Creature Catalog, part 7, Ghuuna

Still working thru the Creature Catalog from Dragon Magazine #89. The hyena and giant hyena referenced below have stats that can be found in the DM's Basic Rules.GhuunaLarge humanoid (gnoll, shapeshifter), chaotic evilArmor Class 14Hit Points 58 (9d8 + 18)Speed 30 ft. (40 ft. in hyena form)STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA15 (+2) 13 (+1) …

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Creature Catalog, part 6, Asperii

Another entry from the Creature Catalog from Dragon Magazine #89.  The asperii later appeared in AD&D 2nd edition's Monstrous Compendium Forgotten Realms appendix. AsperiiLarge elemental (air), neutral goodArmor Class 15Hit Points 38 (4d10+12)Speed 50 ft., 120 ft. flyingSTR DEX CON INT WIS CHA18 (+4) 14 (+2) 16 (+4) 14 (+2) 12 (+1) 12 (+1)Damage Resistances …

Six Very Special Shields, part 2, Thurbrand’s Protector

Skipping a monster today, and going back to one of the shields from Dragon Magazine #89.Thurbrand's ProtectorUnique magic armor (shield)Named for the fighter who found it in a dragon’s hoard, this shield was later sold to King Osbrun of Chessagol, whose treasury and armory were looted six winters ago, some say by magic. The Protector …

Some monster tweaks

I got some invaluable monster number crunching help from surfarcher.  Tweaked a few of the stats in the previous monster listings to balance them better. You can check out surf's masterful 5e monster crunching over at his blog. http://surfarcher.blogspot.com.au/

The DM is the Core Mechanic of D&D

I've been a big fan of The Angry DM for awhile now.  Just wanted to give a shout out to this rant of his.  http://www.madadventurers.com/angry-rants-the-raw/The picture above, and the title of this post are my two favorite parts of it.

Get Well Soon!

Today's post goes out to a friend of Grognards everywhere, David R. Deitrick.  David has been in a accident recently and is in a wheelchair.  I'm sure you'll recognize his artwork that has adorned many gaming products. You can find some of his work at Art of the Genre.One of my favorites is one that …

Creature Catalog part 4, Cantobele

Back to the Creature Catalog from Dragon Magazine #89. This creature made it into the Forgotten Realms 2 Monstrous Compendium (MC 11) in 2e. I also referenced (and even copy and pasted) from http://creaturecatalog.enworld.org/cc/converted/view_c.php?CreatureID=872 that had a 3e version.CantobeleMedium fey, neutral evilArmor Class 15Hit Points 20 (3d10+6)Speed 30 ft., climb 30 ft.STR DEX CON INT …