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Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes
« on: February 05, 2018, 12:09:32 pm »
If you, like me, have been hoping for another book like Volo's Guide to Monsters, you're in luck! Here's the press release I received about the new D&D book coming out in May.


One of the most powerful wizards in the Dungeons & Dragons® multiverse shares some of his hard-won knowledge with fans in a new book full of lore and monsters for D&D fifth edition. Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes is available everywhere on May 29, but you can pick up a limited alternative cover (pictured below) in game stores on May 18, 2018.

Mordenkainen hails from the City of Greyhawk, but over the eons he has expanded his mastery of the major conflicts in the multiverse. Similar to 2016’s Volo’s Guide to Monsters, Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes not only contains everything you need to run challenging new monsters at the table with your friends but also provides tons of storytelling information on some of the most contentious relationships in the multiverse. You’ll learn more about the schism between drow and other elves, githyanki and githzerai, and dwarves and duergar, in addition to reading about the incessant Blood War between demons and devils.

Players will love to delve into Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes to search for story hooks to use with their characters, as well as try out some of the player options for races like tieflings and elves, or maybe an otherworldly githyanki or githzerai. Dungeon Masters looking for inspiration and greater challenges for players who have reached higher levels of play will find much to explore in Tome of Foes.

Look for Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes in your local game store on May 18! Otherwise, you can pick it up on May 29, and start adding new monsters and lore nuggets to your D&D sessions. The Dungeons & Dragons team will be talking about Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes on twitch.tv/dnd in the coming months. Look for Mike Mearls and Jeremy Crawford to offer more insight on what’s in the book on Dragon Talk at 2pm PT on Monday, Feb 5th and for follow-up interviews with the team on the D&D Beyond YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/dndbeyond.

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Re: Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2018, 05:13:32 pm »
Really looking forward to this book, and the cover art looks sweet.


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Re: Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2018, 12:18:11 pm »
The latest episode of the Dragon Talk podcast features an interview with Jeremy Crawford and Kate Irwin about the upcoming supplement Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes. They give a lot of information on the book, and I'm really excited about it. I hope you'll give it a listen and then come back here and let us know what you think. The segment with Chris Perkins about Mordenkainen himself is fairly interesting as well.

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13:10 – Lore You Should Know with Chris Perkins (@ChrisPerkinsDnD) – Mordenkainen

32:13 – Interview with Jeremy Crawford and Kate Irwin

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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 06:06:48 am »
One can never have too many monsters (says the DM who has MM, Volo's, Tome of Beasts, countless 3pp freebies from DriveThruRPG, and will be receiving the Creature Codex)!  I'm also excited to see some new lore and for the other tidbits that will undoubtedly be included in this new release.  Will listen to the Dragon Talk episode and chime back in later...

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Re: Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2018, 04:51:48 pm »
One can never have too many monsters

No, you can't

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Re: Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2018, 05:16:13 am »
Yeah this is great news.  Volos Guide has really helped me in my current campaign and if this new book is half the book Volo's is then I'll be happy.  I'm very interested in their Dwarf vs Duergar section as those are races that are in focus in my current game that could really enhance that part of my campaign.