RPG Moments of Awesome 5: Jody Lee’s cover for Runequest, Third Edition
Unable to purchase Chaosium’s RuneQuest outright, Avalon Hill instead licensed rights to publish a new edition of the game. Unfortunately, for various reasons the hoped for sales synergy between Chaosium’s established product and Avalon Hill’s market presence failed to pan out. Nevertheless, nobody could deny Jody Lee’s art for the Deluxe Runequest box was exquisite looking.
Jody Lee delivered arguably the best RPG cover of the era, using as her models Kate Elliott and Elliott’s husband.
Yes, it’s true. My spouse & I were the cover models for Jody Lee’s cover illo for 3rd edition Runequest pic.twitter.com/TzTrMb9l01— Kate Elliott is working (@KateElliottSFF) September 20, 2017