5E New Cover for Eberron: Rising from the Last War

The new cover for the upcoming Eberron: Rising From the Last War has been revealed by WotC. This cover by Wesley Burt depicts a warforged wizard and their halfing companion in the Demon Wastes.

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Jeremy Crawford and Greg Tito discuss the new cover in this video. A couple of weeks ago, Jeremy Crawford stated that the previous cover by Ben Oliver was an interior illustration serving as a placeholder cover. They expand on that in this video:

Tito: We have decided to change this cover, though. We are going with a different cover for this book.... we had the rare opportunity to change that because the files had not yet been sent to the printer.

Crawford: That's right. When the book was announced, we were still about a week out from sending the books to the printer... we had a window of time to swap out the cover, which was actually something we had been discussing for some time leading up to the announcement.

Tito: But, once we announced, we also recieved a lot of feedback from fans saying that they wanted a different cover and that feedback really galvanized us... so we are changing it to this cover designed by Wesley Burt.

The painting was already in the book, and was moved to the cover, while Ben Oliver's previous cover was moved to be the chapter opener for the first chapter (character creation).

 

Comments

Parmandur

Legend
Or could be from the Forgotten Realms. Or could be from Greyhawk. Or could be from Dragonlance.
I'm guessing Eberron, given that she is an Artificer that they were considering for a book cover.

I'd even guess the art inspired the NPC originally, and that AI have a trip to Eberron in their future.
 

Zarithar

Explorer
Definite improvement. Also, I've read a bit about what is being included within and this is now on my list. Even though I don't run games set in Eberron, it looks like there is plenty of content there I can use in my own world (or the Forgotten Realms).
 

ssvegeta555

Explorer
It is better, but only just. It doesn't inspire me but I've never been an Eberron fan anyways, so I'm not in the target market. However, the previous cover of a cosplaying Angelina Jolie as an elf, bootleg Pikachu and rejected Halo concept art had a certain charm to it.
 

DEFCON 1

Legend
I've been saying that FOREVER, but WotC doesn't listen.

No it's mostly just getting stuff for the Swordcoast (including it's underdark), with a one AP in Chult.
Hey, if you want story fluff of Cormyr/Dalelands/Mulhorand etc. that exactly matches what they already wrote in the 4E FR campaign book, WotC'd actually probably be more inclined to do that (seeing as how that's exactly what they do with every Eberron setting book). But I have a feeling that if the 5E book didn't "advance the timelime" when they wrote the paragraphs of those areas, most people would be up in arms about that too.

That's always been the difference-- the Eberron books don't take as much work because they don't have to think up all new events that happened in every nation. Whereas no one would be happy if a FR book that covered every single nation of Faerun didn't have new "stuff" that happened there over the last dozen years.
 

mserabian

Explorer
ANy suggestions on which book would be the best intro to Ebberon - Wayfinders, the 3.5 Campaign Book, or the 4e Campaign Book and Player's Guide?
 

Mournblade94

Explorer
No it's mostly just getting stuff for the Swordcoast (including it's underdark), with a one AP in Chult.
5e Forgotten Realms is like the Ultimate Universe of Marvel. They don't pay attention to setting history and its just a pale shadow of the Realms before it was destroyed in 4e.
 

Gradine

Archivist
5e Forgotten Realms is like the Ultimate Universe of Marvel. They don't pay attention to setting history and its just a pale shadow of the Realms before it was destroyed in 4e.
I always thought the purpose of the Ultimate Universe was to re-introduce favorite characters to a new generation weary of archive panic and decades of unwieldy canon and also to kill off a bunch of the Avengers in the dumbest ways possible.
 

Urriak Uruk

Explorer
No it's mostly just getting stuff for the Swordcoast (including it's underdark), with a one AP in Chult.
In aggregate, FR has gotten one full book for the Sword Coast, gazzetteers now for two of its most prominent cities (Waterdeep and Baldur's Gate), and adventures that cover even more regions of the world (the Dalelands, Thay, Icewind Dale, the Underdark, Chult).

Wizard's is never going to release a full "Forgotten Realms Worldbook," because they consider it their default and believe it's too detailed to even put in one book. Instead, FR is going to get more adventures set there, likely in regions like Zakhara, Kara-Tur and other untouched places. They may have "regional setting books," but considering how the SCAG is one of the worst received 5e books, I doubt it.
 

Parmandur

Legend
In aggregate, FR has gotten one full book for the Sword Coast, gazzetteers now for two of its most prominent cities (Waterdeep and Baldur's Gate), and adventures that cover even more regions of the world (the Dalelands, Thay, Icewind Dale, the Underdark, Chult).

Wizard's is never going to release a full "Forgotten Realms Worldbook," because they consider it their default and believe it's too detailed to even put in one book. Instead, FR is going to get more adventures set there, likely in regions like Zakhara, Kara-Tur and other untouched places. They may have "regional setting books," but considering how the SCAG is one of the worst received 5e books, I doubt it.
SCAG has good reviews on Amazon, and here when there were reviews. It is in the top 20 Fantasy gaming products selling on Amazon right now. SCAG is actually a big business win for WotC...
 

Urriak Uruk

Explorer
SCAG has good reviews on Amazon, and here when there were reviews. It is in the top 20 Fantasy gaming products selling on Amazon right now. SCAG is actually a big business win for WotC...
"Good reviews on Amazon" has to be looked at as relative to other products. I see that the SCAG has a 4.2 of 5 stars, making it the worst reviewed "non-adventure product" (worse even than the Aqcuisitions book), and is tied with Hoard of the Dragon Queen, generally considered the worst adventure for 5e released.

Also I wouldn't take the ranking of books on Amazon too seriously. D&D is considered the 17th most successful author in "Health, Fitness and Dieting," so I find that their algorithm is probably still very much in the "beta" stage.
 

Parmandur

Legend
"Good reviews on Amazon" has to be looked at as relative to other products. I see that the SCAG has a 4.2 of 5 stars, making it the worst reviewed "non-adventure product" (worse even than the Aqcuisitions book), and is tied with Hoard of the Dragon Queen, generally considered the worst adventure for 5e released.

Also I wouldn't take the ranking of books on Amazon too seriously. D&D is considered the 17th most successful author in "Health, Fitness and Dieting," so I find that their algorithm is probably still very much in the "beta" stage.
It is selling, is the point, after four years in print. That's better than the core books for previous WotC editions.
 

Azzy

Cyclone Ranger
ANy suggestions on which book would be the best intro to Ebberon - Wayfinders, the 3.5 Campaign Book, or the 4e Campaign Book and Player's Guide?
Wayfinders is an excellent noobs guide--speaking as someone with no experience with Eberron prior to Wayfinders.
 

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