Flitterbug | New Monster for Fifth Edition

A flitterbug is an aberration that is home in the swamps and mires of Omeria, particularly near the Obsidian Plain. Misclassified as an "insect", flitterbugs are actually horrific aberrations created through rogue conjuration magic. The Striped Conjurers of Karmithyash trained the flitterbugs as guardian creatures, using them as a "living landmines" in the Black Swamps … Continue reading Flitterbug | New Monster for Fifth Edition

Arnitiko/Arnitika | New Monster for Fifth Edition

Also known as "the Elves of the Other" the arnitikos are a rare humanoid species that live in Omeria. Typically, Arnitikos are outsiders and wanderers who have no community to call their own. However, they are highly sought out for their martial skills as well as their ability to go unnoticed by undead creatures. Arnitikos … Continue reading Arnitiko/Arnitika | New Monster for Fifth Edition

Flying Spider | New Monster for Fifth Edition (366 Days of Monsters)

Flying spiders, like their cousins, the giant wolf spider, are intelligent, pony-sized arachnids that hunt in the dark. Whereas wolf spiders prefer caverns and underground places to find their prey, flying spiders take to the outside world on mountainsides and dark forests. A stealthy predator, flying spiders prefer to fly by and grab their targets … Continue reading Flying Spider | New Monster for Fifth Edition (366 Days of Monsters)

Patreon Requested Alien Races | 8 New Monsters for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

Every month, I turn to my Patrons over on http://www.patreon.com/dmdave for cool ideas. Last month it was monsters and they certainly delivered. Now, it's aliens. Here are some of the cool aliens that they came up with to help populate the science fiction campaign setting of Blueshift. Some of the races work best as monsters … Continue reading Patreon Requested Alien Races | 8 New Monsters for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

Dark Sun Bestiary (Part 3: Wanderer’s Journal Threats 2/2) | New Monsters for Fifth Edition

And so the ugly beasties from the Wanderer's Journal conversion continues, this time with Athasian Giants, Athasian Gith, Jozhal, Silk Wyrms, and Tembos.   Athasian Giant Athasian giants come in only two basic varieties: humanoid and beast-headed. Humanoid giants resemble massive humans standing between 20 and 30 feet tall, and weighing between four and eight tons. They have … Continue reading Dark Sun Bestiary (Part 3: Wanderer’s Journal Threats 2/2) | New Monsters for Fifth Edition

Dark Sun Bestiary (Part 2: Wanderer’s Journal Threats 1/2) | New Monsters for Fifth Edition

This continues the Dark Sun Bestiary series. This time, I'm taking on the ugly monsters at the end of the Wanderer's Journal from the Second Edition Dark Sun Campaign Setting Boxed Set. Belgoi At first sight, the belgoi appear human—and then you notice the long claws on the end of their fingers, their puckered, toothless mouths, and … Continue reading Dark Sun Bestiary (Part 2: Wanderer’s Journal Threats 1/2) | New Monsters for Fifth Edition

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

Cordycep Spore Cloud | 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 doesn’t have … Continue reading Cordycep Spore Cloud | New Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Bloodless Ones | Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

"First came the sound of gravel shifting. Like something slithering its way towards us. And then a soft, cold moan snapped the darkness. That's when we saw it: some awful, withered thing, possibly once a man, unable to move its legs, crawling--crawling, damn it!--towards us. When Gregor locked eyes with it, he too lost feeling … Continue reading Bloodless Ones | Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Mergoblins | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Killing time 'til my Saturday campaign, I thought I might try out something a little different here. If you haven't noticed yet, I love goblins. In fact, of all the humanoid races I've created variants for, I've made more goblins than anything else. Something about them that I think is just so classic and cool. … Continue reading Mergoblins | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition