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Five Favourite Roleplaying Game Covers

Over on RPGnet, I saw a resurrected topic that was interesting, and thought I would share it here. someone brought up an interesting topic that I thought I would share here: Favourite Top 5 Roleplaying Game Covers.

So here, in no particular order, are my five favourite roleplaying game covers.

First off, this is the cover for the Continuum roleplaying game of time travel. An amazing game that is somewhat incomprehensible to most people who've tried to run and/or play it, Continuum offers a bit for everywhere with a love of realistic time travel rpgs. The cover piece of art by Tony diTerlizzi for the game portrays some of the surreal nature of the game, and in so many ways, the bloody hands holding up the clock-universe reflects what the game is about soooooo well.



Continuum: Roleplaying in the Yet


The second cover piece of art is that from the English version of the Agone epic fantasy roleplaying game. Based on the books of Mathieu Gaborit, Agone is a seriously neat roleplaying game that I want to run again. While the English cover is absolutely stunning in its intricacy and the detail that it shows about some elements of the roleplaying game, the French version of the cover was even better.



Agone Roleplaying Game


Third up on the cover list is a cover that I really love, belonging to the Atlantis: The Second Age sword & sorcery roleplaying game of the Antediluvian world. This cover really illustrates (no pun intended, maybe!) what a true Hero in the sword & sorcery genre will face in his quests of an epic nature. Highly evocative cover.



Atlantis: The Second Age Roleplaying Game Rulebook


The fourth cover belongs to the boxed set of a roleplaying game that I have loved since it first came out (in wide release) in 1984, SkyRealms of Jorune. Very much a science fantasy roleplaying game, Miles Teves artwork was simply magnificent, and reflected the...alienness of Jorune to a "T".



SkyRealms of Jorune Roleplaying Game, 2nd Edition Boxed Set


Finally, last but not least, a roleplaying game cover that has true simplicity to it. This is the cover of the 1st Edition of Blue Planet, a hard science fiction roleplaying game set on the water world of Poseidon. The simple oceanic view, with the strange creatures swimming and the light source behind, immediately attracted me to the roleplaying game and appealed to me on some level that I've always felt was a deep one. (That's the best as I can phrase it, and I'm leaving it at that.)



Blue Planet, 1st Edition, Roleplaying Game


And that's my list of favourite Roleplaying Game cover art. What's yours? :)
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