The Demons of Hell | New Monsters for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

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)

Goblin Spider | New Monster for Fifth Edition

The goblin spider, or earth spider, looks like a huge, furry spider of a particularly evil cast. It lurks in the Forest Ridge just beyond the Ringing Mountains and is a bane to the wild halflings that live there. The goblin spider has a plump abdomen, eight spindly legs, and two curving mandibles capable of grasping and … Continue reading Goblin Spider | New Monster for Fifth Edition

Haraknin | New Monster for Fifth Edition

Those who don't understand the true nature of haraknins often incorrectly identify them as fiendish lycanthropes. The haraknin is not a true lycanthrope; it is a hell hound that has learned to assume humanoid form. Created by devil lords to serve as intelligent trackers and guardians, haraknin often journey to the Material Plane to undertake … Continue reading Haraknin | New Monster for Fifth Edition

Achaierai | New Monster for Fifth Edition

Achaierai are massive, flightless birds that inhabit the infernal plane of Acheron and are only occasionally encountered elsewhere. They are evil, clever, and predatory, with a distinct taste for torture. Standing some 15 feet tall, achaierai have plump bodies resembling quails' and four stork legs. Their soft feathers range in color through a variety of … Continue reading Achaierai | New Monster for Fifth Edition

Chaos Beast | New Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

These horrific creatures have mutable, ever-changing forms. Their deadly touch can make opponents melt into formless goo. There's no telling what a chaos beast will look like. One moment, it might be a towering horror of hooks and fangs, all pulpy flesh and exposed veins, and the next, a slithering mass of ropy, vermillion-tipped tentacles. … Continue reading Chaos Beast | New Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Xiphonan (Serpentfolk) | New Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

To the western end of Wicked Maple Grove at the neck of Centaur Wood, there stood a great tower in a swamp. Not much was known about the tower or its purposes other than that it once served as a stronghold for a mysterious race of giant serpentfolk. The medusan arcanist Gothmog of Udum recalls … Continue reading Xiphonan (Serpentfolk) | New Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Blutgeists | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

"I dropped my sword and fell backward into the mud. The thing, whatever it was, pulsed and expanded. Blood flowed from it like tendrils that stretched into the space around it. Those who still stood near it were caught within its web. I watched in horror as they would break free for a moment only … Continue reading Blutgeists | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Doghead and the Cold Children | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Tell me about the ghosts, brother. "Which ones? There were so many. So many horrible things. Just lurking there. A part of it all." You mentioned one that was a dog. With children? No? "Doghead and the Cold Children. Gods, that was horrible. Just horrible." Yes. That is the one. Tell us about that one. … Continue reading Doghead and the Cold Children | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Stat Anything: Creepy Things Somebody Asked Me to Stat | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

If you ever want to get a mention on this site, here's the easiest way to do it. Send me a weird picture on Instagram or tell me a crazy story. Chances are if I find it weird, I'll probably stat it up. And I mean weird. Not mean. Like, don't send me a picture … Continue reading Stat Anything: Creepy Things Somebody Asked Me to Stat | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition