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D&D Beyond Delisting Two Monster Manuals, Merging Into 'Monsters of the Multiverse'

May 10, 2022

By: Robert N. Adams

 
 

D&D Beyond is delisting two books for the first time ever, merging two of its monster manuals into a new, updated version titled Monsters of the Multiverse.

First announced all the way back in 2017D&D Beyond is a digital service for Dungeons & Dragons that provides players with all of the resources they need to run an entertaining session. We learned about a new book earlier this year called Monsters of the Multiverse; now, it has been revealed that two books that serve as the foundation for this new tome will be delisted from the service.

 

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D&D Beyond Merging Monster Manuals With Monsters of the Multiverse

Monsters of the Multiverse will make its debut in D&D Beyond next week. The addition of this content, however, also means that Volo's Guide to Monsters and Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes are going the way of the dodo.

 
 

Let's address the elephant in the room and talk about people who have already purchased some or all of the content in Volo's Guide to Monsters and/or Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes: current owners are going to retain access to any content they've purchased. That said, there will be an issue with duplicated entries due to the debut of the new combined book, so a system is being worked out to differentiate between two versions of similar content.

As for Monsters of the Multiverse, this book will include the following content, some of which has been updated from the aforementioned two tomes:

 
 
  • 30 playable races
    • An updated format that lets these races work with any class, on any world
  • 250 monsters
  • Updates to monster lore that "refocuses the stories on the D&D multiverse, rather than on any particular world."

When is the D&D Beyond Mordenkainen Presents: Monsters of the Multiverse Release Date?

The D&D Beyond Mordenkainen Presents: Monsters of the Multiverse release date is May 17, 2022.

When Are Volo's Guide to Monsters and Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes Being Delisted from D&D Beyond?

Volo's Guide to Monsters and Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes are being delisted from D&D Beyond on May 18, 2022 -- one day after the launch of Monsters of the Multiverse. You can read about all of the details of the delisting on this support page.

The delisting of these two older books is a milestone in the ever-changing digital service for Dungeons & Dragons. You can pre-order the Mordenkainen Presents: Monsters of the Multiverse sourcebook on D&D Beyond for $29.99 or your regional equivalent.