Patreon Request Monsters Part 1/2 | 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 … Continue reading Patreon Request Monsters Part 1/2 | New Monsters for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

Dread Creature Template | New Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

A dread creature is any creature brought back to life through necromantic magic. A creature that was never flesh and blood to begin with (such as a construct, elemental, ooze, plant, or undead) can't be turned into a dread creature. The following characteristics change or are added to a creature that becomes a dread creature. … Continue reading Dread Creature Template | New Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Half-Machine Template | New Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Magic coupled with machinery can equip organic creatures with mechanical limbs, metallic skin, and other machine enhancements. The result is a half-machine. A half-machine can come in various shapes and sizes, depending on the base creature type and the extent of the mechanical modifications. Most half-machine creatures are hideous to behold, while some might appear … Continue reading Half-Machine Template | New Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Egg of Pride | Seven Deadly Sins Artifacts

This request comes from one of my Patrons. Here’s what he requested: “Would love to see what magical cursed items under the theme of the seven deadly sins. I’m running a campaign that each sin is a mini-boss (or ally) and me and my players are having a great time with it.” Sounds awesome! With … Continue reading Egg of Pride | Seven Deadly Sins Artifacts

Mind Flayer Template | Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

The biggest pain in the ass with converting Third Edition stuff into Fifth Edition stuff is that Third Edition was all about monsters having class levels. Fifth not-so-much. Case in point, I'm trying to convert the old Spiral of Manzessine adventure from Dungeon #94, and it's got a shit ton of mindflayers with class levels … Continue reading Mind Flayer Template | Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Mind Slugs | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

This will be my last letter to you, Oleawa, my joy. I hope it someday finds you along with the others, put into your hands by someone who is beyond this nightmare from which I sadly cannot wake. I am the only one left. Daluwin, Mal'ne, Zawuil, Coechei plus countless others have all fallen to … Continue reading Mind Slugs | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Chimera Variants for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (Over 2,000 Variants)

The old-school chimera comes with the hindquarters of a large goat, the forequarters of a lion, and the leather wings of a dragon, along with the heads of all three of those creatures. But what if they came with different types of heads? Here's a way to create your own chimera variants for Dungeons & … Continue reading Chimera Variants for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (Over 2,000 Variants)

Skeleton Template for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Need more skeletons for your Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition campaigns? Obviously, not every skeleton you'll run across in Fifth Edition is going to be either a humanoid, minotaur, or warhorse, right? No worries. We've got you covered. Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition Skeleton Template This skeleton template can be applied to any beast, dragon, … Continue reading Skeleton Template for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Nightmare Wraith Template for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Sleeping on the Demi-plane of Nightmares can be quite dangerous. In fact, any humanoid that falls asleep there unknowingly gives birth to a nightmare wraith. What is a nightmare wraith? A nightmare wraith is a ghostly copy of the creature whose dreams gave it life. The wraith looks and sounds like its creator, however, its … Continue reading Nightmare Wraith Template for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition