Published on February 5th, 2018 | by gareth0
D&D Announces Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes
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<http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/news/mordenkainens-tome-foes> is available
everywhere on May 29, but you can pick up a limited alternative cover (pictured
below) 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.
Look for Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes in your local game store on May 18! Otherwise,
you can pick it up on May 29, and start adding new monsters and lore nuggets to your
D&D sessions. The Dungeons & Dragons team will be talking about Mordenkainen’s Tome
of Foes on twitch.tv/dnd<https://www.twitch.tv/dnd> in the coming months. Look for
Mike Mearls and Jeremy Crawford to offer more insight on what’s in the book on
Dragon Talk at 2pm PT on Monday, Feb 5th and for follow-up interviews with the team
on the D&D Beyond YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/dndbeyond.