A monster on the verge of eating an adventurer.

Clayton takes a look at what elements make for a compelling cover, highlighting some of my own favourite books in the process. This post was likely sparked by Wizards of the Coast teasing the cover of the Player’s Handbook for the next update to D&D. The cover is pretty boring and uninspired, but I think at this point Dungeons & Dragons doesn’t need a fancy cover to sell itself. It is Transformers to everyone else’s Gobots. The new D&D cover tells its fans, “don’t worry, this is more of the same.”

— Ramanan Sivaranjan, microblogging, May 28, 2024 [art osr ] #