Weird and wonderful!

oldschoolfrp:

This 1981 ad for TSR’s Dragon Dice* touts the blister pack as a “pocket-sized carrying case” and grandly promises “a special die marker” (it’s a wax crayon).  Of more historic significance is the inclusion of both a d10 and a d20 that the ad claims is “the only die of the market numerically labeled 1-20”.
It was later that we started using two different colored d10s to roll d%, then later still after many arguments about which die to read first that we finally got dedicated percentile dice with a tens place die labeled 10-00.
Image via Grognardia, where James Maliszewski recalls 1981 as the first year he saw a die marked 1-20.
(*Not to be confused with TSR’s collectible dice game “Dragon Dice” introduced in 1995.)

oldschoolfrp:

This 1981 ad for TSR’s Dragon Dice* touts the blister pack as a “pocket-sized carrying case” and grandly promises “a special die marker” (it’s a wax crayon).  Of more historic significance is the inclusion of both a d10 and a d20 that the ad claims is “the only die of the market numerically labeled 1-20”.

It was later that we started using two different colored d10s to roll d%, then later still after many arguments about which die to read first that we finally got dedicated percentile dice with a tens place die labeled 10-00.

Image via Grognardia, where James Maliszewski recalls 1981 as the first year he saw a die marked 1-20.

(*Not to be confused with TSR’s collectible dice game “Dragon Dice” introduced in 1995.)

wilwheaton:

alwaysstarwars:

The ESB duel and Luke’s recovery - Art by Ralph McQuarrie

I love this art so much.

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marvel1980s:

1981 - Star Wars #49 cover by Walt Simonson

marvel1980s:

1981 - Star Wars #49 cover by Walt Simonson

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nickdrake:

One flew over the cuckoos nest on set.

nickdrake:

One flew over the cuckoos nest on set.

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klappersacks:

recycled lamp robot “Deville” by gille monte ruici on Flickr.

guardian:

Daredevil selfies above Kiev, Ukraine

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(Source: theguardian.com)

elicampbell:

Eli Campbell
devilduck:

1950s Cub Reporter Metal Litho Typewriter

devilduck:

1950s Cub Reporter Metal Litho Typewriter

(Source: vintagetoyarchive)

welcomethedarkside:

"Who… are you?"

welcomethedarkside:

"Who… are you?"

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moleskinelovers:

ramandjafari:

I’m back!
For the last 3 1/2 weeks I’ve been traveling around Europe with my good buddies Julian and Valentin.
We started in Hamburg, hitchhiking down to Pforzheim, then Munich, Salzburg, Budapest, the Plitvice National Park in Croatia, Zadar, Preko and Gratz.

Carrying a travel sketchbook with me I was drawing and writing as much as possible, trying to capture our adventures in little stories, sketches from life and memory as well as drawings from imagination.

I will post a bunch of drawings every day in non-chronoligical order, starting with these life-drawings I did in Plitvice. It’s an amazing national park in Croatia full of breathtakingly beautiful lakes, with christal clear turqouise water, small and large waterfalls and amazing plants, rocks, mountains and trees in all shapes and sizes.

Especially the trees impressed me. It’s amazing what twisted crazy shapes nature will assume, when it’s left alone to grow free and untouched for decades.

~Raman

by Raman Djafari

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Van Gogh Shadow - The artist’s paintings brought to life

(Source: acegasm, via trueoldsorcerer)

design-is-fine:

John Gerardus (Gerrard) Keulemans, Scops owl, late 19th century. Watercolor. Read more: Source

design-is-fine:

John Gerardus (Gerrard) Keulemans, Scops owl, late 19th century. Watercolor. Read more: Source

design-is-fine:

Garth Williams, illustration Let’s Read More, poster for Children’s Book Week, 1955. USA. Source

design-is-fine:

Garth Williams, illustration Let’s Read More, poster for Children’s Book Week, 1955. USA. Source