Masque of the Red Death Player’s Guide cover design and illustration

Masque of the Red Death Player’s Guide is an upcoming Dungeons & Dragons setting book coming to the DMs Guild by writer Jeremy Forbing. This book updates the classic D&D Gothic Earth setting (a gothic horror take on Victorian era England) for 5e. It will be coming to the Guild this fall.

The center piece is an homage to Harry Clarke’s portrait of Edgar Allan Poe, from an edition of Tales of Mystery and Imagination. The finished Masque of the Red Death Player’s Guide features several Clarke illustrations (and many other period public domain illustrations). The red, illustrated elements (as well as other new illustrations for the interior) are less directly indebted to Clarke.