The Fellowship, Part 2

Been awhile since I posted a play report.  We'll pick up another episode of the Fellowship as they continue along the Crypts of Motha the Bloody.  My play as the group is in red, Brian, the DM is in black. Legolas, level 1 elf fighterGimli, level 1 dwarf clericFrodo, level 1 halfling theifGandalf, level 1… Continue reading The Fellowship, Part 2


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)… Continue reading Creature Catalog, part 7, Ghuuna

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… Continue reading Creature Catalog, part 6, Asperii

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… Continue reading Six Very Special Shields, part 2, Thurbrand’s 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.

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 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… Continue reading Creature Catalog part 4, Cantobele