Once, every city in Athas was led by a king or queen. They were the top of the social order. Often, they lived near the city in a fortified palace bustling with minor officials. When a potentate found it necessary to leave his or her palace, he or she did so only with a great … Continue reading Sorcerer Kings/Queens (Dark Sun) | New Threat for Fifth Edition
Just last week, I wrote up a massive, 48-page (11,000 words) document on the Gatetown of Torch in the Outlands. My Saturday group, the Bloody Bunch, is currently "having a ball" in this wretched town, searching for a mysterious item known as the Soulbox. Supposedly, the Soulbox contains the mental facilities of the long-dead beholder … Continue reading Traz’s Cave | New Adventure/Challenge for Fifth Edition (Bloody Bunch 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)
Recently, I got a request to create a "yuan-ti big bad" and I can't for the life of me find the person who requested it. So I'm kinda running blind here. Anyways, the idea that I got for this was to take this serpent person and make it into a badass monk. After all, I … Continue reading Yuan-ti Venomfist | New Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition
Welcome back to another recap of the Bloody Bunch. Exciting one this week as the Bloody Bunch discovered a purple worm nest, fought some mind flayers, and finally came face-to-face with the BBEG, Vahrek. Also, Clint (Vaston's player) recorded the entire session. I should have the recording available soon. Dramatis Personae Here are the most … Continue reading Bloody Bunch Episode 38 – “Vahrek” | DMDave Saturday Session Recap
Warning: this post contains spoilers for the Saturday Bloody Bunch campaign. If you are invested in the story as a player, I recommend you don't read beyond this point. You've been warned. "Mother, can you hear me? It's your greatest son, Nezznar. I am here, mother. I am warmed by your embrace. You dance in … Continue reading Mother | New Monster 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
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
My six-year-old son Jack helps me come up with cool monster ideas. Here's 5 I love: a room-sized mimic, a giant snake that golins can ride, a haunted book that creates ghosts from its pages, and a swarm of blood-sucking worms. Check 'em out!
The githyanki are a classic staple of Dungeons & Dragons. And in fifth, they're even cooler than before. So here's a BBEG from my campaign, Belcrom the Knight!