The Goblin Mine | The Secret of Forsaken Peak Part 1

This entry is part of an ongoing series that follows the development of The Secret of Forsaken Peak megadelve project that myself and Justin David Russell are working on. It is part prototype, part proof-of-concept, and part design journal. Please note that some details may be missing (such as story hooks, etc.) but are due … Continue reading The Goblin Mine | The Secret of Forsaken Peak Part 1

Tuuk the Thief of the Book | The Secret of Forsaken Peak

Yesterday, I held a contest on Instagram to name a goblin that's going to be one of the bosses of the first chunk of The Secret of Forsaken Peak adventure. Things got a little out of hand. I got a whopping 414 replies (and they keep coming)! But out of those 414 replies, I decided … Continue reading Tuuk the Thief of the Book | The Secret of Forsaken Peak

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

Goblin Worg-Riders | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

A quick monster stat block for The Secret of Forsaken Peak adventure that I'm working on (Part 1 should be out tomorrow!). When doing an OGL adventure for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition you're limited to some of the resources you can use. For example, I can't use goblin bosses, as they aren't covered in … Continue reading Goblin Worg-Riders | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Mergoblins | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Killing time 'til my Saturday campaign, I thought I might try out something a little different here. If you haven't noticed yet, I love goblins. In fact, of all the humanoid races I've created variants for, I've made more goblins than anything else. Something about them that I think is just so classic and cool. … Continue reading Mergoblins | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

How to Create a D&D Monster for Fifth Edition in 15 Minutes or Less

Occasionally, I get folks on Instagram and Facebook asking me how to create a D&D monster for Fifth Edition. Of course, the Dungeon Master's Guide outlines how to do just that on pages 273 - 283. But for some that can be a little overwhelming. And there are lots of little rules that are easy … Continue reading How to Create a D&D Monster for Fifth Edition in 15 Minutes or Less

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

3 New Monsters for Your Ravenloft Campaigns | Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Call me corny, but I've always loved Ravenloft. I think the setting has a cool atmosphere, awesome monsters, and some great mechanics. While I like the Fifth Edition version found in Curse of Strahd, my love for Ravenloft first came in second edition and later in third edition when White Wolf had the rights. Without … Continue reading 3 New Monsters for Your Ravenloft Campaigns | Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Trash Goblins for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Goblins aren't well-loved in the world. So it's no surprise that many take to garbage heaps to hide and build a new way-of-life for themselves. Over the years, these "trash goblins" (they hate that term, by the way) have developed a culture that revolves around refuse. It's in the waste of other humanoids they find … Continue reading Trash Goblins for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Shreyas for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

In the dark parts of the world where few dare to travel there are all sorts of hungry horrors lurking and waiting. Of course, the only thing worse than the monsters themselves are the creatures who've adapted to being around such monstrosities. Such is the case with the strange humanoid race known as shreyas. Also … Continue reading Shreyas for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition