I LOVE Monster books. Always have. One of the first, if not THE first, book I ever saw for an RPG was the AD&D Monster Manual. My love for these books has never waned.
So of course, I am going to grab the new Monster books for 5e!
I am rather pleased with both of these, but Tome of Beasts from Kobold Press edges out in terms of things I want to use. There are just a lot of really great monsters in this book.
Including some I will use in my current Come Endless Darkness game and some for the War of the Witch Queens.
They have their own version of Camazotz which I am dying to use.
I have not compared these stats to the ones I worked up a while back, But I think I will use these new ones since the players did not kill Camazotz the first time.
There is also a new Witch Queen featured in the book.
She is based, somewhat, and named after the Scottish witch Nicnevin. I will have to do a conversion of her sometime soon. Having someone that is the "Daughter of Scáthach" is just too cool to ignore really.
I am not ready for a review of these just yet. But stay tuned.
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Special thanks go out to +Justin Isaac for letting me know about this book and that it featured Camazotz.