If you’re a fan of Geek & Sundry, it’s likely that a lot of your free time is spent with Dungeons & Dragons. Whether it’s creating characters just for fun, drawing or commissioning an artist to make a character portrait, cooking up some snacks for the next game night, painting minis, and more, the role-playing game lends itself well to hobbies beyond just playing. But when you’re ready for some real downtime on your own, the D&D fun has to end… or does it?
Thanks to Wizards of the Coast and illustrator Todd James, not even relaxing downtime can stop D&D. The new Dungeons & Dragons coloring book, Adventures Outlined, pairs incredibly detailed (and slightly surreal) illustrations with entertaining prose and poems by Adam Lee. Pick it up and flip through the pages, and we promise you’ll find something new to smile about every time.
Adventures Outlined is packed with hapless adventurers coming across some of D&D’s most famous monsters in the depths of dark dungeons. Inside the thick book you’ll find ettins, grells, hags, minotaurs, rakshasa, and more. (And, of course, dragons.) The illustrations are practically dreamlike, an almost dizzying take on the D&D adventures you usually only see in your imagination.
While the illustrations are probably too funky for kids, it’s perfect for kickstarting a grownup’s imagination. Slightly punk rock and wonderfully weird, James’ line art is practically begging to be colored in. It’s almost irresistible.
Lee’s prose and poetry is just as mesmerizing, creating compelling short stories and amusing poems with just a sentence or two. (I need to know more about the fighter Saucy Jack and Slorp, the sahugin warlord.)
Adventures Outlined is just what you need on a rainy evening or a lazy day when you need to unwind and your D&D group is otherwise occupied. If you’re on the hunt for the perfect present for the adventurer in your life who has everything D&D, you can’t go wrong with gifting this book and a set of color pencils.
The book is available now on the shelves at your FLGS, and in wide release on August 21, 2018.
What D&D creature would be the most fun to color? Tell us in the comments!
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Featured Photo: Kelly Knox (Illustration by Todd James)
All Other Images: Wizards of the Coast / Todd James