Dec 21

Neck: BROKENClick for larger image

Ryan Comments: Featured Tunics: TWO
Baen Blue/Orange Spectrum: YES
Fainting Damsels: ONE
Laser Fire Accuracy: PISS POOR

Published 1994

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 7.17 out of 10)

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14 Responses to “The Imperium Game”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    A side to Sir Keir Starmer I didn’t expect to see.

  2. Francis Boyle Says:

    Feet not drawn: 9/10, exceeds parameters of plausibility.

  3. fred Says:

    If Virgil wrote ‘A Christmas Carol’ I’m sure it would look exactly like this.

  4. jrdelirio Says:

    The “management intervention” might be happening a bit late at this point…

  5. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Dream Park’s latest game [1] is a bit glitchy?

    I dunno if the guy with the gun a., has terrible aim, b., is trying to hit the Goddess in the knee, or c., sees something a lot scarier behind the guy bringing a sword to a laser fight.


  6. Tat Wood Says:

    Try holding that night-shirted hoplite’s pose on a staircase for more than half a second. Go on, try.

  7. THX 1139 Says:

    @Bruce: Give him the benefit of the doubt, it could be a warning shot.

  8. GSS ex-noob Says:

    This is indeed a terrible cover, but luckily for the author, I read the back cover and bought it anyway. Turned out to be a pretty good book, a ripping yarn sort of thing.

    @Bruce: yes, it’s a lot like Dream Park, except some people live in the game. IIRC, the damsel was born and grew up there. However, at no time did her neck break, nor did anyone lose feet.

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:


    Yes, I would say this cover is quite a load. Indeed.

  10. fred Says:

    The supposed God o’ War doesn’t quite seem to grasp how an arrow is supposed to be used, even when exceeding his parameters.

  11. A.R. Yngve Says:

    In the future year 1994, computer programs will write cover blurbs that are so inept, they perfectly mimick human editor copy. Progress!

  12. Sean Says:

    Call K..D…Wentworth…877-CASH-NOW!!

  13. Tat Wood Says:

    @Sean: does this Martian settlement look structured to you?

    (Anyone unfamiliar with old US daytime television adverts – which might be most people here – will be struggling with this. Sorry to inflict that on you but Sean’s gag deserves to be got.)

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tat: would that it were an old advert, or only daytime. Nope, that’s still attacking us both day and night.

    Wiki tells me it’s a financial services company that went bankrupt twice in 9 years. There’s an achievement.

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