Jim Holloway’s covers for the the 3 books in the 1st edition of Paranoia are pure gold. In a game where literally everybody is out to get you, Holloway interlinked each of the covers.

It’s like Rock-Paper-Scissors. Their subjects each only have a portion of the whole picture, and all are monitoring somebody else. A fight is only moments away.

Easily one of my favorite RPG artists, Holloway was prolific in the old school days of the hobby. I’ve profiled his work before.

Revolt of the Dwarves: The Jim Holloway interior art in the 5th Endless Quest book (1983)

Raid on Nightmare Castle: The Jim Holloway interior art in the 14th Endless Quest book (1983)

 


Paranoia 1st box set w seal & dice

 

Paranoia: Role-Playing Game of a Darkly Humorous Future (1st Edition) [Box Set]
1984 … Greg Costikyan & Ken Rolston … WEG 12001 … ISBN 0874310253

 

Paranoia items in the shop

 

Paranoia 1st edition in PDF at DrivethruRPG

 


Paranoia 1st books theme art

Paranoia 1st books theme art arrows-001
Rock-Paper-Scissors

 


Paranoia 1st book det 1
Player Handbook

 

Paranoia 1st book det 2
Gamemaster Handbook

 

Paranoia 1st book det 3
Adventure Handbook

 

Paranoia items in the shop

 

Paranoia 1st edition in PDF at DrivethruRPG

 


See Also: BATTLETECH Poster (1986): Black Widow & Fox’s Teeth

Days of the Dragon: 1982 Dungeons & Dragons Fantasy Art Calendar

RPG Cover Graphics (part 2 – consistency)