... D&D is the inheritor of Tolkien's fantasy races, but over the years the various stewards of the D&D brand have attempted to stamp those races with marketable product identity to sets them apart from what other fantasy rpgs are presenting. We're taking a bit more time with Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes, huh?Blame the fiends for that, I suppose, but with Volo's Guide to Monsters, a significant part of the book is just fleshing out classic monsters we already know, whereas almost everything in Mordenkainen's is a new critter for 5th Edition. We review Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes, the latest hardcover book for Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition. Each one feels distinct and the book goes out of its way to show that each race worships differently. I love Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes and everything about it but especially how it handles deities, pantheons, and evil gods. With Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes, races and subraces like gith, duergar, and more become playable as characters for the first time in fifth edition D&D. The book is also full of material to flesh out your characters with rich lore on classic races like elves and dwarves. The opening of the chapter in Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes on halfling and gnome cultures in D&D perfectly captures what I’d been missing and come to appreciate about these two small races — both survive in a multiverse full of conflict by living largely under the radar of bigger creatures and their conflicts. Each of the subraces is connected to a different ruler in the layer of hell. A place for halflings and gnomes in D&D Small folk, big hearts. Have yet to pick up this book. If I have extra writing time, I may touch on a few monsters of note. Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes is a 5th-edition Dungeons & Dragons sourcebook, focusing on the D&D multiverse and its inhabitants. Let's Read Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes (Gith!) Unlike its predecessors, Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes has managed to be useful and entertaining for both players and Dungeon Masters. Volo’s Guide to Monsters had a few playable race options, but was mostly (and unsurprisingly) a collection … The three choices we get here are the Eladrin (Feywild elves),), Sea Elves (unsurprisingly, from the sea), and Shadar-kai (Shadowfell elves. As you probably know, Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes doesn’t go all that deep on player-side mechanics, just a few races and subraces, but that makes it ideal for this week’s article. Elves are a pretty popular race, and the three elf subraces in the Player’s Handbook aren’t going to cut it for those wanting options.I’ve already reviewed those, so today we’re looking at the three elf subraces in Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes.. I know about the Giths, and got to play as a Githyanki character in that special "Rrakkama" adventure that was like a pre order with the book (something like that, a friend had it). 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