Category: GM Tools

Dinzer Peregrine-class Flyer | New Vehicle for Fifth Edition

The Peregrine-class flyer is a single-engine high-speed multirole tactical aircraft originally developed by the Shadow Honour artificer guild of Charidge for the Imperial Navy of Odonburg. Designed as a quick-response, air superiority day fighter, it evolved into a successful all-weather multirole tactical aircraft. A Peregrine-class flyer has the following features: Ceilings. The ceilings in the […]

Dump Stat Traps Part 5 – Magnetic Personality (Metal Armor) | New Trap for Fifth Edition

Looking for ways to trip up those pesky, over-powered characters that are stomping through your campaign? The traps detailed in this series focus on effects targeting certain group dynamics. The fifth entry is called Magnetic Personality. This trap specifically targets creatures who wear heavy armor. While strong characters may be able to avoid the deadly […]

How to Create a Roguish Archetype | Resource for Fifth Edition DMs (plus a NEW Roguish Archetype Option)

For a long time now, this has been my most popular article. Recently, I got off my lazy butt and finally decided to create a PDF for this. You can get it on my Patreon. That way, you can download it and read it on your own time. Design Notes Here is the thought process […]

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 […]

The Paramount Russell-Class Science Vessel | New Ship for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

The Paramount is a vehicle and as such has special rules associated with it. Like a creature, a vehicle has six ability scores (Strength, Dexterity, Constitution, Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma) and corresponding modifiers. The Strength of a vehicle expresses its size and weight. Dexterity represents its ease of handling. The vehicle’s Constitution score covers its […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

Flashy Monster-Hunting Car | New Vehicle for Fifth Edition

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. 67 Impala art by Jason Oakes on Etsy. No monster hunting squad is complete without a flashy set of wheels (a, […]

Mindflayer Dreadnaught Carrier and Boreworms | 2 New Ships for Fifth Edition

The mindflayer dreadnaught is a colossal ship used to carry its smaller boreworm vessels. Even without its boreworm fleet, these heavily armed ships are capable of destroying entire armadas by themselves. A carrier can hold 10 boreworms in its hull and is capable of deploying all 10 at once. Boreworm. A boreworm is piloted by […]

Mindflayer Nautiloid | New Ship for Fifth Edition

The Nautiloid is the standard ship of the line of the various illithid nations and reflects the nature of the race. Its coiled shell provides the comfort of enclosed spaces while protecting the mind flayers from the irritating rays of the sun. Nautiloid Gargantuan vehicle (90 ft. by 30 ft.) Creature Capacity 35 crew, 20 passengers […]

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