M.C. Escher challenge!

I’m lucky to have a large exhibit of M.C. Escher’s work in a local art museum from now until May.  For reasons far beyond my ken, the Akron Art Museum was selected to host a collection of prints and whatnot — one of only two museums to get it in North America.   I know Escher is not considered a “real artist” by critics because he did no paintings and only a few sculptures…woodcuts and lithographs, no matter how awesome, are apparently too ephemeral to count.

So the challenge is this: Check out these awesome Escher illustrations and use them as the main ingredients in a campaign or adventure.  Or more plausibly: tell me what your idea for an adventure or setting that uses these illustrations as inspiration might be like, and leave in it the comments. (Yes, I am aware of the Alexandrian’s awesome OPD with the “Escher effects”).

The illustrations (all from Google Image Searches, and many from one Russian site that I can’t find again):

Castle in the air

Double planetoid



House of stairs

Procession in a crypt

Rome and the Griffin of Borghese

Scholastica illustration

Sabbat (Scholastica illustration)

Mummified priests in Gangi, Sicily

Woods near Menton


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