Saturday, August 05, 2017

#RPGaDay 2017 -- Day 5

Which RPG cover best captures the spirit of the game?

Dogs in the Vineyard. I'm not sure there's a better cover out there, though Apocalypse World comes close, as does Monsterhearts. As much as I loved, loved LOVED the hardcover editions of the Player's Handbook, DM's Guide, and Monster Manual of D&D 3/3.5 (and they were beautiful and evocative, for sure) I don't think they conveyed anything of the game itself. And FVLMINATA  wasn't about the cover, it was about the dice mechanics (which are brilliant and if you get a chance to play, you most certainly should).

Although now that I've typed a bunch of stuff out and done Google Image Searches for a bunch of things, I'm actually inclined to say that The Quiet Year also has a fantastic cover.

So, tie: The Quiet Year and Dogs in the Vineyard.

What do you think?