This introductory guide to DUNGEONS & DRAGONS provides a fun and immersive primer to its beasts and monsters.
In this illustrated guide, you're transported to the legendary and magical worlds of Dungeons & Dragons and presented with one-of-a-kind entries for some of its most sinister, foul, and memorable monsters. Featuring amazing illustrations and expert insights on some of D&D's most dangerous monsters, the guide shines a spotlight on the beasts that scare, excite, and cause trouble for adventurers, from creatures that live underground, to those that dwell in the wilderness and boneyards or soar in the sky. In these profiles you will find information on the size of each monster, its danger level, and tips for how to survive an encounter. The perfect entry point for young fans of fantasy eager to become D&D adventurers, this book also features introductory "Encounter" stories so readers can practice the problem-solving skills they'll need to fight these monsters when they play a D&D adventure of their own.
About the Author
Dungeons & Dragons launched the great tradition of roleplaying games in 1974 with an unprecedented mix of adventure and strategy, dice-rolling, and storytelling. Wizards of the Coast continues to honor that tradition, bringing to market a diverse range of D&D game and entertainment experiences and influencing numerous writers, directors, and game designers by tapping into an innate human need to gather with friends and tell an exciting story together. Jim Zub is a writer, artist, and art instructor based in Toronto, Canada. Over the past twenty years he’s worked for a diverse array of publishing, movie, and video game companies including Marvel Comics, Disney, Capcom, Hasbro, Cartoon Network, and Bandai Namco. He’s been writing the official Dungeons & Dragons comic series since the launch of the fifth edition in 2014.
Stacy King is a Toronto-based author who began rolling her way through dungeon adventures when she was ten years old. Formerly the editor and lead writer for the Manga Classics line, she has overseen graphic novel adaptations of classic literary novels like Pride and Prejudice, Les Misérables, and Dracula. She has a B.A. in English literature from the University of Toronto. In her spare time, she enjoys historical costuming, baking, and board games.
Andrew Wheeler is a Shuster and Eisner Award–winning writer and editor born in the UK and based in Toronto. He has written for television, video games, comics, and prose. His works include the comics series Another Castle and Freelance and the LGBTQ young adult anthology Shout Out.
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