Saturday, January 20, 2018

Trampier Bugbears

I don't use AD&D-style bugbears. I use the bugbears I made up for GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Monsters 1 - boogeymen-like stalkers who choke and club and murder.

But I just love this picture of Bugbears from David Trampier in D1 / D1-2:

I'm re-reading D1, D2 (and D1-2) and D3 to review them, and it brought back how much I love the artwork in them. That piece especially. It makes me kind of wish I had used AD&D bugbears, so I could use that picture for them.


  1. Everytime I see this picture I see bugbears as a race of Jimmy Durantes.

    1. That's Tramp - everything is Gygax or Durante.

      By the way, renaming them "the Duranti" would make a good in-joke for a game with a lot of faux latin race names.

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    3. Everything is Gygax or Durante, or as Gary himself noted, something that bears a striking resemblance to Trampier himself. Look at a photo of Tramp and then look through the Players Handbook, including the cover.


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