The good gentlemen behind the old school Spanish fantasy RPG, Aventuras en La Marca del Este, were kind enough to share with me the cover to their upcoming setting product.
fantastic realist art by Antonio José Manzanedo that, frankly, is some of the best gaming art I've seen in many a year. I love the landscape in the background, but what I love even more is the fact that these two adventurers not only wear reasonable (for fantasy) armor but that they're bringing a packhorse and a dog with them -- old school indeed! They're also not "posing for the camera," which is something that I really, really appreciate. And I won't deny that seeing a woman who actually looks like she could handle herself in combat rather than on the fashion runway is another big plus.
It makes me wonder once more: why can't North American RPGs look this good?