This is part 0 of a guide to monster creation. This one covers the philosophy--what makes a good monster? What is the role of a monster in D&D?

For Part 1, seeĀ Creature Creation, Part 1: CR.

This is part one of a series of guide-like posts on creating and modifying monsters in 5e D&D. This one covers calculating CR.

Creature Creation, Part 0: Introduction

Creature Creation, Part 2: Modifications

There are many special materials that can create unique items.

Here are some stat blocks for unusual (homebrew) creatures you may find in the Council Lands

Item Creation

Although magical items are rare, there are many special materials that can be used to create items. With the appropriate proficiencies player characters can help in the creation of expensive items or create simpler items themselves. The following are rules for crafting.