Monster Manual 3, hardback rulebook for D&D 4th edition, by Mike Mearls, Greg Bilsland and Robert J. Schwalb
“Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
A wide-eyed band of heroes stands before a gaping archway – the dark maw of an ancient dungeon filled with treasures yet to be plundered. Haunting the chambers and corridors of this forlorn oubliette are vile monsters the likes of which the heroes have never faced…
This Dungeons & Dragons core rulebook introduces an innovative monster stat block format that makes running monsters easier for the Dungeon Master. Monster Manual 3 also presents a horde of iconic monsters that fit easily into any campaign, including:
- New variants of existing monsters, such as the gnoll war fang, the ogre dreadnought, and the putrid slaad.
- Updates of popular and iconic monsters from previous editions, including the cloaker, the nalfeshnee demon, the mimic, the quasit, the rot grub, and the thrikreen.
- Catastrophic dragons, including the earthquake dragon and the volcanic dragon.
- Epic threats, including Lolth (Demon Queen of Spiders) and Imix (Prince of Elemental Fire), along with evil underlings and cultists.”