Monstrous Races | Play as your Favorite D&D Monster
Updated: Feb 19
Whether you’re playing an all-monster party or just want to play a monstrous race in an otherwise normal Dungeons and Dragons party, this document presents rules for playing every creature in the Monster Manual, new feats and backgrounds for monstrous characters, analysis of officially published races, highly detailed rules for building your own races, new rules for tiny races, and rules for templates for player characters.
What an absolutely fantastic supplement! We used this little beauty to run a dark campaign from the eyes of the monsters. The features and characteristics of the monsters really come through well, without breaking the game. Keep in mind, some are clearly more powerful than others, but that is expected. Since its creation, it has undergone some edits and changes to balance some of the months a bit better. But man if this isn't a great way to change up your D&D game. With 228 playable races, this will keep you busy for a while. I recommend having your party play as the monsters. Building up a lair and then take on the role of characters to conquer the lair. Muahahahhah.
What I wasn't expecting an extensive race builder rules for building your own races. It goes into much more depth and detail than the Dungeon Master Guide and gives great tips on top of it. We highly recommend this for your table if you want to experience the game in a new way, or just want to play a different kind of one-shot. We highly recommend this product.
In this episode, we cover several of our favorite monsters: The flameskull, intellect devourer, mindflayer...and yeah the mimic!
Vigilantes & Villains playtest streams bi-weekly on Fridays on Youtube. This is our upcoming Kickstarter Project. To sign up for notifications on this project visit our website!
Unearthed Tips and Tricks! We bring you new and creative content for you to bring with you on your next adventure
Submitted by Patron: Steve H
I love the idea of running a bard whose performance/spellcasting is all Dad jokes:
Fighter: I’m hurt!
Bard: Hi Hurt, I’m Dad.(Cure Wounds)