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Bugbears: Not Much Bug, Lots of Bear (Best of the Bestiary)

I want to know who made this monster. I want to know who sat down, took a sip of their coffee and said: "WHAT ABOUT A BEAR THAT IS ALSO A BUG BUT IT IS ALSO A GOBLIN?!" I want to sit that man down for an interview and ask him as many questions as… Continue reading Bugbears: Not Much Bug, Lots of Bear (Best of the Bestiary)

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Blights: Nature’s Killing Machines (Best of the Bestiary)

Behold the legacy of Gulthias the vampire: plants with a taste for blood. Compared to many monsters in this book, Blights aren't the most creative in terms of design. Evil plant people, that's all you're looking at. Their lore is pretty neat, their stats are perfect for first level parties, and putting them to use… Continue reading Blights: Nature’s Killing Machines (Best of the Bestiary)

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Beholders Part 3: Spectator (Best of the Bestiary)

Are you just too excited for your players to fight a Beholder? Are your friends too low-level to handle one, but you just want to use the iconic monster? Then the Spectator is just the monster for you! The Spectator takes everything that the Beholder and Death Tyrant had and cranks it down. Their stats… Continue reading Beholders Part 3: Spectator (Best of the Bestiary)

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Beholder: The Big Boy (Best of the Bestiary)

Every Beholder thinks it is the epitome of Beholderkind, and the only thing it fears is that it may be wrong. -Valkara Ironfell, Dwarf Sage Out of all the monsters in Dungeons and Dragons, there is no question that the Beholder is the most iconic, as well as the most terrifying. They're also the most… Continue reading Beholder: The Big Boy (Best of the Bestiary)

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Behir: Dragon-Slaying Pets to the Giants (Best of the Bestiary)

I've already eaten three giant rats, six troglodytes, and a mind flayer today. But that's okay. Plenty of room in my belly for you and your friends. -Lludd the Behir, Confronting Adventurers in The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth I always forget that the Behir exists. But after reading his page, I'm not sure why that's… Continue reading Behir: Dragon-Slaying Pets to the Giants (Best of the Bestiary)

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Basilisk: No, He’s Not a Snake (Best of the Bestiary)

No one carves statues of frightened warriors. If you see one, keep your eyes closed and your ears open. -X The Mystic's 4th Rule of Dungeon Survival Even before Dungeons and Dragons, the Basilisk has been one of my personal favorites for a long time. They've always seemed really cool and intimidating to me. There… Continue reading Basilisk: No, He’s Not a Snake (Best of the Bestiary)