This is part 3 of a series on creating custom monsters. This one covers creating monsters from scratch.

Creature Creation, Part 2: Modifications

Creature Creation, Appendix A: Traits

Creating a monster from scratch

There are two approaches here--numbers first and fiction first. I strongly recommend the fiction-first approach.

This is part 2 of a series of articles about creating custom monsters for 5e. This one covers adapting an existing monster stat block.

Creature Creation, Part 0: Introduction

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

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.

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