Today I wanted to share some photo comparisons of the dragons in the Council of Wyrms box set versus their old school counterparts. The artist, Arnie Swekel, clearly drew on the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual when drawing many of his dragons.
It’s a full set, but my focus is on the dragon poster. It’s cool.
Council of Wyrms [BOX SET]
1994 … TSR 1107 … ISBN 1560768576
The Books and Cards
First a few photos of the rest of the set.
The Other Posters
The map of the Blood Islands is good-looking overall, but suffers in the details I think.
I realize TSR intended this to be a generic supplement. But I think the place names – Weeping Plains, Watertown, Mountains of Dawn, yada yada – are really uninspiring. It reminds me of the Lands of Clichéa.
The Dragon Poster
This is what caught my eye.
The Chromatic Dragons were more striking of course, and continue that resemblance to David C. Sutherland‘s dragons.
I think the Red Dragon breaks the pattern of resemblance with DCS’s dragons, looking instead like a variation of Larry Elmore’s red dragon.
See also: D&D: David C. Sutherland’s Red Dragon