El Arbol Morado for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Deep in the jungles of southern Alberia and the Surlands awaits something horrible. The tribal Alberians call it xochitl mayana (or the "hungry flower"). Mexjicanos have labeled this fierce creature el arbol morado (the "purple tree"). Like a massive, purple tree, this creature grows in tropical climates. And it hungers for the flesh of all … Continue reading El Arbol Morado for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Barbarian Player Options for Fifth Edition Dungeons & Dragons (El Ocho Campaign Setting)

While the northernmost reaches of Alberia are drenched in the ways of civilization, much of the southern regions and coastal areas still stay true to their tribal roots. In fact, some races, such as the noble, strength-honoring tecuani of Cueva, live in villages no larger than one hundred people. Other well-known tribes include the Wixiratari … Continue reading Barbarian Player Options for Fifth Edition Dungeons & Dragons (El Ocho Campaign Setting)

Huay Chivos for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

The huay chivo is a legendary Mayan beast. It is a half-man, half-beast creature, with burning red eyes, and is specific to the Yucatán Peninsula. It is often said to be an evil sorcerer who can transform himself into a supernatural animal, usually a goat, dog or deer, in order to prey upon livestock. Huay Chivos in Dungeons & Dragons Fifth … Continue reading Huay Chivos for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Mariachis for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Mariachi is a type of Mexican music and a musical group whose style dates back to at least the 18th century. It has distinctive instrumentation, performance, and singing styles, as well as costumery. Many mariachis wear the traje de charro, or horserider's uniform, complete with large, wide-brimmed hats (sombrero de charro). Typically, mariachis employ guitars, … Continue reading Mariachis for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Bard Player Options for Fifth Edition Dungeons & Dragons (El Ocho Campaign Setting)

Whether it is a guitar-wielding mariachi on the streets of Tenochtitlan or Mayan trumpeters wandering through the rainforests, music plays a big part in the culture of the Alberian people. And where there is music, there is magic, and where there is magic there are bards. El Mariachi Part wanderer, part observer, and always wise, el … Continue reading Bard Player Options for Fifth Edition Dungeons & Dragons (El Ocho Campaign Setting)

The Races of Alberia (El Ocho Campaign Setting)

In campaigns that take place in Alberia, the only races available to play are as follows: Humans (Alberians) Dwarves (Aluxo'ob) Duendes Elves (Zule) Tecuani Yamas (Llamafolk) However, a variant campaign may include other races from the Player's Handbook. Here are ways to work in the other races from Fifth Edition Dungeons & Dragons: Dragonborn. While … Continue reading The Races of Alberia (El Ocho Campaign Setting)

Aluxo’ob (Heartstone Dwarves) for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

An alux (plural: aluxo'ob) is a short, stout humanoid hailing from the southern reaches and jungles Alberia. Aluxo'ob are the natural protectors and miners of heartstone (la piedra de corazón), defending the rare element and its mágico. When the Lejodores sailed across El MarQue Bosteza and conquered the Aztec nations to the north, the aluxo'ob revealed … Continue reading Aluxo’ob (Heartstone Dwarves) for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Humans (Alberians): El Ocho Campaign Setting (Fifth Edition D&D)

Humans make up the majority of the sentient species living on the continent of Alberia, hence the term humanoid (although, zulish scholars would argue that they were the true race of origin). It's hard to pinpoint common human traits, however, many anthropologists agree that the single defining characteristic of the human race is ambition. While … Continue reading Humans (Alberians): El Ocho Campaign Setting (Fifth Edition D&D)

Monjas Malvadas for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Not all followers of Jesucristo are good. There are those who believe that their God's true power lies within his resurrection and that he is more of a spirit of vengeance than a benevolent martyr. Of course, an entire religion cannot be villainized because of the actions of a few extreme outliers. Regardless, the members … Continue reading Monjas Malvadas for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

10 Classic Horror Monsters for Pulp Luchador Adventures in D&D 5e

I don't know what it is about the old pulp luchador stories and art, but I just love the stuff. The idea of a Mexican wrestler going toe-to-toe with Dracula and the Wolfman is so damn thrilling! Masks, capes, muscles--they had it all. I mean, these guys were superheroes before superheroes were superheroes. And the … Continue reading 10 Classic Horror Monsters for Pulp Luchador Adventures in D&D 5e