Dungeons & Dragons Resurrects Fiend Folio Monsters for Charity

Dungeons & Dragons has brought back nearly 20 monsters from the original Fiend Folio to support the Extra Life Charity. Earlier today, Dungeons & Dragons released Mordenkainen's Fiendish Folio, Volume 1: Monsters Malevolent and Benign, a new digital supplement containing statblocks and descriptions for eighteen monsters that originally appeared in the Fiend Folio. The original Fiend Folio was released in 1979 as a TSR sourcebook and introduced D&D players to classic monsters like the githyanki. The Fiend Folio also featured several monsters (like the drow) who had previously appeared in D&D adventures, but hadn't yet made an appearance in the sourcebook.

Mordenkainen's Fiendish Folio contains stats on mostly benign low level monsters, ranging from the jermlaine (a classic D&D fey creature) to the norker, a goblinoid creature often bossed around by hobgoblins. Other creatures making appearances in Mordenkainen's Fiendish Folio includes the Assassin Bug, the four-armed xill, or the undead Eye of Fear and Flame, which shoots flame from one of its crystalline eyes, and causes fear with the other.

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There's also one major threat included in Mordenkainen's Fiendish Folio: the slaad lord Ygorl. Ygorl is a personification of chaotic neutrality, a dangerous, self-serving creature that served as the de facto leader of Limbo. Ygorl wields a massive sickle made of adamantine that can instantly kill its victim. Any creature who is reduced to 0 hit points instantly dies, with their body and everything they're wearing reduced to ash instantly. Any creature killed by Ygorl's scythe can only be resurrected by a wish spell - otherwise the death is permanent.

70% of all proceeds from Mordenkainen's Fiendish Folio will be donated to Extra Life, a charity that works with children's hospitals across the country. You can purchase the new supplement from the DMs Guild for $9.99.