The Monster Manual is an illustrated bestiary that collects the most iconic monsters of the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game and provides story hooks for each monster that can inspire adventures. Written for both novice and experienced Dungeon Masters, the book contains page after page of creatures to challenge heroes throughout their adventuring careers.
Each monster’s description is written to help you bring the monster to life, both in terms of roleplaying and combat, and to understand the monster’s place in the D&D multiverse.
The creatures described in this tome inhabit a wide variety of locations, from the deepest caverns of the Underdark to the far-flung Outer Planes.
The Monster Manual is one of the three main Dungeons & Dragons books, along with the Player’s Handbook and the Dungeon Master’s Guide. It’s an essential resource for Dungeon Masters to use in populating any type of challenge they might contrive for their players.
• From an angel’s wingspan to the vacant eyes of a zombie beholder, the Monster Manual includes more than 150 creatures illustrated in vivid color, with more than 400 quick reference tables to help you bring them to life with ease.
• Rich descriptions of each monster help trigger your imagination. From the familiar (“vampires hate sunlight”) to the arcane (“what color is the vapor from a gorgon’s nose?”), the Monster Manual helps inspire your decisions and keep the game flowing smoothly.
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