Mythological Figures & Maleficent Monsters, hardback supplement for D&D 5th edition, by Mike Myler and Russ Morrissey
“Achilles. Lancelot. Robin Hood. Thor. Heroes, all.
The world is full of myths and legends which inspired those in our modern fiction and games. Iconic warriors and wizards, vampires and things from the deep, epic figures from history, these legends are universally known.
Mythological Figures & Maleficent Monsters delves into these paragons of literature, fable, and folklore. From Ancient Greece to Victorian England, deepest Transylvania to the High Seas, you’ll meet champions and thieves, pirates and knights, demigods and fey queens, ancient evils and urban legends. Archetypal heroes meet exemplars of villainy like Blackbeard, Rasputin, Dracula – even Lucifer, the Lord of Hell!
From Mike Myler’s popular by-request column, this 230-page epic compilation of over 100 legendary heroes, villains, and monsters brings these characters to life for the 5th Edition of the world’s oldest roleplaying game.
Plus a foreword from James M. Ward, author of the original Deities & Demigods!
What You Get!
- A gorgeous hardcover tome with 235 beautifully illustrated full-colour pages.
- Nearly 100 mythical figures and maleficent monsters ranging from CR 1 all the way up to CR 35. Each is between 2 and 4 pages, and comes with description and design notes.
- 33 magical items, including Excalibur, Mjölnir, the Nautilus, and many more.
Meet monstrous entitles like Cthulhu, Fenrir, and the Headless Horseman. Confront Cerberus, Dr. Jekyll, and Mr. Hyde. Parlay with Norse gods, Greek legends, Arthurian knights, and critters from American folklore. Meet Robin Hood, Aladdin, and Baba Yaga. We even have the Easter Bunny.
Brought to you by game designer Mike Myler (Vast Kaviya, Hypercorps 2099) and industry veteran Russ ‘Morrus’ Morrissey (ENnies creator, EN World, What’s OLD is NEW, Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD).
This 230-page full-colour hardcover contains over one hundred stat blocks drawn from myths, legends, and history all across the world, each beautifully illustrated with full descriptions and designer’s notes, with Challenge ratings from 1 to 35 (well, we had to include Lucifer, Cthulhu, and Fenrir!)
Foreword by James Ward (Deities & Demigods)
Mythological Figures is a weekly column on EN World by Mike Myler. It includes both historical and fictional figures built as NPCs using class levels and standard ability scores, and mythical monsters designed with statblocks that adhere to the stories told about them in our world. A new entry appears every week on Monday. The first entry was Achilles, in March 2018. This book compiles the column with all new art!
Entries come from origins as wide-ranging as British, Chinese, Norse, Greek, Japanese, Middle Eastern, American, Egyptian, Mesopotamian, European, and more.
So, who’s in?
The 100-or so entries included in Mythological Figures & Maleficent Monsters were those requested to be featured in the weekly column by Mike Myler. They represent a fun and eclectic sprinkling of different archetypes, encompassing myth, legend, and history. Also found throughout the book are over 30 new magical items, such as Excalibur and Mjölnir. Mike’s column is ongoing, so if there’s any mythological figure you’d like to see in the future, be sure to ask him on EN World!
You may note that some of the mythological figures in this book use classes not found in the 5E core rulebooks – Billy the Kid, for example, is a gunslinger. We have tried to keep to the core rules, but where the design demanded it, we recruited additional classes from The Masterclass Codex. This book contains the alchemist, cardcaster, diabolist, feywalker, morph, noble, occultist, bloodweaver, fatebender, gemini, geomancer, gunfighter, lodestar, monster tamer, savant, and tinkerer classes.”