Tag: Monstrosities

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Goblin Spider | New Monster for Fifth Edition

The goblin spider, or earth spider, looks like a huge, furry spider of a particularly evil cast. It lurks in the Forest Ridge just beyond the Ringing Mountains and is a bane to the wild halflings that live there. The goblin spider has a plump abdomen, eight spindly legs, and two curving mandibles capable of grasping and […]

Dark Sun Bestiary (Part 6: Monsters of the Verdant Belt 2/4) | New Monsters for Fifth Edition

The Dark Sun bestiary conversion continues. Currently, I’m working through the MC12: The Dark Sun Monstrous Compendium – Terrors of the Desert. Specifically, I’m dividing the creatures up by the random encounter tables. First, are the monsters of the verdant belts. Verdant Belts Athas is an arid world, but it is not entirely waterless. In […]

Dark Sun Bestiary (Part 5: Monsters of the Verdant Belt 1/4) | New Monsters for Fifth Edition

The Dark Sun bestiary conversion continues. Currently, I’m working through the MC12: The Dark Sun Monstrous Compendium – Terrors of the Desert. Specifically, I’m dividing the creatures up by the random encounter tables. First, are the monsters of the verdant belts. Verdant Belts Athas is an arid world, but it is not entirely waterless. In […]

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 […]

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 […]

More Sorrowsworn | New Monsters for Fifth Edition

The Shadowfell gives rise to strange incarnations of the plane’s bleak nature. The sorrowsworn embody the forms of suffering that are inherent to the shadowy landscape, and they visit horror on those who stumble into their midst. Emotion Given Form. Each sorrowsworn personifies a different aspect of despair or distress. Some are manifestations of anger; […]

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