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

Antloids (Dark Sun) | New Monsters for Fifth Edition

Antloids are giant ants that inhabit huge warrens in the Athasian desert. Their species has evolved through an adapted specialization which gives certain antloids special powers. There are four different groups: workers, soldiers, dynamis, and queens; each group fulfills a specialized task within antloid society.           BroadSword is Coming! The first … Continue reading Antloids (Dark Sun) | New Monsters for Fifth Edition

Dark Sun Bestiary (Part 3: Wanderer’s Journal Threats 2/2) | New Monsters for Fifth Edition

And so the ugly beasties from the Wanderer's Journal conversion continues, this time with Athasian Giants, Athasian Gith, Jozhal, Silk Wyrms, and Tembos.   Athasian Giant Athasian giants come in only two basic varieties: humanoid and beast-headed. Humanoid giants resemble massive humans standing between 20 and 30 feet tall, and weighing between four and eight tons. They have … Continue reading Dark Sun Bestiary (Part 3: Wanderer’s Journal Threats 2/2) | New Monsters for Fifth Edition

Juju Zombie | New Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

A juju zombie appears to be an ordinary zombie, although its flesh is less rotted and has a gray color and is leathery and hard. A hateful light burns in the monster's eves, as it realizes its condition and wishes to destroy living things. Juju zombies are created by magic-users who drain all life levels from humans or man-sized … Continue reading Juju Zombie | New Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Animated Object, Attack Table | New Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Attack tables are magical constructs created from tables. Their extra legs (and sometimes arms) give them advantage in combat. In addition, mages can train these constructs to use magic items such as wands or rods to make them deadly combatants. Construct Nature. An animated object doesn't require air, food, drink, or sleep. The magic that … Continue reading Animated Object, Attack Table | New Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Malvetoil (Blackleaf Will-o’wisp) | New Monster 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 doesn’t have … Continue reading Malvetoil (Blackleaf Will-o’wisp) | New Monster For Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Demon, Izzannoz | New Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Demons are an integral part of D&D. They're probably a big part of why parents in the '70s and '80s didn't want their kids playing the game. For whatever reason, I don't get a ton of requests for demons or devils. But this one just came in from Patreon and it had me pretty stoked. … Continue reading Demon, Izzannoz | New Monster 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