Experiments in building a 5e D&D race: The Loxo

April 26, 2015



I’ve been making monsters for 5e here and there, trying my hand at some homebrew design work, so I decided to try and make a new race for the game. I felt like going outside the box in my thinking so I went with one of the less popular races, the Loxo. The Loxo became […]

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5e Monsters: Korred and Froghemoth

April 24, 2015



Continuing my conversion of older D&D monsters to 5e, here are two interesting monsters for you to use in your 5th ed. game: the korred (for low level play), and the froghemoth (made for higher level parties to face). The korred are forest fey, fond of singing, dancing and nature. Thematically, they are close to […]

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5e Monsters: Dragonne and Dark Creeper

April 23, 2015


Dark Creeper as seen in the 1st ed. Fiend Folio

Here are two more monsters to add to your 5e D&D games. First, the Dragonne, a sphynx like magical creature described as “cross between a brass dragon and a giant lion”. These creatures have their D&D beginnings way back in the 1ed. Monster Manual. Their defining traits across all editions were its roar and its […]

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5e Monster: Living Wall

April 21, 2015



The Living Wall… one of those… weird monsters that D&D is sometimes famous for, this one appeared in the game through the Ravenloft campaign setting for 2nd ed. It’s a section of wall made up of the corpses of creatures (read adventurers) it has absorbed and taken up as part of its structure. Above all […]

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Elder Brain for 5e

April 20, 2015



Here’s my version of an Elder Brain… a mind flayer city’s god-like center of attention. I made it a Challenge 22 legendary creature, with lair and regional effects. It spawns a brain golem, a challenge 5 creature with mind blasting powers as well as slam attacks. This can make for a dangerously nasty encounter. Let […]

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5 Monsters for your 5e game

April 17, 2015


A bodak wonders the Abyss in search of victims...

I’ve been converting old monsters from AD&D that haven’t seen the light of day as (official) 5e critters. My goal obviously was to get the core of what made these monsters unique to work within the 5e ruleset and monster design guidelines. Here’s what I have for you with this post: Dark Creeper (Challenge 1/2) The […]

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Couple of homebrew 5e monsters…

March 23, 2015



I went on a bit of a monster kick this weekend, only to see just how easy it was to take old AD&D monsters and turn them into 5e creatures. Here’s what I worked on… First, the Yuan-Ti Histachii. My version of this creature (a 1/2 Challenge monster) comes from the one found in the […]

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