Well, the last week has been a bit of a stressful time around my area.  Most of you have heard of Hurricane Michael.  Well, let’s just say it impacted my area very greatly.  Even though I’m almost 300 miles from where Michael came ashore, it was still a hurricane when it arrived at my home and had winds of up to 75 miles an hours with gusts greater than that.


Yes, it did feel like it was blowing just that hard.

Truly, it was quite the sight to see with huge trees ripped up like weeds, privacy fences blown across yards, power lines down sparking, and the wind roaring like a freight train on your front lawn.  Then when the eye of the hurricane passed directly over my town (Yeah, I can now brag I’ve been in the eye of the hurricane, baby!) the relative silence was damn ominous.  Really scary stuff.

Thankfully, my home only suffered minimal damage with some tress blown down, a privacy fence missing, and four days of no electricity in the majority of my town.  People in other areas had (and still have) it so much worse, so I am thankful to have gotten through it with as little harm as we did.

I’m telling all this to explain my absence from the blog last week.  Needless to say, the first part of the week was spent preparing for the hurricane, and the later part of the week was spent dealing with the aftermath.  Hopefully, things will slowly return to normal, so don’t think I’ve left for good.  I’m still here and trying to find some moments to read, and this week’s book arrived unexpectedly in the mail today.

art & arcana
D&D Art & Arcana by Michael WitwerKyle NewmanJon Peterson, & Sam Witwer

Genre: RPG

Series: Visual History

Publisher: Ten Speed Press (October 23, 2018)

Author Information: Website | Twitter

Length: 448 pages

An illustrated guide to the history and evolution of the beloved role-playing game told through the paintings, sketches, illustrations, and visual ephemera behind its creation, growth, and continued popularity.

Dungeons and Dragons is the most iconic and pervasive gaming franchise in the world. It is a seminal RPG (role-playing game) and the inspiration for video games like World of Warcraft and Zelda, fantasy art, and countless other facets of “geek culture.” This officially licensed illustrated history provides an unprecedented look at the visual evolution of the game, showing its continued influence on the worlds of pop culture and fantasy. It features more than 700 pieces of artwork–from each edition of the game’s core books, supplements, and modules; decades of Dragon and Dungeon magazines; classic advertisements and merchandise; and never-before-seen sketches, large-format canvases, rare photographs, one-of-a-kind drafts, and more from the now-famous designers and artists associated with the game. The superstar author team gained unparalleled access to the archives of Wizards of the Coast and the personal collections of top collectors, as well as the designers and illustrators who created the distinctive characters, concepts, and visuals that have defined fantasy art and gameplay for generations. This is the most comprehensive collection of D&D imagery ever assembled, making this the ultimate collectible for the game’s millions of fans around the world.

Purchase the book at Amazon

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18 Responses to FUNDAY MONDAY (OCTOBER 15,2018)

  1. MightyThorJRS says:

    Glad all is well!

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  2. Marcia says:

    Very glad to hear you made it through with minimal damage and loss of power. It passed within 100 miles of us on its way to the panhandle, where it landed as an almost Category 5 storm, and the devastation there is catastrophic. I’ve just shared pictures on my blog so people who don’t live in areas prone to hurricanes can understand what we in Florida mean by “catastrophic.”

    Last year, Hurricane Irma dropped an enormous tree on our garage (but not our living area, thankfully) doing $85,000 worth of damage to the structure, $12,000 worth to our vehicles, and costing $8,000 just to get the tree removed. I was really upset. THIS year, all I can think about is how LUCKY we actually were last year! Everything is relative, isn’t it?

    Good luck with any lingering clean up and repair issues, and hopefully no more threatening storms any time soon!

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  3. Good to hear you’re okay.

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  4. Jackie says:

    Holy Toledo! I can’t imagine what that would be like. We had unusually strong winds this week but nothing like a hurricane. Strong enough to blow me away though. Omg, I hope you are safe.

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  5. Rebecca @ Powder and Page says:

    Glad all is well!! I have family in Florida and they fortunately suffered little to no damage as well.

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  6. Glad to know you were safe! A D&D book!!! I only played D&D once (In France we have another RPG game which is more popular because it is funny called Les Chroniques de Naheulbeul) but I loved it! Hope this book is interesting and insightful.

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  7. Off The TBR says:

    Glad you’re OK. I grew up not far from where the storm made landfall and have gone through a couple category 1 storms and know how you feel.

    As for the book that’s awesome! I may need to find one for me.

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  8. Jordan Rose says:

    I’m glad to hear that you are safe and had no major damage to your house/surroundings. What a scary experience–I’m from Southern California so I can’t really imagine what a hurricane must be like to experience. Hope you have a good week!

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  9. My! When Mother Nature gets angry she certainly does her best (or should I say ‘worst’?) to scare us! Glad to hear that you emerged from that hurricane practically unscathed!
    And welcome back 🙂

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  10. savageddt says:

    Just be safe. Dont worry about the blog, we will be here.

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  11. Bookstooge says:

    Ahhh, I wondered if you’d had to deal with Michael since you were so quiet for so many days. Glad to hear you’re ok..

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  12. Glad you’re safe, Wendell.

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  13. mervih says:

    I’m glad to hear you and your family are safe.

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  14. Good to know you are safe. Been through those extended power outages with tornadoes.

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  15. Reblogged this on Archer's Aim and commented:
    Sounds like an interesting book and it’s good to know Bookwraiths made it through the recent hurricane!


  16. David says:

    Wow what a dense book! Thanks for the write up, this looks fantastic. I definitely want to check this out!

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  17. Bookstooge says:

    It’s been almost 2 months. Are you ok?

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    • Bookwraiths says:

      No, I’m doing great. I just decided to take some time off from blogging, recharge the old batteries, and not feel tied down in my reading. Probably revisit blogging in January, but not before. Thanks for asking though. 🙂

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