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October 19, 2011 7:16 PM   Subscribe

The Official Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Coloring Book
posted by griphus (49 comments total) 43 users marked this as a favorite

 
Yeah, no thanks.

I saw Mazes and Monsters. I know what this is really about.
posted by Trurl at 7:19 PM on October 19, 2011 [5 favorites]


This is really cool.
posted by AElfwine Evenstar at 7:21 PM on October 19, 2011


oh god the memories! Thanks griphus.
posted by felix at 7:21 PM on October 19, 2011


These would look phenomenal as stained glass.
posted by aubilenon at 7:23 PM on October 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


Scrolling through makes me itch for a box of markers and a lazy Saturday with friends.
posted by HMSSM at 7:24 PM on October 19, 2011


I am of the belief that we should all pick a page and color it in and share it with the group.

For therapeutic reasons.
posted by Joey Michaels at 7:25 PM on October 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


I am so using the crayon that came with my first edition box.
posted by jadepearl at 7:37 PM on October 19, 2011 [5 favorites]


Issa? Wha? No- NO WAY SRSLY?!! PRINTABLE?!!!!

(so. happy. now.)
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 7:46 PM on October 19, 2011


I can almost remember the colors I used before giving up.
posted by ES Mom at 7:47 PM on October 19, 2011


Oh crap. I had this. In the same series there was a coloring album of illustrations from famous Sci-Fi stories. Off the top of my head I remember Dune and Brave New World.
posted by murphy slaw at 8:06 PM on October 19, 2011


Bad ass.

Yeah I agree about the stained glass. It's a must-have for my dream house.
posted by BigSky at 8:07 PM on October 19, 2011


I had this; knowing how much the original is worth on Amazon is kinda killing me-- I don't think I even colored it! The bajillion books and comics I've owned since the mid 70s never came close to this, as far as I know. Urgh.
posted by kimota at 8:10 PM on October 19, 2011


Ah, the other one was the Troubadour Science Fiction Anthology coloring album. Can't find any scans of the interior, but I definitely recall that cover.
posted by murphy slaw at 8:10 PM on October 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oh geez, and more from Troubadour here (Scroll down.)
posted by murphy slaw at 8:13 PM on October 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


DUNE illustration from the Science Fiction Anthology.
posted by murphy slaw at 8:24 PM on October 19, 2011


Oh yeah I remember coloring that beholder eye a neon yellow. It got scary to look at. I flipped past that page quickly after that.
posted by fleacircus at 8:27 PM on October 19, 2011


I had a copy of this when I was a kid. Parents got it for me from the Whole Earth store in Austin. It's one of the few D&D items from my youth that I don't still own.

To this day I'd still love to have a hardcopy again.
posted by vuron at 8:31 PM on October 19, 2011


I, Robot from Science Fiction Anthology.

The entire contents of Monster Gallery.
posted by murphy slaw at 8:31 PM on October 19, 2011


I had this too. I love how the scene descriptions were so specific on colours. "Sertern the cleric, like his deity St. Cuthbert, favours blue for garb and silver for decoration". And you better not colour outside the lines!
posted by Nelson at 8:48 PM on October 19, 2011


Yep, I also had this. I can't remember if I colored it or not. I got the same feeling seeing these pages that I do when I read any of the old RPG books that I used to have... the most amazing nostalgia - not for the game but for the sense of awesomeness that I felt then, when I was eight or whatever, reading all about the cool spells or weapons or monsters that I might use or encounter in an upcoming game.

I have bought very old RPG books on ebay mostly just for this sensation. Tunnels and Trolls, Advanced Melee. I'd love to get my hands on a copy of Mechwarrior. And Gamma World. Really I just want to horde the books. I loved the illustrations so much.
posted by dammitjim at 9:03 PM on October 19, 2011 [3 favorites]


I had this! I colored the dragons.
posted by oneirodynia at 9:12 PM on October 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


I had this too. I think the endless battle pic inspired a similarly composed shot in the Richard Corben segment of the Heavy Metal movie... Great artwork, really brings me back.

Erol Otus needs a fpp, too.
posted by Catblack at 9:15 PM on October 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


We really need to choose a page and colour them
posted by PinkMoose at 9:28 PM on October 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


I think this is from where my love of bulettes springs.

MOTHERFUCKIN LANDSHARK OUT OF NOWHERE!
posted by m0nm0n at 10:13 PM on October 19, 2011


THE GAME! I had completely forgotten about the minigame!
posted by KingEdRa at 10:57 PM on October 19, 2011


It's Adventure Time!

This is awesome
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 11:01 PM on October 19, 2011


I want to live in that map with the graph paper
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 11:01 PM on October 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


Yay! Child indoctrination materials!
posted by Artw at 11:07 PM on October 19, 2011


No Emrikol the Chaotic?
posted by Ironmouth at 11:14 PM on October 19, 2011


Interesting. I have a used copy of the AD&D Monster Manual which suggests its prior owner did not know a coloring book was available, so s/he went ahead and just colored the sourcebooks instead.
posted by NoraReed at 12:01 AM on October 20, 2011


I was killed by an elf.
posted by bardic at 12:18 AM on October 20, 2011


/takes bardic's stuff
posted by obiwanwasabi at 12:46 AM on October 20, 2011 [2 favorites]


Now where's that prismatic spray scroll gone...
posted by Mintyblonde at 1:02 AM on October 20, 2011 [2 favorites]


Fantastic! I remember having several D&D related coloring books as a kid. I plan on using these in upcoming games.
posted by absalom at 5:10 AM on October 20, 2011


GREG IRONS!!!!!
posted by Liquidwolf at 7:05 AM on October 20, 2011


I think that I have a somewhat-dogeared copy of Gamma World somewhere in the house. If only the boy knew how to work the scanner...
posted by wintermind at 7:18 AM on October 20, 2011


(No succubus? Color teenage-me disappointed.)
posted by nicepersonality at 7:37 AM on October 20, 2011


I had this as well. I wish I had kept it, along with all the gear, the dice, the pewter characters I spent hours painting . . . fun times.
posted by tr33hggr at 7:53 AM on October 20, 2011


When I was a kid, a friend of mine who was our local DM had a copy of this coloring book. As an adult, I have a copy now...somewhere...thanks to Ebay.

And thanks, murphy slaw, for reminding me about the Troubadour Science Fiction Anthology coloring album. I had that, and colored it, and it was awesome.
posted by Guy Smiley at 8:18 AM on October 20, 2011


SHIT YES I HAD THIS

Oh man I still have phantom remembrances of this, that pic of the beholder and the bulette, such good times. I was raised nerd from birth, it's in the BLOOD.

There was also, released a few years later, a coloring/drawing book thing that was a sketchpad type deal, that came with a cassette tape. You'd play the tape, and it would describe a fantastical quest, and a scene with a castle, or a cavern full of crystals, or a horrid dragon or the like, and then ask you to pause the tape and draw out the scene they described. If someone found an mp3 of THAT golden oldie, they would instantly become dubbed The Bee's Tits and would receive a king's bounty in MY LOVE FOREVER.
posted by FatherDagon at 8:44 AM on October 20, 2011


Ok, returning to the thread in slightly more even temper, let me just say that I did not know of the existence of this, but while I am disappointed that childhood me didn't get to experience these, I will get to, gleefully, now!
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 9:28 AM on October 20, 2011


Oh man and that pic of Demogorgon! My mom would come in like 'what are you doing honey' and I'd be all 'coloring in Demogorgon, Mom!' and she'd say 'Oh that's adorable, sweetpea! Remember, that duke of hell has blue on his face, like a mandrill. See?'
posted by FatherDagon at 10:08 AM on October 20, 2011


Oh hell yes. I've been searching for this for ages!
Firstly for nostalgia's sake.
Secondly for my daughter.
Thirdly because I'm a huge fan of Greg Iron's underground comix.
Fourthly because FUCK YEAH!

Fave'd so goddamned hard.
posted by lekvar at 10:36 AM on October 20, 2011


I own a copy. Which I colored in, so I can't sell it for a fortune. I'm pretty sure my copy isn't thrown away or lost, just hard to find.
posted by sotonohito at 11:06 AM on October 20, 2011


My mother compromised and merely coloured in the black and white illustrations in her first edition D&D handbooks.
posted by Phalene at 11:35 AM on October 20, 2011


The link is blocked at work, but I'm pretty sure my brother and I used to own this. I don't even know if we ever colored it, but then again I have no idea where it'd be now (though I still have my Basic Set and first edition stuff).
posted by Gelatin at 1:03 PM on October 20, 2011


Disappointed there is no Dread Gazebo.
posted by Celsius1414 at 2:54 PM on October 20, 2011


I had this when I was a kid. I loved it. Then one day, my brother swiped it, and colored it in a way I didn't like. Then we had an argument:

ME: You ruined my book! An ettin's skin does not look like that. THAT'S TOTALLY UNREALISTIC!!!!

Those were the days.
posted by Hylas at 4:06 PM on October 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


It strikes me that all you really need, here in the 21st century, is a paint program with a palette and bucket tool....
posted by Sparx at 8:25 PM on October 20, 2011


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