Tag: Mesoamerican Adventures

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

El Ocho Campaign Setting for Fifth Edition

Kicking things off with the Patreon page, I’ll be creating a cool, new 5e setting called El Ocho. This original setting will take place in a fantasy version of Mesoamerica (modern-day Latin America and South America) that will combine elements of typical old-school fantasy, pulp Luchador stories from the early 20th century, classic horror, and […]

Las Sucias for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

From Honduran legends: la sucia tells the popular story of a beautiful young woman denied marriage at the altar because she was unbaptized. She then wandered out of mind, never removing her increasingly filthy wedding dress until she died of heartbreak after her suitor married another. The story follows that she appears in beautiful form […]

Sisimites for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

According to the legend, sisimite is a horrible monster that is described as a Sasquatch or Yeti lookalike. Sisimites are large, apelike creatures with long hair and strong arms. They live deep within the forests of the northernmost parts of the Amassona and in the foothills of the Antisuya. Rumor has it that sisimites only leave their […]

Plagas de Cactus (Cactus Blights) for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

The curse of the Gulthias tree does not limit itself only to forests; the Desert de Los Muertos has its own evil, animated cacti, too. Named las plagas de cactus by the indigenous tribes who live just south of the Rio Norte, these blights are just as cruel as their deciduous cousins. Cactus blights haunt […]

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