Greater & Elder Elementals
Hey everyone! I just released another new product on the DMs Guild. Greater & Elder Elementals is now available as a pay what you want product! This product features Huge-sized greater (CR 8) and Gargantuan-sized elder (CR 12) elementals for your game. These larger higher level elementals existed in older editions of the game. I took it upon myself to convert them for fifth edition D&D. It was very easy to do, but if you want to save yourself some time, go ahead and download the PDF for free. You can grab my other pay what you want products while you’re there – 15 New Backgrounds, Catastrophic Dragons, and Archons. Do me a favor. Please check them out and rate them! Honestly good feedback is worth more than some cashola at the moment, so please download them for free if you like and let me know what you think!
This free PDF on the DMs Guild is also an excuse to talk about my latest article in EN5ider!
My third published Epic Threats article, “Epic Threats: Elementals,” is currently available through EN World EN5ider. Morrus, EN World King, and his team are awesome and have been putting out great fifth edition content and they have a whole catalogue of stuff still to come. I definitely recommend you check out the work over there. My other articles, “Give Chase,” “Get Sick,” “Epic Threats: NPCs,” and “Epic Threats: Goblinoids and Orcs,” are available over there as well and ready to make chases in your game awesome. This latest article has a new and improved Wizards of the Coast style monster stat block!
I’ve been running a fifth edition game for almost a year and it’s clear to me that there aren’t enough high challenge rating monsters to provide me with the variety of combat encounters I like to have at my disposal. Yes, bounded accuracy lets me use the old standbys far after the PCs’ level is much higher than the bugbear’s CR. I just need to keep adding bugbears… but combat with a lot of baddies is slow and can become a grind. That’s not the kind of variety I’m looking for.
That’s why I submitted a series of monster articles to EN World EN5ider, an online magazine which publishes content for the fifth edition of the world’s most popular tabletop roleplaying game. The first of those articles, “Epic Threats: High Level NPCs,” presents five new NPCs with challenge ratings of 11 and above to add to your game. The second, “Epic Threats: Goblinoids and Orcs,” provides five more baddies to bring into your high level games! These are (obviously) of the more goblin and orc variety. The latest and last article, “Epic Threats: Elementals,” gives you some awesome high level elementals (the Steam, Storm, Smoke, Sand, Mud, and Magma varieties).
I have to say, if you’re playing fifth edition and craving more content, EN5ider is a great place to get it. I’m not just saying that because I’ve now written for them five times. You get one short adventure a month plus another three articles with advice on running chases, new diseases, new druid circles, creating puzzles, and so much more. You get all that for $2 a month. If you don’t want the adventure, you can still score the articles for $1 a month. That’s less than a bottle of water in most places. The articles are of a great quality and EN World creator, Russ Morrissey, writes several of the best. You can grab some sample articles and an adventure for free so check it out.
I also have to give a super special shoutout to EN5ider editor, James J. Haeck. He’s brilliant, creative, and a blast to work with. Every letter that man touches becomes better for it and this series of articles would be a lot worse without his hard work.
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