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Immerse yourself in monster lore in this supplement for the world s greatest roleplaying game This is NOT just another Monster Manual Volo s Guide to Monsters provides something exciting for players and Dungeon Masters everywhere A deep dive into the lore behind some of D D s most popular and iconic monsters Dozens of monsters new to the fifth edition to include in your epic adventures New playable races to allow you to build characters to fit nearly any type of story in your D D game The esteemed loremaster Volothamp Geddarm is back and he s written a fantastical dissertation covering some of the most iconic monsters in the Forgotten Realms Unfortunately the Sage of Shadowdale himself Elminster doesn t believe Volo gets some of the important details quite right Don t miss out as Volo and Elminster square off academically speaking of course to illuminate the uninitiated on creatures both common and obscure Uncover the machinations of the mysterious Kraken Society what is the origin of the bizarre froghemoth or how to avoid participating in the ghastly reproductive cycle of the grotesque vargouille Dungeon Masters and players will get some much-needed guidance as you plan your next venture traipsing about some dusty old ruin in... search of treasure lore and let s not forget dangerous creatures whose horns claws fangs heads or even hides might comfortably adorn the walls of your trophy room If you survive Research has never been so dangerous more
Everything a player needs to create heroic characters for the world s greatest roleplaying game The Player s Handbook is the essential reference for every Dungeons Dragons roleplayer It contains rules for character creation and advancement backgrounds and skills exploration and combat equipment spells and much more Use this book to create exciting characters from among the most iconic D D races and classes Dungeons Dragons immerses you in a world of adventure Explore ancient ruins and deadly dungeons Battle monsters while searching for legendary treasures Gain experience and power as you trek across uncharted lands with your companions The world needs heroes Will you answer the call
For the first time all five novels in the epic fantasy series that inspired HBO s Game of Thrones are together in one boxed set An immersive entertainment experience unlike any other A Song of Ice and Fire has earned George R R Martin dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine international acclaim and millions of loyal readers Now here is the entire monumental cycle A GAME OF THRONES A CLASH OF KINGS A STORM OF SWORDS A FEAST FOR CROWS A DANCE WITH DRAGONS One of the best series in the history of fantasy Los Angeles Times Winter is coming Such is the stern motto of House Stark the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King s Landing There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert s name There his family dwells in peace and comfort his proud wife Catelyn his sons Robb Brandon and Rickon his daughters Sansa and Arya and his bastard son Jon Snow Far to the north behind the towering Wall lie savage Wildings and worse unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south where Jon Arryn the Hand of the King has died under mysterious circumstances Now... Robert is riding north to Winterfell bringing his queen the lovely but cold Cersei his son the cruel vainglorious Prince Joffrey and the queen s brothers Jaime and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister the first a swordsman without equal the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms Meanwhile across the Narrow Sea Prince Viserys heir of the fallen House Targaryen which once ruled all of Westeros schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothraki whose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him his beautiful yet innocent sister Daenerys Long live George Martin a literary dervish enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers The New York Timesmore
Everything a Dungeon Master needs to weave legendary stories for the world s greatest roleplaying game The Dungeon Master s Guide provides the inspiration and the guidance you need to spark your imagination and create worlds of adventure for your players to explore and enjoy Inside you ll find world-building tools tips and tricks for creating memorable dungeons and adventures optional game rules hundreds of classic D D magic items and much more The third of three core rulebooks this book contains tools a Dungeon Master needs to provide captivating stories and game play An excellent resource for new and existing Dungeons Masters to engage in both adventure and world creation with rules guidelines and sage advice from the game s experts Created as part of a massive public playtest involving more than 170 000 fans of the game
Take a front-row seat and witness the filmmaking magic that brought J K Rowling s script for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to the screen Explore the realm of fantastical creatures that roam the wizarding world and discover the magical cast of characters in pursuit of them Officially licensed by Warner Bros Consumer Products and designed by MinaLima designers of the graphic props for the Harry Potter films as well as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them The Case of Beasts delivers an enchanting interactive experience by sharing filmmaking secrets film photography and artwork and behind-the-scenes stories from cast and crew Full of removable facsimile reproductions of props and paper ephemera from the movie along with some very special effects this collectible volume offers a unique look from the talented group who created this movie magic
A menagerie of deadly monsters for the world s greatest roleplaying game The Monster Manual presents a horde of classic Dungeons Dragons creatures including dragons giants mind flayers and beholders a monstrous feast for Dungeon Masters ready to challenge their players and populate their adventures The monsters contained herein are culled from the D D game s illustrious history with easy-to-use game statistics and thrilling stories to feed your imagination The leader in providing contemporary fantasy entertainment Dungeons Dragons is the wellspring for the entire modern game industry digital as well as analog This newest edition draws from every prior edition to create a universally compelling play experience and exemplifies the true spirit of a game that holds captive the hearts and minds of millions of players worldwide The second of three core rulebooks this book details all manner of creatures that characters might encounter over the course of their adventures An essential resource for Dungeon Masters to use in populating any type of challenge they might contrive for their players Created as part of a massive public playtest involving more than 170 000 fans of the game
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Lauded Star Wars author James Luceno returns to pen an intense tale of ambition and betrayal that sets the stage for Rogue One A Star Wars Story War is tearing the galaxy apart For years the Republic and the Separatists have battled across the stars each building more and more deadly technology in an attempt to win the war As a member of Chancellor Palpatine s top secret Death Star project Orson Krennic is determined to develop a superweapon before their enemies can And an old friend of Krennic s the brilliant scientist Galen Erso could be the key Galen s energy-focused research has captured the attention of both Krennic and his foes making the scientist a crucial pawn in the galactic conflict But after Krennic rescues Galen his wife Lyra and their young daughter Jyn from Separatist kidnappers the Erso family is deeply in Krennic s debt Krennic then offers Galen an extraordinary opportunity to continue his scientific studies with every resource put utterly at his disposal While Galen and Lyra believe that his energy research will be used purely in altruistic ways Krennic has other plans that will finally make the Death Star a reality Trapped in their benefactor s tightening grasp the Ersos must untangle... Krennic s web of deception to save themselves and the galaxy itself more
The final Guardians Trilogy novel from the 1 New York Times bestselling author of Bay of Sighs and Stars of Fortune As the hunt for the Star of Ice leads the six guardians to Ireland Doyle the immortal must face his tragic past Three centuries ago he closed off his heart yet his warrior spirit is still drawn to the wild And there s no one more familiar with the wild than Riley and the wolf within her An archaeologist Riley is no stranger to the coast of Clare but now she finds herself on unsure footing targeted by the dark goddess who wants more than the stars more than the blood of the guardians While searching through Irish history for clues that will lead them to the final star and the mysterious Island of Glass Riley must fight her practical nature and admit her sudden attraction to Doyle is more than just a fling For it is his strength that will sustain her and give her the power to run towards love and save them all Don t miss the other books in the Guardians TrilogyStars of FortuneBay of Sighs
Includes Story of Your Life the basis for the major motion picture Arrival starring Amy Adams Forest Whitaker Jeremy Renner and directed by Denis Villeneuve Shining haunting mind-blowing tales Ted Chiang is so exhilarating so original so stylish he just leaves you speechless Junot D azStories of Your Life and Others delivers dual delights of the very very strange and the heartbreakingly familiar often presenting characters who must confront sudden change the inevitable rise of automatons or the appearance of aliens with some sense of normalcy With sharp intelligence and humor Chiang examines what it means to be alive in a world marked by uncertainty but also by beauty and wonder An award-winning collection from one of today s most lauded writers Stories of Your Life and Others is a contemporary classic
From Anne Rice conjurer of the beloved best sellers Interview with the Vampire and Prince Lestat an ambitious and exhilarating new novel of utopian vision and power In my dreams I saw a city fall into the sea I heard the cries of thousands I saw flames that outshone the lamps of heaven And all the world was shaken --Anne Rice Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis At the novel s center the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt hero leader inspirer irresistible force irrepressible spirit battling and ultimately reconciling with a strange otherworldly form that has somehow taken possession of Lestat s undead body and soul This ancient and mysterious power and unearthly spirit of vampire lore has all the force history and insidious reach of the unknowable Universe It is through this spirit previously considered benign for thousands of vampire years and throughout the Vampire Chronicles that we come to be told the hypnotic tale of a great sea power of ancient times a mysterious heaven on earth situated on a boundless continent--and of how and why and in what manner and with what far-reaching purpose this force came to build and rule the great legendary empire of centuries ago that thrived in the Atlantic Ocean And as we learn of the mighty... far-reaching powers and perfections of this lost kingdom of Atalantaya the lost realms of Atlantis we come to understand its secrets and how and why the vampire Lestat indeed all the vampires must reckon so many millennia later with the terrifying force of this ageless all-powerful Atalantaya spirit more