Gearbox Roleplaying Game System Cover mockup

Today I have worked on a cover mockup for the upcoming Gearbox RPG System. I have to admit I am quite content with how it turned out and aside from a few minor changes this might actually become the final cover.

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For me creating a cover is an important part of game design. In a way, it gives a game a “face”, something you can relate to. How do you like this cover?

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Michael Wolf is a 34-year old IT and video technician working for a German university. He's also a big fan of pen & paper roleplaying games, computer games of all kinds, a passionate blogger and aspiring game designer.
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10 Comments

  1. Love it. I’d ensure it prints ok in black and white and then might lighten it a touch as it would be pretty heavy on a printer.

    Have you tried printing it black and white?
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  2. Quite impressive! I like it a lot, except the gears teeth spacing is not quite right…(tooth bigger than interspace)

  3. Nice, I like it, presents a good indication of what it is (a universal system). Only thing I might do is make the gears bigger, maybe a shadow under them? Make them stand out a little more. Very cool though, cannot wait to see this game!
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  4. Hmm, adding some shadows to the gears might be a good idea.

  5. Glad I could help! Any idea when we will see this?
    m.s. jackson´s last blog post ..Lapsus Calumni 7 sneak peek

  6. Oh, this may take a while. My initial plan was to be done before next Gen Con, but that’s still 10 months away. So it’s quite possible I will be done sooner. It probably depends on how much free time I have during the christmas holidays.

  7. That looks phenomenal! Any help you need on it, let me know!
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  8. @Rob: I will work on a printer-friendly version when the normal one is done.
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  9. Will Gearbox be related, in any way, to WRM and RAG?

  10. Since it will be written by me there will be a similar design philosophy and a few mechanics might be close to what you have seen in WR&M. But Gearbox is not a Wyrm game at all.

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