Game Art

Below is a sampling of some of the game art I did for Iron Crown Enterprises in Charlottesville VA back in the mid nineties among other things.  Note that these are all pre-press layouts and some of the text is missing but was added later by the ICE staff before the books were printed.  I'll update this page and add additional content from time to time.

Please send all inquiries concerning original game art shown here or future layout illustrations to:
CastleDrafts@ArktekLLC dot com

For a brief background and introduction on my time working for ICE as a freelancer go here:
Game Art and ICE Illustration background

The illustrations below were drawn by hand using ink on vellum for the 2nd Edition Middle Earth Role Playing module of the Palantir Quest.

The Town of Larach Duhnnan Map from ICE's MERP 2nd Edition module for the Palantir Quest


Palantir Quest ruins of the Royal Library at Annuminas
You can see more illustrations from the Palantir Quest module and read a bit of the background on them here:
ICE MERP Layout Illustrations from the Palantir Quest

The illustrations below are from the MERP Second Edition module of Dol Guldur.  These were all drawn using AutoCAD.

Dol Guldur the Front Gate


Dol Guldur Second Level Showing Kragor Lug Watchtowers


Dol Guldur Smalug Watch Tower


Dol Guldur Lugash Watchtower


Dol Guldur Lugdom Fortress

You can read more about the work I did for the Dol Guldur Module here:
ICE MERP Towers from Dol Guldur Module                                                                                                                                              
Below is a plan and perspective view of Sarn castle from ICE's MERP module for the Shire.  The plans were drawn using AutoCAD and the perspective was generated using ACAD's Advanced Modeling Extension.

Sarn Castle from the Shire Module


The map below is a hand drawn map of the Shire for ICE's MERP module of the same name.  It was drawn by hand using ink on vellum.


The Shire map from the module of the same name

The illustrations below are the First Floor and Second Floor Plans for the Citadel of the Maestas for ICE's Lake Town MERP module and were drawn using AutoCAD.

Citadel of the Maestas 1st Floor Plan from the Lake Town module


Citadel of the Maestas 2nd Floor Plan from the Lake Town module

You can see more layout illustrations from the Lake Town Module here:
ICE MERP Illustrations from the Lake Town Module


The map of the City of Osgiliath shown below was drawn for the MERP module of the Kin Strife back in 1995.  It was drawn by hand with ink on vellum.

Map of the City of Osgiliath from the Kin Strife Module

The two illustrations below are also from the Kin Strife module and were drawn using AutoCAD.

The Sea Lord's Tower in Pelargir from the Kin Strife Module


Margalad's Manor House 1st and 2nd Floor Plans from the Kin Strife Module


More ICE MERP layouts from the Kin Strife Module can be found here:
ICE MERP Illustrations from the Kin Strife Module

The illustrations shown below are from the MERP 2nd Edition module of Moria. They were drawn by hand using ink on vellum.

The Dwarven City and Mines of Moria First Level/Deep Left Side


The Dwarven City and Mines of Moria First Level/Deep Right Side


The Dwarven Mines of Khulakal from the Moria Module

More ICE Second Edition MERP layouts from the Moria Module can be found here:
ICE MERP Illustrations from the Moria Module

 The illustrations below were all drawn by hand with ink on vellum for the MERP 2nd Edition module of Mirkwood.

Map of Southern Mirkwood from the Mirkwood Module


The Ruins of Dale showing the Lonely Mountain from the Mirkwood Module


Erebor the Lonely Mountain Map of the First Delving


Plans of the Tower of Sarn Goriwing

More illustrations from the Mirkwood Module can be found here:
ICE MERP Layouts from the Mirkwood Module

The layout below was drawn for the MERP module of Southern Gondor using AutoCAD.

Sectional view of The Halls of the Faithful from the Southern Gondor module

The illustrations below were drawn by hand using ink on vellum for ICE's Silent Death Spaceship miniatures game.  To see more illustrations in this series and for the full story go here:
ICE Silent Death Spaceship Layouts

Pulsar


Pteradon


ICE Rolemaster RMSS, 3rd edition, and 4th edition Spell, Class and Racial Rune Trade Dress Illustrations

While doing freelance layouts for Iron Crown Enterprises in the mid to late 90's I was tasked with drawing some trade dress illustrations for the new Rolemaster Standard System RPG line of rulebooks in the style of the borders used in the MERP Moria module from 1995.  The following illustrations were used by ICE as trade dress for the new Rolemaster Standard System Line in 1995, and the suceeding 3rd and 4th edition Rolmaster revisions of 1999.

ICE Rolemaster Standard System, 3rd, and 4th Edition Trade Dress Illustrations



The original Moria Drawing style can be viewed here for comparison:

ICE MERP Layout Illustrations from the Moria Module

I was the Science Fiction Editor of our High School Magazine entitled Gallery Magazine during my Sophomore and Junior years in 1982 and 1983.  During that time, I wrote two stories featured in the magazine and the illustration and story below were published as a prequel to the followup story done later in 1983.  It is my first attempt at fiction writing and my first published castle illustration, and the followup story was the first time I had ever written a recap story based on actual D&D play.



Copyright notice:  All original artwork on this page is displayed for self promotion purposes only and is copyrighted by the original artist, Daniel Cruger.  This artwork may be downloaded and used for personal use only and may not be reproduced for commercial purposes in any way without the express written consent of the owner.