There’s nothing quite as bad as being turned to stone. You’re not quite dead, but you’re not really alive either… you’re just a rock and your party either has to abandon you or drag you along until they can find a cure. It’s for these and many other reasons that every adventurer fears an encounter with a Cockatrice.
It’s like a chicken with dragon’s feet or, if you prefer, a two legged dragon with a chicken’s head. Either way they’re a menace that’ll spice up your game night, so enjoy your battles with this little number!
Armor Class 12
Hit Points 22 (5d6 + 5)
Speed 20 ft., fly 40 ft.
If there’s one iconic Dungeons and Dragons monster (other than the Dragons of course) it’s the Beholder. They’ve been featured in every iteration of D&D since 1st edition’s release in 1975. A lawful-evil floating orb with a gaping mouth, a giant central eye, and multiple flexible eyestalks upon which each eye serves up a variety of deadly powers; they’re the stuff nightmares are made of. Today we say to you adventures: if you’re going to fight a Beholder, it might as well be a big one!
And so, without further ado, we give you the most horrible of all beholders, emerging from the Far Realm to spread dark madness in their wake:…Read more
In case you hadn’t noticed, we’re big fans of Dungeons & Dragons senior creative director, Jon Schindehette. He’s the creative lead on the beasties we’ve come to love and the new beasties we’ll learn to love. Today we’re taking a look at the new Goblinoids!
Here’s Jon discussing part of his process in re-thinking monsters
Goblins are described as being small, stealthy, cowardly, weak, agile, and beady-eyed. Doesn’t sound like an inspiring creature, does it? This brings up a really interesting discussion point. When I’m thinking about depictions of the world and its inhabitants, there are two ways I can look at them.…