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

Manticore Specters | Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

"They were bourne of pure negative energy, like vicious, trembling lions with shredded wings and tails covered in ghostly spikes. In life, they were horrible enough, but now they were something much worse." Manticore specters are manticores that were killed by a powerful undead force, trapping them between the Prime Material and afterlife. They are … Continue reading Manticore Specters | Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Doghead and the Cold Children | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Tell me about the ghosts, brother. "Which ones? There were so many. So many horrible things. Just lurking there. A part of it all." You mentioned one that was a dog. With children? No? "Doghead and the Cold Children. Gods, that was horrible. Just horrible." Yes. That is the one. Tell us about that one. … Continue reading Doghead and the Cold Children | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Bloodless Ones | Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

"First came the sound of gravel shifting. Like something slithering its way towards us. And then a soft, cold moan snapped the darkness. That's when we saw it: some awful, withered thing, possibly once a man, unable to move its legs, crawling--crawling, damn it!--towards us. When Gregor locked eyes with it, he too lost feeling … Continue reading Bloodless Ones | Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

The Goblin Mine | The Secret of Forsaken Peak Part 1

This entry is part of an ongoing series that follows the development of The Secret of Forsaken Peak megadelve project that myself and Justin David Russell are working on. It is part prototype, part proof-of-concept, and part design journal. Please note that some details may be missing (such as story hooks, etc.) but are due … Continue reading The Goblin Mine | The Secret of Forsaken Peak Part 1

Tuuk the Thief of the Book | The Secret of Forsaken Peak

Yesterday, I held a contest on Instagram to name a goblin that's going to be one of the bosses of the first chunk of The Secret of Forsaken Peak adventure. Things got a little out of hand. I got a whopping 414 replies (and they keep coming)! But out of those 414 replies, I decided … Continue reading Tuuk the Thief of the Book | The Secret of Forsaken Peak

Dragon Domain | New Cleric Subclass for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (PDF Available)

At 1st level, a cleric gains the Divine Domain feature. The following dragon domain option is available to a cleric, in addition to those normally offered. Dragon Domain Dragons are an awesome force in the world, and as such, demand worship. Those who succumb to their whims are sometimes blessed with powers drawn from the … Continue reading Dragon Domain | New Cleric Subclass for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (PDF Available)

Goblin Worg-Riders | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

A quick monster stat block for The Secret of Forsaken Peak adventure that I'm working on (Part 1 should be out tomorrow!). When doing an OGL adventure for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition you're limited to some of the resources you can use. For example, I can't use goblin bosses, as they aren't covered in … Continue reading Goblin Worg-Riders | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Skulking Cysts | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Continuing this mini-series on Libris Mortiis monsters updated for 5e, I'm going to be recreating the skulking cyst, another yucky monster from third. What is a skulking cyst? The horrible creature walking into view is a mass of free-roaming intestines, flaccid organs, and a few odd rib bones. Dragging behind it like a dead weight is a … Continue reading Skulking Cysts | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Skin Kites | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Back in third edition, they had a few somewhat "controversial" books. One such book was Libris Mortiis, the Book of Undead. This book was full of all sorts of creepy, crawly, body-horrory type spells, monsters, and special options for 3rd. Seeing as how Fifth is a little more "public-friendly" than previous editions, I doubt such … Continue reading Skin Kites | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition