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)

Blackleaf Faerie & Dryad | New Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

I love making monsters. It's how I got my start in this nutty world of creating Fifth Edition content. And this monster comes in as a request from one of my patrons: Could I have something along the lines of a more traditional fairy, but two variants with one Cr1 and one that's somewhere around … Continue reading Blackleaf Faerie & Dryad | New Monsters 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

Darkling Elder Light Soul | New Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Here comes a request from one of my Patrons for a bump on a classic Fifth Edition monster: Hi Dave! Monster request: higher CR darkling elder, maybe give it an attack where it can use some of the light it has absorbed during its lifetime. That sounds pretty neat. Right now there are two types … Continue reading Darkling Elder Light Soul | New Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Mari Lwyds | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

The Mari Lwyd (/mæriˈlɔɪd/) is a wassailing folk custom found in South Wales. The tradition entails the use of an eponymous hobby horse which is made from a horse's skull mounted on a pole and carried by an individual hidden under a sackcloth. It represents a regional variation of a "hooded animal" tradition that appears in various forms throughout Great Britain. The custom … Continue reading Mari Lwyds | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

3 Ravenloft Monsters for Your Campaigns (Part 3) | Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Editio

I've been having fun converting old Ravenloft monsters to Fifth Edition. With a stomach full of Thanksgiving food and a brain full of caffeine, I figured, "Hey! Why not make some more." A little background on how I've been finding these monsters to convert plus a bit of a shoutout. These are all coming from … Continue reading 3 Ravenloft Monsters for Your Campaigns (Part 3) | Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Editio

Nookas for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Cute from far but far from cute, nookas are deceptive unseelie fey creatures that lurk in dark forests, rotten swamps, and other forsaken areas. At first, they appear to be adorable woodland creatures, but when approached, their true nature is revealed: four spider-like eyes with a massive fanged maw at the center of a ragged … Continue reading Nookas for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Bisans for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Bisans are nature spirits similar to dryads or bajangs, in that their life forces are tied to a single tree. They are most commonly associated with trees that are valued for their sap, gum, oil, or wood, primarily camphor, sometimes teak. In their natural form, bisans look like human women, with long, flowing hair (dark … Continue reading Bisans for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Bajangs for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Living deep in cursed forests, bajangs grow in tree trunks like pustules of evil, emerging to terrorize nearby settlements. Evil nature spirits found in corrupted tropical jungles, bajangs are typically encountered near the site of a bloody battle, the burial place of an evil wu jen, or the secret meeting place of an evil cult. … Continue reading Bajangs for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition