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DM Options: Monster Talents 5E (Fantasy Grounds)

DM Options: Monster Talents 5E (Fantasy Grounds)

MOD (Virtual Tabletop)

This is a module for the Fantasy Grounds VTT. If you are looking for the PDF - click here.

These are additional traits and actions that can be added to existing monsters. They are added to the NPC record as either traits, actions, reactions, or legendary actions depending on the type.

"This product is, bar none, one of my favorite non-adventure supplements. This is a must have 5-star product!" - CritAcademy

"A definite boon for dungeon masters who are tired of players always predicting what monsters are capable of." - AndrewR

"... the final verdict is that Monster Talents is an exemplary product...  and if you are a DM who wants to improve your monsters, I cannot reccomend this book enough. I award it five stars!" Njål R. M.

"This is an astonishing supplement and a fantastic sourcebook to spice up your encounters, totally recommend it for the value it provides in comparisson to its price! 5/5!" -  Libedrator E.

"Excellent work, and well worth the price tag. I'll definitely be looking at this every week while prepping games! This worked great as a stand alone DM creature resource." -   James M.

"The extra firepower and variety in abilities is a welcome addition for those interested in giving their players extra challenges regardless of level." -  Lawrence M

DM Options: Monster Talents is the stand-alone follow up to the best selling Character Options: Talents and Character Options: Talents II.

It contains over 150 pages of detailed talents to spice up your monsters and make your encounters more challenging, fresh, and unpredictable!  In addition, it also has a player section for the six new character races presented in Volo's Guide to Monsters! Finally, it includes a new creature template: the Elite Monster!

  • Chapter 1. Talents for the creatures from the Monster Manual.

  • Chapter 2. Talents for the miscellaneous creatures.

  • Chapter 3. Talents for the Character Races from Volo's Guide.

  • Chapter 4. The Elite Monster template helps you utilize the talents in creating boss-type versions of monsters.  Includes examples (Elite Balor, Elite Chimera, etc.).

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About this Book

DM Options: Monster Talents is the third book about the Talents concept. The first two books, Character Options: Talents and Character Options: Talents II, have both been successful and made a huge impact to a lot of players' gaming experience. However, it did have balance issues that a DM had to address. And this book will finally help the DM do that. This time, the talents are not for the players (well. almost... see Chapter 3). This time, it's the DM who gets to have the fun choosing and playing around with feat-like options for monsters. 

This book covers the creatures from the Monster Manual book,  providing several talents to choose from for each critter, depending on their CR. The higher the creature's CR, the more talents they can have and the bigger their selection. As a result, you'll have plenty of options to make the tired and typical encounters your players have gone accustomed to dealing with suddenly fresh and exciting. With talents like the stirge's insidious Anesthetic Bite, the beholder's obnoxious Redirect Central Eye, the balor's destructive  Meteor Strike, the tarrasque's terrifying Disintegration Breath, and the truly horrifying rage-quit inducing Potent Antennae of the rust Monster to arm your monsters with, you'll have a delightful time tormenting and shocking your players. 

If you didn't purchase the Character Options: Talents books, don't fret. DM Options: Monster Talents can still provide you with dozens of ideas on how to create or customize your own monsters. With over 150 pages of talents, you'll find a lot you can use here! Enjoy!

Other products:

Character Options: Talents   Character Options: Talents II

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