I always had a fondness for the 2nd Edition Monster Manual's excellent Invisible Stalker art.

I always had a fondness for the 2nd Edition Monster Manual's excellent Invisible Stalker art.

Aaaand you fell for it.

Fun fact: you could actually see the creature if you held that page up to a light bulb...

Actual Fun Fact: Tim Beach and Doug Stewart are listed in the credits for the illustration of the invisible stalker. They were also the project coordinator and editor for the 2e MM

Wait... What? I need to verify this.

Update: not the case in the two versions I have.

I heard a story years ago that in an old issue of either Dungeon or Dragon magazine there was a free mini of an invisible stalker that just consisted of an empty plastic dome.

It's more of a "fun" fact ;)

"Your father's scorpion-stick. This is the weapon of a kobold goon. Not as clumsy or random as a crossbow; an elegant weapon for a more civilized age."

The invisible hand of the free market at work!

Another favorite of mine for the same MM

The Kobold

Another favorite of mine for the same MM

I lost mine

...so they should get royalties whenever anyone publishes a blank page?

"Why does it look like lines of text?"

It's just such a well executed joke. I've always loved that art.

Here on Thingiverse is a nice 3D-printed miniature of it.

is a nice 3D-printed miniature of it.

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I loved that drawing so much that I got a tattoo of it.

To be picky, it was the Monstrous Compendium or, later, the Monstrous Manual, not the Monster Manual, for 2e.