How to Play as Spider-Man in Fifth Edition (And Still Keep Things Balanced)

Something I've been stewing on for a while: how to bring superpowers into Fifth Edition. I've had ideas for creating new classes and a few other things, but nothing really stuck. The trick is keeping it balanced in the game without making things "cheap." In other words, I want to make a superhero that has … Continue reading How to Play as Spider-Man in Fifth Edition (And Still Keep Things Balanced)

Stat Anything: Oh My God It’s a Goose | New Monster for Fifth Edition

"Listen, and understand. That goose is out there. It can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead." Geese are no laughing matter. These horrible beasts stalk ponds, parks, and the sky, looking for unsuspecting prey. … Continue reading Stat Anything: Oh My God It’s a Goose | New Monster for Fifth Edition

Stat Anything: The Night King | New Challenge for Fifth Edition

I just finished up Game of Thrones (yeah, I know I'm late to the party). In terms of Fifth Edition stats, most of the stuff in Game of Thrones is pretty self-explanatory (although Game of Thrones dragons aren't really Dungeons & Dragons dragons, I digress). If there was one creature that stuck out in the … Continue reading Stat Anything: The Night King | New Challenge for Fifth Edition

Thanos the Mad Titan | New NPC for Fifth Edition (Major Spoilers)

Everyone likes a good BBEG. And lately, there hasn't been much better than Thanos. Of course, when it comes to creating someone like Thanos, you have to be super careful not to screw things up. People are going to scrutinize every aspect of the build. In the past, when doing a Stat Anything, I showed … Continue reading Thanos the Mad Titan | New NPC for Fifth Edition (Major Spoilers)

Cavaloth “Horsehead” | New Monster for Fifth Edition

Last night, I had a dream about the first video game that I ever played, Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link. For those who don't remember (or aren't old enough to remember), the boss of the first dungeon was Horsehead. Horsehead was literally just that: a knight with the head of a horse. I figured … Continue reading Cavaloth “Horsehead” | New Monster for Fifth Edition

Stat Anything: The Power Stone, First of the Six Infinity Stones | Artifact for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

We all knew it'd come to this. Eventually, I'd break down and create the Infinity Stones, the Gauntlet, and of course, everyone's favorite purple villain, Thanos. To kick it off, I thought I'd start with the first stone that Thanos collected: the Power Stone. Playtest Content The material here is presented for playtesting and to spark … Continue reading Stat Anything: The Power Stone, First of the Six Infinity Stones | Artifact for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Olmec (from Legends of the Hidden Temple) | For Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (with Design Notes)

This is a great request. It comes in as part of a contest I held recently to pick a special attack for the blutgeist monster I created here on the blog. The winner got to put in a request that appeared at the top of the request pile. Whoop whoop! And here's what he asked … Continue reading Olmec (from Legends of the Hidden Temple) | For Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (with Design Notes)

Stat Anything: Gremlins (Mogwai) | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

This morning, while tossing and turning, I got the wild idea to create Gremlins from the 1984 Joe Dante movie. If you aren't familiar with gremlins, they are small, lizard-like creatures that live to cause havoc. They spawn from mogwai that have eaten after midnight and they multiply when you put water on them. In … Continue reading Stat Anything: Gremlins (Mogwai) | 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

The Ominmortis | Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition [Updated]

I love this gig. Not just because I get to constantly write about the world's #1 roleplaying game, but sometimes I get some... unusual... requests. Earlier today as I was going through my Instagram DM requests, I got a message from a fella named Matt. "Hey, can I get some advice? I'm a new DM … Continue reading The Ominmortis | Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition [Updated]