The second in the trilogy of core rule books for 5th edition dungeons and dragons releases this month and it’s a 352 page tome of awesomeness for dungeon masters. When it first arrived I surmised I would simply read the important parts and skim through the book. After all the monster manual is not something you typically read cover to cover.
Much like the Players Handbook and the Starter set the graphical layout of the book is outstanding and I was immediately impressed with the full color artwork on nearly every page. Each monsters page is presented in a way that is welcoming to the DM. In addition to the full color image you have a clearly displayed stat block that is called out to perfection.