Spiral Bridge Games previews Rack & Ruin rulebook cover

By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 11th, 2013

Spiral Bridge Games gives us a look at the cover for their Rack & Ruin game as it gets ever-closer to its funding goal on Indiegogo.

From the preview:

Rack and Ruin is under two weeks from the end of it’s funding campaign and we have finally added a cover of the rulebook. We are now looking to finish strong and add some more stretch goals.

Our current Open Beta edition is still available for download. Check out a game where you choose the miniatures and how you use them.

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  • Soulfinger

    SOOO close! At first, when I saw that dragon, I was thinking, SWEET! But the more I look at it, the more I want it to be more awesome. The rider looks almost photoshoped on (in which case, he’d be great photoshopped off), the the text and logo are sort of slapped on, and the composition is off. This cover could be phenomenal with a little more work.

    • Yeah, the composition is completely off. Leaving aside the rider (he’s fixable) the text is terrible. I love the font for their logo but it needs to be centred, and the rest, that can go on the inside or maybe the spine. Hell, edit it down and put it all in a box! It sucks that it covers more artwork that way but that’s what you need to do. Maybe there is more to the artwork and they can re-crop, putting in more sky and putting the logo there. Maybe that would work.

      Why not just Rack & Ruin? Or Rack & Ruin (subtitle) Core Rules? Or Rack & Ruin (subtitle) A Campaign Based Skirmish Game?

      You get fantasy from the cover, and miniatures game is kind of implied by the medium of a stand alone rulebook that isn’t an RPG.

      • Soulfinger

        I think you are right about the recrop and adding more sky, maybe the body of the dragon nearly flush with the bottom of the image, and then the title centered on that muddled blue/gray background. Ditto on the subtitle, although I’d like to see a publisher brave enough to print, “Whatever Game Title: F*ck You!” I dunno. Where’s 4tonmantis when you need him.

        Every time I see the title of this game though, I think of that old animated flick, “Rock and Rule.” I saw that when I was five and spent over twenty years of my life trying to find out what it was, which was not an entirely worthwhile endeavor.