Judges Guild products have a great deal of street cred in classic play circles and deservedly so. But for all the strengths of their better works, great cover and interior art was not one of them. In fact, it's pretty much safe to say that their artwork ranged from the mediocre to the outright terrible.
Weirdly some of the worst art would not stay dead, but would be hauled out years later and retouched for other products. Flipping through the pages of the First Fantasy Campaign (1977) and the Portals of Twilight (1981) , one of the three-part Portals inter-planetary sandbox series (of which I will be posting about later), I found the following inexplicable example.
|First Fantasy Campaign|
|Portals of Twilight|
Strange. I guess the idea of a good time in both Blackmoor and the tidally-locked planet of Twilight is a good hanging and a lady dancing on a table at the local inn.