Sprite: Not the Soda (#200!!)

The tree had a wee village nestled in its boughs, I swear. Next thing I knew, I was lyin’ face-down in the dirt. My head was full of stars, an’ when I stood up an’ looked around, both the tree an’ the wee village were gone.

Tale of a half-orc ranger

Here we are, ladies and germs. Entry #200. We’re in the home stretch now.

Lore: Tiny Warriors

Unlike other fey, sprites are not particularly warm or kind. They’re hardy warriors, at least by the standards of their people. When one comes close to their homes, they’ll judge their character, using magic to sense their emotions and intentions; those deemed unworthy will be knocked out or frightened away.

Residing within the most luminous spaces of the woods, sprite villages are lively with activity. They constantly brew special toxins to defend themselves using flowers and mushrooms, sometimes even stealing from a hag’s garden.

Sprites are very serious in their battle against evil. They do not party like other fey. However, a more stalwart ally you could not have. Whether you’re another fey who respects the sprites, or an adventurer facing off against evil, they make for loyal friends.

There are some decently fun stories you could tell with this. Maybe the players ally with a village of sprites while hunting down a greater villain, like a hag. Or maybe the sprites guard the way through the forest and the players need to prove themselves to pass. You can’t write a whole campaign with it, but it can make for a fun session!

Design: Little Hero

Tinker Bell ain’t messin’ around anymore.

“I brought you a sword!” “That’s a stick.” “It’s a stick-sword!”

This design is a fun take on the usual pixie look. Normally, they’re dressed in fair clothes of leaves and flower petals, stuff like that. Not these guys. They’ve got little armor, weapons, even war paint! It keeps the fundamental assets of the design and puts a twist on it. It’s nice!

Can it compare to some of the more creative or disturbing designs in the Monster Manual? No, not really. But at least they did something interesting with it.

Stats: Mighty Not

A sprite is not a dangerous enemy by any means. Its AC isn’t bad, but that doesn’t mean much when its HP is literally 2(1d4). Its longsword only does 1 damage; not 1d4, just 1. Same with its shortbow, though at least that one can knock its victim unconscious.

Its main two abilities are meant to help it avoid combat. Heart Sight allows it to read someone’s emotional state and alignment, and Invisibility does… go ahead and take a guess.

If you’re looking for a cool enemy for the players to fight, this one ain’t it. But if you’re looking for a fun little ally to put at their side, this could be a fun addition! A tiny little army of tiny little dudes, weak enough not to throw off the balance of a fight while adding a new layer of complexity to a fight. That’s just fine, if it isn’t amazing.


If I’m being honest, I’m not really sure how to handle this one. None of the aspects are bad by any means. But they don’t really fit into what we usually look for in this series.

Do I put it higher on the list because it’s unique? Or lower because it doesn’t follow the rules? I’m conflicted.

So, after much deliberation, I’ll be putting the Sprite at #100 and split the difference.

Happy #200, everybody!

  1. Beholder
  2. Death Tyrant
  3. Mind Flayer
  4. Dragon Turtle
  5. Mummy/Mummy Lord
  6. Nagas (all three of ’em)
  7. Green Dragons
  8. Red Dragons
  9. Blue Dragons
  10. Black Dragons
  11. White Dragons
  12. Silver Dragons
  13. Couatl
  14. Behir
  15. Aboleth
  16. Sea Hag
  17. Slaadi (all six of ’em)
  18. Lamia
  19. Bronze Dragons
  20. Brass Dragons
  21. Copper Dragons
  22. Gold Dragons
  23. Chuul
  24. Kuo-Toa
  25. Gibbering Mouther
  26. Kraken
  27. Intellect Devourer
  28. Shadow
  29. Chimera
  30. Sphinxes
  31. Death Knight
  32. Fomorian
  33. Bone Devil
  34. Dracolich
  35. Faerie Dragon
  36. Gelatinous Cube
  37. Lich
  38. Peryton
  39. Remorhaz
  40. Orcs (all four of ’em)
  41. Magmin
  42. Shield Guardian
  43. Kobold
  44. Kenku
  45. Hobgoblins
  46. Night Hag
  47. Green Hag
  48. Black Pudding
  49. Ankheg
  50. Hook Horror
  51. Oni
  52. Purple Worm
  53. Storm Giant
  54. Hill Giant
  55. Empyrean
  56. Efreeti
  57. Grimlock
  58. Minotaur
  59. Dao
  60. Cloud Giant
  61. Manticore
  62. Scarecrow
  63. Drow (all four of ’em)
  64. Shadow Demon
  65. Modrons (all five of ’em)
  66. Marilith
  67. Drider
  68. Aarackockra
  69. Azer
  70. Demilich
  71. Spectator
  72. Gray Ooze
  73. Ochre Jelly
  74. Hydra
  75. Rakshasa
  76. Marid
  77. Salamander
  78. Harpy
  79. Werejackal
  80. Otyugh
  81. Satyr
  82. Half-Dragon
  83. Cambion
  84. Fire Giant
  85. Nothic
  86. Pixie
  87. Animated Armor
  88. Roper
  89. Banshee
  90. Basilisk
  91. Yochlol
  92. Bulette
  93. Cloaker
  94. Darkmantle
  95. Doppelganger
  96. Revenant
  97. Ghoul and Ghast
  98. Sahuagin (all three)
  99. Ettin
  100. Sprite <————–
  101. Medusa
  102. Pit Fiend
  103. Erinyes
  104. Chain Devil
  105. Bearded Devil
  106. Barbed Devil
  107. Spined Devil
  108. Ice Devil
  109. Mimic
  110. Djinni
  111. Merrow
  112. Nalfeshnee
  113. Glabrezu
  114. Chasme
  115. Grell
  116. Barlgura
  117. Horned Devil
  118. Balor
  119. Skeletons
  120. Shadow Dragon
  121. Myconids (all four of ’em)
  122. Piercer
  123. Werebear
  124. Lizardfolk
  125. Vrock
  126. Dretch
  127. Pseudodragon
  128. Gnolls (all three)
  129. Goristro
  130. Hezrou
  131. Manes
  132. Quaggoth
  133. Frost Giant
  134. Weretiger
  135. Werewolf
  136. Duergar
  137. Quasit
  138. Dryad
  139. Shambling Mound
  140. Flumph
  141. Goblin
  142. Nightmare
  143. Rust Monster
  144. Wereboar
  145. Wererat
  146. Githyanki
  147. Owlbear
  148. Planetar
  149. Imp
  150. Ogres/Half-ogres
  151. Roc
  152. Clay Golem
  153. Flameskull
  154. Displacer Beast
  155. Carrion Crawler
  156. Githzerai
  157. Grick
  158. Invisible Stalker
  159. Rug of Smothering
  160. Bugbear Chief
  161. Bugbear
  162. Flesh Golem
  163. Vine Blight
  164. Twig Blight
  165. Needle Blight
  166. Mephits (all six of ’em)
  167. Bullywug
  168. Hellhound
  169. Ettercap
  170. Gas Spore
  171. Cockatrice
  172. Lemure
  173. Homonculus
  174. Merfolk
  175. Solar
  176. Deva
  177. Gorgon
  178. Hippogriff
  179. Griffon
  180. Cyclops
  181. Centaur
  182. Ghost
  183. Pegasus
  184. Fire Elemental
  185. Water Elemental
  186. Air Elemental
  187. Stone Giant
  188. Deep Gnome
  189. Dinosaurs (All six of them)
  190. Specter
  191. Iron Golem
  192. Stone Golem
  193. Earth Elemental
  194. Galeb Duhr
  195. Helmed Horror
  196. Flying Sword
  197. Crawling Claw
  198. Violet Fungus
  199. Shrieker
  200. Gargoyle

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