College of Archives | Bard Subclass for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (with Design Notes)

Recently, I created a full-fledged class option for the Archivist which felt a little funky to me in the end. So I thought I might change things up a little and turn the Archivist into subclass options for each class. Playtest Content The material here is presented for playtesting and to spark your imagination. These game … Continue reading College of Archives | Bard Subclass for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (with Design Notes)

Grim Reaper | Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

I'm finally starting to recover from my ailment. Thought I might shake some of the "ugh" off with doing a 2nd edition conversion. Those usually help me get back into the right mindset. Here is an old monster conversion from Ravenloft, the Grim Reaper. What is the grim reaper? The grim reaper (or death spirit) … Continue reading Grim Reaper | Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Phobias and Fascinations | New Rules for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Nothing says “I love my D&D group” more than introducing Phobias and Fascinations to your campaign. Okay, several things would say “I love my D&D group” more than that, but making them suffer in hilarious ways is the job of any nurturing Dungeon Master, right? Onward! How To Implement Phobias and FascinationsSimple! These conditions are … Continue reading Phobias and Fascinations | New Rules for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

The Leaping Mother | Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

"Don't worry, child. Sunlight's coming soon. Sunlight's coming." The young mother wiped away her own tears and stared to the dark west, as she held the playful infant close to her chest. The Graywood Forest rocked gently in the breeze, leaves thick with spring verdancy. Inches away from her bare feet was a sharp drop, … Continue reading The Leaping Mother | Monster 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

Doghead and the Cold Children | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Tell me about the ghosts, brother. "Which ones? There were so many. So many horrible things. Just lurking there. A part of it all." You mentioned one that was a dog. With children? No? "Doghead and the Cold Children. Gods, that was horrible. Just horrible." Yes. That is the one. Tell us about that one. … Continue reading Doghead and the Cold Children | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Bloodless Ones | Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

"First came the sound of gravel shifting. Like something slithering its way towards us. And then a soft, cold moan snapped the darkness. That's when we saw it: some awful, withered thing, possibly once a man, unable to move its legs, crawling--crawling, damn it!--towards us. When Gregor locked eyes with it, he too lost feeling … Continue reading Bloodless Ones | Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Wolfweres for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

The wolfwere is an evil and hateful creature that delights in the brutal slaying of humans and demihumans alike. In many cases, the wolfwere is able to attack its victims with utter surprise because of its ability to assume the shape of a human of exceptional charisma. The wolfwere is able to assume a wide … Continue reading Wolfweres for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Goblyns for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Goblyns are hideous creatures with slightly bloated heads, pointed ears, and glowing red eyes. They have long, mangy hair which grows only on the back of their head and necks. About half of their face is taken up with a wide mouth full of needle-sharp teeth. These creatures are formed by powerful evil magical items … Continue reading Goblyns for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition