Why do dwarves and duergar hate each other? How did the world come to have so many kinds of elves? What lies at the heart of the Blood War, the great cosmic struggle between demons and devils that threatens to destroy everything if either side were ever to emerge victorious?
Mordenkainen has all those answers and more - and now they can be yours, too.
This tome is built on the writings of the renowned wizards from the world of Greyhawk, gathered over a lifetime of research and scholarship. In his travels to other worlds and other planes of existence, he has made many friends, and has risked his life an equal number of times, to amass the knowledge contained herein.
The first five chapters present material for a Dungeon Master to add depth to a campaign that involves the characters in one or more of the ongoing conflicts described there. Options for players are provided as well, including new character races.
In addition to Mordenkainen's musings on the endless wars of the multiverse, the book contains game statistics for dozens of monsters: new demons and devils, several varieties of elves and duergar, and a vast array of other creatures from throughout the planes of existence.
With the additional Monsters it would be a good buy. But their are stats for variant creatures & races that make this a better then average value. The racial options will help you create a more interesting PC. For the money this is well worth the price. I so want a new campaign to kick off. I hope some of the lore from this book gets brought into the campaign.
This book is split about half and half between lore and monster stats. The lore, is primarily focused on the different races and cultures players may come across or control, as well as information on the blood war between demons and devils. The monster half is where this book kicks off, with tons of new and interesting creatures. Both original, and variants of creatures like drow, trolls, and others. Some of my favorite creatures are the leviathan (basically the CR 20 water elemental), Nagpas (a wicked vulture-like humanoids), and the Astral Dreadnoughts, (hungry gargantuan creatures that scour the Astral Plane for things to devour.
There are a few reprints (the demon lords from OotA) but not enough to change the rating.
This book is great for DM's who are just looking for some new monsters to throw at players, as well as DM's who want to integrate more lore and detail into their world.
This is a great book for any D&D 5e DM and player alike! Consider this a new Monster Manual, but with a bunch of new player options in addition.
Mordekainen's Tome of Foes has loads of new monsters to bring to your campaign, including a lot of unique and interesting creatures. On top of that, there are stats for variants of existing monster types, as well as epic level enemies!
For players, there's also new racial options to make your next character even more unique!
This is, in my opinion, the best official supplement book for 5e thus far. Buy it!