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D&D 5E Are You Keeping Volo's Guide to Monsters and Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes?


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CleverNickName

Limit Break Dancing
Of course.

After all, there's no guarantee that I will even like most of the MotM content, let alone decide to adopt it for my game. (I'm still warming up to artificers from Xanathar's. "Steampunk D&D, eh?" I'll ask myself, squinting at the pages. "Back in my day we didn't meddle in such tomfoolery! But the kids these days say I need to get with the times...")
 
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With the upcoming release of Mordenkainen Presents: Monsters of the Multiverse, are you keeping Volo's Guide to Monsters and Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes?

In my mind, they're no longer needed, but there is the collectability factor.
The lore in Volo's and MToF is excellent.
In my opinion it's by far the best part of the book in MToF (Volo's is all around good, love this one :) )

So i will keep both of them and not buy MpMoM ^^
 

beancounter

Explorer
Yes, I'll keep them, and I won't be buying the new book.

I don't need dozens of new playable species. And I really don't need a new book to tell me that X monster is "typically" evil.

I do like the new way spells are handled for NPC though.
 

darjr

I crit!
I’ll buy the new book and keep the old ones.

I suspect that DnDBeyond will also, in that I think they’ll give you an option to choose a source among the options. Just a guess though.
 

Mezuka

Adventurer
Yes, they are now part of my D&D collection with the rest of my 5e books in storage. I no longer play it, I'm certainly not going to invest in the new books.
 


DEFCON 1

Legend
Won't be buying the gift set nor do I expect I'll be buying the Monsters of the Multiverse book when it gets released on its own. I don't use the monsters in Volo's or Tome of Foes that often as it is, so I don't need their statblocks updated.
 


Galandris

Foggy Bottom Campaign Setting Fan
I’m still not 100% sure what the virtue of Mordenkainens Monsters of the Multiverse is if the monsters are all re-prints 🤔

Some attack spells in the stat block and missing alignment doesn’t really equal an improvement for me.

Frankly, the name sounds like a missed opportunities for all those books. Even with the same statblocks, having widely different takes on monsters depending on Volo's or Mordenkainen's point of views and own bias might have warranted buying the same statblocks (for a "how to use..." ideas). But as a reprint (with a few paragraphs missing), I don't see the value.
 

Stormonu

Legend
Not buying the new book, so yes, I'm keeping the old.

Oddly enough, the Volo's copy I have the spine text doesn't span the entire edge of the book, but it does so on my wife's. I suspect mine is a 1st printing, and I haven't bothered to check if they fixed/changed anything else in my wife's copy (hers was bought around Thanksgiving).
 

Lyxen

Great Old One
I suspect that DnDBeyond will also, in that I think they’ll give you an option to choose a source among the options. Just a guess though.

That has been their usual policy so far, and I certainly do hope they will do it. Whatever you think of the changes, We have multiple campaigns ongoing and we should not have to modify our characters after the new book comes out.
 

guachi

Adventurer
The lore is good in Guide to Monsters and Tome of Foes. Lots of good stuff to make you think and stuff you can add to a game. The stat blocks are just secondary, anyway. There's nothing in Monsters of the Multiverse that would compel me to buy it.
 

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