Friday, June 10, 2011

DCC Easter Egg Art

There has been some discussion on the blogs about some of the art in the Beta of Dungeon Crawl Classics.

It seems that some folks believe that a bit of the art borders on "parody" or "rip off".

My take is "inside joke," "homage" or "Easter egg."

You see, some of us old timey gamers will see this stuff and we'll recognize it's original origin.  It puts a smile on my face.  Newbies will just see "art."

I was just leafing through the PDF again and this little number popped out at me.  I've looked at it a half dozen times already, but it finally clicked:

It is an homage to "The Keep on the Borderlands."  Here's the original:


Arkhein said...

I'll be a horse's rear end - that one didn't even click. LOL!

Unknown said...

Totally missed that one.

Count as among those who like these Easter Eggs.

Anonymous said...

Homage and subliminal marketing.


Unknown said...

I like them. I didn't think you could get away with them.

If this is cool with TSR/WotC/Hasbro then Tally-Ho! :D