Saturday, August 5, 2017

RPG a Day 2017: Day 5 - Which RPG cover best captures the spirit of the game?

Thinking about this for a bit. All The One Ring RPG covers perfectly capture the atmosphere of Middle-Earth. But with all the visuals about Middle-Earth available that's kind of easy. But the cpver that really did it for me was the one on the Dark Sun Boxed Set (the original one from 1991).

You have a hulking figure in front of a stark landscape overshadowed by a dark sun, perfectly catching the spirit of the resource-scarce world of Athas, a dying desert wasteland ravaged by magic. A perfect metaphor for the 1990ies environmental concerns.

There, I managed to sneak in Dark Sun again, my favorite TSR AD&D 2nd Edition setting.

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