Cultists. Every adventurer is bound to come across a group of these guys at some point in their gaming career.
There are a multitude of Cults in the D&D universe, each differing from one another in beliefs, agenda, and structure. Some Cults are truly evil, with members worshipping godlike demonic lords bent on the destruction of the world. Others are neutral, operating as secret societies dedicated to the natural order of things. Some simply exist to protect secret information.
No matter which type of Cultists you find yourself fighting, they are not easily defeated as they tend to be clustered in groups.
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Shapechangers, or lycanthropes, have been a part of human lore since ancient times. The tales of men with the ability to transform from human into that of a predatory beast has fascinated humans for centuries. Throughout history, accounts have surfaced of men with the curse of becoming a man-beast and losing all human behaviors and control, usually transforming by the light of the full moon. Some accounts say the curse is caused by a bite from another infected lycanthrope, others say it is an affliction passed down through generations. For this week’s beastie we take a look at one of the most highly regarded lycanthropes: the…Read more
A cross between a Hyena and an Ogre, but with the temperament of a vicious demon, the Gnoll is one of those beasties we love to hate.
These humanoid creatures are fierce predators who find utmost joy in wanton destruction. The Gnoll is brutal and cruel, even more so than Bugbears or Orcs. They take great pleasure in their murderous nature, and those who swiftly fall during battle with a Gnoll are usually the lucky ones. Gnolls are known to “play” with their prey; those who survive kept alive only to suffer torture, become sacrifices to their demon prince Yeenoghu (also known as the demonic Ruler of Ruin), or end up on the…Read more
A well-adventured party will have seen a fair share in it’s day. Nothing seems to surprise them anymore. There’s no point in throwing a Wolf or a Goblin at these hardened warriors. What’s a DM to do?! Throw a Wolf AND a Goblin all-in-one with one of our favorite beasties, the Barghest!
These Goblin-Wolf hybrids are lupine fiends that can take the shape of either beast. As whelps they are nearly indistinguishable from Wolves, though with age come the bluish skin and bright orange eyes that make them so distinctive. A full-grown Barghest can push six feet long and weigh in at nearly two hundred pounds. Though they can wield…Read more
No, we are not talking about the world famous wrestler… we are talking about the Gargantuan Flying Beast!
Let us paint you a picture:
The majestic eagle soars gracefully above the water, its talons stretch as it swoops to the sea. Screeching victory the bird lifts easily from the surface with its prize… a whale! “Oh, ho!” you say, “That is not possible! A mere bird can’t lift a creature the size of a whale!”
Ah, but it is very possible for a bird of this size to find that a whale is the perfect afternoon snack!
The Roc looks similar to your average eagle in form, but are vastly larger and have a distinctive crest…Read more