Tiny Terrors | 5 New Monsters for Fifth Edition

Tiny creatures don't get a whole lot of love in Fifth Edition. Recently, I revamped a classic Dungeon magazine module, Mountain Sanctuary. The antagonists of the adventure were primarily diminutive creatures that appeared in the first edition fiend folio and Monsters Manual 2: cave crickets, osquips, gremlins, and spectramice. I felt that it was time … Continue reading Tiny Terrors | 5 New Monsters for Fifth Edition

The Monsters and NPCs of Quarantine | 5 New Monsters for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

In the adventure Quarantine, four new monsters and one new NPC were introduced. Here are the stat blocks for those monsters. All three will appear in BroadSword Monthly #2. Demon, Greater The greater demon, Qua-Soko appears as the central antagonist for Quarantine. You can read Qua-Soko's stat block in the previous article the Demons of … Continue reading The Monsters and NPCs of Quarantine | 5 New Monsters for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

Stat Anything: Ralph Wiggum | New Monster for Fifth Edition

Ralph is a simple-minded but good-natured 8-year-old boy in Lisa Simpson's second-grade class taught by Ms. Hoover. Although his beginnings were that of a tertiary child character along the same lines as Lisa's on-and-off friend Janey, he has since become one of the more prominent secondary characters on the show, even being the focus or at least a … Continue reading Stat Anything: Ralph Wiggum | New Monster for Fifth Edition

Dark Sun Bestiary (Part 3: Wanderer’s Journal Threats 2/2) | New Monsters for Fifth Edition

And so the ugly beasties from the Wanderer's Journal conversion continues, this time with Athasian Giants, Athasian Gith, Jozhal, Silk Wyrms, and Tembos.   Athasian Giant Athasian giants come in only two basic varieties: humanoid and beast-headed. Humanoid giants resemble massive humans standing between 20 and 30 feet tall, and weighing between four and eight tons. They have … Continue reading Dark Sun Bestiary (Part 3: Wanderer’s Journal Threats 2/2) | New Monsters for Fifth Edition

Dark Sun Bestiary (Part 2: Wanderer’s Journal Threats 1/2) | New Monsters for Fifth Edition

This continues the Dark Sun Bestiary series. This time, I'm taking on the ugly monsters at the end of the Wanderer's Journal from the Second Edition Dark Sun Campaign Setting Boxed Set. Belgoi At first sight, the belgoi appear human—and then you notice the long claws on the end of their fingers, their puckered, toothless mouths, and … Continue reading Dark Sun Bestiary (Part 2: Wanderer’s Journal Threats 1/2) | New Monsters for Fifth Edition

Lizardfolk Warriors | Scalable Monsters for Fifth Edition

This is a continuation of my scalable NPC/monster series where, instead of just creating all new monsters for Fifth Edition, I create rules to make it easy for anyone (including myself) to scale them up or down. Lizardfolk in Fifth Edition Oddly, I haven't used a lot of lizardfolk in Fifth Edition. However, I've gotten … Continue reading Lizardfolk Warriors | Scalable Monsters for Fifth Edition

Hobgoblins | Scalable Monster for Fifth Edition

This is a continuation of my scalable NPC/monster series where instead of just creating all new monsters for Fifth Edition, I create rules to make it easy for anyone (including myself) to scale them up or down. Hobgoblins in Fifth Edition Hobgoblins definitely have to be one of my favorite monsters in D&D 5e. Although … Continue reading Hobgoblins | Scalable Monster for Fifth Edition

Martial Artists | New Scalable NPC for Fifth Edition

As a DM, I'm always on the lookout for good NPC challenges for my players. Unfortunately, most of the NPCs that are spread out among the three monster books (MM, VGtM, MToF) don't always cover each and every challenge rating there is. And thematically, they can be a little all over the place. For example, … Continue reading Martial Artists | New Scalable NPC for Fifth Edition

Disciple of Bzallin | New NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

The adventure Bzallin's Blacksphere has a lot of interesting characters in it, as well as a fair amount of NPCs. For a normal-sized group, it's a pretty challenging adventure. But my group has 6 characters and a shield guardian. So that means I need to scale it up considerably. This stat block for Bzallin's disciples … Continue reading Disciple of Bzallin | New NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Half-Machine Template | New Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Magic coupled with machinery can equip organic creatures with mechanical limbs, metallic skin, and other machine enhancements. The result is a half-machine. A half-machine can come in various shapes and sizes, depending on the base creature type and the extent of the mechanical modifications. Most half-machine creatures are hideous to behold, while some might appear … Continue reading Half-Machine Template | New Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition