23 November 2011

Cover Art for RuneQuest 6

Here is the blurb from the Design Mechanism website:

We're delighted to share with you the stunning cover art for RuneQuest Sixth Edition.

By Pascal Quidalt, the picture is, of course, an updated version of the iconic original RQ cover (originally painted by Luise Perrin). Pascal, who has done some outstanding covers for roleplaying games, has taken that original and created a beautiful and unique take on the imagery.

The artwork depicts Anathaym, a Meerish warrior of the Cult of Theera, under ambush by a cunning, predatory, Slargr (pronounced SLAR-guh) when she mistakenly wanders into its hunting territories. The hulking creature tears away her shield - a typical slargr tactic - leaving the shocked Anathaym to rely on her spear and its Bladesharp matrix.

Will she survive? The RuneQuest rules, using Anathaym as our example heroine, will give you the answer...

It’s a gorgeous picture, in my opinion. Kudos to Pascal Quidalt!

I would love if it were available as a print — I want it framed on my wall!

Moreover, as the blurb indicates, it’s a nice tribute to the classic cover of RuneQuest 2, while nonetheless clearly establishing a distinctive identity for RuneQuest 6.

Now I'm very much looking forward to seeing previews of some internal art…


  1. Hell, yes. Going to have to save the pennies.

  2. Nice! I might buy it, based on artwork alone, and see if the system matches the beauty of the design.

  3. Beautiful cover and it makes me very eager to see more about the new edition.

  4. We are still talking about this blog entry over here :)

  5. Thanks for the tip, Havard!


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