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Demons Part 3: Barlgura (Best of the Bestiary)

King Kong is fucking pissed! And probably not as bad as he will be when I'm done with him! The Barlgura is far from the most interesting of the Demons. It's a big angry orangutan from hell. They aren't super strong, but they can pose a decent challenge for a lower-level party. They are a bit more… Continue reading Demons Part 3: Barlgura (Best of the Bestiary)

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Demons Part 2: Balor (Best of the Bestiary)

Demons are painfully difficult to summon and control. It is not a burden for the weak of heart or the weak of spirit. -From the Demonomicon of Iggwilv Part One: Demonic Lore It's a Balrog. The designers watched 'Fellowship of the Ring' and said "Yes! That! We need that in the game!" when the 'You… Continue reading Demons Part 2: Balor (Best of the Bestiary)

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Demons Part 1: General Lore (Best of the Bestiary)

Today, we begin our dive into one of the longest sections of the entire Monster Manual: Demons. Hope you guys enjoy the denizens of hell because we'll likely be here until the new Doom game comes out! And that's all before we talk about the Devils! Normally, I'd break down each monster on its own.… Continue reading Demons Part 1: General Lore (Best of the Bestiary)

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Demilich: Take Care of Your Bodies, Kids (Best of the Bestiary)

I, Acererak the Eternal, beckon you to your doom. Come, foolish ones, plunger my treasures, if you dare! Others have tried. All have failed! From your skin, tapestries shall be woven, and your bones will carpet my tomb! Only I am beyond Death's reach. Only I know the secret to true immortality! -Epitaph of a… Continue reading Demilich: Take Care of Your Bodies, Kids (Best of the Bestiary)

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Death Knight: Edgy Paladins (Best of The Bestiary)

God dammit, even the monster manual is pressuring me to finish the new Fire Emblem! Death Knights are one of my favorite monsters for story-telling purposes. Their lore is sparse, but it offers up so many creative possibilities that it more than makes up for that. Better yet, this thing is super intimidating, both in terms of… Continue reading Death Knight: Edgy Paladins (Best of The Bestiary)

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Darkmantle: The Patient Predator (Best of the Bestiary)

Remind me again why we're on this quest? -Ethelrede the Fighter, after his first Darkmantle encounter Farewell, C section! It's the day of the D now! The Darkmantle is an odd monster. It has an interesting design and abilities that make for a creative fight. But the lore is so scarce that it may as… Continue reading Darkmantle: The Patient Predator (Best of the Bestiary)

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Cyclops: Exactly What You’d Expect (Best of the Bestiary)

Yup. It's a cyclops. I could finish it right there. What else is there to say? Anyone familiar with mythical monsters of old already knows what a cyclops is! They're a perfect fit for D&D, sure. But in terms of creativity or originality, these guys have nothing to offer! They're just a monster to throw at your… Continue reading Cyclops: Exactly What You’d Expect (Best of the Bestiary)