Sunday, August 24, 2008

two goofy old illos

First up we have an illustration comparing orc sculpts from various old miniatures lines, from the Dragon article "Will the Real Orc Please Step Forward?" (issue 25, 1979).


I love the orc in the back with the beak-like mouth. And the one in the front with the big smile is awesome. You know that little dude is thinking up some mischief.

Next up is an illo from George R. Paczolt's Rat On A Stick, published by Judges Guild in 1982. I love this module because one of the plotlines you can follow (or not) is opening up and operating your own dungeon-based Rat On A Stick franchise.

10 comments:

  1. Rat on a Stick just rocks my world in 13 different ways. That wooky-lookin' dude off to the side, man. What's his story?

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  2. And not a pig-snouted orc to be seen!

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  3. I was just looking through that same article the other day. That beaked Orc goes a long way towards explaining what the hell the monster is on the front of >FR5 The Savage Frontier

    http://home.flash.net/~brenfrow/fr/fr5.htm

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  4. That wooky-lookin' dude off to the side, man. What's his story?

    I had him pegged as a werewolf, but don't let me stop you from calling him a wooky!

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  5. Holy moly, do you see the rat's sign on the right, "Eat more beef?" Chic-Fil-A totally stole their Eat Mor Chikn campaign from an old JG module! :)

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  6. Anonymous12:06 PM

    Soon after reading this post, I came across this article where an Indian minister encourages the poor to eat rats.:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7557107.stm

    Stan

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  7. Anonymous12:55 PM

    Official Rat on a stick recipe, just in case you want to treat your game group to this delicacy.

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  8. Dave M.8:45 AM

    As long as the Orcies aren't green then I'm happpy. :)

    Actually, I have a soft spot for the (blast from the past alert!) old Minifigs pig-snout orcs. They usually came with those cool polearms that Gary G. was mad about.

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  9. Anonymous5:36 PM

    Dave M.:

    If you like pig faced orc figures you should check these out.

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  10. Dave M2:12 PM

    Philotomy:

    "If you like pig faced orc figures you should check these out."

    Nice figures! If I could afford £3 a figure I'd get me some of these fellas; especially the one with the two-handed flail!

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