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

Every month, I turn to my Patrons over on 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

Henchmen for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Editon (Plus a Preview of the New Superhero Class!)

Vader has stormtroopers. Doom has doombots. Darkseid has parademons. Every bad guy needs henchmen. What are henchmen? Henchmen (and women!) are the folks with the matching uniforms that act as speed bumps for a hero to cross to get to the big bad evil guys. They're often cocky (or cowardly), have terrible aim, and are … Continue reading Henchmen for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Editon (Plus a Preview of the New Superhero Class!)

Carretanagua for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

La Carretanagua is a ghostly ox cart driver that some say appears as a tall hooded apparition. It's believed that he is not originally of Niquaro or anywhere in Alberia, but hails from Lejos, across MarQue Bosteza. Truth is he's a fiend that's been hired by the denizens of hell to bring the dead to … Continue reading Carretanagua for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Yamas (Llamafolk) for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

High up in the mountains in the deep Surlands of Biru live a race of gentle, rural folk known by the Mexjicanos as yamas, or llamafolk. These llama humanoids live alongside the Biruvians and are semi-nomadic, traveling from the edges of the eastern rainforests of the Amassona all the way to the Antisuyo crests bordering … Continue reading Yamas (Llamafolk) for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition