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Friday, March 20, 2015

Surprise in Encounters

The simple and elegant surprise tables from Judges Guild "Judges Shield" circa 1977.
(Interesting. The Party never gets a free round of attack, only Monsters...)



Sunday, March 8, 2015

My Favorite RPG Covers

Zak Smith posted about his favorite RPG covers over on Playing D&D With Porn Stars.

I absolutely love cover art, although it's pretty much rooted in old D&D since that's about the only role playing game I run (albeit in various formulations). So here are seven favorites that came to mind for me of RPG covers that bring a smile to my face every time.


Maps is art! (What other purpose serves an unenterable room...?)



Truly, it never hit upon me the woman was neked until the cover became all controversial...
Could've picked any of the Arduin trilogy covers.
Original cover 1e DMG. I had the Easley cover maybe why I loved City of Brass.
This is terrific art because... LOOK AT ALL THE SHITS YOU GET FOR $9!!!
Phil Barker did all his own art for this RPG. Awesome. (Still need to play it...)
Damn well have viewed this cover a million times, just have to love it. What D&D's all about, eh?