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Incline Favorite cRPG cover art/boxart/promo art

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by rusty_shackleford, Oct 31, 2021.

  1. d1nolore Learned

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    If only some of these games were as good as their cover art
     
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  2. Strig Educated

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    And now most top-shelf games are exactly as good as their cover art. And "good" is really not the right word because they're rubbish. So are we better off for it?
     
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  3. Rincewind Erudite

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    This Krondor cover painting is really really good artistically. Probably my favourite from the whole thread.
     
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  4. Strig Educated

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    Definitely one of the highlights in the thread. It's not only a great painting but also an outstanding design. There's a reason that makes the composition so pleasant to gawk at, the obvious technique mastery and talent notwithstanding. And yes, I know that the Fibonacci spiral and the golden ratio are "maymays" by this point, but there's still a good basis for it.

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  5. Rincewind Erudite

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    Can't speak for other artists, but I'm finding that when I produce a photograph that's pleasing to look at, I can recognise all the usual suspects after the fact (golden ratio, leading lines, foreground and background layers, etc). So I suspect it has always been instinctual for most artists before people started to analyse it.
     
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  6. Zed Duke of Banville Zo Kath Ra Patron

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    Some Amiga-original RPGs:

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  7. Zlaja Arcane

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    This should have been the cover instead of that stupid elf chick:

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  8. Falksi Arcane

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    Just noticed Jerry Bingham's artwork featured on a cover of Dragon magazine.....

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  9. unseeingeye Cleric/Mage Patron

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    Awesome! The Amiga had several very good RPGs and even the dullest of games tended to have remarkable box art. I've not gotten around to trying the Captive games yet but have them in my personal collection and am looking forward to them.
     
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  10. Decado Prestigious Gentleman Old time handsome face wrecker Patron

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    This is probably not true, but it feels true: there were more RPGs around back then, even though most of them were not very good.
     
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  11. unseeingeye Cleric/Mage Patron

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    Almost forgot about this classic. It may well be my all-time favorite video game cover.
     
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  12. demoman Educated

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    Another Lovely Game from 1989 with art by Chris Achilleos.

    and as a bonus lemme once more plug it's soundtrack that I freaking love (starts at around 00:25)

     
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  13. unseeingeye Cleric/Mage Patron

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    I know it was already shared, and I mentioned how I've told my daughter that the dragon looks like our Boston Terrier, but I wanted to share a photo of my boxed copy of Dragon Wars for the Amiga.

    I just adopted two kittens over the weekend, so during the past two days my dog has been perpetually stuck in the dragons position, locked in a stand off with the male cat.
     
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  14. Atlantico unida e indivisible Patron

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    Ten bucks says DraQ already masturbated over that image.
     
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  15. curds Prophet

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    Might & Magic Japanese covers:

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    Daggerfall. IRL this cover is holographic so it looks even cooler.

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    Gothic 2:

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  16. Falksi Arcane

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    Jaz just Tweeted this fantastic '82 cover from C&VG.........

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  17. Morpheus Kitami Arbiter

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    Frankly, you could make another topic on the subject with magazine covers. The ones that had special covers drawn for them are almost always did something coo. Amiga Joker is one of my favorites, even though my German is terrible. They also tended to have a good head on them when it came to reviewing games.
     
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  18. Contagium Learned Patron

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    Not a great cover or a great game, but it was the first PC game I bought after our first family PC arrived. So, nostalgia

    220px-Nemesis_The_Wizardry_Adventure_cover.png
     
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  19. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    Now why isn't that on Gog? And 1-5?
     
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  20. ItsChon Resident Zoomer Patron

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    There is something beautiful and enchanting about this 70's-90's style of art, whether it's used for video game covers, novel covers, or anything else. 10x better than the bullshit that's being pumped out now. I'd love to see more artists getting commissioned for novels or games to add some much needed flavor, as well as just giving people like this income so that they can provide for themselves and keep giving us such amazing things to look at.
     
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