Cover to The Laughter of Dragons

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Re: Cover to The Laughter of Dragons

Post by SurrenderMonkey » Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:12 am

Kurt wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:34 am
I can imagine it would be a challenge for Mr Manley to walk that fine line of producing artwork which is consistant with products already out on peoples bookshelves whilst also displaying and exhibiting his own unique talents as an artist. I think he has done a good job of finding that balance.
Excellent observation. I agree completely.

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Re: Cover to The Laughter of Dragons

Post by voronwe » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:43 pm

Rich H wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:30 pm
I'm personally not a fan of the cover; I don't think it's particularly evocative (I had the same feeling toward 'Oaths', although I liked Bree) and feels flat and uninspiring even though it's technically excellent.
Same here. With all due respect, neither Bree's nor Oath's nor this cover have anything to do with Jon Hodgson's or John Howe's covers, in quality or in evocative terms. Same thoughts also about this particular cover being flat... I even daresay blurred or not clear in perspective...

My comment is not a light or casual compliment to the referred two artists... at least in my vision, Jon Hodgson's art is an essential part of the piece-of-art that this game has become as a whole. I don't know if it is not thus for most fans of the game, but if it its I think that it would be wise for Cubicle 7 to pay some attention to this matter.

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Re: Cover to The Laughter of Dragons

Post by voronwe » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:52 pm

... And trying to be positive for a change ;) , I'll suggest that this supplement would have a set of pre-gen characters as in Oaths'.. I think it was a great idea for Oaths (really got you into the game) and I think it would work as well in Laughter and in any future supplement of the game.

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Re: Cover to The Laughter of Dragons

Post by torus » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:33 am

I think if one takes this cover as a semi-abstracted, compressed representation of the landscape, rather than a realistic depiction, it works better. Otherwise the perspective is all wrong. In this respect it reminds me of Roger Garland's panoramic book covers from the 80s editions of Tolkien's works.

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Re: Cover to The Laughter of Dragons

Post by Butterfingers » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:26 am

Will this supplement be a part of Darkening of MW, or will it form a separate storyline? I'd love more material to be inserted in my current campaign and usable with my current bunch of Companions?

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Re: Cover to The Laughter of Dragons

Post by Kurt » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:21 am

Oh man ... I just saw this news - Tolkien illustrator Roger Garland has died. :(
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Re: Cover to The Laughter of Dragons

Post by Gilrohir Arncelevon » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:54 am

Yes Kurt - I woke up to that sad news - such a talent, he will be missed, but his art will live on :cry:

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Re: Cover to The Laughter of Dragons

Post by Majestic » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:02 pm

Kurt wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:21 am
Oh man ... I just saw this news - Tolkien illustrator Roger Garland has died. :(
The link takes me to Cubicle 7's main forum page.
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Re: Cover to The Laughter of Dragons

Post by Otaku-sempai » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:26 pm

Mr. Garland passed away in October. The story was covered at The Tolkien Society.
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Re: Cover to The Laughter of Dragons

Post by Kurt » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:15 pm

Majestic wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:02 pm
Kurt wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:21 am
Oh man ... I just saw this news - Tolkien illustrator Roger Garland has died. :(
The link takes me to Cubicle 7's main forum page.
That's strange. It is a link to the same page that OS posted above.

I used [url src="https://www.tolkiensociety.org/2017/10/ ... -has-died/"]. Maybe I did something wrong.

Edit: Yep, I typed the link incorrectly. It should have been [url= and not [url src=

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