Ninja Attack! for Fifth Edition Dungeons & Dragons (five 8th-level encounters for 3-5 players)

Tomorrow, my PCs are fighting an entire clan of ninjas. The scene? An inn/restaurant, of course. The ninjas will come in five waves: 18 bakemono. These mindless, muscle-headed goblins purpose is to get the PCs to use up (most of) their area effect spells. 35 bandits led by 2 ogres. The next wave consists of … Continue reading Ninja Attack! for Fifth Edition Dungeons & Dragons (five 8th-level encounters for 3-5 players)

Tigbanua Buso for Fifth Edition Dungeons & Dragons

These bony, one-eyed ghouls spread a hideous curse with their unclean claws, causing their victims to transform into mindless savages at night. Tigbanua busos are a dangerous humanoid species that were once friendly and helpful but have since become one of humanity's deadliest enemies. They are tall and gaunt (7 feet tall, 140 pounds), with … Continue reading Tigbanua Buso for Fifth Edition Dungeons & Dragons

Hebi-no-onna for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Hebi-no-onna are vain creatures who delight in the adoration or even worship of warped and deluded humanoids. Whether found as solitary murderers, powerful spellcasters with an entourage of slaves, or at the center of an entire cult network, hebi-no-onnas are dangerous foes whose evil knows no bounds. A hebi-no-onna appears as an ordinary human woman, … Continue reading Hebi-no-onna for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Ninjas for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Ninjas are members of a secretive ninja clan, the head of which holds absolute authority over the ninja's life and death. They are sworn to secrecy to protect the identities of their clan members and must never reveal that they are a ninja. While some ninja are little more than assassins, true ninjas are masters of exotic weapons, tools of … Continue reading Ninjas for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Bisans for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Bisans are nature spirits similar to dryads or bajangs, in that their life forces are tied to a single tree. They are most commonly associated with trees that are valued for their sap, gum, oil, or wood, primarily camphor, sometimes teak. In their natural form, bisans look like human women, with long, flowing hair (dark … Continue reading Bisans for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Bakemono for Fifth Edition Dungeons & Dragons

Bakemonos are the "goblins" of the Shadowfell. They are small, powerfully muscled humanoids with the intelligence and the temperament of vicious attack dogs. The bulk of the race is most like hounds whose leashes are held by Shadowfell ogres. A few (those gifted with extraordinary intelligence) become skilled warriors and can use armor and weapons … Continue reading Bakemono for Fifth Edition Dungeons & Dragons

Bajangs for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Living deep in cursed forests, bajangs grow in tree trunks like pustules of evil, emerging to terrorize nearby settlements. Evil nature spirits found in corrupted tropical jungles, bajangs are typically encountered near the site of a bloody battle, the burial place of an evil wu jen, or the secret meeting place of an evil cult. … Continue reading Bajangs for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Jiangshi (Hopping Vampire) for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

When a body is buried improperly or in an inauspicious location, it often returns to activity as a hopping vampire, hungry to kill living creatures. The body is animated by the po soul (evil portion of the soul) of the deceased; the hun soul (good portion) is departed. Without the hun soul, the body is not truly alive, so it retains some of the rigidity of death. The spectacle of these creatures hopping around looking for victims would be ridiculous if they were not such deadly opponents.