Dungeons & Dragons and Magic the Gathering

Tony started his career illustrating for role-playing and collectible card games. Enjoy this glimpse back at his work.


The Pen & Ink Drawings of Tony DiTerlizziThe Pen & Ink Drawings of Tony DiTerlizzi
Realms: The Roleplaying Game Art of Tony DiTerlizziRealms: The Roleplaying Game Art of Tony DiTerlizzi

Art Galleries

Realms GalleryRealms
Magic: The GatheringMagic: The Gathering
Dungeons & DragonsDungeons & Dragons
Masterworks MiniaturesDark Sword Miniatures

Holiday Fun

D&D Holiday Ornaments 1D&D Holiday Ornaments
D&D Holiday Ornaments 2D&D Holiday Ornaments


Human FighterAD&D Characters
Maged20 Characters
Planescape Character SheetsPlanescape Characters

Gaming Interviews

Tony DiTerlizzi | Dragon Talk

Tony DiTerlizzi Interview

Celebrity D&D Session with David “Zeb” Cook, Larry Elmore, Tony DiTerlizzi, and Steven Erikson

GenCon hosts the 2015 Artist Guest of Honor Tony DiTerlizzi

Tony DiTerlizzi & Scott Fischer on Dungeons & Dragons RPG Art

Complete List of Game Art

*Tony was a contributing illustrator to many gaming products early in his career. A number of books were fully illustrated by him and are noted below.

Continuum: Sourcebook (1999)
Continuum: DiTerlizzi Portfolio (1999)

Green Ronin Publishing
Jade Dragons & Hungry Ghosts (2001)

TSR (Tactical Studies Rules)
Advanced Dungeon & Dragons: Dragon Mountain (fully illus., 1993)
Advanced Dungeon & Dragons: Complete Ranger’s Handbook (icons, 1993)
Advanced Dungeon & Dragons: Monstrous Manual (1993)
Advanced Dungeon & Dragons: Monstrous Annual I (fully illus., 1994)
Advanced Dungeon & Dragons: Treasure Chest (1993)
Advanced Dungeon & Dragons: Spellfire CCG (1995)

Darksun: City of Tyr (fully illus., 1993)
Darksun: Elves of Athas (fully illus., 1993)

Planescape: A Player’s Primer to the Outlands (1995)
Planescape: Blood Wars CCG (1995)
Planescape: Campaign Setting (box set, fully illus., 1994)
Planescape: Doors to the Unknown (1995)
Planescape: Factol’s Manifesto, The (fully illus., 1995)
Planescape: Guide to the Astral Planes (1996)
Planescape: Hellbound (box set, 1996)
Planescape: In the Cage: A Guide to Sigil (fully illus., 1995)
Planescape: Monstrous Compendium (fully illus., 1994)
Planescape: Monstrous Compendium II (fully illus., 1995)
Planescape: Monstrous Compendium III (1998)
Planescape: Planes of Chaos (box set, fully illus., 1994)
Planescape: Planes of Conflict (box set, fully illus., 1995)
Planescape: Planes of Law (box set, fully illus., 1995)
Planescape: Planewalker’s Handbook (fully illus., 1996)
Planescape: Something Wild (1996)
Planescape: Uncaged: Faces of Sigil (fully illus., 1996)
Planescape: Well of Worlds, The (1995)

Wizards of the Coast
Art of Magic the Gathering™, The (1998)
Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition: The Monster Manual (2001)
Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition: Dieties & Demigods (2002)
Earthquake card game (1998)
Instinct card game (1998)
Magic: The Gathering™ Collectible Card Game (illustrated from 1997-2003)
Thirty Years of Adventure: A Celebration of Dungeons & Dragons (2004)
Planescape: Adventures in the Multiverse (Local Game Store Edition, 2023)

Magic: the Gathering™ Collectible Card Game:

Multiverse Gift Box – Release Date: November 1996
Urborg Mindsucker

Visions – Release Date: February 1997
Hulking Cyclops
Urborg Mindsucker

5th Edition – Release Date: March 1997
Bottle of Suleiman
Frozen Shade
Giant Growth
Nether Shadow
Sea Spirit

Portal – Release Date: May 1997
Angelic Blessing
Breath of Life
Cloud Spirit
Devoted Hero
Djinn from the Lamp
Elvish Ranger
Fire Imp
Merfolk of the Pearl Trident

Weatherlight – Release Date: June 1997
Merfolk Traders
Mischievous Poltergeist
Noble Benefactor

Tempest – Release Date: October 1997
Angelic Protector
Bayou Dragonfly
Fighting Drake
Hanna’s Custody
Horned Turtle
Verdant Force
Wall of Diffusion

World Championship Decks 1997 – Release Date: 1997
Giant Growth

Stronghold – Release Date: March 1998
Jinxed Ring (with Michael Kaluta)
Lab Rats
Pursuit of Knowledge
Skyshroud Troopers
Verdant Touch (with Michael Kaluta)

Exodus – Release Date: June 1998
Cat Burglar
Scare Tactics
Medicine Bag
Null Brooch
Song of Serenity
Wayward Soul (with Michael Kaluta)

Portal Second Age – Release Date: June 1998
Eye Spy
False Summoning
Goblin Cavaliers
Goblin Mountaineer
Goblin Piker
Mystic Denial

Unglued – Release Date: August 1998

World Championship Decks 1998 – Release Date: August 1998
Verdant Force

Urza’s Saga – Release Date: October 1998
Argothian Elder
Barrin’s Codex
Blanchwood Treefolk
Endless Wurm
Goblin Matron
Goblin Spelunkers
Goblin War Buggy
Serra Zealot
Winding Wurm

Vanguard Series – Release Date: 1998

Urza’s Legacy – Release Date: February 1999
Crop Rotation
Phrexian Defiler
Treefolk Mystic
Yavimaya Scion

Classic 6th Edition – Release Date: April 1999
Bottle of Suleiman
Giant Growth
Horned Turtle
Merfolk of the Pearl Trident
Mischievous Poltergeist

Urza’s Destiny – Release Date: June 1999
Brass Secretary
Fodder Cannon
Goblin Marshal
Goblin Masons
Hunting Moa

Starter 1999 – Release Date: July 1999
Breath of Life
Devoted Hero
Eye Spy
Goblin Cavaliers
Goblin Mountaineer
Merfolk of the Pearl Trident
Stream of Acid
Willow Elf

World Championship Decks 1999 – Release Date: August 1999
Giant Growth

Mercadian Masques – Release Date: October 1999
Arial Caravan
Last Breath
Soul Channeling
Venemous Breath
Vine Trellis

Battle Royale – Release Date: November 1999
Argothian Elder

Nemesis – Release Date: February  2000
Eye of Yawgmoth
Overlaid Terrain

Starter 2000 – Release Date: April 2000
Breath of Life
Giant Growth
Merfolk of the Pearl Trident

Prophecy – Release Date: June 2000
Coastal Hornclaw
Elephant Resurgence
Forgotten Harvest

World Championship Decks 2000 – Release Date: August 2000

Invasion – Release Date: September 2000
Kavu Scout

Beatdown Box Set – Release Date: October 2000
Giant Growth
Wayward Soul

Planeshift – Release Date: February 2001
Goblin Game

World Championship Decks 2001 – Release Date: August 2001

Torment – Release Date: February 2002
Balshan Collaborator

Onslaught – Release Date: October 2002
Wirewood Savage

8th Edition – Release Date: July 2003
Coastal Hornclaw
Giant Growth
Horned Turtle
Vine Trellis

Unhinged – Release Date: November 2004

Friday Night Magic Promo – Release Date: January 2004
Brainstorm (foil)

Core Set 9th Edition – Release Date: July 2005
Goblin Piker
Horned Turtle
Verdant Force

9th Edition Oversize Box Topper – Release Date: July 2005
Verdant Force

Friday Night Magic Promo – Release Date: January 2006
Terminate (foil)

Time Spiral – Release Date: October 2006
Hunting Moa

Core Set 10th Edition – Release Date: July 2007
Goblin Piker
Verdant Force

2010 Core Set – Release Date: July 2009
Goblin Piker
Horned Turtle

Planechase – Release Date: September 2009
Verdant Force

Duel Decks: Divine vs. Demonic – Release Date: April 2009
Angelic Protector

Duel Decks: Garruk vs. Liliana – Release Date: October 2009
Vine Trellis
Wirewood Savage

Duel Decks: Phyrexia vs. the Coalition – Release Date: March 2010
Phrexian Defilier

Archenemy – Release Date: June 2010
Hunting Moa

2011 Core Set – Release Date: July 2010
Goblin Piker

Commander – Release Date: June 2011

2012 Core Set – Release Date: July 2011
Goblin Piker

Premium Deck Series: Graveborn – Release Date: November 2011
Verdant Force

Commander (2015 edition) – Release Date: November 2015
Verdant Force

Treasure Chest – Release Date: October 2016
Stream of Acid

Commander (2017 edition) – Release Date: August 2017
Verdant Force

Mystery Booster – Release Date: November 2019
Goblin Game

Zendikar Rising: The List – Release Date: September 2020
Fodder Cannon
Noble Benefactor
Yavimaya Scion

Japanese Promo (exclusive in “Destroy All Humankind” manga) – Release Date: October 2020
Crop Rotation (foil)

Adventures in the Forgotten Realms – Release Date: July 2021
Hive of the Eye Tyrant (also released in foil and as an Artist Series card)

Commander: Dominaria United – Release Date: September 2022

Jumpstart 2022 – Release Date: December 2022
Angelic Protector

White Wolf Games/Onyx Path Publishing
Changeling: 20th Anniversary Edition (2017)
Changeling: Cantrip Cards (1995)
Changeling: Kithbook – Eshu (2001)
Changeling: Kithbook – Nobles: The Shining Host (1995)
Changeling: Kithbook – Nockers (1997)
Changeling: Kithbook – Satyrs (1998)
Changeling: Kithbook – Sluagh (1997)
Changeling: Kithbook – Trolls (1996)
Changeling: Land of 8 Million Dreams (1997)
Changeling: Player’s Guide (1996)
Changeling: Player’s Guide 2nd Edition (1997)
Changeling: Promotional Poster (Released in Germany, 1996)
Changeling: Source Book (1995)
Arcadia: King Ironheart’s Madness CCG (1996)
Arcadia: The Wyld Hunt CCG (1996)
Werewolf: Fianna Tribe Book (1994)
Werewolf: Rage CCG (1994)
Werewolf: Storyteller’s Book (1994)
Werewolf: Storyteller’s Screen (1994)
Werewolf: The Apocalypse (1994)
Werewolf: Garou Saga: Who’s Who Among Werewolves (1994)
Vampire: Kindred of the East (1998)
Vampire: The Dark Ages (1996)
Vampire: Third Edition (1998)
Elric: Tales of the White Wolf (1996)

Never Abandon Imagination Tony DiTerlizzi: Never abandon imagination.

Imagination is a world of possibility that exists within each of us. It is what makes us uniquely human. It is our creative fingerprint that touches and influences the world around us. Imagination is essential to art and science; to innovation and prosperity. It gives us hope, calls us to action and leads to change.

Whether it’s fairies, dragons, robots or aliens, all of my children’s book characters are siblings born of my imagination – an imagination strengthened through years of encouragement from family, teachers and friends. While so many others abandoned it during their transition from childhood to adulthood, I fiercely held onto mine, hoping for a day when I could share it to inspire the next generation of dreamers. Innovators. World changers.

Imagination empowers us to envision and create a reality of what could be. We must hold it dear, foster it and never abandon it.