Welcome back to Dave's Daily Fifth Edition Monsters! Today, I'll be tackling the aboleth. Here's what you can expect from this post: A short introduction to aboleths. My thoughts and inspirations going into creating these variations. 2 new aboleth variants plus 2 spin-off creations. Aboleths, the Horrors from the Depths Aboleths. They're totally gross, right? … Continue reading Aboleth Variants | 4 New Monsters for 5th Edition (Updated 10/13/19)
This article is part of the Monster Hunters series that will appear in BroadSword Monthly. If you’d like a preview of additional content, be sure to check out the Monster Hunter material on my Patreon. In some cosmologies, demons are malevolent spirits from Hell that act the direct opposites to angels. These demons are created from human souls (petitioners) that have … Continue reading The Demons of Hell | New Monsters for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)
The adventure Bzallin's Blacksphere has a lot of interesting characters in it, as well as a fair amount of NPCs. For a normal-sized group, it's a pretty challenging adventure. But my group has 6 characters and a shield guardian. So that means I need to scale it up considerably. This stat block for Bzallin's disciples … Continue reading Disciple of Bzallin | New NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition
Warning: if you are in my Saturday group (especially if your name is Jordan) do not read this as it contains spoilers. Xentarich is a man who craves absolute power and wealth, yet has no qualms about the methods he employs to get them. Xentarich is bald and well-tanned, and some of his features appear … Continue reading Xentarich, Human Archmage | NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (Spoilers)
Beholders! Five new beholder variants including one of the most horrifying monsters I've ever created (with Jack's help, of course). Check 'em out on the blog!