Tag: Beasts

Dark Sun Bestiary (Part 5: Monsters of the Verdant Belt 1/4) | New Monsters for Fifth Edition

The Dark Sun bestiary conversion continues. Currently, I’m working through the MC12: The Dark Sun Monstrous Compendium – Terrors of the Desert. Specifically, I’m dividing the creatures up by the random encounter tables. First, are the monsters of the verdant belts. Verdant Belts Athas is an arid world, but it is not entirely waterless. In […]

Dark Sun Bestiary (Part 4: Household and Herd Animals) | New Monsters for Fifth Edition

Having just finished Dark Sun’s Second Edition Boxed Set, I’ll now be digging into the first Monstrous Compendium for Dark Sun, Terrors of the Desert. Animals, Household Often small creatures are kept or allowed to live in Athasian households in exchange for some form of comfort or service the creature provides. These pets are considered […]

Dark Sun Bestiary (Part 1: Domestic Beasts) | New Monsters for Fifth Edition

My goal to convert all of 2e Dark Sun into Fifth Edition content continues. So far I’ve gotten some great feedback and had a lot of fun converting stuff. Next up, I’m tackling the massive Dark Sun bestiary. I’ll start with those creatures that were included in the original boxed set plus the crodlu from […]

Dire Creature Template | New Template for Fifth Edition

A Huge or smaller beast can become a dire creature. It keeps its statistics except as follows. Size. The dire creature’s size increases by one size category. Natural Armor. The dire creature gains natural armor, giving it an AC equal to 12 plus its Dexterity modifier. If the creature already has natural armor, its base […]

Sanguine Ape and Swarm of Monkeys | New Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Coming up at the end of February, I’ll be launching two cool books for Patrons. These books will be available here on the site as well as FREE in their blog format as usual. The first book will be an adventure set in the Patron-created world of Wandrossa. While it’s still in the works (and […]

Kitsune Playable Race | New Player Option for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Wow! Can you believe that @trayedandtested on Instagram got more than 1,000 followers yesterday? And that’s all because of you, the D&D community. So, as promised, I’ll be making a whole slew of new playable races for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition. Also, be sure to FOLLOW Felipe 5 Horas who jumped in to offer […]

3 New A-Hole Monsters to Torment Your Players With | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

There are a few monsters in Dungeons & Dragons whose existence serves to only torment players. Whether it’s a monster disguised as a treasure chest (mimics!), or monsters that drop from the ceilings (piercers), or monsters that eat through metal (rust monsters!), let’s face it: these things don’t make evolutionary sense. Obviously, they’re the machinations […]

Kalothagh for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

The kalothagh, also known as the prickleback, is an aquatic version of the manticore. Though sluggish and not particularly aggressive, the kalothagh is a known man-eater, which makes it a creature to be avoided. The kalothagh is a plump fish resembling a pin cushion. Its body is covered with four-foot long spines. Its scales are mottled […]

Chupacabras for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

The chupacabra is a classic creature of Latin American folklore. Here are the 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons stats for you to use in your personal D&D campaigns. What is a chupacabra? From Wikipedia: The chupacabra or chupacabras (Spanish pronunciation: [tʃupaˈkaβɾas], literally “goat-sucker”; from chupar, “to suck”, and cabra, “goat”) is a legendary creature in the folklore of parts of the Americas, with its first purported […]

Emus for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Emus are soft-feathered, brown, flightless birds with long necks and legs, and can reach up to 6 feet in height. Emus can travel great distances, and when necessary can sprint at 31 mph. They forage for a variety of plants and insects but have been known to go for weeks without eating. Emus drink infrequently but take in […]

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