the cover art. And yeah, I have been getting it called Luke Skywalker for 30 years now. The character on the front is, however, Kirbye Yordeste - a thief in the module.

Gregory Geilman said...

Speaking as the artist, I had nothing to do with the cover art. And yeah, I have been getting it called Luke Skywalker for 30 years now. The character on the front is, however, Kirbye Yordeste - a thief in the module.

Jim said...

Gregory,

Thank you for your insights and your reply. I appreciate you taking the time to post.

Robert Bledsaw III said...

My grandfather, Bob Bledsaw, brought my (the artist) that pic of Luke Skywalker, and said "I want him, dressed as a ranger, with silly little critters hiding about." And that's how the cover was made.

Gregory Geilman said...

A ranger huh? Well, now we know that it was in fact done after Luke. Looks more like Kirbye than a ranger to me though:) But hey, if that was what Bob wanted!