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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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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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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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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Zombastodon

My PCs recently derailed a whole bunch of my planning through creative play – which is fine, the surprises make the game more entertaining for me this way – they ended up in the Slumbering Ursine Dunes and here are converted monsters for my own reference with abbreviated 5e stat blocks. Though colloquially called “zombastodons” […]

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buso geisha

Stole the idea from the Paizo Jade Regent boards.  I felt it fit my game very well since one of my PCs is an oiran/geiko. My PCs skipped the Pagoda portion of the dungeon but a more deadly version was in the Munasukaru’s Penance area. BUSO GEISHA (GREATER TIGBUANA BUSO) Medium undead, chaotic evil Armor […]

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The Five Storms Team

With the Oriental Adventure conversions complete back to my actual campaign which involves a tournament to win the Mortal Blade.  To make sense of these entries you will need to look at the adventure flowchart which gives context and explains my changes but it’s essentially a conversion of the Ruby Phoenix Tournament but with a […]

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SHENZUZHO the HEADLESS

With the Oriental Adventure conversions complete back to my actual campaign which involves a tournament to win the Mortal Blade.  To make sense of these entries you will need to look at the adventure flowchart which gives context and explains my changes but it’s essentially a conversion of the Ruby Phoenix Tournament but with a […]

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