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

Aranea | New Monster for Fifth Edition

The aranea is an intelligent, shapechanging spider with sorcerous powers. In its natural form, an aranea resembles a large spider. Its body is 3 feet across, its legs span 7 feet, and it weighs about 150 pounds. An odd-shaped lump on its back houses its brain. A pair of mandibles sprout from the front of … Continue reading Aranea | New Monster for Fifth Edition

Tactical Terrain: Trees | New Rules for Dungeon Masters

Today, I received the Tactical Maps Reincarnated pack from Wizards of the Coast. It's a pretty cool little pack that comes with 20 different maps on 10 posters, each one measuring about 36" x 24". They got me thinking about the different types of advantages that terrain can provide creatures during combat to make much … Continue reading Tactical Terrain: Trees | New Rules for Dungeon Masters

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

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

Rutmut’s Rendezvous | FREE 5e Adventure for 1st-Level Characters (PDF Available)

There is a river that dips underground through a low-ceilinged cave before descending fairly gently under the grey hills to depths unknown. However, all it takes is a magic spell to lower the water level at the cave entrance to make this easily navigable by boat, as the river cave has a fairly high ceiling … Continue reading Rutmut’s Rendezvous | FREE 5e Adventure for 1st-Level Characters (PDF Available)

Roggel Luntses | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

The old speakers give it a name: roggel lunts. Old talk for "hidden one." With a name, it has a body. And with a body, it can taste the edge of our spears. The beast is long. Easily five or six giantkin in length. A mouth filled with teeth the size of fingers. Brutal horns, … Continue reading Roggel Luntses | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Forest Giants | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Forest giants are among the tallest specimens of giantkind, and they can live to be up to 200 years old. They are powerful hunters that pose a threat to all animals that dwell in the woods. An adult forest giant stands 18 feet tall but weighs only 3,000 pounds. The lanky, muscular body resembles that … Continue reading Forest Giants | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Holiday Treants | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Today, I'm getting roped into Christmas Tree decorating duty. That's what happens when you're easily a foot taller than everyone else in the household. Regardless, it should be fun. And, it gives me the opportunity to dream up yet another holiday-themed monster. I knew I'd eventually make a Christmas Tree themed monster for the holiday. … Continue reading Holiday Treants | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Gobble-lins for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Hags are unusual creatures. While they're well known for capturing babies and luring lost travelers into their shacks, they also enjoy twisting popular holidays to torment locals. That's how the gobble-lin came to be. Originally a tribe of downtrodden goblins that lived just outside of the hag's perimeter, a spiteful witch named Ugly Bess cut … Continue reading Gobble-lins for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition