Yes, today’s ENnie Nom-Nom Week Pick is very near and dear to my heart, but I feel fully justified in Picking it, as I had nothing whatsoever to do with the art (other than saying “Holy crap! Most awesome thing evar!”). Today, we’re looking at the Best Art, Cover Category for the ENnies (DON’T FORGET TO VOTE!), which also includes:
- Torment: Tides of Numenera—The Explorer’s Guide
- 7th Sea: Pirate Nations
- Call of Cthulhu Investigator Handbook
- Blue Rose
The cover is the grabber, the thing that gets people to seriously look at something as it sits on the shelf. Even in this day of “digital shelves,” that cover makes all the difference as eyes scan screens, looking at what they might click on to discover more. The essence of a product has to be summed up in the cover, but a cover also inspires, making a player want to delve into the world depicted and making a GM want to present something memorable.
I am pretty sure the cover of our Savage Foes book wants to make people get right with whatever they believe in before the inevitable…
IN A WORLD FULL OF MONSTERS AND MADNESS, IT’S GOOD TO KNOW WHAT’S COMING.
One day, your heroes may face a heavily mechanized patrol of Coalition Soldiers. The next, they’re trading lasers and mystic bolts with a horde of cybernetic-loving demons called Brodkil. Next week, a gargantuan tentacled horror from a Rift threatens every living thing in the region, and it’s up to the Tomorrow Legion to stop it…somehow.
Rifts®: Savage Foes of North America contains stats and descriptions for all of the major monsters and enemies a group of heroes might face as they serve in the Tomorrow Legion: the Coalition States, the Federation of Magic, the Black Market, the 1st Apocalyptic Cavalry, the bandits of the Pecos Empire, and much, much more. Important key figures, such as Emperor Prosek, Lord Alistair Dunscon, and Sabre Lasar are included. For those times when a Rift opens and you want randomly figure out what comes out of it, there’s an extensive Creatures from the Rifts Generator to help you.
Sean Patrick Fannon
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