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5E Green Ronin's Book of Fiends for 5E

Green Ronin has launched the crowdfunding campaign for their Book of Fiends -- a hardcover book of demons, devils and other assorted nasties.


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These Planes of Perdition are home to the wickedest denizens of the multiverse and The Book of Fiends brings them crashing into your 5E campaign!


The original Book of Fiends came out back in the early-2000s for D&D 3.5. It compiled Legions of Hell, and Armies of the Abyss, Green Ronin's two previous books (the former was one of my favourite third party 3.5 books at the time).

This is a 200-page book with over 130 demons, devils, and over plane denizens, the Lords of Hell, Demon Princes, and Exarchs of Gehenna, and monsters from CR 0-31.

It's on GameOnTabletop, and you can grab the PDF for $25 or the hardcover for $50.

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These Planes of Perdition are home to the wickedest denizens of the multiverse and The Book of Fiends brings them crashing into your 5E campaign! This 200+ page, beautifully illustrated, full-color hardback includes:
  • Details on the nine Lords of Hell, the seven Exarchs of Gehenna, and a plethora of Demon Princes.
  • Over 130 daemons, devils, demons, and other creatures of the Lower Planes.
  • Monsters with challenge ratings from 0 to 31; there are foes for characters of all levels.
  • Info on the celestial choirs and the fallen angels.
  • Details on the Abyss, Hell, and Gehenna and their place among the planes.
  • A fantastic new cover from Svetoslav Petrov and evocative interior illustrations from artists like Andrey Vasilchenko, Stanislav Dikolenko, and Katerina Ladon.
What’s more, all the rules and stats in The Book of Fiends were designed by Robert J. Schwalb (of Shadow of the Demon Lordfame), who was on the Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition design team. The rest of the original design team is also stellar: Aaron Loeb (Book of the Righteous), Erik Mona (Paizo Publishing), and Chris Pramas (AD&D Guide to Hell).

The Book of Fiends provides profoundly evil foes your players will never forget. Level Ups (AKA stretch goals) will add new Player Character options, tie-in fiction, and more.


Why Game on Tabletop, and not Kickstarter? Green Ronin's Chris Pramas says --


"What’s different about this project is that we are doing it on Game On Tabletop. This is a newer crowdfunding platform and we are excited to launch our first campaign there. Game On was created by our long-time partners in France, Black Book Editions.

Game On Tabletop has a lot of great tools, most of which will be invisible to you but are hugely useful to us. The best thing about it is that it’s a crowdfunding platform and a pledge manager rolled into one. This means you’ll be able to take care of everything at one site. You can back the project, buy add-ons, and pay shipping all in one place. If you haven’t backed a project there before, we think you’re really going to like it."
 
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Comments

Twiggly the Gnome

Adventurer
I misread the thread title as Green Ronin's Book of Friends for 5E, and was hoping it was something that converted Blue Rose material to 5e. A little disappointed now. ;)
 

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Voadam

Adventurer
I like GR books but will this contradict the core FR devils and hell's or complement them?
Both. :)

I owned the original book. The devils and demons fit pretty seemlessly into the core D&D cosmology. The neutral evil fiends, not-so-much. They are essentially an alternative "family" of neutral evil fiends for D&D's yugoloths. Alternative, or along-side . . . no reason why we can't have multiple neutral evil fiend families causing mortals all sorts of grief!

The original was a damn fine book, and the updated version should be pretty amazing as well.
I have the original as well and like it a lot.

They also had a slightly different set of arch devils and lore for the existing ones, Leviathan instead of the ice guy comes to mind. Mostly they are compatible though and the new devils fit in easily, I slotted them into my game without problem.

The Daemons (NE fiends) are based off of feeding on the seven deadly sins and include a bit of the 2e Yugoloth blood war mercenary concept as well IIRC. The seven NE sin lords do not really fit into the Yugoloth lore of Anthraxus and Oinodaemon stuff though.

Most of the Demon Lords fit in easily and they had alternate names for some D&D standards.

One issue with the original was the low CR of a lot of the fiends. Some of the minor demon lords and devil nobility were fully statted out and I remember a big fat one with a face in his belly and lore about him wrecking empires single-handedly but his stats being CR 10 which was a big mismatch between the lore and the stats. Not a problem if you go with the Aspect theory of fiend manifestations, but it is there.
 

BriantheBlack

Villager
Personally after having experienced backing green ronin products I wouldn't. Reasons still waiting on one kickstarters 2 years later with who knows when it will rap. Also they shipped some of the product before there backers got it.
 

Dire Bare

Legend
Supporter
Personally after having experienced backing green ronin products I wouldn't. Reasons still waiting on one kickstarters 2 years later with who knows when it will rap. Also they shipped some of the product before there backers got it.
What are you still waiting on? I've backed most of their Kickstarters, and I've gotten everything (I think, now I feel like I need to check).
 

DaveMage

Slumbering in Tsar
Personally after having experienced backing green ronin products I wouldn't. Reasons still waiting on one kickstarters 2 years later with who knows when it will rap. Also they shipped some of the product before there backers got it.
Which one wasn't fulfilled?
 

Hoffmand

Explorer
Backed. I own 5e Book of the Righteous, but this looks even better!
I love green ronin. But that is the book I liked the least. I found it pretty bland. Not useless. But nothing amazing about the pantheon presented. I love their other d&d supplements, mutants and masterminds, dragon age, and other products.
 


Nikosandros

Golden Procrastinator
I am one such backer and indeed I'm still waiting for the project to be completed. A partially mitigating factor (at least for me) is that the main author, C. A. Suleiman, was removed from the project and that certainly caused a major disruption. I had good experiences with all others projects from GR that I've backed.
 

Corrosive

Adventurer
Supporter
Did that book of fiction to raise money for Chris Pramas' back surgery ever go out? I may have missed it.
 

Dire Bare

Legend
Supporter
I don’t know which one Brian was referencing but the backers of the Lost Citadel for 5E are still waiting for the physical books which is almost 2 years behind schedule....

The Lost Citadel — Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy Roleplaying

ETA: I did not back it but someone in my group did.
Heh, I forgot that one was taken over by Green Ronin. "The Lost Citadel" was a cursed project and Green Ronin saved it, well, are still in the process of saving it. Both the collection of short stories and the RPG based on them have been troubled from the start.

The ebook version of "The Lost Citadel" was recently, finally, released. It's pretty cool. The physical books will be fulfilled, albeit very late. Green Ronin is a solid company and I have faith they will deliver. I also don't blame them for the extreme delays on BOTH the short story collection and the RPG, they took over a troubled project. I didn't back for physical books, and had forgotten the project isn't fully fulfilled yet.
 

pkt77242

Explorer
They did not “take over” the RPG. It was their Kickstarter from the beginning. I agree that they have had some unforeseeable issues but I don’t agree with the wording to say that they have taken it over.

Heh, I forgot that one was taken over by Green Ronin. "The Lost Citadel" was a cursed project and Green Ronin saved it, well, are still in the process of saving it. Both the collection of short stories and the RPG based on them have been troubled from the start.

The ebook version of "The Lost Citadel" was recently, finally, released. It's pretty cool. The physical books will be fulfilled, albeit very late. Green Ronin is a solid company and I have faith they will deliver. I also don't blame them for the extreme delays on BOTH the short story collection and the RPG, they took over a troubled project. I didn't back for physical books, and had forgotten the project isn't fully fulfilled yet.
 

DaveMage

Slumbering in Tsar
I am one such backer and indeed I'm still waiting for the project to be completed. A partially mitigating factor (at least for me) is that the main author, C. A. Suleiman, was removed from the project and that certainly caused a major disruption. I had good experiences with all others projects from GR that I've backed.
Why was Suleiman removed from the project?
 


Ezequielramone

Explorer
I have backed many RPG books (I've only backed rpg books) but this is my first GR crowdfunding. Every product I have from them is amazing. Out of the abyss was one of my favorite adventures to run, Dragon Age, both core rulebook and Blood in Ferelden, were amazing. I found that their game is a great adaptation for the videogame and the adventures represent the ambiguous morality of the world. Also Tal'Dorei CS stands as the best setting book I have ever read (I've never watched a critical role episode). So... having Descent into Avernus wating to be run this should be an amazing adition. ;)
 

Dire Bare

Legend
Supporter
I have backed many RPG books (I've only backed rpg books) but this is my first GR crowdfunding. Every product I have from them is amazing. Out of the abyss was one of my favorite adventures to run, Dragon Age, both core rulebook and Blood in Ferelden, were amazing. I found that their game is a great adaptation for the videogame and the adventures represent the ambiguous morality of the world. Also Tal'Dorei CS stands as the best setting book I have ever read (I've never watched a critical role episode). So... having Descent into Avernus wating to be run this should be an amazing adition. ;)
Off topic, but I'd be curious to see any reviews that compare Green Ronin's "Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting" book to WotC's "Explorer's Guide to Wildemount". I too haven't watched much Critical Role, but enjoyed the Tal'Dorei book. I'm having a harder time getting into the Wildemount book for some reason.
 

Dire Bare

Legend
Supporter
Yeesh. Ugly stuff, all around. I (now) remember getting the top-level reports from Green Ronin at the time . . . but never dived into the unfortunate details.

I went through the link you provided, but didn't go any deeper down the rabbit hole than that. I don't have enough to form an opinion on C.A. Suleiman or on Green Ronin's response to the situation . . . . but reading some of the rhetoric on different sides makes me sad. We have the existing problem of abuse victims not being taken seriously by society, hence the very necessary #metoo movement, and I'm also growing increasingly concerned with folks being shut out of their professional lives based on accusations alone. Not saying that's what happened to Suleiman, again, I didn't go down that rabbit hole any deeper and don't have enough information to form a confident opinion either way . . . . it's just a sad and dangerous place society finds itself in right now.

Certainly a major roadblock to an already troubled creative project (not that the fulfillment of "The Lost Citadel" is more important than the abuse/harassment situation). I really am beginning to think that "The Lost Citadel" is a cursed project!
 

eyeheartawk

Works 60% of the time, every time
Certainly a major roadblock to an already troubled creative project (not that the fulfillment of "The Lost Citadel" is more important than the abuse/harassment situation). I really am beginning to think that "The Lost Citadel" is a cursed project!
You think that's bad, I backed the LotFP Referee guide in 2013. 2 years isn't all that bad all things considered.
 

Ezequielramone

Explorer
Off topic, but I'd be curious to see any reviews that compare Green Ronin's "Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting" book to WotC's "Explorer's Guide to Wildemount". I too haven't watched much Critical Role, but enjoyed the Tal'Dorei book. I'm having a harder time getting into the Wildemount book for some reason.
I have not read the new book since I'm finishig with Eberron.
 

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