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The New Covers (PHB, M&T)

Fri May 01, 2009 3:43 am

I think that I may have posted my opinions of the new C&C covers in the wrong forum. So here they are again!
My reactions:

1. The dark green is rather unappealing.

2. The new M&T illustration looks cool!

3. Why the *$%@ is a 4e D&D Tiefling on the cover of the PHB? (Seriously, that seems insane. Why mimic the 4e covers when tieflings aren't even a playable race in C&C? I don't get it...) I much prefer the old PHB cover!

(All IMO, of course.)

For the record, I generally like Peter's art. His covers for the booklets in the CZ:UW box set are among my favourite FRPG illustrations in the last ten years. I just think that the cover of the PHB is, um, 'problematic' in conveying what C&C is about.
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Fri May 01, 2009 2:51 pm

I like the green colors of the books a great deal. Overall the color choices for the art and the design are ideal. While I certainly like the artwork for both books, the PHB artwork does seem... um... I'm not sure, but it seems not exactly right for a PHB in my opinion. The M&T art I understand, but there is something not very representative of player characters in the new PHB piece.

However, as noted in the PHB4 thread in the above forum, there is a whole story behind the artwork used for the PHB4. And in a sense, that makes the chosen artwork quite cool.

-O
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Fri May 01, 2009 5:54 pm

Plus the "green" is supposed to turn out brown/sand colored, is it not? Like I said in the other thread, I prefer the new color of the garish McDonalds red and gold colors they had before.
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Fri May 01, 2009 10:37 pm

No the green is supposed to turn out green.
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Fri May 01, 2009 10:42 pm

Putrid or forest?
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Serl's Corner

Fri May 01, 2009 11:05 pm

serleran wrote:
Putrid or forest?



Yes.
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Fri May 01, 2009 11:25 pm

Sweet. Just what I always wanted.
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Serl's Corner

Sat May 02, 2009 12:56 am

Computer monitors are notorious for not repreenting print colors accurately, or so I'm told by those wiht a clue.

Peter?

I'm not sure I care much about the covers as long as the books have peter's art of women in them.

Sat May 02, 2009 12:59 am

Relaxo wrote:
Computer monitors are notorious for not repreenting print colors accurately, or so I'm told by those wiht a clue.

Peter?

I'm not sure I care much about the covers as long as the books have peter's art of women in them.



The covers are supposed to be a kind of leaf or olive greenish. And ya, different monitors will show up the colours in odd ways. It takes me forever to calibrate monitor colours to my printer.
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