Stat Anything – Hypnotoad | New Monster for Fifth Edition

Hypnotoad is a large toad-like creature that has large oscillating multicolored eyes and emits a droning hum. His eyes glow all the time. The toad apparently uses these as a power of hypnotism on surrounding people and animals. Hypnotoad hypnotizes sheep into a pen at a pet contest and then hypnotizes the judges and the audience into … Continue reading Stat Anything – Hypnotoad | New Monster for Fifth Edition

Patreon Requested Alien Races | 8 New Monsters for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

Every month, I turn to my Patrons over on www.patreon.com/dmdave for cool ideas. Last month it was monsters and they certainly delivered. Now, it's aliens. Here are some of the cool aliens that they came up with to help populate the science fiction campaign setting of Blueshift. Some of the races work best as monsters … Continue reading Patreon Requested Alien Races | 8 New Monsters for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

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

Patreon Request Monsters Part 2/2 | New Monsters for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

In July, I offered up free monster requests to all my patrons which would appear in BroadSword Monthly #2. And boy did they deliver! Here are those monsters. If you’d like to see your requests made by DMDave, join up as a patron. It’s only $3 to become a member and there’s always a special theme each … Continue reading Patreon Request Monsters Part 2/2 | New Monsters for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

The Nightmare Beast (Dark Sun) | New Monster for Fifth Edition

With a disposition as bad as its reputation, it's no wonder that a nightmare beast spreads terror wherever it goes. A nightmare beast stands at least 20 feet tall on its four legs. Each of its digits is tipped with a 3-foot-long claw. Its jaws are filled with 1-foot-long teeth and flanked by curved tusks … Continue reading The Nightmare Beast (Dark Sun) | New Monster for Fifth Edition

Baazrags (Dark Sun) | 3 New Monsters for Fifth Edition

In the broken crags and tiny caves of the barrens live the timid baazrag. Two feet long or less, it is one of the smallest omnivores in the stoney barren regions. The baazrag's face is protected by a bony covering that reaches down either side of the head and across the nose, with holes for … Continue reading Baazrags (Dark Sun) | 3 New Monsters for Fifth Edition

Antloids (Dark Sun) | New Monsters for Fifth Edition

Antloids are giant ants that inhabit huge warrens in the Athasian desert. Their species has evolved through an adapted specialization which gives certain antloids special powers. There are four different groups: workers, soldiers, dynamis, and queens; each group fulfills a specialized task within antloid society.           BroadSword is Coming! The first … Continue reading Antloids (Dark Sun) | New Monsters for Fifth Edition

Tella – Female Doppelganger Assassin | New NPC for Fifth Edition

In the Bloody Bunch campaign which is soon wrapping up (they're at 19th-level now), Tella is probably the best--and most interesting--of all the NPCs the characters travel with. Originally the doppelganger servant of Nezznar (yes, the one from Phandelver), Tella has mostly turned good over the years. Now, she aims to take down the villainous … Continue reading Tella – Female Doppelganger Assassin | New NPC for Fifth Edition

Stat Anything: Oh My God It’s a Goose | New Monster for Fifth Edition

"Listen, and understand. That goose is out there. It can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead." Geese are no laughing matter. These horrible beasts stalk ponds, parks, and the sky, looking for unsuspecting prey. … Continue reading Stat Anything: Oh My God It’s a Goose | New Monster for Fifth Edition

The Medusa Queen | New Challenge for Fifth Edition

Once worshipped by the ancient people who lived and toiled in Dragard Mine, the Medusa Queen was a dangerous foe and curse on the land. Fortunately, the ancient people were able to lock her away in the temple they'd built for her. Since then, she has laid dormant for hundreds of years. Should she rise … Continue reading The Medusa Queen | New Challenge for Fifth Edition