Volo's Guide to Monsters (PDF-Online Reading-Download-Summary-Review)

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Volo's Guide to Monsters is a sourcebook for the fifth edition of the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, released in 2016. It is, in part, a supplement to the fifth edition Monster Manual and Player's Manual.

Summary

Esteemed science master Volothamp Geddarm is back and has written a fantastic dissertation, covering some of the most iconic monsters from the Forgotten Realms. Unfortunately, the Sage of Shadowdale himself, Elminster, doesn't think Volo got some of the important details right. Check out how Volo and Elminster square off (academically speaking, of course) to enlighten the uninitiated on creatures both common and obscure. Discover the machinations of the mysterious Kraken Society, what is the origin of the strange froghemoth or how to avoid participating in the hideous reproductive cycle of the grotesque vargouille.
 
Dungeon Masters and players alike will get much-needed guidance as they plan their next adventure, wandering some dusty old ruin in search of treasure, lore, and let's not forget... dangerous creatures whose horns, claws, fangs, heads, or even the Skins can comfortably adorn the walls of your trophy room. If you survive.
 
Chapter 1: Monster Lore takes several iconic monsters from D&D and provides additional information about their origins, their dispositions and behaviors, and their lairs, beyond what is written in the Monster Manual. Immerse yourself in the history behind D&D's most popular and iconic monsters, including beholders, mind flayers, and yuan-ti, as well as classics like orcs, gnolls, and kobolds.
Chapter 2: Character Races introduces character races that are some of the most distinctive race choices in the D&D multiverse, including the goblin, orc, and firbolg.
Chapter 3: Bestiary provides game statistics and lore for nearly a hundred monsters suitable for any D&D campaign. Gain access to the rules and lore for dozens of new monsters in Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition, including the froghemoth, neogi, and vargouille.

Review

This is NOT just another Monster Manual! Volo's Guide to Monsters offers 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 new monsters in the fifth edition to include in your epic adventures
· New playable races that allow you to create characters that fit almost any story type in your D&D game.

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