Patreon Alien Requests (Part 2) | 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 while others … Continue reading Patreon Alien Requests (Part 2) | New Monsters for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

Stat Anything: Private First Class William Hudson | New NPC for Fifth Edition

Private First Class William L. Hudson was a combat technician in the United States Colonial Marine Corps, part of 2nd Battalion Bravo Team. He was a member of the combat unit deployed to Acheron aboard the USS Sulaco in 2179, to investigate the sudden loss of contact with the colony of Hadley's Hope. He was subsequently involved in combating the Xenomorph infestation at the colony. Hudson was part … Continue reading Stat Anything: Private First Class William Hudson | New NPC for Fifth Edition

Loot, Die, Repeat | New 4th-Level Adventure for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

I received this submission for BroadSword Monthly a few months back and thought it was such a cool concept I just had to have it. Right away, Alec and I started working together to flesh it out a bit more. And here it is, the finished product, "Loot, Die, Repeat". Credits: Alec Conte with Dave … Continue reading Loot, Die, Repeat | New 4th-Level Adventure for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

Stat Anything – Xenomorph | New Monster for Fifth Edition

The Xenomorph XX121, better known just as Xenomorph (which literally translates to "strange form" from Greek ξενος, xenos=strange and morphe=form) or the "Alien", is an extraterrestrial endoparasitoid species with multiple life cycles, possibly originating from the planet Proteus (also known as "Xenomorph Prime"). One of the deadliest of all known alien species, these creatures require a host organism in order to … Continue reading Stat Anything – Xenomorph | New Monster for Fifth Edition

The Mystery of Hoegar’s Hollow | New 1st-Level Adventure for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

The Mystery of Hoegar's Hollow is a location-based adventure designed for any mix of four 5th-level adventurers. This side quest adventure introduces characters to the science-fiction campaign setting of Blueshift. The adventure works best if the characters have no idea what they are getting into; the science-fiction elements should be a total surprise. Note: this adventure … Continue reading The Mystery of Hoegar’s Hollow | New 1st-Level Adventure for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

BroadSword Magazine Accepting Submissions for November (Sci-Fi) Issue

Hey there! Are you a Fifth Edition lover? Do you have a cool, unpublished (or even moderately published) adventure lying around? Well, BroadSword Magazine is looking for some awesome content for our November 2019 issue titled Science Fiction. Here’s how you can submit your work: Review the BroadSword Submission Guidelines Write a manuscript explaining your submission. Include the … Continue reading BroadSword Magazine Accepting Submissions for November (Sci-Fi) Issue

Blueshift 5E | Science Fiction Roleplaying Rules Part 1 – Races

A few days ago, I announced that I would be slowly working my way through a science fiction series now called Blueshift. The basic idea of Blueshift is that it's a Star Trek style roleplaying game where the players are all members of a space exploration crew. In the last edition, I created a "checklist" … Continue reading Blueshift 5E | Science Fiction Roleplaying Rules Part 1 – Races

Sci-Fi Fifth Edition Rules Quickie Design Notes

I got a little burned out recently. When I get burned out, I don't stop writing, I just write something different; like a palate cleanser, if you will. In this instance, I thought I might come up with some quickie science-fiction design notes, zip up some easy changes, and throw it all in a PDF. … Continue reading Sci-Fi Fifth Edition Rules Quickie Design Notes