Serpent Men of Yig | New Monsters for Fifth Edition

The Serpent Men are humanoid reptiles who possess the head of a snake. They are magical creatures with many abilities, but the one they use most commonly is their ability to cast illusions upon themselves in order to appear as a regular human. According to some legends, the spirit of a mortal killed by a … Continue reading Serpent Men of Yig | New Monsters for Fifth Edition

2 New Monsters for Fifth Edition (Rapax Spoilers)

Currently, I'm running an old second edition module converted to 5th for my players. There's a whole lot of new bad guys in it, too, many of which haven't been seen since the '80s. I've converted a few of those bad guys below for you to enjoy. Note: if you're one of my players, stop … Continue reading 2 New Monsters for Fifth Edition (Rapax Spoilers)

How to Create a D&D Monster for Fifth Edition in 15 Minutes or Less

Occasionally, I get folks on Instagram and Facebook asking me how to create a D&D monster for Fifth Edition. Of course, the Dungeon Master's Guide outlines how to do just that on pages 273 - 283. But for some that can be a little overwhelming. And there are lots of little rules that are easy … Continue reading How to Create a D&D Monster for Fifth Edition in 15 Minutes or Less

The Beast (Patron Request) | New Monster for Fifth Edition

This comes from Patreon Darrion N. The First Demon Lord, the Beast, basically Satan, takes the form of either a black constantly shadowed humanoid figure who’s features you can’t make out or a seven headed dragon with burning crowns that emit and aura of flame to burn those nearby, the dragon form can conjure a … Continue reading The Beast (Patron Request) | New Monster for Fifth Edition

The Four Gnolls of the Apocalypse | New Monsters for Fifth Edition

My first foray into creating Fifth Edition content was when my players hit the 3rd level of the Lost Mines of Phandelver adventure.  After returning to Phandalin following a visit to Cragmaw Castle, the characters discovered the mining village besieged by gnolls. Leading the gnolls were four critters each representing a different aspect of the … Continue reading The Four Gnolls of the Apocalypse | New Monsters for Fifth Edition

Stat Anything – Freddy Krueger | New Monster for Fifth Edition

Frederick Charles Krueger, referred to as Freddy Krueger and Fred Krueger, is a serial killer and the main antagonist of the original A Nightmare on Elm Street film series. A family man on the surface, Krueger was actually the serial killer known as the "Springwood Slasher". When he was caught and subsequently released on a … Continue reading Stat Anything – Freddy Krueger | New Monster for Fifth Edition

Aboleth Variants | 4 New Monsters for 5th Edition (Updated 10/13/19)

Welcome back to Dave's Daily Fifth Edition Monsters! Today, I'll be tackling the aboleth. Here's what you can expect from this post: A short introduction to aboleths. My thoughts and inspirations going into creating these variations. 2 new aboleth variants plus 2 spin-off creations. Aboleths, the Horrors from the Depths Aboleths. They're totally gross, right? … Continue reading Aboleth Variants | 4 New Monsters for 5th Edition (Updated 10/13/19)

Stat Anything – Iron Man | New NPC for Fifth Edition

Anthony Edward "Tony" Stark was a billionaire industrialist, a founding member of the Avengers, and the former CEO of Stark Industries. A brash but brilliant inventor, Stark was self-described as a genius, billionaire, playboy, and philanthropist. With his great wealth and exceptional technical knowledge, Stark was one of the world's most powerful men following the … Continue reading Stat Anything – Iron Man | New NPC for Fifth Edition

Advanced Mob Rules | New Rules and Mechanics for Fifth Edition

Mobs are fun. After all, every player with a high-level character imagines what it'd be like to run through a mob of a bunch of CR 1/8 weenies. Logistically, though, it's a pain, especially for the GM. For example, if you wanted to challenge a group of four 10th-level adventurers with kobolds (CR 1/8), you … Continue reading Advanced Mob Rules | New Rules and Mechanics for Fifth Edition

Stat Anything – War Boys | New NPCs for Fifth Edition

War Boys are handpicked at a young age by the guardians of the elevator platform of The Citadel and are indoctrinated as zealots in the cult of V8 with Immortan Joe as their immortal leader. They are completely loyal, blindly following their leader, never questioning the morality of his actions. They view death in service to Immortan Joe … Continue reading Stat Anything – War Boys | New NPCs for Fifth Edition