Extremely useful and well made set of cards, I just wish they were complete
This review really covers these as well as the CR6-16 set.
I'll begin with the good. I find these cards a great resource whilst running the game. They are nicely made, the stats are all there for me to use in battle, and the pictures are really fun to show my players. However, with these and the accompanying set of 6-16 CR cards I am left noticing two big cons.
First, the art is all lifted from the monster manual, with nothing new. Given that the combined cost of both sets is greater than the monster manual itself, I'm left disappointed they didn't even commission new art. This is really obvious with some monsters where there are multiple version sharing the exact same art work.
The second and bigger issue is that not every monster is included! Between this set and the CR 6-16 set the following monsters are not included: Aboleth, Behir, Beholder, Beholder Death Tyrant, Dinosaur, Half-Dragon, Medusa, Myconid Quaggoth Spore Servant, Myconid Sovereigh, Skeletons Warhorse, Slaad Tadpole, Sphinxes, Unicorn, Vampire, Beholder Zombie. I believe these are included in the upcoming "Epic monsters" set, but even from the original publisher (galeforce9) they are only on 'preorder', along with a set of the NPC's from the monster manual, which also aren't included. Simply put this product line is incomplete.
Both these issues make me feel that even though at it's core there is a good idea here, the choice of the publisher was to put in the minimum amount of effort possible, whilst…