Book Review: The Monsters Know What They’re Doing

The Monsters Know What They’re Doing
By Keith Ammann
Review by Mida

D&D is hardly an easy hobby to get into, especially for those who wish to run their own games or create them from scratch. Fear not, Keith Ammann is here to help. This book is a must read for those interested in D&D, whether you’re a seasoned player or are just looking to dip your toes into the game.

Rather than presenting you with a wall of text to comb through until your eyes glaze over, Ammann has flawlessly condensed D&D lore into easy-to-read segments. Instead of being dry and dull, this book is sparkling with humour, encouraging you to inject mischief and creativity into your games. Ammann posits that you don’t have to stick firmly to what has been spelled out for you in the source material– making inferences is the best way to keep games fresh and your players on their toes.

This book is an invaluable tool for players as well as game masters, either for learning to craft engaging and exciting games – or simply managing to survive them.