The Monsters and NPCs of Quarantine | 5 New Monsters for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

In the adventure Quarantine, four new monsters and one new NPC were introduced. Here are the stat blocks for those monsters. All three will appear in BroadSword Monthly #2. Demon, Greater The greater demon, Qua-Soko appears as the central antagonist for Quarantine. You can read Qua-Soko's stat block in the previous article the Demons of … Continue reading The Monsters and NPCs of Quarantine | 5 New Monsters for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

Patreon Request Monsters Part 1/2 | 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 … Continue reading Patreon Request Monsters Part 1/2 | New Monsters for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

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)

More Sorrowsworn | New Monsters for Fifth Edition

The Shadowfell gives rise to strange incarnations of the plane's bleak nature. The sorrowsworn embody the forms of suffering that are inherent to the shadowy landscape, and they visit horror on those who stumble into their midst. Emotion Given Form. Each sorrowsworn personifies a different aspect of despair or distress. Some are manifestations of anger; … Continue reading More Sorrowsworn | New Monsters for Fifth Edition

Formians | New Monsters for Fifth Edition

Formians hail from planes devoted to law. They seek to colonize all that they see and incorporate all living things into their hive as workers. Expansionist in the extreme, their goal is to spread colonies until they have taken over everything and their order is unquestioned. To further this end, they attack all other creatures, … Continue reading Formians | New Monsters for Fifth Edition

Belker | New Monster for Fifth Edition

Belkers are composed primarily of smoke. Although undeniably evil, they are very reclusive and usually have no interest in the affairs of others. The black, winged shapes of these creatures make them look distinctly demonic. Because of their semi-gaseous nature, however, they shift and change shape with every puff of wind. Belker Large elemental, neutral … Continue reading Belker | New Monster for Fifth Edition

Yaunthom Drakes | 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 Yaunthom Drakes | New Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

High Priest/Priestess | New NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Currently, I'm working on a one-shot adventure that involves a retired deaconess living in an upscale, walled estate. The adventure is scalable, meaning that it will be available to any characters at any level. At early levels, the deaconess is a priest. But once the characters become 5th-level, a priest is no longer a reasonable … Continue reading High Priest/Priestess | New NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Manticore Specters | Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

"They were bourne of pure negative energy, like vicious, trembling lions with shredded wings and tails covered in ghostly spikes. In life, they were horrible enough, but now they were something much worse." Manticore specters are manticores that were killed by a powerful undead force, trapping them between the Prime Material and afterlife. They are … Continue reading Manticore Specters | Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Rolfin the Dragon Priest | NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

The goblin mine is managed by a dragon priest named Rolfin who is a half-red dragon goblin. Rolfin is somewhat insane and feared by all in the mine, including the azer smith, Roez, and Lamarr the Necromancer. While Gurd and the other goblins try to keep him safe--after all, the goblins believe that Rolfin is … Continue reading Rolfin the Dragon Priest | NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition