Patreon Request Monsters Part 1/2 | New Monsters for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

In July, I offered up free monster requests to all my patrons which would appear in BroadSword Monthly #2. And boy did they deliver! Here are those monsters. If you'd like to see your requests made by DMDave, join up as a patron. It's only $3 to become a member and there's always a special … Continue reading Patreon Request Monsters Part 1/2 | New Monsters for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

Kolyarut | New Monster for Fifth Edition

Kolyaruts represent the ultimate enforcement clause in a contract—they mete out punishment to those who break bargains and oaths. Originally sent from Mechanus to avenge major betrayals, once on the Material Plane, they hunt down everyone from unscrupulous merchants to army deserters. Anyone who reneges on a deal could draw the ire of a kolyarut, although the creature usually ignores inconsequential deals and rashly sworn oaths. Before … Continue reading Kolyarut | New Monster for Fifth Edition

Mithral Golem | New Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

There comes a moment in every Dungeon Master's life when their players' characters grow up and become super powerful beings. That moment is quickly followed by the creation of super powerful monsters to knock 'em back down. Mithral Golem Huge construct, unaligned Armor Class 21 (natural armor) Hit Points 241 (21d12 + 105) Speed 40 … Continue reading Mithral Golem | New Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Metal Spider | New Vehicle for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Metal spiders are vehicles which can be piloted by a Small creature such as a halfling or gnome. Metal Spider Huge vehicle (15 ft. by 15 ft.) Creature Capacity 1 crew Cargo Capacity none Travel Pace 40 ft., 8 miles per hour (192 miles per day) Abilities Str 20 (+5), Dex 14 (+2), Con 19 … Continue reading Metal Spider | New Vehicle for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Animated Object, Attack Table | New Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Attack tables are magical constructs created from tables. Their extra legs (and sometimes arms) give them advantage in combat. In addition, mages can train these constructs to use magic items such as wands or rods to make them deadly combatants. Construct Nature. An animated object doesn't require air, food, drink, or sleep. The magic that … Continue reading Animated Object, Attack Table | New Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Cutlery Golem | New Monster 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 … Continue reading Cutlery Golem | New Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Shield Guardian Sidekicks | New Player Option for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (Unearthed Arcana)

This article expands on the new Sidekicks rules found in a recent Unearthed Arcana article put out by Wizards of the Coast. Like the Unearthed Arcana article, this is purely playtesting content. Be sure to share your thoughts on it down in the comments. Basically, this allows a player to take a shield guardian as … Continue reading Shield Guardian Sidekicks | New Player Option for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (Unearthed Arcana)

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)

Iron Orbs | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

If you're a player in or a fan of my Saturday (Bloody Bunch) campaign, you might want to avoid reading this. It contains spoilers. Stzubnuk’moech’k (you can call him "Chuck") was a powerful beholder in life. Ruler of the Demi-plane of Nightmares, Chuck oversaw the Grove of Dreamers. In addition, he (begrudgingly) ushered new beholders … Continue reading Iron Orbs | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Painted and Sculpted Facsimiles | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Powerful bards of the College of Visual Arts are such accomplished artists that they can create paintings that leap from the canvas; literally! They can even make statues that seem life-like (because they are). A high-level bard of the College of Visual Arts that spends 10 minutes painting or sculpting a living creature's likeness is … Continue reading Painted and Sculpted Facsimiles | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition