D&D’s ‘Monsters of the Multiverse’ breaks out of Rules Expansion Gift Set

Dungeons and Dragons Monsters of the Multiverse
Mordenkainen Presents Monsters of the Multiverse is becoming available separately from the D&D Rules Expansion Gift Set one day early, and D&D Beyond is delisting two books that inspired it ...
D&D Rules Expansion Gift Set

Dungeons & Dragons fans can now level up their libraries with the D&D Rules Expansion Gift Set â€“ available everywhere. 

The Rules Expansion Gift Set provides fans and those that love them one convenient purchase that will give players and DMs everything they need beyond the core rulebooks to explore a multiverse of options in the world’s greatest roleplaying game.

Released Jan. 25, the Gift Set contains new and revised printings of Xanathar’s Guide to Everything and Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything as well as a new volume – Mordenkainen Presents: Monsters of the Multiverse. Those three books plus a Dungeon Master’s Screen are all contained in a special slipcase.

Monsters of the Multiverse is a comprehensive resource for players and Dungeon Masters alike, containing more than 30 updated player character races and a massive bestiary with more than 250 redesigned monsters and stat blocks, all for use in any D&D world. Monsters of the Multiverse will first debut in the D&D Rules Expansion Gift Set and will be available everywhere, including via digital partners, as a standalone on May 16 17, 2022. MotM is available for pre-order now.

For $169.95 you can purchase the Gift Set with standard covers at AmazonBarnes & Noble and Books-a-Million. An alternate cover version of the Rules Expansion Gift Set with a distinctive design and soft-touch treatment is available exclusively through game stores

Monsters of the Multiverse kills 2 precursor books on D&D Beyond

As the new book arrives, word comes that two books it effectively updates and “replaces” — Volo’s Guide to Monsters and Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes — will be “de-listed” from the digital libraries of D&D Beyond, the online resource that Wizards of the Coast recently purchased from Fandom. As EN World reports, anyone who purchased the digital releases from D&D Beyond will keep them, but you won’t be able to purchase the two earlier books as of May 17, the day after Monsters of the Multiverse arrives.

This doesn’t necessarily mean Volo’s and Tome of Foes will go out of print, but it’s possible …

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More about the D&D Rules Expansion Gift Set …

D&D Celebration is in the books with tons of wonderful gaming experiences shared by the entire community including games and panels galore. At the “Future of D&D” panel with D&D Studio team members, Ray Winninger, Liz Schuh, Chris Perkins and Jeremy Crawford on Sunday, Wizards revealed a new gift set is coming to town.

The D&D Rules Expansion Gift Set is a perfect addition for the Dungeon Masters and D&D players in your life (or yourself, of course) who want to level up their libraries beyond the core rulebooks. The set contains new printings of Xanathar’s Guide to EverythingTasha’s Cauldron of Everything, and a new volume, Mordenkainen Presents: Monsters of the Multiverse, which collects and revises tons of D&D material released since the launch of fifth edition into one convenient tome. Those three books plus a Dungeon Master’s Screen are all contained in a beautiful slipcase.

“We planned to release the D&D Rules Expansion Gift Set before the holidays, but like many products in the industry, production and shipping delays forced us to move the release date,” said Liz Schuh, Director of Product Management for D&D. “But for D&D fans looking to use holiday gift funds in the new year, this is a quick way to create a library of setting-agnostic material for their D&D games. And hey, it doesn’t have to be a holiday to give this Gift Set to anyone who wants more D&D goodness beyond the core rulebooks.”

D&D Rules Expansion Gift Set premium

The D&D Rules Expansion Gift Set will be available on store shelves starting on January 25, 2022, with standard covers by Grzegorz Rutkowski (Monsters of the Multiverse, DM’s Screen and slipcase), Magali Villeneuve (Tasha’s), and Jason Rainville (Xanathar’s) featuring a shiny foil treatment while the new alternate covers designed by Joy Ang. Monsters of the Multiverse will be available as a standalone release on May 16 17.

Mordenkainen Presents: Monsters of the Multiverse

“We revised the content in Monsters of the Multiverse so that it plays even better than it did before. Many of the monsters have new abilities and new bits of lore, which will make them even more fun to include in your campaigns,” said Jeremy Crawford, Game Design Architect for Dungeons & Dragons. “We also shifted the lore focus so that this material is relevant no matter where you play in the D&D multiverse, not just in the Forgotten Realms.”

Monsters of the Multiverse contains more than 250 monster stat blocks and over 30 playable races from various sources including Volo’s Guide to MonstersThe Tortle Package, and Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes. In the “Future of D&D” panel – VOD available here: https://youtu.be/FSafNA20fxE â€“ Jeremy Crawford walked fans through what’s changing in the presentation of stat blocks in Monsters of the Multiverse and how that will be the new standard going forward.

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