Tuuk the Thief of the Book | The Secret of Forsaken Peak

Yesterday, I held a contest on Instagram to name a goblin that's going to be one of the bosses of the first chunk of The Secret of Forsaken Peak adventure. Things got a little out of hand. I got a whopping 414 replies (and they keep coming)! But out of those 414 replies, I decided … Continue reading Tuuk the Thief of the Book | The Secret of Forsaken Peak

Necrochefs | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

As I continue to build out the Goblin Mine for Justin David Russell and mine's megadelve project, The Secret of Forsaken Peak, I keep coming up with cool, new challenges to throw at the characters. Case in point: Lamarr the Necrochef. A killer and a cannibal, Lamarr is evil personified. And if that wasn't bad … Continue reading Necrochefs | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Rolfin the Dragon Priest | NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

The goblin mine is managed by a dragon priest named Rolfin who is a half-red dragon goblin. Rolfin is somewhat insane and feared by all in the mine, including the azer smith, Roez, and Lamarr the Necromancer. While Gurd and the other goblins try to keep him safe--after all, the goblins believe that Rolfin is … Continue reading Rolfin the Dragon Priest | NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Goblin Worg-Riders | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

A quick monster stat block for The Secret of Forsaken Peak adventure that I'm working on (Part 1 should be out tomorrow!). When doing an OGL adventure for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition you're limited to some of the resources you can use. For example, I can't use goblin bosses, as they aren't covered in … Continue reading Goblin Worg-Riders | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Skulking Cysts | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Continuing this mini-series on Libris Mortiis monsters updated for 5e, I'm going to be recreating the skulking cyst, another yucky monster from third. What is a skulking cyst? The horrible creature walking into view is a mass of free-roaming intestines, flaccid organs, and a few odd rib bones. Dragging behind it like a dead weight is a … Continue reading Skulking Cysts | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Skin Kites | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Back in third edition, they had a few somewhat "controversial" books. One such book was Libris Mortiis, the Book of Undead. This book was full of all sorts of creepy, crawly, body-horrory type spells, monsters, and special options for 3rd. Seeing as how Fifth is a little more "public-friendly" than previous editions, I doubt such … Continue reading Skin Kites | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Dragon Skeletons | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Currently, I'm in the process of building the first part of the dungeon for The Secret of Forsaken Peak. One of the first BBEGs of the game is a half-dragon goblin priest (that's going to be a whole-lotta-templates, eh?) that runs the joint. At his side, he has an animated dragon skeleton that isn't so … Continue reading Dragon Skeletons | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Stat Anything: Creepy Things Somebody Asked Me to Stat | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

If you ever want to get a mention on this site, here's the easiest way to do it. Send me a weird picture on Instagram or tell me a crazy story. Chances are if I find it weird, I'll probably stat it up. And I mean weird. Not mean. Like, don't send me a picture … Continue reading Stat Anything: Creepy Things Somebody Asked Me to Stat | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Adventuring Priests | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Another quick one for my session today, I noticed that there is a serious lack of "cleric"-like NPCs in the monster books. We have the Priest in the Monster Manual with is a 5th-level caster and CR 2. And then we have the War Priest which is a huge jump up to 9th-level and CR … Continue reading Adventuring Priests | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

War Mages | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Volo's Guide to Monsters generously introduces statistics for a variety of mages, each tied to a different arcane tradition. However, the one type of mage that's missing, it seems, are the war mages from Xanathar's Guide to Everything. Since I need a few war mages today, I thought I might stat them up. Not only … Continue reading War Mages | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition