Monster Conversion: Redcap

Posted on September 17, 2016 by

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Here’s the Redcap, a monster I first encountered in the 3rd. Edition Monster Manual 3. There is already a 5e version of it in DDAL4-6 The Ghost, an organized play module, and in Kobold Press’ Tome of Beasts. This is my version.

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Artwork from WOTC’s Monster Manual 3.

I made it a Challenge 2 creature, and stripped it of its fey origins. I wanted to go with a more humanoid origin, with a close tie to Halflings. I basically kept some of their 3rd Ed lore, and added a bit of my own.

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They are nasty little creatures who can regenerate HP when they kill, due to their bloodlust and their magical red little hats. I hope you have a nice time killing challenging your PCs with these guys.

Find my version of the Redcap here. 

If you like this work, check out some of my previous monsters here on the blog, or my work at the Dungeon Master’s Guild.


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