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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 06 Nov 2021 :  15:36:11  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
So it's not a D&D Core product, but we don't have a "Not WotC/TSR but still D&D" section... And besides, what is more core to D&D than the dudes who created it?

Courtesy of EN World: Now You Can Buy Gygax & Arneson Miniatures!

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If you wanted miniatures of D&D co-creators Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, now's your chance! These two miniatures feature on the cover of Jon Peterson's new book, Game Wizards: The Epic Battle for Dungeons & Dragons, and now you can have them for $12.99!


And the link to the page where you can buy the minis: Game Wizards Gary and Dave 28mm minis

I am not at all a minis person, and I don't hold the same reverence for Gary Gygax that a lot of D&D players do (and I'm irked by the way Dave Arneson is usually shunted off to the side and ignored)... But I'm still tempted to get these.

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Not for me.

Now if it was Ed and THO *purring-growl* I'd be all over that.

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Wasn't an image of Gygax - as a wizard with conical pointy hat, long robes, and a wand - used as one of TSR's first "published" brand logos?
I think a Gygax fig which emulates that appearance would be a more fitting homage.

https://logos.fandom.com/wiki/TSR

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quote:
Originally posted by Ayrik

Wasn't an image of Gygax - as a wizard with conical pointy hat, long robes, and a wand - used as one of TSR's first "published" brand logos?
I think a Gygax fig which emulates that appearance would be a more fitting homage.

https://logos.fandom.com/wiki/TSR



From the page, the idea was that the figures of Arneson and Gygax would look as they did in the 70's, when they created D&D.

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Are they glaring at each other?

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quote:
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Are they glaring at each other?

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No, they were watching you, that's the weird feeling you got. These are actually clairvoyance sensors if you cast detect magic on them.

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Are they glaring at each other?

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 07 Nov 2021 :  16:51:37  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by George Krashos

Are they glaring at each other?

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It's possible. The minis are associated with a book about the early days of TSR, and from what I've read, Arneson and Gygax weren't exactly chummy after D&D took off.

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Lord Karsus
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-Gygax has a knife behind his back waiting to stab Arneson (I can't take credit for that one, I saw the comment on the linked forum).

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Maybe if they throw in a +2 back scratcher I'd consider the purchase.
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Wooly Rupert
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Originally posted by Delnyn

Maybe if they throw in a +2 back scratcher I'd consider the purchase.





Always loved that one!

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