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Offline Overlord

Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« on: January 28, 2011, 08:14:47 AM »
I found a really good website: http://www.goodshowsir.co.uk - actually... it is a terrible website. It is a collection of all  the worst Sci-Fi/Fantasy covers of all time.

Thought it would be a bit of fun to post your worst Fantasy Cover... here is mine!

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Offline Overlord

Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2011, 08:53:18 AM »
WORSE!

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Offline Overlord

Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2011, 09:02:48 AM »
This is pretty awful:


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Offline Zefiris

Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2011, 11:22:42 AM »


I love this!

Everything from the title to the image showing a weird Polo player on a horse along with starships.

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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2011, 01:20:00 PM »
Awesome topic!  I'm off to check out that website. :)  I love the covers you guys posted!  So bad!  :D

Offline Zefiris

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Offline Overlord

Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2011, 03:13:52 PM »
Love this one!!!

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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2011, 03:23:21 PM »
I could look through these all day... oh wait... I have! :D



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Offline Funky Scarecrow

Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2011, 05:47:22 PM »
Love this one!!!



That one is all kinds of awesome! When I was about ten years old, I remember seeing that in the children's section of the local library and almost passing out with excitement at what must lie within*. That one can be excused, for playing to its target audience's hind brain. This one though...

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... It's just... I don't... What in blue blazes is going on there? What element of that picture was supposed to entice a ten year old role playing nerd into trying out that game book? Was it the chubby blokes skiing? Was it the fact that they had jumped almost a foot and a half off the floor? The fact they were being pursued by enemies who aren't even in the picture, so that I can't tell if they're scary or not? Even by the low standards of choose your own adventure books, that one was pretty damned uninspiring.


* Turns out it was D&D for friendless kids, same as all the others.
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Offline Tiffany Kysis Tackett

Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2011, 05:57:06 PM »
Hahaha, there are so many horrible one!  I think I may die laughing.

But seriously, I think a good chunk of the titles are even worse than the coverart itself.  Which is depressing.

Offline Overlord

Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2011, 06:05:30 PM »
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... It's just... I don't... What in blue blazes is going on there? What element of that picture was supposed to entice a ten year old role playing nerd into trying out that game book? Was it the chubby blokes skiing? Was it the fact that they had jumped almost a foot and a half off the floor? The fact they were being pursued by enemies who aren't even in the picture, so that I can't tell if they're scary or not? Even by the low standards of choose your own adventure books, that one was pretty damned uninspiring.


* Turns out it was D&D for friendless kids, same as all the others.

Could pass as Wookie Skiing (A Wii title to be perhaps?) :D
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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2011, 07:05:26 PM »
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... It's just... I don't... What in blue blazes is going on there? What element of that picture was supposed to entice a ten year old role playing nerd into trying out that game book? Was it the chubby blokes skiing? Was it the fact that they had jumped almost a foot and a half off the floor? The fact they were being pursued by enemies who aren't even in the picture, so that I can't tell if they're scary or not? Even by the low standards of choose your own adventure books, that one was pretty damned uninspiring.


* Turns out it was D&D for friendless kids, same as all the others.

Could pass as Wookie Skiing (A Wii title to be perhaps?) :D

I would totally buy that game! :D

Offline missoularedhead

Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2011, 08:43:02 AM »
there's a site (http://worldoflongmire.com/features/romance_novels/readers_covers.htm) that is mostly parody romance covers that makes me laugh very hard.  But there's a couple of fantasy covers there too…
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Offline pornokitsch

Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2011, 01:15:27 PM »
Heh, I collect old paperbacks and (slightly embarrassing) have many of those, including THE CREEPING EVIL.

Here's one of my favorites:

Offline Zziz

Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2011, 06:57:15 PM »
After combing through the posts here, I think you guys are confused.

The original poster wanted the worst fantasy covers, not the best ones!