Advanced Mob Rules | New Rules and Mechanics for Fifth Edition

Mobs are fun. After all, every player with a high-level character imagines what it'd be like to run through a mob of a bunch of CR 1/8 weenies. Logistically, though, it's a pain, especially for the GM. For example, if you wanted to challenge a group of four 10th-level adventurers with kobolds (CR 1/8), you … Continue reading Advanced Mob Rules | New Rules and Mechanics for Fifth Edition

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)

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

Stat Anything: The Night King | New Challenge for Fifth Edition

I just finished up Game of Thrones (yeah, I know I'm late to the party). In terms of Fifth Edition stats, most of the stuff in Game of Thrones is pretty self-explanatory (although Game of Thrones dragons aren't really Dungeons & Dragons dragons, I digress). If there was one creature that stuck out in the … Continue reading Stat Anything: The Night King | New Challenge for Fifth Edition

Entombed | New Monster for Fifth Edition

A thick shell of clear green-tinged ice completely encases a desiccated human corpse, its yellowed teeth bared in a rictus of death. The huge mantle of icy armor makes this fearsome apparition the size of an ogre. The entombed are undead preserved by being encased in shells of ice—but still able to move and kill. Entombed are human … Continue reading Entombed | New Monster for Fifth Edition

Formians | New Monsters for Fifth Edition

Formians hail from planes devoted to law. They seek to colonize all that they see and incorporate all living things into their hive as workers. Expansionist in the extreme, their goal is to spread colonies until they have taken over everything and their order is unquestioned. To further this end, they attack all other creatures, … Continue reading Formians | New Monsters for Fifth Edition

Khrull, Half-Orc Death Cleric | NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (Spoilers)

Khrull is an agent sent by the church of Erythnul to ensure that Xentarich does not stray from his mission of destruction. This is a source of conflict between the two, in that Xentarich prefers destruction only where it is profitable. Khrull does not get on well with the crew except for the Storm Hammers, … Continue reading Khrull, Half-Orc Death Cleric | NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (Spoilers)

Glymm, Gnome Illusionist | NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (Spoilers)

Glymm is the leader of the gnome technicians and the chief pilot of the Colossus. He has Xentarich's respect for his technical prowess. Glymm often plays practical jokes on the bugbears (particularly with his bag of tricks) so they hate the small illusionist (and might even attempt to slay him in a particularly chaotic battle). … Continue reading Glymm, Gnome Illusionist | NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (Spoilers)

Grim Reaper | Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

I'm finally starting to recover from my ailment. Thought I might shake some of the "ugh" off with doing a 2nd edition conversion. Those usually help me get back into the right mindset. Here is an old monster conversion from Ravenloft, the Grim Reaper. What is the grim reaper? The grim reaper (or death spirit) … Continue reading Grim Reaper | Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Snow Para-elementals | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

At the point where the Elemental Plane of Water borders the Plane of Air is a cold, wet environment known as the Para-Elemental Plane of Ice. There one can find ice mephits, yetis, remorhazes, frost giants, and white dragons. This is also the home of the large and peaceful snow para-elementals. Nicknamed "snowmen" by those … Continue reading Snow Para-elementals | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition