A menagerie of deadly monsters for the world s greatest roleplaying game The Monster Manual presents a horde of classic Dungeons & Dragons creatures, including dragons, giants, mind flayers, and beholders a monstrous feast for Dungeon Masters ready to challenge their players and populate their adventures. The monsters contained herein are culled from the D&D game s illustrious history, with easy-to-use game statistics and thrilling stories to feed your imagination. The leader in providing contemporary fantasy entertainment, Dungeons & Dragons is the wellspring for the entire modern game industry, digital as well as analog. This newest edition draws from every prior edition to create a universally compelling play experience, and exemplifies the true spirit of a game that holds captive the hearts and minds of millions of players worldwide. The second of three core rulebooks, this book details all manner of creatures that characters might encounter over the course of their adventures. An essential resource for Dungeon Masters to use in populating any type of challenge they might contrive for their players. Created as part of a massive public playtest involving more than 170,000 fans of the game."