The Kobold is one of our favorite (annoying) beasties in the D&D universe. Small, physically weak, and sensitive to light, these small creatures seem like swarming gnats to the seasoned adventurer. However, Kobolds are fast, dexterous, and shifty. They are tougher than they look, as their reptilian skin gives them a substantial boost to armor class.
Kobolds are cunning in the way that they think their attack through, setting nasty traps or laying in ambush - in a large group, of course. They take advantage of the variety of classes a Kobold can become, strengthening their group with a few select toughies. You won’t just be…Read more
Troglodytes. What’s not to abhor? Similar to lizard-men, Troglodytes have scaly skin, a reptilian head, a spinal crest, and a long slender tail. They stand just shy of human height and have squat strong legs and muscular reptilian arms. They dwell in subterranean places, loathe humans, and slaughter all those they encounter. So be wary in caves and dark underground passages. These creatures could be laying in ambush, ready to strike!
Troglodytes are lizard-like humanoids with a distinct smell of their own. In fact, they use that repulsive odor as a means of communication. When they become startled or angry they can use…
When you want to fight a formidable foe, one that can burn you to cinders before you can say “Oh look, this one seems to be smouldering,” to your fellow party members, then you will want to take a look at this beastie: The Ancient Volcanic Dragon.
Volcanic Dragons are highly temperamental pyromaniacs. They tend to be hateful and cruel, and will destroy their opponent rather than take the time to figure out if they are even a threat. These dragons are highly destructive and incredibly ambitious. They set their goals high, often pursuing the objective of ruling over a kingdom, or settling old grudges through utter devastation,…Read more
Giants have been members of the Dungeons and Dragons original elite since the very beginning of D&D lore. The earliest D&D adventures featured at least one of the six original races of Giants and we will be taking a look at one of our favorites this week: The Stone Giant.
In the topmost peaks nestled within the crags and caves of ancient mountains live the mighty Stone Giants. Massively large creatures, Stone Giants spend their time tossing around boulders the size of your local tavern, sometimes just for fun. Their enormous size is matched with pretty hefty Strength and Constitution stats, whih make them fearsome creatures to…Read more
The Rakshasa is one of the most respected human-like beasties in the D&D universe. In their native form, Rakshasas stand roughly six to seven feet tall and have a human-like form with a beast-like head, usually that of a tiger. As shape-changers, Rakshasa’s have the ability to take on any humanoid form they choose.
Introduced in the first edition of the Monster Manual, the Rakshasa has become embedded in D&D lore. They are ferocious mythological humanoid beings with powerful abilities. They are mighty sorcerers, fierce warriors, and skilled illusionists. In short, they are deadly.
From Random Encounters 8/5/2002…Read more