2 New Monsters for Fifth Edition (Rapax Spoilers)

Currently, I'm running an old second edition module converted to 5th for my players. There's a whole lot of new bad guys in it, too, many of which haven't been seen since the '80s. I've converted a few of those bad guys below for you to enjoy. Note: if you're one of my players, stop … Continue reading 2 New Monsters for Fifth Edition (Rapax Spoilers)

How to Create a D&D Monster for Fifth Edition in 15 Minutes or Less

Occasionally, I get folks on Instagram and Facebook asking me how to create a D&D monster for Fifth Edition. Of course, the Dungeon Master's Guide outlines how to do just that on pages 273 - 283. But for some that can be a little overwhelming. And there are lots of little rules that are easy … Continue reading How to Create a D&D Monster for Fifth Edition in 15 Minutes or Less

The Four Gnolls of the Apocalypse | New Monsters for Fifth Edition

My first foray into creating Fifth Edition content was when my players hit the 3rd level of the Lost Mines of Phandelver adventure.  After returning to Phandalin following a visit to Cragmaw Castle, the characters discovered the mining village besieged by gnolls. Leading the gnolls were four critters each representing a different aspect of the … Continue reading The Four Gnolls of the Apocalypse | New Monsters for Fifth Edition

Aboleth Variants | 4 New Monsters for 5th Edition (Updated 10/13/19)

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)

Stat Anything – War Boys | New NPCs for Fifth Edition

War Boys are handpicked at a young age by the guardians of the elevator platform of The Citadel and are indoctrinated as zealots in the cult of V8 with Immortan Joe as their immortal leader. They are completely loyal, blindly following their leader, never questioning the morality of his actions. They view death in service to Immortan Joe … Continue reading Stat Anything – War Boys | New NPCs for Fifth Edition

Patreon Alien Requests (Part 2) | 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 while others … Continue reading Patreon Alien Requests (Part 2) | New Monsters for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

Doctor Kalaxan | New NPC for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

Doctor Kalaxan is the mysterious quest giver in the adventure The Mystery of Hoegar's Hollow. While he often appears as a wizard that goes by the moniker Kalaxan the Magnificent, Kalaxan is actually a human-like construct known as an android. He was the lead science officer aboard the Paramount when the ship crashed. Construct Nature. … Continue reading Doctor Kalaxan | New NPC for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

Tiny Terrors | 5 New Monsters for Fifth Edition

Tiny creatures don't get a whole lot of love in Fifth Edition. Recently, I revamped a classic Dungeon magazine module, Mountain Sanctuary. The antagonists of the adventure were primarily diminutive creatures that appeared in the first edition fiend folio and Monsters Manual 2: cave crickets, osquips, gremlins, and spectramice. I felt that it was time … Continue reading Tiny Terrors | 5 New Monsters 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)

Baazrags (Dark Sun) | 3 New Monsters for Fifth Edition

In the broken crags and tiny caves of the barrens live the timid baazrag. Two feet long or less, it is one of the smallest omnivores in the stoney barren regions. The baazrag's face is protected by a bony covering that reaches down either side of the head and across the nose, with holes for … Continue reading Baazrags (Dark Sun) | 3 New Monsters for Fifth Edition