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Kobold Guide to Monsters (Kobold Press)Next month will see a new book from Kobold Press aimed at helping roleplaying gamemasters of all experience levels. The Kobold Guide to Monsters will provide info on creating, tweaking, controlling, and getting the most from all sorts of beasties and baddies. The 110 page softcover will carry an MSRP of $19.99 when it hits stores May 26th.

About the book:

The ENNIE Award-winning Kobold Guide series returns with The Kobold Guide to Monsters! This definitive tome about tabletop RPG creature creation and their use at the gaming table contains invaluable insight and advice from some of the top minds in roleplaying game design today.

A wide range of philosophy and perspectives are on display in these pages, including how to design monsters based on mythology, literature, or pop culture; how to balance a monster’s flavor with functionality; how to reskin monsters for any genre of campaign; how to make friends with even the most snarling beasts; how to tell a story with an encounter; how to best pace an encounter, and much more.

With essays grouped by subject matter, from monster design to encounter design, and presented in thoughtful progression, this tome is the perfect companion for Game Masters and players alike who want to learn from the very best. It’s a great gift for budding game designers, and it’s the perfect impulse buy for games of all stripes!

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