Volo’s Guide to Monsters (Dungeons & Dragons)

Volo's Guide to Monsters (Dungeons & Dragons) WeeklyReviewer

Immerse yourself in monster lore in this supplement for the world’s greatest roleplaying game
 
This is NOT just another Monster Manual! Volo’s Guide to Monsters provides something exciting for players and Dungeon Masters everywhere.
· A deep dive into the lore behind some of D&D’s most popular and iconic monsters
· Dozens of monsters new to the fifth edition to include in your epic adventures
· New playable races to allow you to build characters to fit nearly any type of story in your D&D game.
 
The esteemed loremaster Volothamp Geddarm is back and he’s written a fantastical dissertation, covering some of the most iconic monsters in the Forgotten Realms. Unfortunately, the Sage of Shadowdale himself, Elminster, doesn’t believe Volo gets some of the important details quite right. Don’t miss out as Volo and Elminster square off (academically speaking of course) to illuminate the uninitiated on creatures both common and obscure. Uncover the machinations of the mysterious Kraken Society, what is the origin of the bizarre froghemoth, or how to avoid participating in the ghastly reproductive cycle of the grotesque vargouille.  Dungeon Masters and players will get some much-needed guidance as you plan your next venture, traipsing about some dusty old ruin in search of treasure, lore, and let’s not forget … dangerous creatures whose horns, claws, fangs, heads, or even hides might comfortably adorn the walls of your trophy room. If you survive.
 
Research has never been so dangerous!


From the Publisher

Get this to:

Craft inspired adventures with new and expanded monster lore, introduce new monsters to your campaign, and open new character race options

Explore a wealth of new rules options and create a wider world for your players to explore

Immerse your players in monster lore for a deeper roleplaying experience

Audience:

Dungeon Masters, experienced players

Dungeon Masters, experienced players

Dungeon Masters, experienced players

Contents:

Over 150 monsters with stats and illustrations / More options for character creation with new races / Expanded monster lore for Dungeon Masters to add depth to a campaign

Dozens of new spells / Over 25 new subclasses / New Racial Feats / Random encounter tables for quick combat setup / Rules for Downtime Revisited / Tools like improved traps, magic items, and more for Dungeon Masters to add to their adventures

7 new playable races plus 6 monstrous races / In-depth monster lore including new variants of existing monsters, encounter tables, lair details, history, and more / Dozens of monsters new to fifth edition D&D for players to conquer

Publisher‏:‎Wizards of the Coast; Illustrated edition (November 15, 2016)
Language‏:‎English
Hardcover‏:‎224 pages
ISBN-10‏:‎0786966017
ISBN-13‏:‎978-0786966011
Reading age‏:‎14 years and up
Item Weight‏:‎1.85 pounds
Dimensions‏:‎8.5 x 0.6 x 10.9 inches

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