Beautiful. That's the best art in the entire box... though the cover of the box itself, while less technically proficient, is also a lot of fun.
First off all, thanks for checking out my blog, Mr. Maliszewski.The reason why I love the Book of Foes cover is the promise of weird science fantasy to come. I want to know why the robot, hellhound, and demonic elephant are facing the amazon, blue lightning guy, and crawfish-man in a hovercraft. Lords of Creation is one of those games I wished would have lasted. Some of the concepts Moldvay came up with were inspirational.
My lord I remember that book. I remember that game. I REMEMBER!*What follows in a montage sequence combining elements of Russian Science Fiction of the 70's (remember the time travel imagery of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home? Like that) and Highlander's Quickening and Prize*I was a Lord of Creation!
The robot reminds me a lot of the robots I'd see in the "Magnus, Robot Fighter" comics I remember from the early 60s. And you have to love the insect driving the grav car.
That is an awesome cover right there.
My local Game Store has two copies, dirt cheap! I was just looking at them last weekend, can't believe you put it up today.
Funny you should mention this. I bought the boxed set in December and finally had a chance to read through it last week. This really is a pretty cool game. I don't know if I am seeing things that aren't there, or if it is just because the font is souvenir, but I thought as I read through it I could detect D&D influences that reminded me of the set Moldvay edited. All in all a pretty interesting game.
And that's included in the Lords Of Creation boxed set, you say?
It is indeed Paladin and that's a boxed game well worth owning.
Very evocative! I love it!
That is indeed a terrific cover.
A great cover. However, it's too bad that almost all of the interior art is plagiarized tracings of movie stills and other works. AH was notorious for this in their RPGs of that era (e.g., various Frazetta rip-offs in Powers & Perils).
Hummm, I would have preferred if none of the foes were one the cover.The drawings are, in my opinion, technically weak. But the background, fonts and border art makes for a nice tome.In any case, to each his own.
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