The Leaping Mother | Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

"Don't worry, child. Sunlight's coming soon. Sunlight's coming." The young mother wiped away her own tears and stared to the dark west, as she held the playful infant close to her chest. The Graywood Forest rocked gently in the breeze, leaves thick with spring verdancy. Inches away from her bare feet was a sharp drop, … Continue reading The Leaping Mother | Monster 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

Zombie Hordes | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (Updated 12/9/2018)

Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition has rules for swarms. But those rules seem limited (at least as far as the monster entries go) to just Tiny creatures. But what about mobs of creatures that are bigger than Tiny? Specifically, what about zombies? Not too long ago, I created stats for a Black Friday Mob as … Continue reading Zombie Hordes | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (Updated 12/9/2018)

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

Dragon Skeletons | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Currently, I'm in the process of building the first part of the dungeon for The Secret of Forsaken Peak. One of the first BBEGs of the game is a half-dragon goblin priest (that's going to be a whole-lotta-templates, eh?) that runs the joint. At his side, he has an animated dragon skeleton that isn't so … Continue reading Dragon Skeletons | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Zombify Everything Part 2 | Basilisks, Behirs, and Bugbears as Zombies

It's been a while since I did the first, so I thought I'd crank out another one. After all, it's the last day of November. And uh, it's fall. So... zombies? I guess. Anyways! Here are zombie stats for basilisks, behirs, and bugbears. Basilisk Zombie Medium undead, unaligned Armor Class 14 (natural armor) Hit Points … Continue reading Zombify Everything Part 2 | Basilisks, Behirs, and Bugbears as Zombies

The Ominmortis | Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition [Updated]

I love this gig. Not just because I get to constantly write about the world's #1 roleplaying game, but sometimes I get some... unusual... requests. Earlier today as I was going through my Instagram DM requests, I got a message from a fella named Matt. "Hey, can I get some advice? I'm a new DM … Continue reading The Ominmortis | Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition [Updated]