Research has never been so dangerousÃ¢ÂÂ°ÃÂ_
Explore the breadth of D&DÃ¢ÂÂ°ÃÂÃÂªs monsters in this immersive 224-page volume filled with beautiful illustrations and in-depth lore.ÃÂ¥ÃÂVoloÃ¢ÂÂ°ÃÂÃÂªs Guide to MonstersÃÂ¥ÃÂprovides something exciting for players and Dungeon Masters everywhere!
The esteemed loremaster Volothamp Geddarm is back and heÃ¢ÂÂ°ÃÂÃÂªs written a fantastical dissertation, covering some of the most iconic monsters in the Forgotten Realms. Unfortunately, the Sage of Shadowdale himself, Elminster, doesnÃ¢ÂÂ°ÃÂÃÂªt believe Volo gets some of the important details quite right. DonÃ¢ÂÂ°ÃÂÃÂªt 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 letÃ¢ÂÂ°ÃÂÃÂªs not forget ... dangerous creatures whose horns, claws, fangs, heads, or even hides might comfortably adorn the walls of your trophy room. If you survive.
- Chapter 1: Monster LoreÃÂ¥ÃÂtakes several iconic D&D monsters and provides additional information about their origins, their dispositions and behaviors, and their lairsÃ¢ÂÂ°ÃÂÃÂabove and beyond what is written in theÃÂ¥ÃÂMonster Manual.ÃÂ¥ÃÂDive deep into the story behind D&DÃ¢ÂÂ°ÃÂÃÂªs most popular and iconic monsters, including beholders, mind flayers, and the yuan-ti, as well as classics like orcs, gnolls, and kobolds.
- Chapter 2: Character RacesÃÂ¥ÃÂpresents character races that are some of the more distinctive race options in the D&D multiverse, including the goblin, the orc, and the firbolg.
- Chapter 3: BestiaryÃÂ¥ÃÂprovides game statistics and lore for nearly one hundred monsters suitable for any D&D campaign.ÃÂ¥ÃÂGain access to rules and story for dozens of monsters new to fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons, such as the froghemoth, the neogi, and the vargouille.