The Monsters Know What They're Doing (Hardcover)

Combat Tactics for Dungeon Masters

By Keith Ammann

Gallery / Saga Press, 9781982122669, 560pp.

Publication Date: October 29, 2019

List Price: 28.99*
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Description

From the creator of the popular blog The Monsters Know What They’re Doing comes a compilation of villainous battle plans for Dungeon Masters.

In the course of a Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) game, a Dungeon Master (DM) has to make one decision after another in response to player behavior—and the better the players, the more unpredictable their behavior! It's easy for even an experienced DM to get bogged down in on-the-spot decision-making…or to let combat devolve into a boring slugfest, with enemies running directly at the player characters and biting, bashing, and slashing away.

In The Monsters Know What They’re Doing, Keith Ammann lightens the DM's burden by helping you understand your monsters’ abilities and develop battle plans before your 5th Edition D&D game session begins. Just as soldiers don't whip out their field manuals for the first time when they’re already under fire, a DM shouldn’t wait until the PCs have just encountered a dozen bullywugs to figure out how they advance, fight, and retreat.

Easy to read and apply, The Monsters Know What They're Doing is essential reading for every DM.


About the Author

Keith Ammann has been a Dungeons & Dragons player and DM for more than thirty years. He has been writing the 5th Edition D&D blog The Monsters Know What They're Doing since 2016. He lives in Chicago.