RPG A Day 2017–Day Five
Time for day five of RPG a Day 2017, and today’s question, which is:
What RPG Cover Best Captures the Spirit of the Game?
This is totally a cheat, but I would have to answer Dungeon Crawl Classics. If you aren’t familiar with the game, you may be wondering how this is a cheat. Well–in the few short years the game has been out, there have already been multiple covers released for the game.
Each cover has certain elements in common. They portray elements of weird fantasy, and they hearken back to an art style that is reminiscent of 1970s era artwork.
If you never saw a lot of 70s era fantasy art, you may have no idea what this game is about, but as soon as you start reading the book, the covers just feel right for the game.
So while DCC might “cheat” a bit by having a ton of covers for a game that has only been out since 2012, the fact that each cover conveys the tone of the game is undeniable.
d20 Iron Kingdoms remains my best RPG book to judge by its cover.