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!
For use with the fifth edition Player’s Handbook®, Monster Manual®, and Dungeon Master’s Guide®, this book provides fans with a deep dive into the lore of some of D&D’s most iconic monsters, plus dozens of stats and details on creatures new to fifth edition, as well as a host of new playable races for the characters in your campaigns.
• Explores the lore of some of D&D’s most iconic monsters such as beholders, mind flayers, and the yuan-ti, as well as popular classics like orcs, gnolls, and kobolds. • Provides rules detail on dozens of monsters new to fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons, such as the froghemoth, neogi, and vargouille. • Gives players the opportunity to play some new character races, such as a goblin, orc, or firbolg. • Fans of the DUNGEONS & DRAGONS® Roleplaying Game can get a sample of what this product has in store for them through the D&D Adventurers LeagueTM organized play program. • Design and development by the Wizards tabletop RPG team.