Erol Otus is an American artist and game designer, known internationally for his contributions to the fantasy RPG genre, most notably for the early Dungeons & Dragons franchise. Called "legendary" by RPGnet , he is also known for his artwork on the multiple award winning Star Control II as well as providing the voice for one of the character races, the Chmmr, in the same game. 
Otus was a prolific contributor to the early Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) franchise, creating full covers as well as many interior illustrations for TSR materials. For example, he created the cover for the first version of the D&D manual Deities and Demigods and illustrated the Cthulhu pantheon within.
Otus has also provided illustrations, production design and voice overs for computer games such as Star Trek: Generations, Mail Order Monsters and Star Control II. Star Control II was named by IGN as the 17th best game of all time  and by Gamespot as one of the greatest games of all time.
In the Dungeons & Dragons adventure module "A4: In the Dungeons of the Slave Lords", part of the treasure on the slaver ships is a series of paintings by a supposedly famous Drow Artist named "Ool Eurts" (an anagram of Erol Otus).
- ↑ RPGnet : Review of Booty And The Beasts
- ↑ "Awards and Recognition For Star Control Series". Gamespy. http://starcontrol.classicgaming.gamespy.com/awards/. Retrieved 2008-02-18.
- ↑ "IMBD - Star Control 2 (VG)". IMBD. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443653/. Retrieved 2008-02-18.
- ↑ Erol Otus :: Pen & Paper RPG Database
- ↑ "IMBD - Erol Otus". IMBD. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0653354/. Retrieved 2008-02-18.
- ↑ "IGN's Top 100 Games" from IGN
- ↑ "The Greatest Games of All Time: Star Control II" from Gamespot