Variant Races | New Rules Options for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

The races in the Fifth Edition do a pretty good job of bringing balance and flavor to the game. However, they don't make room for a whole lot of variety or special abilities. For example, if I want a drow rogue that has the Alert feat, I have to wait until that drow hits level … Continue reading Variant Races | New Rules Options for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

More Sorrowsworn | New Monsters for Fifth Edition

The Shadowfell gives rise to strange incarnations of the plane's bleak nature. The sorrowsworn embody the forms of suffering that are inherent to the shadowy landscape, and they visit horror on those who stumble into their midst. Emotion Given Form. Each sorrowsworn personifies a different aspect of despair or distress. Some are manifestations of anger; … Continue reading More Sorrowsworn | New Monsters for Fifth Edition

Hobgoblins | Scalable Monster for Fifth Edition

This is a continuation of my scalable NPC/monster series where instead of just creating all new monsters for Fifth Edition, I create rules to make it easy for anyone (including myself) to scale them up or down. Hobgoblins in Fifth Edition Hobgoblins definitely have to be one of my favorite monsters in D&D 5e. Although … Continue reading Hobgoblins | Scalable Monster for Fifth Edition

ZACS 5e | Modern Zombie Adventure Using Fifth Edition Rules

A while back, I started brainstorming rules for a modern Fifth Edition zombie survival setting called ZACS 5e--or the Zombie Apocalypse Campaign Setting (Fifth Edition rules). Since Dungeons & Dragons' Fifth Edition ruleset lends itself so well to different scenarios, I thought it was a bit of a layup. Of course, like many things I … Continue reading ZACS 5e | Modern Zombie Adventure Using Fifth Edition Rules

Martial Artists | New Scalable NPC for Fifth Edition

As a DM, I'm always on the lookout for good NPC challenges for my players. Unfortunately, most of the NPCs that are spread out among the three monster books (MM, VGtM, MToF) don't always cover each and every challenge rating there is. And thematically, they can be a little all over the place. For example, … Continue reading Martial Artists | New Scalable NPC for Fifth Edition

Traz’s Cave | New Adventure/Challenge for Fifth Edition (Bloody Bunch Spoilers)

Just last week, I wrote up a massive, 48-page (11,000 words) document on the Gatetown of Torch in the Outlands. My Saturday group, the Bloody Bunch, is currently "having a ball" in this wretched town, searching for a mysterious item known as the Soulbox. Supposedly, the Soulbox contains the mental facilities of the long-dead beholder … Continue reading Traz’s Cave | New Adventure/Challenge for Fifth Edition (Bloody Bunch Spoilers)

Sword and Sorcery | New Game Supplement for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Spoilers) – Part 2

This article series details Sword and Sorcery in Fifth Edition and how you can implement it in your own games. It is also part of BroadSword Magazine, so if you are a subscriber and don’t wish to be spoiled, steer clear. In addition, this is not the final form of the content. Just the staging ground … Continue reading Sword and Sorcery | New Game Supplement for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Spoilers) – Part 2

Sword and Sorcery | New Game Supplement for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Spoilers)

This article series details Sword and Sorcery in Fifth Edition and how you can implement it in your own games. It is also part of BroadSword Magazine, so if you are a subscriber and don't wish to be spoiled, steer clear. In addition, this is not the final form of the content. Just the staging … Continue reading Sword and Sorcery | New Game Supplement for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Spoilers)

Powerful | Superhero Campaign Setting for Fifth Edition (Chapter 3)

This article series offers details and guidelines for creating a superhero campaign setting using the Fifth Edition ruleset. It is a work in progress, so that may mean that parts of the article may appear at various intervals. At any given time, I’m working on a few different Fifth Edition projects, so there is always … Continue reading Powerful | Superhero Campaign Setting for Fifth Edition (Chapter 3)