juno, harpy noble

I am running a modified Odyssey of the Dragonlords campaign called Clash of the Titans.  My players are at the end of the campaign as written investigating the tower of the big-bad.  I wanted to have a beholder at some point in the game, but beholders dont really fit a Greco-Roman campaign.  So I created […]

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hexia, mercury dragon

In my current campaign called the Clash of the Titans  – a modified Odyssey of the Dragonlords campaign – the players fought a “green” dragon called Hexia.  The original was just an adult green dragon which my party of 6 to 7 level 12 PCs would eat up.  So I created a modified version.  The entire […]

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golden axe skeleton

In the game The Golden Axe there are skeletons who are tougher than the mini-bosses.  This spawned a joke about “beware the skeletons with the golden axe”.  Here is the skeleton.  He is on a random encounter for my Clash of the Titans game.  A rebuild of my Gasha-Dokuro skeleton from Japan. In my game, […]

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what does magic smell like?

In my current Clash of the Titans campaign one of the characters picked up a mutation that allowed his character to smell magic.  I ended using the following table to simulate this: Magic Generally – Ozone.  Evocation – Coriander.  Conjuration – Black pepper.  Transmutation – Earthy smell. Abjuration – Freshly Baked Bread Divinition – Chocolate. Enchantment […]

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Energy/Level Drain for 5e

I have always liked the idea of level drain as a representation of terror/horror as the given monster actually scares the PC.  I never liked the fact you could be de-leveled back to level 1 – though I never saw this happening back in 1e days, PCs were just too careful when dealing with level-draining […]

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Bonfire for D&D

My 5e games are fairly lethal – no resurrection magic of any kind, hit points capped at level 10 but monsters not modified and only 1 action a turn.  My son calls them “the Dark Souls of D&D campaigns”. The only way my PCs get a rez is if they escape (or are saved) from […]

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Quetzal the Sidh Sorceress-Queen

I used the adventure “Spire of Quetzal” as the exit from the Gardens of Ynn.  My PCs did what they could to avoid combat with Quetzal and after she possessed a character, knocked that character out before fleeing back to their homeward – The Ninth World.  Here are her 5e stats.  I changed Quetzal to […]

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the wild hunt

One of the Maleficence was the wild hunt which my sorcerer player rolled.  The Wild Hunt eventually caught up with him and here are the 5e stats. Fiend Folio was my main inspiration.  The Wild Hunt The Wild Hunt exists in all the lands where Druids and their deities’ dwell. It is a physical manifestation of […]

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Dante the Will-O-Wisp

Dante is a devotee of Thanatos and Orcus.  In his mind they are the same being.  Whenever Dante makes an attack that does psychic damage the target hears a heavy metal power chord plays (intro, set). If Dante successfully uses consume life the target is sent straight to Orcus’s realm in the abyss and rises […]

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