Thursday, December 29, 2011

WORD OF THE DAY! 12/2911

beholder [bih-hohld-er]
noun
1. Dungeons & Dragons. A fantasy creature created by Terry Kuntz, designed by Gary Gygax and first published in Dungeons and Dragons expansion Greyhawk (1975). The creature is a floating orb of flesh with one large eyeball, a humanoid mouth, and it's mass is covered in smaller eye-stalks. From each of its eyes it can cast deadly magical spells.

Beholders live in a cruel, xenophobic, and murderous societies that dwell in the Underdark. Beholders are almost universally hated and hate almost universally.They usually only put up with other species as slaves, but individuals have been known to take up residence as guards of dungeons and keeps. Beholder societies wage war amongst their own factions and against other races.


EX. Murderous intent is in the Eye of the Beholder.

BEHOLDER SOURCE

Wayne Reynolds
Click "Read More" below to see some more awesome beholder art. All subsequent works are based on Wayne Reynolds piece above and reimagined by very different artists below. Feel free to comment on your favorite.

Emily Warren
Richard Anderson
Bobby Chu
Steven Silver
Ben Templesmith
Mark Nelson
Joy Ang
Beast Pop
Andrew Robinson

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  2. I think you swapped Wayne Reynold's and Emily Warren's art.

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