Patreon Request Monsters Part 2/2 | 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 theme each … Continue reading Patreon Request Monsters Part 2/2 | New Monsters for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

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)

Antloids (Dark Sun) | New Monsters for Fifth Edition

Antloids are giant ants that inhabit huge warrens in the Athasian desert. Their species has evolved through an adapted specialization which gives certain antloids special powers. There are four different groups: workers, soldiers, dynamis, and queens; each group fulfills a specialized task within antloid society.           BroadSword is Coming! The first … Continue reading Antloids (Dark Sun) | New Monsters for Fifth Edition

Dark Sun Bestiary (Part 6: Monsters of the Verdant Belt 2/4) | 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 … Continue reading Dark Sun Bestiary (Part 6: Monsters of the Verdant Belt 2/4) | New Monsters for Fifth Edition

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

Dread Creature Template | New Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

A dread creature is any creature brought back to life through necromantic magic. A creature that was never flesh and blood to begin with (such as a construct, elemental, ooze, plant, or undead) can't be turned into a dread creature. The following characteristics change or are added to a creature that becomes a dread creature. … Continue reading Dread Creature Template | New Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Gargs | New Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

This monster comes in as a request from one of my Patrons. Here's what he requested: Just joined as a Copper Patron, and would like to make my request. I need a race to replace orcs (whom I am trying to avoid)  in the socio"ecology" of my world. Preferably, derived from or tied to the … Continue reading Gargs | New Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Dreg Biter | New Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

For those of you who've been following along with the blog, you probably noticed that I've been working on a mini-project with the amazing, awesome Bert Verwaest of Crosshead Studios on his Metalhead project. I absolutely love Bert's vision and style, so I'm glad to help out with all the mechanical know-how to help bring … Continue reading Dreg Biter | New Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Skulking Cysts | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Continuing this mini-series on Libris Mortiis monsters updated for 5e, I'm going to be recreating the skulking cyst, another yucky monster from third. What is a skulking cyst? The horrible creature walking into view is a mass of free-roaming intestines, flaccid organs, and a few odd rib bones. Dragging behind it like a dead weight is a … Continue reading Skulking Cysts | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Skin Kites | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Back in third edition, they had a few somewhat "controversial" books. One such book was Libris Mortiis, the Book of Undead. This book was full of all sorts of creepy, crawly, body-horrory type spells, monsters, and special options for 3rd. Seeing as how Fifth is a little more "public-friendly" than previous editions, I doubt such … Continue reading Skin Kites | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition