Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Dream Cover- Frazetta

Of all the artist who have ever painted a fantasy image, Frazetta is by far my favorite. If I had the proverbial Time Machine, and could go back and design the covers of the original fantasy RPG books there is no doubt exactly who I wish illustrated them. As much as I love what Trampier did for the 1st edition PH cover, these are my ultimate dream covers:

8 comments:

  1. It's probably for the best, the awesome of that would have torn a rift in space time.

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  2. I love the mockups (and who isn't a fan of Frazetta?) but really they all strike me as later edition because of the focus on the individual vs. the group. Just sayin'!

    Peace & love, peace & love...

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  3. Telecenter: you have a point. The awesomeness might have destroyed the universe.
    ze bulette: sure, sure, but for a cover thess are like 357 magnum bullets right into your eyeballs! My 13 year old self would have exploded with amazement.

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  4. Wizards could literally pay the Frazetta estate right now to make this happen. The prices are not out of the ballpark. But I would only want it on something that was like the original edition.

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  5. A french rpg called Bloodlust have made your dreams come true:
    http://www.legrog.org/visuels/couvertures/920.jpg
    http://www.legrog.org/visuels/couvertures/1463.jpg
    http://www.legrog.org/visuels/couvertures/1464.jpg
    http://www.legrog.org/visuels/couvertures/1465.jpg
    http://www.legrog.org/visuels/couvertures/1466.jpg
    http://www.legrog.org/visuels/couvertures/1467.jpg

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  6. Frazetta painted pictures of guys who never die. That is a total mismatch with ol' school D&D.

    When it comes to ol' school D&D, Trampier and Otus is where it's at.

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