Inside, you’ll find ten templates for 5e monsters, including clockwork, fiendish, krakenthrall, topiary, and zombified. We’ve even got some tips on how to make the templates work for you and your table—after all, you know your players better than we do.
Some templates increase a creature’s CR. All of them grant an ability or action that comes standard with the template, and most have a list of optional abilities or actions to make sure you can bring something truly unique to your table. Even the player who has memorized the Monster Manual won’t see the angelic half-orc coming! (Or the clocktopus, pictured on the cover, left.)
Meanwhile, we’re just about done with the 5e conversion of “The Pristine City.” We’re even including a sidebar to help you incorporate it into a Forgotten Realms setting so you can easily work it into your current ongoing campaign. We’re really excited to finally get this adventure converted to 5th edition, so expect to see that in the next few days!