D&D 5E Is the 5e Monster Manual the best MM ever?

Is the 5e Monster Manual the best MM ever?


Thank Dog

Banned
Banned
Being Aussie, I wasn't able to pick up my MM until today. And then someone had to go and interrupt any opportunity of me perusing it by running a game. So it was only just in the last fifteen minutes that I've been able to look through it and that is enough to convince me that it's my most favouritest Monster Manual everest in the history of ever.

So, is this the best Monster Manual ever?

EDIT: I said Monster Manual which I thought clearly implied "D&D lines from WotC only". Other systems and other publishers don't have a role to play in this poll.
 
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Paraxis

Explorer
No it is not.

Monster Vault for 4e was better, the 3rd party Monsternomicon for Iron Kingdoms 3e was just amazing, the creature collection for Scarred Lands 3e is also better. The 2nd edition Monstrous Manual was pretty cool too.

Now, is the 5e MM good oh sure great book, but not the best MM ever by a long shot.

All of the above, as always in my ever so humble opinion.
 

Sacrosanct

Legend
Publisher
It's certainly up there for me, but I don't know if I'm ready to say best ever yet. I think you're gonna get vastly different opinions based on what people want out of a MM.

For me, I like the MM to have a lot of monsters (it does), and to have art/flavor text that inspires me in ways to include the monsters into the adventures/campaigns I run. I does this well to.

However, for someone who wants most of all, monsters that have a bunch of mechanical special abilities unique to each monster, they may not rate it so highly.
 


DM Howard

Explorer
It's certainly a great book, but have you even seen the Hacklopedia for Hackmaster? That thing is a masterpiece of awesome with a can of whoop-ass on top.
 


Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
This arrived today, and my nostalgia gene went into overdrive.

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TDarien

Guest
I don't know about it being the best Monster Manual ever. However, when the 5e PHB was published, I said repeatedly that it was the best-looking D&D book ever published.


That is no longer true.
 

Hand of Evil

Hero
Epic
Monsternomicon for me, I don't think it was the first to have a size comparison but that should be standard to all Monster books. Plus, the monsters were cool and added to the setting.
 

DMZ2112

Chaotic Looseleaf
It can't be the best ever, it didn't come in a three-ring binder.

It's certainly a great book, but have you even seen the Hacklopedia for Hackmaster? That thing is a masterpiece of awesome with a can of whoop-ass on top.

If you hate money that much, I'm taking donations. :)
 

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amerigoV

Guest
Monsternomicon for me, I don't think it was the first to have a size comparison but that should be standard to all Monster books. Plus, the monsters were cool and added to the setting.

I have not seen the 5e MM, but Monsternomicon is the yardstick that I measure all others up to. Its good to see a few others do as well.
 

Faradon

First Post
I was always a fan of the monstrous compendium. Was nice to be able to pull out the monsters I needed when running a game and then file them back away in the binders. The only problem with it was having to buy thousands of those stupid paper donuts / hole reinforcement tools because pages would keep getting torn by the binder. I also liked adding new inserts from the 'expansions' into the binder.

In any event, I love 5th ed so far and am happy with the first two books... fingers are crossed with hopes that the DMG follows suit.
 





Ragmon

Explorer
Monsternomicon for me, I don't think it was the first to have a size comparison but that should be standard to all Monster books. Plus, the monsters were cool and added to the setting.

I completely agree, the size comparison should be an integral part of every "monster manual".

Best MM IMO too.
 



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