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

posted Aug 5, 2017, 5:21 AM by James Pearson
For me, the cover that consistently conjures up the "essence" of the RPG is the first edition Shadowrun.  That is still my favorite edition.  It has such an 80's/90's cyberpunk, sci-fi feel to it.  Even when we play now, with other versions, I still envision the world using Larry Elmore's artwork.

A close second is the cover from Dark Conspiracy, for exactly the same reasons mentioned above.  I like the Dark Conspiracy setting a lot more because, honestly, I love the horror aspect.  I've had the great honor of meeting Lester Smith, and Larry Elmore, and purchased prints of both of these covers for my gaming space.  If there were a licensed RPG for Stranger Things, I would want it to look and feel just like these two games.


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