I never played dark sun. But the art was so cool it really sunk in! When art is so evocative and good, it actually aids my immersion as it seems this other place has a basis in reality. I mean, I am looking at it. It’s alien but has a reality to it!
i don’t judge a book or boxed set by the cover, but it helps me to enjoy the contents even more
Not gonna lie: I thought Dark Sun looked so cool with it's Conan-like artwork. Then I actually played it and was instantly turned off by the actual setting ideas. It took decades to find what I actually wanted in Primeval Thule.