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

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

3 New Monsters for Your Ravenloft Campaigns | Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Call me corny, but I've always loved Ravenloft. I think the setting has a cool atmosphere, awesome monsters, and some great mechanics. While I like the Fifth Edition version found in Curse of Strahd, my love for Ravenloft first came in second edition and later in third edition when White Wolf had the rights. Without … Continue reading 3 New Monsters for Your Ravenloft Campaigns | Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Tatterdemanimal Raggamoffyns for Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition

Raggamoffyns are mysterious constructs composed of animated scraps and bits of cloth, metal, or other refuse from civilized societies, particularly those where magic is common. Raggamoffyns tend to cluster together, operating as much in secret as possible, taking control of selected hosts to further their agendas. Unlike other constructs, a raggamoffyn is not the result … Continue reading Tatterdemanimal Raggamoffyns for Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition