Monday, May 19, 2014

D&D Next Covers Revealed!

Over at WotC's website the covers for D&D Next have been revealed. As XStarkillerX notes at The Piazza, the announcement also includes release dates for the three core books, the starter set and new adventures. It is surprising that so little bravado accompanies this announcement. Perhaps they are assuming that bloggers and forum posters will do the job for them? :D

Although the images are fairly small, I dont see any mention of "5th Edition" or "Next" on the covers. The new style should ensure that these books are not confused with previous edition products however.


ENWorld also reveals this logo:


And this one:





What do you think of the art?


-Havard

11 comments:

  1. They've got articles on CNN, the Escapist, ICv2, EN World, Mashable and I'm sure we'll see more throughout the day. I'm working on compiling all the articles right now.

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  2. Thanks Charles! I am looking forward to seeing your compilation! :)

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    1. Just got done with it.

      http://dyverscampaign.blogspot.com/2014/05/catching-up-on-all-d-news-that-happened.html

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    2. Great article. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  3. I have to say, I'm not really terribly interested or invested in D&D Next, but those covers do look pretty cool

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  4. I like that they use classic creatures/villains on the cover and the type set/logos are quite good. Less is more.

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    1. Is there a theme there with "Dragons", "Giants", "Abberations" and "Undead" being represented? If so, should we expect to see Monstrous Humanoids next? :)

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  5. I like the Monster Manual one, but the others aren't that great. They're not bad, but they could have been better. They're all wonderful paintings, but I'm not sure I would have chosen these for the covers.

    The logo, on the other hand, is great. It looks almost retro! Very interesting to see that they seem to be rebranding it as D&D, with Dungeons & Dragons down below. That may be quite savvy, I'm not really sure. Either way, I really like the new logo.

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  6. I like the art better than 3.5 or 4E. And the return of the ampersand!

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  7. Thanks for the comments guys! I am wondering of the advent of the new editon will be enough to reignite the sparks over at WotC :)

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