Friday, March 5, 2010

The Vorpal Sword of Wonderland

 Beautiful sword designed by Deviant Art artist Merlkir
Just got home after seeing Alice in Wonderland in 3D. Definitely a feast for the eyes and I'm glad I went. I won't spoil it for anyone who wants to go, except to say that the Jabberwocky and Vorpal sword make an appearance.

Speaking of which, does anyone know when the first mention of the Vorpal sword appeared in D&D lore? Which book exactly?

UPDATE: An astute forum commenter over at Dragonsfoot found my answer:
First D&D appearance was in Supplement 1: Greyhawk (1975) under magic items as Vorpal Blade. It was a pumped up Sword of Sharpness.
Thanks themattjon!

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