Wednesday, September 3, 2014

5E Monster Manual

I managed to get an advanced copy of the new Monster Manual on eBay...


They were given as swag with the VIP packages at GenCon 2014 and either the seller isn't a fan or decided to make some cash to cover his trip to the con and plans on getting another copy on general release. In an event, this version has been signed by the development team...


Greg Bisland, Kate Irwin, Peter Lee, Mike Mearls, Rodney Thompson, and Steve Townshead. What I really wanted was early access to the book, but the sigs are a bonus. In all of the years collecting D&D stuff, I've never bothered to acquire anything signed.


There are other sites with reviews and I'm not going to bother beyond saying it is a beautiful book. As with the Player's Handbook, the art directors have managed to maintain a consistent look throughout despite the many different styles presented. The water color backgrounds and inclusion of many pencil sketches add a nice touch. The few entries I've had the chance to read seem well done and I am looking forward to actually reading the book cover to cover.

1 comment:

  1. Oh look! It's the Beholder... Again... How creative...

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