Necrochefs | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

As I continue to build out the Goblin Mine for Justin David Russell and mine's megadelve project, The Secret of Forsaken Peak, I keep coming up with cool, new challenges to throw at the characters. Case in point: Lamarr the Necrochef. A killer and a cannibal, Lamarr is evil personified. And if that wasn't bad … Continue reading Necrochefs | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Vrüniks (Chaos Steeds) | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

The chaosmen have had a tenuous relationship with traditional mounts. Unless the chaosman has a slave to tend to his horse, chances are he will let it die from starvation, thirst, or exhaustion. Or just murder it. So thank the Gods of Chaos for the vrüniks. These fiendish steeds, while chaotic and inherently evil themselves, … Continue reading Vrüniks (Chaos Steeds) | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

3 Ravenloft Monsters (Part 4) | Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Welcome back to this series of updated Ravenloft monsters. If you haven't caught the first couple yet, you can see them all by clicking here: Ravenloft monsters. The flavor text is taken from the original Monstrous Manual. Lich, Defiler Though there is nothing more loathsome than the foul undead, the defiler lich raises even this putrid circle … Continue reading 3 Ravenloft Monsters (Part 4) | Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

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

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

Continuing my conversion of old Ravenloft monsters, here are a few more uglies from the Dread Realms to populate your Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition campaigns. Flavor text is taken from the original supplements from whence it came (property Wizards of the Coast). Conversions by me, DM Dave. Mullonga The aboriginal witch Mullonga is one … Continue reading 3 More Monsters for Your Ravenloft Campaigns | Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Bamboo Blights for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Not all blights come from deciduous or coniferous forests. For example, the desecration of the Gulthias tree can spread to the desert and create cactus blights. There are tales of willow and cattail blights haunting swamps. But perhaps one of the most interesting blights adventurers may ever come across are the bamboo blights in Shou. … Continue reading Bamboo Blights for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Carretanagua for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

La Carretanagua is a ghostly ox cart driver that some say appears as a tall hooded apparition. It's believed that he is not originally of Niquaro or anywhere in Alberia, but hails from Lejos, across MarQue Bosteza. Truth is he's a fiend that's been hired by the denizens of hell to bring the dead to … Continue reading Carretanagua for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Mariachis for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Mariachi is a type of Mexican music and a musical group whose style dates back to at least the 18th century. It has distinctive instrumentation, performance, and singing styles, as well as costumery. Many mariachis wear the traje de charro, or horserider's uniform, complete with large, wide-brimmed hats (sombrero de charro). Typically, mariachis employ guitars, … Continue reading Mariachis for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Tecuani for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Tecuani, whose name literally means "people-eater", are jaguar humanoids that live in the forests and jungles in the southern parts of the Mexica empire. The tecuani are a superstitious, yet proud race. They welcome outsiders but are known to be particularly hot-tempered and quick to feud. The tecuani people prize strength above all other attributes and … Continue reading Tecuani for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Tigbanua Buso for Fifth Edition Dungeons & Dragons

These bony, one-eyed ghouls spread a hideous curse with their unclean claws, causing their victims to transform into mindless savages at night. Tigbanua busos are a dangerous humanoid species that were once friendly and helpful but have since become one of humanity's deadliest enemies. They are tall and gaunt (7 feet tall, 140 pounds), with … Continue reading Tigbanua Buso for Fifth Edition Dungeons & Dragons