St. Regis Binder: AD&D Player’s Handbook Cover
Interesting item over at eBay right now; you don’t see this every day. St. Regis printed licensed folders and binders for (A)D&D ca. 1981.
Sold for $110.50 on Apr 05, 2014.
Dungeons & Dragons Portfolios
added March 6, 2020
In addition to the binder, St. Regis also released a set of official Dungeons & Dragons portfolios in 1981.
Fairly common school supplies in their time, the vast majority were destroyed in the course of normal use and discarded, so they are hard-to-find today. Measuring 9 1/2″ x 12 1/8″, each of the 4 has a different fantasy scene painted by Alex Nuckols, repeated front and back.
In my research for today’s update, I found a 1982 St. Regis Advanced Dungeons & Dragons “Playing Aids Portfolio”. (Link) This one is new to me, probably quite rare
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Adventures in Fantasy (1979): A Post-D&D project for Dave Arneson
D&D/AD&D modules still on their hangcards
TSR Rare Old School Game Posters (ca. 1978-9?) – AD&D, Boot Hill, Divine Right, Gamma World, more
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I had the rare portfolio with the death knight and nightmare mount in grade school (I was 10 years old in 1982).
There were even more than these, too. Several additional binders and a number of folios.
Some of the art was clearly meant for products based on The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings; that AD&D Playing Aids Portfolio art depicts the scene where Frodo and the hobbits encounter the lone Riongwraith along the road. IIRC there was also one that depicted the Watcher in the Water and even one that must have been Eowyn and Merry.
Wasn’t aware of those. Will be watching for ’em now! Thank you James.
Tome of Treasures has a good but incomplete list:
I may have conflated Eowyn with the Griffon Rider. But there is one with a dragon that definitely depicts Laketown and Bard…