Teleri (telerib) wrote,


Well, I've downloaded my complimentary copies of the RPG.

The original cover art clearly did not test well because it was not good. Either the cover artist got in a lot of practice between editions, or they got a new artist. The originals were markedly less polished than the released versions.

(On going back to check that point... you know, I really thought the "Lady's Rock" cover had pants on. And a belt at her waist. Wishful thinking, evidently.)

As to content... the corebook has two women in belly-baring outfits with cleavage. One's got her teeth bared and is glaring at the reader in a way that's supposed to be fierce; the other, in her school-girl plaid skirt, is holding her cutlass like she's thinking about stabbing Glarey in the back. (Although I don't think that's the intention.) It's obviously cheesecake, but slightly more tasteful than the finished product.

The den of thieves supplement features the same 5th Element-inspired bandage outfit (no, that's not a typo). At least this figure is standing up (dancing? she's got a sway to her, and her hands over her head) but - yeah. Bandages over boobs. Her proportions aren't as outlandish as Busty Pirate and the whole thing is cartoony enough that it's a little hard to take seriously.

So... less blatant, but still nothing that makes me think this isn't targeted squarely at fifteen-year old boys. I was so hoping for scenes of swashbuckling sky-pirate action. And maybe dirigibles. Sigh...
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