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.

Content[edit | edit source]

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.

Development[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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
Core rules
Player's HandbookMonster ManualDungeon Master's GuideStarter SetEssentials Kit
Print supplements
Acquisitions IncorporatedEberron: Rising from the Last WarExplorer's Guide to WildemountGuildmasters' Guide to RavnicaMordenkainen's Tome of FoesMythic Odysseys of TherosSword Coast Adventurer's GuideTasha's Cauldron of EverythingVolo's Guide to MonstersXanathar's Guide to Everything
Digital supplements
Elemental Evil Player's CompanionMordenkainen's Fiendish Folio Volume 1One Grung AbovePlane Shift: AmonkhetPlane Shift: DominariaPlane Shift: InnistradPlane Shift: IxalanPlane Shift: KaladeshPlane Shift: ZendikarThe Tortle PackageWayfinder's Guide to Eberron
Print adventures
Baldur's Gate: Descent Into AvernusCurse of StrahdGhosts of SaltmarshIcewind Dale: Rime of the FrostmaidenOut of the AbyssPrinces of the ApocalypseStorm King's ThunderTales from the Yawning PortalTomb of AnnihilationTyranny of Dragons (Hoard of the Dragon QueenThe Rise of Tiamat) • Waterdeep: Dragon HeistWaterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage
Digital adventures
The Barber of SilverymoonInfernal Machine RebuildLocathah RisingThe Lost KenkuLost Laboratory of KwalishReturn to the GlorySix Faces of DeathX Marks the SpotA Zib For Your Thoughts
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