Rasgax Howler | New NPC for Fifth Edition

From the highlands of Northern Omeria come the Rasgax tribes. A nomadic people, the Rasgax focus their efforts on combating the belligerent races of the north, including orcs, frost giants, and c'nuim iteah. Rasgax have fair to reddish skin and blonde or red hair. Their eyes are often deep scarlet or sometimes even bright red. … Continue reading Rasgax Howler | New NPC for Fifth Edition

Tethered Template | New Monster for Fifth Edition

Tethered are creatures cloned from humanoids. They were originally developed to take control of the humanoid from which they were modeled. Unfortunately, the experiment failed as the connection between the tethered and the living being was far too weak. However, some rare tethered have shown a tenuous ability to take control of their originators. Tethered … Continue reading Tethered Template | New Monster for Fifth Edition

Arnitiko/Arnitika | New Monster for Fifth Edition

Also known as "the Elves of the Other" the arnitikos are a rare humanoid species that live in Omeria. Typically, Arnitikos are outsiders and wanderers who have no community to call their own. However, they are highly sought out for their martial skills as well as their ability to go unnoticed by undead creatures. Arnitikos … Continue reading Arnitiko/Arnitika | New Monster for Fifth Edition

Maestro | New Monster for Fifth Edition (366 Days of Monsters)

Whether scholar, skald, or scoundrel, a bard weaves magic through words and music to inspire allies, demoralize foes, manipulate minds, create illusions, and even heal wounds. Of all the bards, the greatest of their kind are the maestros who are to bards as archmages are to wizards. Want the PDF plus 130 more? Become a … Continue reading Maestro | New Monster for Fifth Edition (366 Days of Monsters)

Ranger | New Monster for Fifth Edition (366 Days of Monsters)

Far from the bustle of cities and towns, past the hedges that shelter the most distant farms from the terrors of the wild, amid the dense-packed trees of trackless forests and across wide and empty plains, rangers keep their unending watch. Want the PDF plus 130 more? Become a DMDave patron at the copper tier … Continue reading Ranger | New Monster for Fifth Edition (366 Days of Monsters)

Warlock | New Monster for Fifth Edition (366 Days of Monsters)

This stat block kicks off my "monster of the day" series where I hope to create 366 new monsters between now, January 1st, and the end of the year, December 31st, 2020. I'll be starting with warlocks. Although they appear in VGtM, they are not SRD, which means I can't use them in my adventures. … Continue reading Warlock | New Monster for Fifth Edition (366 Days of Monsters)

Krigs and Red-Striped Thornfoots | New Monsters for Fifth Edition

Krig Krigs are spider-humanoids that originate from the Weysevain Maze and, by extension, the town of Orbea in Central Omeria. Intelligent and clever, thanks mostly to their connection to their diety-progenitor Matriarch and all other krig, they quickly positioned themselves as assets throughout most of the continent. Their overall numbers are much lower than the … Continue reading Krigs and Red-Striped Thornfoots | New Monsters for Fifth Edition

Doctor Piersym, Bove, and The Storm Lady | New BBEG for Fifth Edition

Doctor Piersym Doctor Piersym is a lawful evil male human noble with the Mad Scientist Boost (see below). He is the creator of the Tempusfuge and hopes to study its power. He also creates the flesh golems that protect the Storm Lady's Maze. While loyal to the Storm Lady, he would quickly switch sides if … Continue reading Doctor Piersym, Bove, and The Storm Lady | New BBEG for Fifth Edition

Serpent Men of Yig | New Monsters for Fifth Edition

The Serpent Men are humanoid reptiles who possess the head of a snake. They are magical creatures with many abilities, but the one they use most commonly is their ability to cast illusions upon themselves in order to appear as a regular human. According to some legends, the spirit of a mortal killed by a … Continue reading Serpent Men of Yig | New Monsters for 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