Dungeons & Dragons is crossing over with Magic: The Gathering once again with the release of Monstrous Compendium Vol 4: Eldraine Creatures, a new digital mini-bestiary containing creatures from Wilds of Eldraine, the Magic: The Gathering plane recently released.
Eldraine is a world inspired by fairy tales, and many of the monsters featured in the new compendium have clear connections to classic stories. The Gingerbrute is a cruel take on the gingerbread man, while the Beanstalk Wurm is a creature that guards beanstalks for giants from ambitious adventurers. Perhaps most notably, the new Compendium also contains the Goose Mother, a CR7 hydra-like creature with six goose heads.
Monstrous Compendium Vol 4: Eldraine is available to purchase for $5.99 on D&D Beyond’s website and is the second Monstrous Compendium released this year, following a release of Minecraft monsters.
This is a digital-only Monstrous Compendium, which might signal that future crossovers could be limited to digital-only sets, especially as Wizards utilizes D&D Beyond more for exclusive releases.
In addition to the new monsters, the compendium also contains a section on the Wilds of Eldraine setting itself, including information on the major factions and locations to help use it in your D&D game.
If you’re a fan of Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering, or if you’re looking for some new monsters to add to your campaign, then Monstrous Compendium Vol 4: Eldraine is a must-have.