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Top Five RPG Covers
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I'm can't say these are the top five of all time, but the top five after a quick glance through my collection... why not? :)

5. Matt Wilson's work with Privateer Press is stellar. I love their logo designs too.

4. Bradstreet's art defined Vampire for me. Loved it.

3. The Brom cover that inspired my favorite RPG setting of all time. See below.

2. When I saw this cover at GenCon I bought the book, no questions asked. What a gorgeous piece. Stunning.

1. I was in love with Deadlands the moment I saw this Brom painting. Now I've got a manitou crawling around in my guts and it'll never let go. In fact, I just finished working on Deadlands Reloaded not too long ago... want a sneek peek? Scroll down a couple entries on the main page.
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I loved the Necropolis Atlanta cover so much, it was the opening page of my old website.

And Tim Bradstreet is the Man. I'd have never given V:tM the time of day were it not for his art. I just wish he'd give the freakin Punisher a rest and draw something else for a change.

I love Brom's and Bradstreet's work. Tim's Dragon Magazine cover(s) were always my favorite. And I've always liked Brom's vision of Dark Sun.

Am I the only person in the gaming community that dislikes Bradstreet? From the first image, I was put off. Actually, the first work of his I ever saw in a V:tM book, the first thing I thought to myself was, "Damn! This guy traces photos real good." His work just seems so manufactured to me. Even clinical. I accept that this is a matter of taste and do not say that the guy has no talent. His work just puts me off. It always has. Granted, I own the t-shirt with the setite cover art, but that isn't because of Bradstreet. I have a soft spot in my heart for snake cults, and therefore have a love/hate relationship with the Followers of Set (I think they would have made a great cult/sect, not a clan).
As for Brom, I sued to have a signed copy of the original Deadlands book. I got it signed at a Marcon in years past. His work is inspiring. He is my all-time favorite fantasy artist and has been since the original Dark Sun boxed set. Unfortunately, when some major money trouble hit a while back, I had to sell the book. Of all the books that I have sold over the years, that is the only one that I truly miss.
The cover to Necropolis: Atlanta is beyond beautiful.

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All of these are awesome. I especially like #5 and #4, although I always felt that #4 was wasted on the Setites. The cover was by far the best bit about the book.

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