What is going to happen if I own all of the existing content from Volo's Guide to Monsters (VGtM) and Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes (MToF) and don't buy Monsters of the Multiverse (MotM)?
You won’t need to take any action on older content, as it will not be removed from your account, be hidden from you, or have its statistics changed! The only change you’ll see for your existing content is an updated naming convention or tag. We will provide specific details on naming conventions or tags as more information becomes available.
Will I be able to share older content or access older content in a campaign?
Yes! If you are a Master tier subscriber and own the older content, you can still share it in new and existing campaigns. Similarly, if you are accessing shared content in a campaign from a Master tier subscriber, that content will still be accessible.
Will I still have access to a character race created using VGtM or MToF?
Yes! If you own that book you will still have access to that race and character. Any existing characters will not be changed with the release of Mordenkainen Presents: Monsters of the Multiverse. Players who purchase MotM will be able to update their characters themselves by selecting the new race which will be identified via a tag in the character builder.
Will the character races in MotM be available in addition to the old versions?
Character races presented in this new book (Mordenkainen Presents: Monsters of the Multiverse) are new versions of existing character races. Purchasing MotM will not replace older character races, but rather, will provide new ones with updates compared to the originals. If you want to use the new version of the Tabaxi, for example, you will need to purchase the new book or purchase the Tabaxi character race from the book’s additional purchase options in our Marketplace. If you already own a character race that has been updated in the new title, you will continue to have access to them in their current state; that character race will not be changed or updated outside of a possible updated naming convention or tag.
If I want one of my characters to use the new content in Monsters of the Multiverse, but not another, will that be possible?
If your Dungeon Master allows, then yes. Talk to the Dungeon Master running your game. If the game hasn’t started yet, this would be perfect to bring up during your Session Zero.
If I built an encounter with monsters from my MToF and VGtM purchases. Will that still be usable after May 17th if I don't buy MotM?
Absolutely! Your previously owned content is not being removed from your account. Your encounter, and the monsters in it, will remain intact. You may notice that the monsters’ names will change to identify which book they’re from.
Will two versions of every monster be maintained in DDB?
If you own the old content and purchase the new content, yes, a member will have two different versions of official content. We may update naming conventions of content to easily differentiate our listings.
Will I have to purchase Monsters of the Multiverse on each digital platform even if I already own Volo's Guide to Monsters and Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes? What if I own VGtM but not MToF and vice versa?
Whatever book content you already own on each digital platform will still be accessible for your use, and to gain access to both the new and updated content in Mordenkainen Presents: Monsters of the Multiverse, you will need to purchase Mordenkainen Presents: Monsters of the Multiverse.
Can I still buy Volo's Guide to Monsters and/or Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes?
Starting on May 16, you can acquire the streamlined and up-to-date creatures and character race options, as well as a plethora of exciting new content, by purchasing Mordenkainen Presents: Monsters of the Multiverse. On May 17, Volo’s Guide to Monsters and Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes will be discontinued from our digital marketplace.