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Monsters of the Guild is a DMs Guild community driven project which includes 100+ incredible monsters for your Dungeons & Dragons 5e game, from 40+ of the Guild's most talented and exciting monster creators. 

This product is availble as a PDF, Hardback Book and Fantasy Grounds Module (FG module sold separately - click here)

(Note: Please read all of the text here (yes, even right to the bottom) as there is some important news about your purchase.)

FEATURED FOREWORD by Chris Lindsay (WotC)
Humble Bard Among Wizards and Proud Guildmaster 

"It is extremely humbling to see just how many folks are excited to participate in this creative community, and to watch them come together within that community and assemble such products of wonder and imagination is magni cent to behold. Herein are the labors of 40+ creators who’ve come together to provide a plethora of new creatures for your D&D game. I don’t know about you, but as a Dungeon Master, I never seem to have enough monsters to choose from. I personally look forward to jamming as many of these new creatures as I can possibly manage, into my personal D&D games."

Lead Designers: Glen Cooper, Joshua Parry, Phil Beckwith.

Fantasy Grounds: Rob Twohy.

Monster Creators (click to find more of their exciting work): Alex Clippinger, Andrew Cawood, Andrew Clissold, Andrew Morley, Beatriz Dias, S. G. Tillings, Benoit de Bernardy, Chris Bissette, Christian Eichhorn, Cindy Moore, Cody Ashby, Dave Coulson, David Adams, David Morris, Elven Tower, Emmet Byrne, Florian Emmerich, Gary Bates, Glen Cooper, Guy Sclanders (@HowToGM), James Baxter, James Introcaso, Janek Sielicki, Jeff C Stevens, Jeremy Forbing, John Huser, Joseph Avery, Justin Handlin (@CritAcademy), JVC Parry, Kelsey Dionne, Ken Carcas, Krishnasaamy Sankar, Luke Monroe, Marc Altfuldisch, Molly Meadows, Olly Gibson, Phil Beckwith, R P Davis, Richard Malena- Webber, Richie Root, Rob Twohy, Robert Adducci, Scott Bean, Shawn Merwin, Tim Bannock, Tony Petrecca, Travis Legge, & Wolfgang Baur.

Cover Artist: Neil Jary (@kirisute)

Internal Artists: Neil Jary, Bryony-Mae Hopkins, Calum Bray, Glen Cooper, Jerry Boucher & Luke Instone-Hall & NeuroToxin.

Please follows us on Twitter @MonstersofGuild for news, and to get in contact with any of your favourite creators from this product. 


1. If you wish to sample some of the work in this incredible product and donate a few dollars to the charity, Doctors Without Borders - then we invite you to check out and download Monsters Without Borders.

2. Please view your beautiful PDF via Adobe Acrobat Reader, as there have been found to be some clashes and oddities with other viewers (Mac viewer especially). Do not worry, it won't affect your stunning hard-copies. 

Ruins of MatoloReturn of the Lizard KingMonster Codex: Underdark EnemiesRise of the Champions (Book 1: Champions of Crown City)Minotaur's Betrayal - The Minotaur TrilogyCodex of the Infinite Planes Vol 2 Plane of Water

Just a few of the products which helped to inspire Monsters of the Guild

(Ruins of Maloto, Return of the Lizard King, Monster Codex: Underdark Enemies, Rise of the Champions, The Minotaur Trilogy & Codex of the Infinite Planes: Water)

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Nathan T January 21, 2019 10:47 pm UTC
Question: why is the Death Golem only cr 15? It's stats and abilities are on pare with the Iron Golem cr 16. Plus it's shield guardian abilities it really should be a cr16 at least. The Death Golem also has slightly better mental ability scores so it really ought to be cr 16, maybe 17.
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Jonathan B June 13, 2018 6:05 pm UTC
Hi! I ordered the hard cover copy a month ago. Received confirmation of the shipment the 16th may and didn't receive it yet. How much time should I expect for a delivery in Belgium?
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Glen C June 13, 2018 11:40 pm UTC
This sounds odd :( Definitely get in contact with OBS/DMsGuild about it. Email their customer support and ask if they can help you track where it is.

Hope you get it soon dude!
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christopher S June 11, 2018 10:42 am UTC
Sounds nice. Perhaps if you thoroughly proofread for errors and ensure its decently playtested and balanced ill give it a buy, but it seems a bunch of errors have already been discovered.
And alphesorting with the word 'the'? Nope. I couldnt handle that.
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Glen C June 11, 2018 11:38 am UTC
It is nice Christopher! :D It's great book, and none of the little 'niggles' (not a bunch of errors) have proven to make the enjoyment of this product any less.

We are all very proud of what we accomplished here, together.

Thanks for your time.
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entropy R June 11, 2018 4:14 pm UTC
Sounds nice, Christopher S. Perhaps if you thoroughly proofread your comment for errors and ensured you used actual words I'd take it seriously. But it seems a bunch of errors have already been discovered. Like typing "alphesorting" which isn't even a word. Nope. I couldn't handle that.
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christopher S July 17, 2018 10:05 am UTC
Cool. Maybe whine and complain when my reasonable comment costs you 15 dollars to read.
Perhaps whine and complain harder when you pay much more for a hard cover copy of my comment.
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Dennis C June 01, 2018 7:45 pm UTC
Just double checking: are these all new monsters? Or are they monsters featured elsewhere in the DMsGuild site. Such as Marc Altfuldisch's Monsters of the Orient, which I own. Always love having new monsters, but I'd hate to double up on stuff I already own!
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Glen C June 02, 2018 11:18 am UTC
Hi Dennis, no, not all the monsters here are exclusive to this product. Of the 120 monsters 43 make their debuts here in MotG!

Thank you!
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Dennis C June 02, 2018 8:57 pm UTC
Thanks for the reply! I own a lot of stuff from here so I likely have most of those monsters. However, 43 new ones is still a decent amount!
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Kevin A May 24, 2018 3:51 pm UTC
A few questions

1. Can the Kobold Poison Fanatic be found in hills? (P. 155)
2. Are the Tu'Gok and the Tyrannosaurus Chamaeleonidae dinosaurs? (P. 144-145)

and the Kobold Poison Fanatic is listed as a Small Kobold. I believe it should be listed as Small Humanoid (kobold) (P. 82)
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Glen C June 02, 2018 11:08 am UTC
Hi Kevin!

1. I don't see why not!
2. They are, and also defined as huge beasts in this product.

Hahaha! That's a hilarious mistake, 'small kobold'. That will be fixed next time we release an update :)

Thanks for your time Kevin.
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Zodiac W May 21, 2018 11:26 am UTC
This book is beautiful! I have the hard cover copy and it's a joy to read through. I love all the monsters, and there are some amazing gems I can't wait to use in here!

Also I love the community aspect of it; seeing all the dungeon master's faces at the front gives the book a warm, homely feeling which I think is needed more on the Guild.

Highly recommended purchase!
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Phil B May 22, 2018 12:19 am UTC
Thanks for the great review!
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Scott M May 15, 2018 12:29 pm UTC
I love many of the creatures in this book, as well as the accompanying art and layout. Nice job by everyone involved! The images on page 5 were a really nice touch, too.
Minor editing issues:
- "The" in front of a name should probably be dropped (or at least, not considered) when putting the creatures in alphabetical order.
- Page 138: "False Appearance" in stat block says red, "Hooded Color" under text says "don't have a preferred color".
- Page 156: the first creature under "Mountain Monsters" actually has a CR of 4, not 1/4.
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Glen C May 15, 2018 3:20 pm UTC
You found the deliberate mistakes! Seriously though, thanks for raising these, I’ll check with the guys and start a list of minor issues to deal with.

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Ken C September 15, 2018 1:29 am UTC
Being the creator of The Hood on p138, the entry is correct. Although the color listed is red, it relates to the adventure it came from (Red Ridings Hood from Grimm Encounters). The Hood can, in your world, have any color you choose.
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Scott M September 15, 2018 7:13 pm UTC
Thanks for the clarification, Ken!
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Resh W May 08, 2018 4:43 am UTC
Each time I add the PDF to cart, it seems to be adding the hardcover printing... weird :(
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Glen C May 08, 2018 5:11 am UTC
That is wierd! Can you reach out to DMsGuild via email to explain the problem? Might be something you end which is conflicting.


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Resh W May 08, 2018 5:35 am UTC
hi Glen C, i tried again after 1hr, managed to purchase it now :)
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Glen C May 08, 2018 7:36 am UTC
Heya! That's brill, thanks for letting me know :)
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Ryan B May 07, 2018 3:03 pm UTC
Being in the UK, will this book be shipped in from the US, or is it printed here like the Print on Demands?
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Glen C May 07, 2018 4:41 pm UTC
Hey Ryan. I’m from the UK and my books came from Milton Keynes. It only took 5 days :)
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Ryan B May 07, 2018 7:36 pm UTC
That's good to know. Thanks Glen.
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Glen C May 07, 2018 8:01 pm UTC
2 of the lead creators are from the UK ;)
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Glen C May 05, 2018 7:37 am UTC
Did You Know:

If you find a monster in MotG which has been captured from another product on the Guild, all you need to is click on the green box; et voila! You are transported to the page in the Guild. Like magic.

Go ahead and try it :)
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Christopher B May 05, 2018 2:15 am UTC
Less than 20¢ per monster from the best in the business. Can anyone say Bingo!
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Glen C May 08, 2018 5:25 am UTC
LOL! Glad you’re enjoying it :) Please remember to rate and review MotG.
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Alexander W May 04, 2018 8:06 pm UTC
is there a chance you mak a pack for roll20 on there platfrom?
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Rob T May 04, 2018 8:34 pm UTC
Alexander, we have the Fantasy Grounds version of course, but DMs Guild does not have an agreement with Roll20 so at this time we wouldn't be able to do that. I do know though that some people purchase the FG version and then break open the zip file and use the graphics for Roll20, which is not ideal, but people do it. But in the case of our great product, there wouldn't be any maps, but you would have monster images and tokens.
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Anne T May 04, 2018 3:05 pm UTC
FYI, if you are a Mac user, be sure to open up your PDF with Adobe Acrobat Reader rather than Preview. For some bizarre reason we can't quite figure out yet, some of the images are fuzzy in Preview. Fortunately, they are crystal clear in Reader and other PDF viewers - and thankfully in the proofs for the print version! It's not unprecedented, as I've had trouble with a couple of my official D&D PDFs in Preview, seems to be an issue the reader is having reading the PDF image layers.
Now to kick back with Acrobat, and enjoy a relaxed and thorough read-through of MotG in its full intended glory! Review to follow in a day or two...
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Glen C May 04, 2018 3:10 pm UTC
Thank you so much for doing this message Anne! I'll add your help to the main product page incase anyone has the same troubles.

Take care.. I mean.. your PC's, should take care ;)
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