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

3 New A-Hole Monsters to Torment Your Players With | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

There are a few monsters in Dungeons & Dragons whose existence serves to only torment players. Whether it's a monster disguised as a treasure chest (mimics!), or monsters that drop from the ceilings (piercers), or monsters that eat through metal (rust monsters!), let's face it: these things don't make evolutionary sense. Obviously, they're the machinations … Continue reading 3 New A-Hole Monsters to Torment Your Players With | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

How to Create an Elite Humanoid in Fifth Edition | Monster Workshop with DM Dave

Recently, I showed you all how to make a cool, new monster variant in 15 minutes or less. And many of you shared that enjoyed it. So thank you so much! This time, I'd like to dive into how to make an elite version of a monster. What is an elite monster? An elite monster … Continue reading How to Create an Elite Humanoid in Fifth Edition | Monster Workshop with DM Dave

Cloaker Variants for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

The cloaker is a cool monster. Basically, it's a giant, talking manta ray that pretends to be a coat. They're chaotic neutral, too, which means they kinda just want to do their own thing and be left alone. What really makes them bizarre, I feel, is that they look like bestial predators, have fluff that … Continue reading Cloaker Variants for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Beholder, Abretheghals | New Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Imagine if your nightmares came to life. Any of them. How pleasant would it be to wake up and find yourself face-to-face with whatever stress-generated phantasm your mind concocted while you were unconscious? Imagine some ghoul that looks like you, naked, with all its teeth falling out. Perhaps your mind would create childhood embarrassments given … Continue reading Beholder, Abretheghals | New Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Trash Goblins for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Goblins aren't well-loved in the world. So it's no surprise that many take to garbage heaps to hide and build a new way-of-life for themselves. Over the years, these "trash goblins" (they hate that term, by the way) have developed a culture that revolves around refuse. It's in the waste of other humanoids they find … Continue reading Trash Goblins for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Junk Golems for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

While raggamoffyns are created by magical waste and happenstance, junk golems are the result of alchemy, engineering, and a twisted sense of imagination. These constructs are often found near waste disposal sites or near battlefields where scrap material is easy to come by. No two junk golems look the same, but they do share a … Continue reading Junk Golems for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Ragewinds for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Also called sword spirits, a ragewind is the embodied wrath of dead warriors who perished in useless battles. They are usually found in the most volatile and violent of the Outer Planes, but a few sometimes escape to wander the Material Plane as well. On rare occasions, ragewinds form on the Material Plane at the … Continue reading Ragewinds for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Goblyns for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Goblyns are hideous creatures with slightly bloated heads, pointed ears, and glowing red eyes. They have long, mangy hair which grows only on the back of their head and necks. About half of their face is taken up with a wide mouth full of needle-sharp teeth. These creatures are formed by powerful evil magical items … Continue reading Goblyns for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Nothic Ingester for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Some nothics, driven by an overwhelming compulsion to reconnect to magic--even if they aren't quite sure why--take to desperate measures. Usually, this results in a lot of dead nothics. But sometimes, it creates potent aberrants, more horrible and weirder than the original nothic ever was. Nothic ingesters are created when a nothic consumes a great … Continue reading Nothic Ingester for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition