Zoradin the Deadcaller | New Challenge for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

Zoradin the Deadcaller appears in the short adventure, The Terror at Prior's Hill. His official stats are here and will be in print in the second issue of BroadSword Monthly. Zoradin the Deadcaller In life, Zoradin was a druid and member of the Circle of Towers. As the land grew cursed with the taint of … Continue reading Zoradin the Deadcaller | New Challenge for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

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)

Greater Specter | New Monster for Fifth Edition

A specter is the angry, unfettered spirit of a humanoid that has been prevented from passing to the afterlife. Specters no longer possess connections to who or what they were, yet are condemned to walk the world forever. Greater specters are older specters who maintain a piece of their undying quest. Although more rational than … Continue reading Greater Specter | New Monster for Fifth Edition

Master Gruawk | New Challenge for Fifth Edition

Master Gruawk was a blind aarakocra monk who taught a cadre of githzerai monks in the Ever-Changing Chaos of Limbo. Unfortunately, Gruawk perished in a slaadi incursion on the monastery, torn apart by the vicious frog-like outsiders. Now his ghost haunts the rock where his school once stood where he patiently waits for a worthy … Continue reading Master Gruawk | New Challenge for Fifth Edition

Entombed | New Monster for Fifth Edition

A thick shell of clear green-tinged ice completely encases a desiccated human corpse, its yellowed teeth bared in a rictus of death. The huge mantle of icy armor makes this fearsome apparition the size of an ogre. The entombed are undead preserved by being encased in shells of ice—but still able to move and kill. Entombed are human … Continue reading Entombed | New Monster for Fifth Edition

Fiendish Flameskull | New Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Wizards who craft flameskulls from the skulls of fiends create fiendish flameskulls. Fiendish flameskulls are better in every way than normal flameskulls: tougher, faster, and deadlier. Undead Nature. A fiendish flameskull doesn't require air, food, drink, or sleep. Flameskull, Fiendish Small undead, neutral evil Armor Class 15 (natural armor) Hit Points 97 (13d6 + 52) … Continue reading Fiendish Flameskull | New Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Juju Zombie | New Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

A juju zombie appears to be an ordinary zombie, although its flesh is less rotted and has a gray color and is leathery and hard. A hateful light burns in the monster's eves, as it realizes its condition and wishes to destroy living things. Juju zombies are created by magic-users who drain all life levels from humans or man-sized … Continue reading Juju Zombie | New Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

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

Undead Units | Mass Combat Army Lists

Yeah, I'm kinda on a kick lately with this series, but I thought I might tackle a few more armies before hanging it up. Next, on the list are the undead. Everyone wants to fight a skeleton army, right? Design Notes A couple of huge changes again to the ruleset. Chances are I'm going to … Continue reading Undead Units | Mass Combat Army Lists

Will-o’-Wisp, Advanced | New Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Will-o'-wisps are malevolent, wispy balls of light that haunt lonely places and battlefields, bound by dark fate or dark magic, to feed on fear and despair. Will-o'-Wisp, Advanced Tiny undead, chaotic evil Armor Class 19 Hit Points 63 (14d4 + 28) Speed 0 ft., fly 50 ft. (hover) Abilities Str 1 (-5), Dex 28 (+9), Con … Continue reading Will-o’-Wisp, Advanced | New Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition