Some of it is from Magic cards from last year, and I wouldn't be shocked if the extensive concept art they apparently did for that project gets ripped here as well.I'll add, although I'm not getting this book (have Volo's Mordenainen's) I do appreciate how they took the time to add more art for the statblocks who originally didn't get any.
As someone who has been playing mostly on VTT since COVID, it is invaluable to have great looking art to use as tokens on platforms like Roll20. These will make it a lot easier to use, instead of having to search google "Drow" and pick the piece I think looks the most like an Inquisitor for example.
Looks like subraces are gone as a mechanic. They will be separate races that count as parent races.Are they completely doing away with the concept of subrace, or are they just doing that here so you don’t have to refer back to the base race in the PHB?
Making supplementary subraces their own race could simply be so they present the whole package in one place.
Aasimar and shifter both have subraces in their existing dorms, for instance, but I don’t see them listed separately like the different genasi are. Do they no long have subraces?