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CylverSaber
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Posted - 13 Feb 2018 :  05:59:03  Show Profile  Visit CylverSaber's Homepage Send CylverSaber a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The Nerdist article gives a link that shows it is not only the cover, but is also being released as a promotional poster.
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CorellonsDevout
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Posted - 13 Feb 2018 :  06:25:31  Show Profile  Send CorellonsDevout an AOL message Send CorellonsDevout a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hmmm...lol Okay then. I agree with Wooly that it isn't great, but then again, fantasy covers sadly tend to be...um...not awesome. There are exceptions, but...yeah

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CylverSaber
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Posted - 13 Feb 2018 :  06:34:26  Show Profile  Visit CylverSaber's Homepage Send CylverSaber a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm curious who the artist is and whether this an "experimental" style or their usual thing.
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charger_ss24
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Posted - 13 Feb 2018 :  15:41:36  Show Profile Send charger_ss24 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

I cannot begin to say how much I can't stand that artwork. If I was browsing thru my local bookstore, saw that cover, and it was my first exposure to anything even peripherally D&D related -- I'd keep right on going, without a second glance.



I'm not a fan of it either (haven't been a fan of the recent artwork of any FR novels) but my step-son loves it. To each their own.
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Artemas Entreri
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Posted - 14 Feb 2018 :  12:51:38  Show Profile Send Artemas Entreri a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Fantasy artwork used to be amazing. Seems like no thought is put into the covers today.

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Petra_W
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Posted - 15 Feb 2018 :  22:56:14  Show Profile Send Petra_W a Private Message  Reply with Quote
For me nothing can beat the german cover of the second book of the 6 part series about drizzt in the underdark (we got 2 translated books for every original from salvatore)

https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1190756416i/1949696._UY630_SR1200,630_.jpg

A drow matriarch on the surface and an elephant xD

Sadly at this time I was too young to read the novels in english. And it was nearly impossible to get books from GB or US.
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ElaineCunningham
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Posted - 16 Feb 2018 :  15:44:39  Show Profile  Visit ElaineCunningham's Homepage Send ElaineCunningham a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Petra_W

For me nothing can beat the german cover of the second book of the 6 part series about drizzt in the underdark (we got 2 translated books for every original from salvatore)

https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1190756416i/1949696._UY630_SR1200,630_.jpg

A drow matriarch on the surface and an elephant xD

Sadly at this time I was too young to read the novels in english. And it was nearly impossible to get books from GB or US.




Wow. I thought the original cover of Tangled Webs, with an olive-skinned Liriel engaging in a spell battle (or perhaps rehearsing for a music video...) with an inexplicably busty illithid was the worst FR cover to date, but this one has it beat, hands down.

Edited by - ElaineCunningham on 16 Feb 2018 15:46:26
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CylverSaber
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Posted - 16 Feb 2018 :  16:13:55  Show Profile  Visit CylverSaber's Homepage Send CylverSaber a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I actually bought Tangled Webs when it first came out and did not remember the cover being this bad.

https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1312023616l/2173551.jpg
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Caolin
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Posted - 16 Feb 2018 :  18:07:12  Show Profile Send Caolin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Frankly I think I prefer those campy old school fantasy covers to some of the modern book covers.
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Wooly Rupert
Master of Mischief
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Posted - 16 Feb 2018 :  19:24:43  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Petra_W

For me nothing can beat the german cover of the second book of the 6 part series about drizzt in the underdark (we got 2 translated books for every original from salvatore)

https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1190756416i/1949696._UY630_SR1200,630_.jpg

A drow matriarch on the surface and an elephant xD

Sadly at this time I was too young to read the novels in english. And it was nearly impossible to get books from GB or US.




That's reused artwork. It's from the Vale of the Mage module, which was set in Greyhawk.

TSR had a really, really bad tendency to reuse artwork.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 16 Feb 2018 :  19:30:03  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ElaineCunningham

quote:
Originally posted by Petra_W

For me nothing can beat the german cover of the second book of the 6 part series about drizzt in the underdark (we got 2 translated books for every original from salvatore)

https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1190756416i/1949696._UY630_SR1200,630_.jpg

A drow matriarch on the surface and an elephant xD

Sadly at this time I was too young to read the novels in english. And it was nearly impossible to get books from GB or US.




Wow. I thought the original cover of Tangled Webs, with an olive-skinned Liriel engaging in a spell battle (or perhaps rehearsing for a music video...) with an inexplicably busty illithid was the worst FR cover to date, but this one has it beat, hands down.



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