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The Most Expansive Norse Bestiary on DMsGuild!

Whether you're homebrewing a grimdark Viking campaign based on the Sagas—or just looking to change things up with a few monsters your players haven't seen before—The Book of Monstrous Kennings presents a horde of classic Norse creatures of different challenge levels and types to unleash.

Featuring a brand-new player race and 40 new stat blocks ready to drop in your game, the lore contained herein is all you need for legendary Norse adventures!

65 pages packed with content!

  • 40 new monsters with easy-to-use game statistics, including legendary and mythic-level encounters.
  • Comprehensive lore for each entry based on attestations from Norse sagas and Skaldic poetry.
  • The Álfr variant elf player race, featuring 2 new subraces, the Ljósálfr and Dökkálfr.
  • Rules for creating Álfr NPC's
  • 2 new magic items connected to Norse monstrous lore.

The monsters in this text offer a wide range of challenge (CR 0-26), including 5 mythic and 5 legendary encounters.

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Brett S August 27, 2021 3:50 am UTC
Any plans for POD?
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Mallory H July 27, 2021 8:19 pm UTC
Love the book, but I have one small gripe: where is Surtr? All of the pieces are on the board for an epic Ragnarök except him and his flaming sword.
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EVAN J July 28, 2021 5:05 pm UTC
So glad you enjoy Monstrous Kennings! When I was digging into the research, it really felt like the jotnar needed their own volume to do them justice beyond the classical glossing of them all as simply “giants.” I’m hoping to have Surtr, Hel and some of the other big names headline an upcoming text devoted exclusively to jotnar and their primal elemental nature.
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Dara M February 09, 2021 8:06 pm UTC
Hi there, just wondering if there's a Fantasy Grounds version available?

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EVAN J February 09, 2021 8:08 pm UTC
Coming soon! I'm beginning work on it with a conversion partner now!
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Scott R January 21, 2021 1:07 am UTC
Are we allowed to have this professionally printed for our own use if purchased?
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EVAN J January 21, 2021 2:02 am UTC
The file you're purchasing is a PDF - as long as you're printing for your own use and not reselling it, that's fine under the DMsguild license!
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