D&D 5E Will you buy the new Gift Set with Monsters of the Multiverse?

Will you buy it?

  • Yes

    Votes: 16 12.0%
  • No

    Votes: 78 58.6%
  • Separate Monsters book in May

    Votes: 39 29.3%
  • Digital Monsters book (DDB/FG/Roll20 etc) in May

    Votes: 19 14.3%
  • Other (comment below)

    Votes: 6 4.5%

Smackpixi

Adventurer
I own neither Volos or MToF, was looking to grab one when this was announced so waited, hoped the individual book would be sooner, still on the fence on doing the two originals or the new book in May, leaning toward the two originals for the lore…but only going to ever read through that once likely, and it’s “available“ if I go with new book. I guess my real choice is lore on the shelf to occasionally page through or updated monsters (minimal an not much of a concern) and slightly better race options for my players…who only need a total of about 4 characters a year.

Figured a lot of the lore stuff would be dropped, but kinda hoped at least somewhat abbreviated versions would be worked long, for a MM, intros for the variant descriptions, and for inclusion of monsters from all the adventure books.
 

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Parmandur

Book-Friend
I own neither Volos or MToF, was looking to grab one when this was announced so waited, hoped the individual book would be sooner, still on the fence on doing the two originals or the new book in May, leaning toward the two originals for the lore…but only going to ever read through that once likely, and it’s “available“ if I go with new book. I guess my real choice is lore on the shelf to occasionally page through or updated monsters (minimal an not much of a concern) and slightly better race options for my players…who only need a total of about 4 characters a year.

Figured a lot of the lore stuff would be dropped, but kinda hoped at least somewhat abbreviated versions would be worked long, for a MM, intros for the variant descriptions, and for inclusion of monsters from all the adventure books.
No, it seem the lore stuff is mostly dropped.
 

Parmandur

Book-Friend
Absolutely no chance with the Gift set.

Digital would be next but with Beyond we don't even know what it'll contain so that's out for now.

And honestly I don't have any reviews of how good the changes to the monsters are. I expect I might pick it up eventually, but not May.
The monsters, from what we've sen, aren't really made any "vetter," it's a pretty lateral move to shift around some bookkeeping behind the screen (spell management being simplified, primarily) , don't really look like theybwill play that differently.
 

Sacrosanct

Legend
Publisher
I would have just gotten the stand alone, but that alt cover set sure is pretty. So I reserved a copy...

Also, I want the book so I can better align with the current design style guide for my own projects I'm working on, so...
 


The monsters, from what we've sen, aren't really made any "vetter," it's a pretty lateral move to shift around some bookkeeping behind the screen (spell management being simplified, primarily) , don't really look like theybwill play that differently.
Really? The Duergar (or Derro, I forget which) we saw would definitely play both differently and better.
 


I'm happy to buy the digital book, since it's convenient to have both digital and print versions of monsters. But I'm also patient. New and improved is nice, but I don't need instant gratification now.

Personally, if I had to choose I would just have the monsters/lineages without the boring waffley lore sections of the older books.
 
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Ath-kethin

Elder Thing
I used to buy all the limited edition cover books, mostly for resale later. That worked out great with the first few, when the print runs were limited, but they're just too common now. The hobby store covers sell for just as little as the standard covers do on the secondary market, so I don't bother getting them anymore.
 

GreyLord

Legend
Tempted, but not sure yet. I am thinking of getting yet another set of 5e rulebooks, but not set or sure yet.

My original set has the MM and PHB getting sort of flabby, and Xanathar's could use some tape as well as maybe Volo's...soo...undecided.
 




Why would they even package 3 books together when one of them obsoletes the other two? Good job, WotC.
That's not what it's packaged with. It's packaged with Tashas and Xanathars.

So I guess the idea is that you can gift the Core Rulebook gift set (which already exists), and they get the three main books (PHB, DMG, MM), and then gift the Rules Expansion gift set (which is this), and they get MotM, Tashas and Xanathars, and at that point, they essentially have all the rules for everything, and they don't need the other two monster books, which will presumably stop being printed in or before 2024, and they also don't need SCAG, Eberron, etc. to get any classes or races (though IIRC there may still be subclasses specific to those - but some definitely made it to Xanathars).
 

Reynard

Legend
I voted No, primarily because while I might not necessarily be done with 5E at the table (I have no plans to run or play it aside from a convention event, but never say never) I am certainly done buying books for it. It's been a pretty good run but after what, 8 years?, it's flaws have overcome its positives for me.
 

Jer

Legend
Supporter
I'll probably end up getting the standalone book. I wasn't planning on it, but the shots of pages that were floating around on twitter yesterday have almost got me convinced. They have almost - but not quite - fixed the major flaws in the monster stat blocks that have prevented me from wanting to DM 5e since shortly after it was released. They're still not as usable as 4e monster stat blocks, but they're much closer.
 

delericho

Legend
Not the gift set - I have two of the books already. I may get MotM standalone, but not in May - if I buy the 2024 revised books I'll probably get it then. But even that's a really big 'if'.
 


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