Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes has been officially announced. New details are here, come and see!
Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes is the next book announced–we talked about it some back on Friday. But now they have an official page where you can find info, previews (as they get released) and have begun talking about it. Frankly there’s some pretty exciting stuff to dig into. For starters, there’s new player race stuff in the book. And given what we’ve seen here’s what I’d expect:
And that’s just for starters. They also specifically call out Dwarves and Duergar and I wouldn’t be surprised to see some more ‘conflict-based’ options making an appearance.
That’s apparently the big theme of this one. Conflict across the Cosmos. In an interview (linked below) Mike Mearls mentions that the book is from Mordenkainen’s perspective and it is all about setting up what’s happening kind of across the cosmos–mostly conflicts and balances of powers–for a very important reason.
That reason being other big thing that Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes is going to be about is higher-level monsters. This is the one that gets me very excited–if Volo’s Guide to Monsters had some new foes to fight in the early game, this one is a little more about hard mode. Whether it’s “daunting challenges” to low level parties, or lots of higher-level foes so you can have really cool, complex challenges across the various tiers of play.
And from a storytelling perspective, there’s a lot of legend/mythic perspective to the way things are. All in all, this feels pretty exciting. The books is out May 29th, and you can find all the official details below.
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 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.