The new 128-page book helps Dungeon Masters build, customize, and run monsters for their 5e fantasy roleplaying games
Mike Shea’s new book, The Lazy DM’s Forge of Foes, has surpassed its $30,000 goal on Kickstarter and has raised over $200,000 in pledges. The book is a 128-page hardcover and PDF guide to help Dungeon Masters build, customize, and run monsters for their 5e fantasy roleplaying games.
The Forge of Foes provides DMs with the tools and guidance needed to build unique and dynamic monsters. Also, the book covers everything from game mechanics to the philosophy of monster design and the art of reskinning monsters.
The project is a partnership between three TTRPG industry veterans, Teos Abadía, Scott Fitzgerald Gray, and Mike Shea. They combined D&D credits in design, development, and editing total of hundreds of books and projects. Moreover, the book is illustrated by Jack Kaiser, Allie Briggs, Nikki Dawes, Víctor Manuel Leza Moreno, Matt Morrow, and Jackie Musto.
The Kickstarter campaign for The Lazy DM’s Forge of Foes will run until March 31st. Backers can receive various rewards, including the hardcover book, the PDF, and also exclusive artwork, depending on their pledge level.