D&D (2024) New D&D Edition's Player’s Handbook Alternate Art Cover Reveal

Alternate Player's Handbook cover art by Wylie Beckert.

Polygon revealed the alternate art for the 2024 Player's Handbook.

"Illustrated by Wylie Beckert, the alt art cover of the Player’s Handbook (2024) features a party comprised of D&D’s four iconic classes — the fighter, the wizard, the cleric, and the rogue — all gathered around a friendly gold dragon, sharing tea. This gentle scene stands in stark contrast to the mainline Player’s Handbook (2024), which will have a bright, bold cover by Tyler Jacobsen with similar characters posed in the moments before striking a blow."

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Yaarel

🇮🇱He-Mage
These days, it is uncomfortable to see all of the characters be White.

I feel the cover should reflect the target audience, in this case, represent the US demographic.

That said, these days, I appreciate seeing a White male as part of the group.
 

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That's beautiful!

So am I going crazy or did they not say they wouldn't do alt covers due to the massive print run? Did I miss this being addressed? I'm not complaining just wasn't expecting it.
 


Reynard

Legend
Supporter
These days, it is uncomfortable to see all of the characters be White.

I feel the cover should reflect the target audience, in this case, represent the US demographic.

That said, these days, I appreciate seeing a White male as part of the group.
Those characters don't code as white to me. It looks like their ethnicity is intentionally indistinct, actually.
 





dave2008

Legend
I love the serpentine dragon. I appreciate its lack of wings. I hope this means, dragons generally can have different forms. Possibly the diverse forms tend to be regional.
It does have winglets, and I could have sworn the standard cover gold dragon had wings, but perhaps they were little winglets too and I misinterpreted. I would be happy for the wingless gold dragon to return.
 


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