Friend or Foe Friday – Satyrs & Korreds

In this week’s Friend or Foe Friday we crack open the Castles & Crusades Classic Monsters & Treasures book and look at the Korred, a debauched relative of the Satyr. Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain) You can leave us a voicemail message using Speakpipe.com Or you can email us at RDDRPGpodcast@gmail.com Check […]

Friend or Foe Friday – Xorn

In this week’s Friend or Foe Friday we take a look at a strange gemstone devouring creature from the elemental plane of earth. Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain) You can leave us a voicemail message using Speakpipe.com Or you can email us at RDDRPGpodcast@gmail.com Check out our other stuff at RedDiceDiaries.com RSS […]

Friend or Foe Friday – Myconids

It’s Friday, Hannah and myself are combing through our D&D monster manuals to look at some less well known creatures and chatting about how you can use them in your game, in this episode we start by talking about the Wronguncle, a mushroom-like creature from the Dolmenwood and move on to discuss other fungus creatures. […]

Friend or Foe Friday – Mimic

It’s Friday, Hannah and myself are combing through our D&D monster manuals to look at some less well known creatures and chatting about how you can use them in your game. This episode was inspired by a voicemail sent from Jason Connerley, you can check out his excellent podcast at the link below: Nerds RPG […]

All About Aspects: Monstrous Nature as an aspect

Monstrous Nature as an Aspect There are a number of famous tabletop RPGs where playing a monster struggling with their humanity is a central focus, as a variant of character race (discussed previously), this could (in part) be handled using the¬†high concept aspect. We’ve explained the basic formatting for our high concept aspects in one […]

Mythic Gods & Monsters

A guidebook for game masters on how to create mythic gods and mythic monsters that meddle in the lives of the player characters. This book makes filling out a pantheon with unique and interesting gods fast and easy. It then arms GMs with the tool to make mythic monsters to challenge PCs with. Just a […]

[Video-RPG] Making Undead Monstrous

Video made in response to dmlord Spencer’s request for advise on how to use my mythological monster design ideas with mindless horde creatures like undead.

[RPG] Fleshing out Kalkedos the Swamp Troll

Okay, so in our previous post about designing mythologically inspired monsters we came up with the basics for a creature called Kalkedos, once a greedy man who was cursed by the god of merchants when he killed his neighbour (a loyal follower of the god) after the man rebuffed Kalkedos’ intent to woo his daughter, […]

[RPG] Monstrous Questionnaire

As a companion piece to my GM Tips – Making monsters monstrous video, please find below a quick checklist for creating monsters based on a mythological model, answering these questions will give a bit of extra background and interest to truly monstrous monsters. Questionnaire 1. How was the monster created? – A result of divine […]