The Master of the Peak (Luzien) | New Monster for Fifth Editon (BroadSword Preview)

Nearly a century ago, an elven monk named Luzien worked in the Temple at the eastern side of the Forsaken Peak. Luzien was obsessed with the notion of immortality. Within the caverns of the Eyries, he studied dark rituals and necromantic rites, hoping to find a way to extend his life. When Luzien's brothers at … Continue reading The Master of the Peak (Luzien) | New Monster for Fifth Editon (BroadSword Preview)

Witchborn Sorcerous Origin (Preview) | New Player Option for Fifth Edition

This new sorcerous origin is a preview. The full version can be downloaded for FREE for all patrons tiers on DMDave's Patreon. In addition to this subclass, here's what else you get as a patron: A free 56-page ebook titled EVIL Monthly requests PDF copies of DMDave.com material Poll voting privileges Access to DMDave's Discord … Continue reading Witchborn Sorcerous Origin (Preview) | New Player Option for Fifth Edition

Franken’s Little Magic Shoppe | 19 New Magic Items for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

Art by Bodie Hartley

I've been wanting to work with Bodie Hartley for some time now and finally got a chance to with this installment of BSM. The result of our collaboration is this awesome image of Franken's Little Magic Shoppe in Rivertown with the hag Gvolg at the counter (see the "Quarantine" adventure for details). Included are descriptions … Continue reading Franken’s Little Magic Shoppe | 19 New Magic Items for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

Zoradin the Deadcaller | New Challenge for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

Zoradin the Deadcaller appears in the short adventure, The Terror at Prior's Hill. His official stats are here and will be in print in the second issue of BroadSword Monthly. Zoradin the Deadcaller In life, Zoradin was a druid and member of the Circle of Towers. As the land grew cursed with the taint of … Continue reading Zoradin the Deadcaller | New Challenge for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

The Terror at Prior’s Hill | New 5th Level Adventure for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

The Terror at Prior's Hill is a location-based adventure designed for four 5th-level adventurers. This side quest adventure features undead, so a cleric in the party will be useful. There are also traps present, so a rogue that can detect traps easily will also help save the party from more than a few dangers. Characters with … Continue reading The Terror at Prior’s Hill | New 5th Level Adventure for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

The Monsters and NPCs of Quarantine | 5 New Monsters for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

In the adventure Quarantine, four new monsters and one new NPC were introduced. Here are the stat blocks for those monsters. All three will appear in BroadSword Monthly #2. Demon, Greater The greater demon, Qua-Soko appears as the central antagonist for Quarantine. You can read Qua-Soko's stat block in the previous article the Demons of … Continue reading The Monsters and NPCs of Quarantine | 5 New Monsters for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

Survival Horror | New Article by DMDave (BroadSword Preview)

Survival horror is a sub-genre of horror that emphasizes the protagonists evading overwhelming dangers instead of facing them head-on. Popular examples of survival horror include zombie movies and video games, Lovecraftian horror, and stories that involve extraterrestrial threats such as Aliens, Predator, or The Thing. How to Create a Survival Horror Adventure In a survival … Continue reading Survival Horror | New Article by DMDave (BroadSword Preview)

Fighter Seeker Martial Archetype | New Player Option for Fifth Edition

At 3rd level, a fighter gains the Martial Archetype feature. The following Seeker option is available to a fighter, in addition to those normally offered. Seeker Seekers are warriors who've sworn to protect the world from supernatural threats, often those that most are ignorant to. Darkness, the occult, and black magic are the Seeker's allies … Continue reading Fighter Seeker Martial Archetype | New Player Option for Fifth Edition

Monster-of-the-Week Clues and Research Lore | New Campaign Tools for GMs

This article is part of the Monster Hunters series that will appear in BroadSword Monthly. If you’d like a preview of additional content, be sure to check out the Monster Hunter material on my Patreon. Running a Monster-of-the-Week Session After you've outlined your format for your monster-of-the-week campaign and know what monster your players' characters will … Continue reading Monster-of-the-Week Clues and Research Lore | New Campaign Tools for GMs

Patreon Request Monsters Part 2/2 | New Monsters for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

In July, I offered up free monster requests to all my patrons which would appear in BroadSword Monthly #2. And boy did they deliver! Here are those monsters. If you’d like to see your requests made by DMDave, join up as a patron. It’s only $3 to become a member and there’s always a special theme each … Continue reading Patreon Request Monsters Part 2/2 | New Monsters for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)