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A collection of nonplayer characters inspired by European folklore for 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons

Add cunning tricksters, courageous heroes and devious villlains to your games of D&D with this supplement from the creators of Monsters of the Old World and Artifacts of the Old World.

This book was created by a multi-national team of writers, artists, and editors, originating from nearly a dozen different European countries. With this project, they hope to share a bit of their country’s history, lore, and mythology with you for use in the world’s greatest roleplaying game.

"This is a top-quality supplement bound bring wonder and joy, sparking all manner of creative figures endeavours, as well as being a spectacular collection of NPCs and items, worth more than the asking price however you make use of it!"

- @CurseofSebs

Inside you will find:

  • 47 entries describing characters inspired by European folklore
  • 50 stat blocks describing characters between CR ⅛ and 26
  • Magic items and lairs related to the characters
  • Beautiful art depicting each character, including 18 pieces of original art
  • Tables sorting the characters according to CR, origin and themes
  • A table listing the names and pronunciation for each character


Featuring work by:

Project Leaders

  • Ole Arnesen
  • Nikolas Totief

Layout by:

  • Sven Truckenbrodt

Writing by:

  • Andrea Maffia
  • Beatriz T Dias
  • Cat Evans
  • Ciarán O’Halloran
  • George Komis
  • Matthew Whitby
  • Miłosz Gawęcki
  • Nikolas Totief
  • Ole Arnesen
  • Simone Rossi Tisbeni
  • Steffie de Vaan
  • Sven Truckenbrodt

Edited by:

  • Ciarán O’Halloran
  • ELF Vesala
  • George Komis
  • Kai Linder
  • Nikolas Totief
  • Ole Arnesen
  • Sven Truckenbrodt

Cover Art by:

  • Eduardo Comettant

Interior art by:

  • Dana Braga
  • Eduardo Comettant
  • Giulia Valentini
  • Lessie Nieves-Paugh
  • Roselysium
  • Rosemarie Müller
  • Saga Mackenzie
  • Wouter Florusse


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September 14th, 2020
Heroes & Villains of the Old World from Ole Arnesen (@OleArnesen) & Nikolas Totief (@4d6_drop_lowest on instagram) “From the dawn of humanity, every culture has had its own myths and folklore. Starting as oral traditions passed down [...]
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