Lorebooks

  • An illustrated guide to the history and evolution of the beloved role-playing game told through the paintings, sketches, illustrations, and visual ephemera behind its creation, growth, and continued popularity. From one of the most iconic game brands in the world, this official DUNGEONS & DRAGONS illustrated history provides an unprecedented look at the visual evolution of the brand, showing its continued influence on the worlds of pop culture and fantasy. Inside the book, you’ll find more than seven hundred pieces of artwork—from each edition of the core role-playing books, supplements, and adventures; as well as Forgotten Realms and Dragonlance novels; decades of Dragon and Dungeon magazines; and classic advertisements and merchandise; plus never-before-seen sketches, large-format canvases, rare photographs, one-of-a-kind drafts, and more from the now-famous designers and artists associated with DUNGEONS & DRAGONS. The superstar author team gained unparalleled access to the archives of Wizards of the Coast and the personal collections of top collectors, as well as the designers and illustrators who created the distinctive characters, concepts, and visuals that have defined fantasy art and gameplay for generations. This is the most comprehensive collection of D&D imagery ever assembled, making this the ultimate collectible for the game's millions of fans around the world. Authors: Michael Witwer, Kyle Newman, Jon Peterson, and Sam Witwer 448 page hardcover
  • Atlas Animalia

    $14.99$49.99
    Explore Diversity! In a world of myth and magic, great heroes travel across the land taming and defeating various beasts and earning their place as legends. But as your adventure through the forests, swamps, and tundra, you quickly realize that there is a lack of creature diversity in your travels. If you are looking for something novel to spice up a fantasy roleplaying campaign, or simply want to see a new take on the creatures of fantasy, Atlas Animalia has all the monstrous variants you'll need! Showcasing the arctic owlbear, and the tiger griffin, to the lionfish hippocampus there is much to be rediscovered in this new landscape of possibilities! Funded by 798 aficionados of animal affection on Kickstarter in 2017, this book joins ceremoniously with the Baby Bestiary and other works by Metal Weave Games in an exciting line of inspirational goodness.
  • In a world of myth and magic, great heroes vanquish terrible monsters and earn a place in legend. But what about the babies left behind? The Baby Bestiary Collectors Edition contains both Baby Bestiary Handbook, Volume 1 & Volume 2, and is presented to you in an adorable slipcase designed by Vincent Yau! Explore a new kind of adventure, from raising of young monsters, gaining new, loyal companions, beloved friends and fearsome guardians. The digital collector's edition just contains both Volume 1 & Volume 2 PDFs.
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    In a world of myth and magic, great heroes vanquish terrible monsters and earn a place in legend. But what about the babies left behind? This book is the first exploration of a new kind of adventure, the raising of young monsters to become loyal companions, beloved friends or fearsome guardians. The book features 25 adorable, fully illustrated beasts featuring your favorite tabletop monsters including; owlbears, griffons, minotaurs, kitsune and many many more. The book covers useful information, such as how the creature reproduces, feeding and behavioral habits, as well as training/rearing recommendations in case you become the caretaker of such a creature.
  • In a world of myth and magic, great heroes vanquish terrible monsters and earn a place in legend. But what about the babies left behind? This book is the second exploration of a new kind of adventure, the raising of young monsters to become loyal companions, beloved friends or fearsome guardians. The book features 41 adorable, fully illustrated beasts featuring your favorite tabletop monsters including; Dragon Turtles, Sea Lions, Pegasi, Aboleth and many many more.
  • Discover the Forgotten and the Forlorn Discover the tragedy of King Brennin, the one who failed and broke the land, and cast it into chaos. In a land beset by the Endless Summer, what will you do? Bring an end to Brennin’s tragedy? Seek an end to the curse? Or perhaps…  something else entirely? Made possible by 410 forlorn souls on kickstarter, Embers of the Forgotten Kingdom (EotFK) is a systemless, narratively-rich, region, designed to be dragged and dropped into any campaign setting (low or high magic). If you are looking to emulate the Dark Souls style or theme (otherwise known as the soulsian) this book will provide you with the perfect setup for your campaign. This book does not contain system rules or stats, but will provide a clever GM with enough information to build out the region on their own. If you would like stats on the characters and creatures found in realm Ember, check out the stabooks.
  • This introductory guide to the worlds of the leading fantasy role-playing game provides an immersive illustrated primer to the prisons, castles, traps, and labyrinths where players find adventure in D&D. In this illustrated guide for new players, you'll be transported to the mystical and magical worlds of Dungeons & Dragons and given a one-of-a-kind course on the dungeons and deathtraps for which the game (and all its iterations) is known. Featuring maps, cutaway illustrations, and fun insights that show would-be adventurers how to travel and survive in these fantastical settings, along with original illustrations and archival images, the book shines a spotlight down the dark, foreboding corners of the most infamous locations in the worlds of D&D. The perfect jumping-on point for young fans of fantasy looking to give D&D a try, the book also features prompts to encourage creative problem-solving skills in the dangerous situations you may find yourself in when on D&D adventures. 112 page hardcover
  • 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. 112 page hardcover
  • This introductory guide to DUNGEONS & DRAGONS is an illustrated primer to many of the characters you can play in D&D, along with their essential weapons and adventuring tools. In this illustrated guide, you're transported to the legendary and magical worlds of Dungeons & Dragons, where you are presented with one-of-a-kind entries for different types of warriors, as well as the weaponry these fighters need for D&D adventuring. This guide includes detailed illustrations of the weapons, armor, clothing, and other equipment that fighters use, and offers the tools young, aspiring adventurers need for learning how to build their own characters, including sample profiles, a flowchart to help you decide what type of warrior to be, and brainstorming challenges to start you thinking like an adventurer whether on your own or in the midst of an exciting quest with friends and fellow players.