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Fascinators (They Live Aliens) | New Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Welcome to day 4 of my Halloween monster series. Today, I’m tackling the shapeshifting aliens of the film They Live, whose name in the novel was The Fascinators. Fascinator The aliens have a vaguely similar body structure to humans, enough that they can convincingly disguise themselves. However, they have blue skin, bulging eyes, and no […]

Crite | New Monster for Fifth Edition

It’s time that I took another classic monster from the ’80s and gave it some D&D stats. This time, we’ve got Crites, the little buggers from the Critters franchise. Here are their statistics for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition both in individual and swarm forms. Crite The crites are the main antagonists and monsters of the Critters […]

Graboid | New Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Continuing my series on Halloween monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition, it’s time that I update a classic: graboids! If you aren’t sure what a graboid is, they’re the subterranean worm things from the Tremors movie series. I remember watching the original Tremors back when I was kid in 1990. I thought it was […]

The Thing | New Monster for Fifth Edition

Like most of you, I’m a big fan of John Carpenter’s 1982 classic, The Thing. It’s the perfect blend of cosmic horror and absurdity and it’s still hella creepy even by today’s standards. So here is my take on the classic monster that appears in the movie for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition. The Thing […]

Legends of Omeria Unboxing Video

After several delays, we are delighted to share with you an unboxing video of the first proof for the Legends of Omeria Starter Set! We want to thank everyone for your patience during this process. Some of the challenges we have faced include unexpected shortages caused by COVID-19 and a decision to change manufacturers in […]

Boss Monsters – How to Create One in 10 Minutes or Less

Are your players about to go toe-to-toe with a big boss monster, but you lack stats for it? No worries! This article shows you how to create an on-the-fly boss monster in just 10 minutes or less. That way, you ensure the players have the fight of their lives without realizing that you’re sneaky AF. […]

Latin American Monsters | A Quick Chat with Jason of Legendary Games

Today, we are speaking with Jason Nelson, CEO of Legendary Games, about his most recent Kickstarter Boricubos: Latin American Monsters and Adventures! DMDAVE TEAM: Good morning, Jason, it’s awesome to see another amazing Kickstarter project from Legendary Games. We were big fans of your last Kickstarter project, the Asian Monsters bestiary. What made you go […]

Skill Challenges in Fifth Edition

This article introduces the concept of skill challenges and how to use them in Fifth Edition. What are skill challenges? While perusing the Kobold Press adventure Courts of the Shadow Fey, I came across a unique set of rules I’d never considered: skill challenges. According to the sidebar, “A skill challenge simulates an attempt to […]

How to Write a Good D&D 5e Adventure

So you’re in love with D&D 5e. You’ve got all the books, the dice, plenty of minis, and you’ve watched/listen to every episode of Critical Role. Only trouble is that you’re not sure how to write a good D&D 5e adventure. Fortunately, this article will show you exactly how to write D&D 5e adventure that […]

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