A throwback to old-school Ravenloft, bone golems are built from the previously animated bones of skeletal undead. These horrors stand roughly 9 feet tall and weigh between 150 and 280 pounds. They are seldom armored and can easily be mistaken for undead, much to the dismay of those who make this error. How do Bone … Continue reading Bone Golems for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition
Not all followers of Jesucristo are good. There are those who believe that their God's true power lies within his resurrection and that he is more of a spirit of vengeance than a benevolent martyr. Of course, an entire religion cannot be villainized because of the actions of a few extreme outliers. Regardless, the members … Continue reading Monjas Malvadas for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition
Phaerimm are powerful magic-using beings that move by natural levitation. They resemble upright cones, the widest part uppermost, and the point ending in a barbed stinger-tail. They are intelligent, inimical, and highly dangerous. The phaerimm like to live near others of their own kind (for mutual protection and the social satisfaction of vying with each … Continue reading Phaerimm for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition
Tomb Tappers, also known as thaalud, appear as tall, naked, sexless, and hairless humanoids with very hard, smooth, blue-gray skin, claws that can dig through solid rock, and great toothed mouths in their bellies. Their smooth, featureless heads have earned them the nickname “the faceless”. Tomb tappers get their name from their habit of burrowing … Continue reading Tomb Tappers for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition
It's not uncommon for a necromancer to have a whole bunch of spare parts lying around after building its army of skeletons. Instead of wasting these extra bits, the necromancer gets creative. And one product of their twisted sense of art are skullbats. A skullbat is exactly what it sounds like: a humanoid skull with … Continue reading Skullbats for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition
You've got to hand it to the drow; if there's a way to mix in spiders with something perfectly normal, they'll do it. Case in point: inkizimu, or spider cats. Okay, sure, us surface dwellers love our domesticated feline companions, too. But would any of us want an eight-eyed, eight-legged version of one that binds … Continue reading Spider Cats for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition
The carrion crawler is a classic Dungeons & Dragons monster. Today, I'm going to be creating a few variants for this crawling critter. What is a carrion crawler? Originally appearing in the 1975 Grey Hawk supplement, carrion crawlers are basically giant centipedes with poisonous tentacles. And, well... that's it. Ha! Not to knock them, but … Continue reading Carrion Crawler Variants for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition
My six-year-old son Jack helps me come up with cool monster ideas. Here's 5 I love: a room-sized mimic, a giant snake that golins can ride, a haunted book that creates ghosts from its pages, and a swarm of blood-sucking worms. Check 'em out!
The desmodus are a race of large, bat-like humanoids that live underground. They're covered in reddish fur and have long arms and short legs, kind of like a big bat-gorilla-man. Notably, desmodus have a sonic scream attack that comes in two flavors: a targeted ray and a wave effect that stuns everyone within 30 feet.