For some reason I’ve never outgrown weapon illustrations in roleplaying games. As a youngling I usually flipped right to the equipment chapter when picking up a new game, fantasizing about gearing up for adventure.
Some of the early versions of D&D (as well as some of it’s modern clones) sadly lack weapon illustrations. Therefore I took it upon me to hand-draw a chart for dungeon masters to print and hand out to their players.
I hope you will enjoy this onepager, illustrating all the weapons in the equipment list of D&D B/X, released in 1981. Of course it should serve as inspiration for any quasi-medieval fantasy roleplaying game. I myself intend to use it for Old-School Essentials which is an amazing B/X close.
Do you want more of this?
For more weapons, check out the expanded Old-School Armory for weapons like the flail and morningstar.
Support my work – buy me a Ko-fi (if you want)
Let me be very clear: the content on this website is free for personal use, and it will stay that way. That said, I sometimes get questions if there’s any way to support my work. If you insist on giving me a tip my Ko-Fi account is ko-fi.com/pathspeculiar This will make me very happy, but is not expected!
9 thoughts on “The Old-School Armory – weapon illustrations”
These are really, really good. Thank you for sharing them!
Thanks a lot!
Very nice. Any plans for Armor and Items?
Just found this, and it’s awesome. Wish I’d seen it long ago, you’re a better artist than I. I had to draw a bunch for my game, because not everybody is the history/combat/weaponry geek that I am, and didn’t know what those names represented . . .
This is fantastic. Thank you very much!
Hello love your art and hope you make more was just wondering if you are using a Font and which one or do you write the text your self?
Hi, I use a font called IM Fell.