Zoradin the Deadcaller | New Challenge for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

Zoradin the Deadcaller appears in the short adventure, The Terror at Prior's Hill. His official stats are here and will be in print in the second issue of BroadSword Monthly. Zoradin the Deadcaller In life, Zoradin was a druid and member of the Circle of Towers. As the land grew cursed with the taint of … Continue reading Zoradin the Deadcaller | New Challenge for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

The Monsters and NPCs of Quarantine | 5 New Monsters for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

In the adventure Quarantine, four new monsters and one new NPC were introduced. Here are the stat blocks for those monsters. All three will appear in BroadSword Monthly #2. Demon, Greater The greater demon, Qua-Soko appears as the central antagonist for Quarantine. You can read Qua-Soko's stat block in the previous article the Demons of … Continue reading The Monsters and NPCs of Quarantine | 5 New Monsters for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

Quarantine | 3rd-Level Adventure for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

Quarantine is an event-based adventure designed for four 3rd-level adventurers. The adventure is intended for good-aligned characters. A cleric in the party will be useful, as will any other character that can remove a curse or disease. Dwarves are particularly useful thanks to their immunity to the green-eyed virus. The adventure takes place in the … Continue reading Quarantine | 3rd-Level Adventure for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

Survival Horror | New Article by DMDave (BroadSword Preview)

Survival horror is a sub-genre of horror that emphasizes the protagonists evading overwhelming dangers instead of facing them head-on. Popular examples of survival horror include zombie movies and video games, Lovecraftian horror, and stories that involve extraterrestrial threats such as Aliens, Predator, or The Thing. How to Create a Survival Horror Adventure In a survival … Continue reading Survival Horror | New Article by DMDave (BroadSword Preview)

Fighter Seeker Martial Archetype | New Player Option for Fifth Edition

At 3rd level, a fighter gains the Martial Archetype feature. The following Seeker option is available to a fighter, in addition to those normally offered. Seeker Seekers are warriors who've sworn to protect the world from supernatural threats, often those that most are ignorant to. Darkness, the occult, and black magic are the Seeker's allies … Continue reading Fighter Seeker Martial Archetype | New Player Option for Fifth Edition

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 … Continue reading Monster-of-the-Week Clues and Research Lore | New Campaign Tools for GMs

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, … Continue reading Flashy Monster-Hunting Car | New Vehicle for Fifth Edition

How to Create an Epic Monster | New Rules for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

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. How to Create an Epic Monster More than a few people have commented on how some of the high-level Fifth Edition … Continue reading How to Create an Epic Monster | New Rules for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

Monster of the Week Format | New Rules for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Magazine Preview)

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. The Monster of the Week Format A mysterious supernatural murder occurs. The main characters are called in--or possibly even there when … Continue reading Monster of the Week Format | New Rules for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Magazine Preview)

How to Run a Fifth Edition Horror Campaign | Behind the Screen (BroadSword Preview)

This is a preview for BroadSword Monthly #2. Horror is one of the many types of settings available to gamemasters to run in Fifth Edition. But how can horror work in a world where epic heroes swing legendary magic swords,  dodge arrows, and walk off near-fatal wounds after a full night's rest? This article dives … Continue reading How to Run a Fifth Edition Horror Campaign | Behind the Screen (BroadSword Preview)