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33 villainous NPCs with Challenge Ratings from 1 to 21

New equipment, treasure, and magic items specific to each villain

Amazing art for each villain

15 beautifully mapped lairs for your adventurers to explore

Gamemaster Tools to help inspire you when creating your own villainous NPCs and their lairs

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Map files for each lair—both GM and player versions

Virtual Tabletop Tokens for the villains

Minna-Minni Constable Darcy Pappa Ganache

Heroes Beware!

Potbellied Kobold's Guide to Villains & Lairs is a 150-page supplement for 5E containing villainous NPCs for you to add to your gaming sessions. One of these villains might be the inspiration for your next campaign, or you might add one or two to your current campaign as side-quests, persons of interest, or as ongoing enemies.

More Than Just Monsters

These aren't just stat blocks! We also provide you with the villain's history, their motives, flaws, personality, special equipment, and unique magic items.

Tools for Crafting Your Own

The book also contains a Gamemaster Tools section, providing you with inspiration and tips for creating your next villain and dangerous lair.

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Special Thanks to the Writing Team!

I was blessed to have Alan Patrick, Alan Tucker, Alex Clippinger, Anthony Joyce-Rivera, Cat Evans, Christian Zeuch, Ed Greenwood, Ginny Di, Ginny Loveday, Greg Marks, H.H. Carlan, Jean Lorber, Johnn Four, Justice Arman, Levi Combs, Maxine Henry, Remley Farr, Richard Green, R.P. Davis, Steve Pankotai, and Tony Petrecca write for this project. Potbellied Kobold's Guide to Villains & Lairs wouldn't exist without their amazing contributions!

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Job G December 21, 2022 7:32 pm UTC
Bought this product with the holiday bundle (on DrivethruRPG) but while it does show in my list I can not download the pdf
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Peter D June 06, 2022 4:25 pm UTC
Will this be available somewhere in print?
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Jeff S June 08, 2022 12:28 pm UTC
This will eventually be in print! We are still working on the print files and test prints.
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