Umbra | New Monster for Fifth Edition

The umbra are the inhabitants of the Shores of Despair in the Other and the Other’s dominant race. Visitors to the Other, whom the umbra have dubbed “Those Who Encroach”, who have met the umbra recount tales of a vile, cruel species of elf-like creatures. Hence, the erroneous nickname “shadow elf.” [su_note note_color=”#fafafa”] Umbra Medium […]

Tremor | New Monster for Fifth Edition

Tremor is a 25-foot tall bear that crashes through the Wallingmiotta. While many believe Tremor is one of the Great Titans, this is untrue. Tremor was created spontaneously through fey magic. He now acts as the ultimate protector of the forest. Tremor does not move through the Wallingmiotta quietly. He can be spotted or heard […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Zules for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

The tall, pale people known as the zules (a shortened form of “aquellos con ojos azules”, or “blue-eyed ones”) first appeared north of Mexjico fifty years ago. Originally, the Mexjicano people accepted the zules and trusted them. However, in the decades since, the zules have proven to be deceptive and cruel neighbors. In the late […]

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 […]

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