Today’s question is Which RPG cover best captures the spirit of the game? The answer is Shadowrun 5th Edition from Catalyst Game Labs!
Shadowrun‘s cover presents a very clear idea of what the game is about. The scene quickly reads as futuristic and cyberpunk. And, it manages to include so many of the unique aspects of the system. There’s orcs, guns, swords, magic, and hacking all there to see. Even more so, the artworks portrays a dynamic action scene that could easily have been pulled from a real game session. However, my favorite part of this cover is how it invokes and updates the original artwork from Shadowrun 1st Edition without being derivative. Check it out:
I do miss that skull logo though. That’s a classic.