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

Arrowhawk | New Monster for Fifth Edition

Arrowhawks are predators and scavengers from the Elemental Plane of Air. They are consummate fliers that spend their entire lives on the wing. An arrowhawk has a sinuous, snakelike body with a long neck and tail. Its central body is bulbous and has two pairs of yellow, feathered wings, one on the top and another … Continue reading Arrowhawk | New Monster for Fifth Edition

Aranea | New Monster for Fifth Edition

The aranea is an intelligent, shapechanging spider with sorcerous powers. In its natural form, an aranea resembles a large spider. Its body is 3 feet across, its legs span 7 feet, and it weighs about 150 pounds. An odd-shaped lump on its back houses its brain. A pair of mandibles sprout from the front of … Continue reading Aranea | New Monster for Fifth Edition

Blackleaf Faerie & Dryad | New Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

I love making monsters. It's how I got my start in this nutty world of creating Fifth Edition content. And this monster comes in as a request from one of my patrons: Could I have something along the lines of a more traditional fairy, but two variants with one Cr1 and one that's somewhere around … Continue reading Blackleaf Faerie & Dryad | New Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Sanguine Ape and Swarm of Monkeys | New Monsters 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 Sanguine Ape and Swarm of Monkeys | New Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Doghead and the Cold Children | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Tell me about the ghosts, brother. "Which ones? There were so many. So many horrible things. Just lurking there. A part of it all." You mentioned one that was a dog. With children? No? "Doghead and the Cold Children. Gods, that was horrible. Just horrible." Yes. That is the one. Tell us about that one. … Continue reading Doghead and the Cold Children | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Goblin Worg-Riders | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

A quick monster stat block for The Secret of Forsaken Peak adventure that I'm working on (Part 1 should be out tomorrow!). When doing an OGL adventure for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition you're limited to some of the resources you can use. For example, I can't use goblin bosses, as they aren't covered in … Continue reading Goblin Worg-Riders | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Pyrolisks (Cockatrice Variants) | Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Cockatrices are one of those monsters that make awesome a-hole monsters at early levels but aren't much to fear later on. However, back in second edition, the cockatrice had a firey cousin called the pyrolisk. Which, frankly, was way worse than a cockatrice. Or most other monsters for that matter. What is a pyrolisk? Frequently … Continue reading Pyrolisks (Cockatrice Variants) | Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Chaosmen | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

From the Kingdom of Chaos, they ride, the Chaosmen. Brown teeth gnashing and grimy claws gripping jagged, blood-stained swords, they howl like sick wolves. The philosophy of Chaos is simple: the universe does not adhere to order, so why should its many creations? Man is animal. He should continue to be animal. If he is … Continue reading Chaosmen | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Mari Lwyds | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

The Mari Lwyd (/mæriˈlɔɪd/) is a wassailing folk custom found in South Wales. The tradition entails the use of an eponymous hobby horse which is made from a horse's skull mounted on a pole and carried by an individual hidden under a sackcloth. It represents a regional variation of a "hooded animal" tradition that appears in various forms throughout Great Britain. The custom … Continue reading Mari Lwyds | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition