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Mordenkainen's Fiendish Folio Volume 1: Monsters Malevolent and Benign, released in 2019, was a digital supplement released for Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition on the Dungeon Masters Guild.


Mordenkainen's Fiendish Folio Volume 1 contains statistics for 18 monsters, all updated from the Fiend Folio (1e) (1981) for D&D 5th edition. The supplement also includes an introduction from Mordenkainen.

The supplement includes the following creatures:

assassin bug, blindheim, crab folk, dire corby, eye of fear and flame, forlarren, fog giant, jermlaine, khargra, killmoulis, mite, needlefolk (needle spawn, needle lord), norker (norker, norker war leader), screaming devilkin, Ygorl, xill.


Mordenkainen's Fiendish Folio Volume 1 was designed by Bill Benham, Bart Carroll, and Mike Mearls, developed by Dan Dillon, and edited by Scott Fitzgerald Gray. Richard Whitters was the art director and Emi Tanji was the graphic designer. The cover art was by Max Dunbar, and the interior art was by Whitters, Tanji, Dunbar, Taylor Ingvarsson, Rebecca On, and Nick Southam.

The supplement was released on the Dungeon Masters Guild in support of Extra Life, with all proceeds from sales going to that charity.[1]

Reception and influence

As of October 2020, the supplement was a platinum best-seller on the Dungeon Masters Guild.[1] Nerdarchy also gave the supplement a positive review, complimenting the included creatures, with the only major criticism reserved for the crab folk.[2]

The supplement won gold in the "Best Monster/Adversary" category of the 2020 ENNie Awards.[3]

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Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition
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Acquisitions IncorporatedEberron: Rising from the Last WarExplorer's Guide to WildemountFizban's Treasury of DragonsGuildmasters' Guide to RavnicaMonsters of the MultiverseMordenkainen's Tome of FoesMythic Odysseys of TherosStrixhaven: A Curriculum of ChaosSword Coast Adventurer's GuideTasha's Cauldron of EverythingVan Richten's Guide to RavenloftVolo's Guide to MonstersXanathar's Guide to Everything
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