Douglas Chaffee

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Doug Chaffee
Born(1936-01-24)January 24, 1936[1]
DiedApril 26, 2011(2011-04-26) (aged 75)[2]
Known forFantasy art

Douglas Stewart Chaffee (January 24, 1936 – April 26, 2011) was an artist whose work has appeared in role-playing games.

Early life and education[edit]

Douglas Chaffee was the son of Ralph and Marjorie Chaffee.[2] Chaffee attended college at Bob Jones University where he studied Art and History.[2]


Douglas Chaffee has worked for TSR on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, and the Magic: The Gathering collectible card game.

Chaffee has also worked as head of IBM's Art Department, has done paintings for NASA, the military, the book and the gaming industry, and did the official program painting for the Trident submarine.[3]

Chaffee's Dungeons & Dragons illustration work includes Dungeoneer's Survival Guide (1986), The Emirates of Ylaruam (1987), Needle (1987), 2nd edition AD&D Player's Handbook and Dungeon Master Guide (1989), The Complete Fighter's Handbook (1989), The Complete Book of Humanoids (1993), Player's Option: Combat & Tactics and Player's Option: Skills & Powers (1995) and the cover art to Cleric's Challenge II (1995).


  1. ^ "United States Social Security Death Index," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 12 Feb 2013), Douglas Stewart Chaffee, 26 April 2011; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
  2. ^ a b c "Doug Chaffee Obituary: View Doug Chaffee's Obituary by The Greenville News". Retrieved 2011-11-30.
  3. ^ "The Amazing Art of Douglas Chaffee". Archived from the original on 2011-10-07. Retrieved 2011-11-30.

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