D&D 5E 5e Monster Conversions

Grazzt

Demon Lord
I want to play the old B/X modules, but using 5e rules. I'm starting with the B series. Here are a few monsters that I've found so far that have not been included in the 5E Monster Manual.

B4 Module

• Killer Bees
• Giant Lizard: Gecko
• Cave Locust
• Ferret, Giant
• Gnome
• Giant Lizard: Draco
• Snake: Pit Viper
• Oil Beetles
• White Apes
• Giant Shrews
• Rock Baboons
• Snake: Spitting Cobra
• Polymar
• Snake: Rock Pythons
• Iron Statues
• Werefoxes
• Beetle, Giant: Tiger Beetle
• Driver Ant
• Giant Lizard: Tuatara
• Thoul

Some of these, you can probably just reskin what's in the 5e MM and use as is. Like for example:

* White Ape = use Ape (MM 317) and just say its fur is white (Both the Ape and the D&D White Ape attack with fists and rocks)
* Rock Python = use Giant Constrictor Snake (MM 324); same premise. Giant snake that squeezes. The Rock Python didn't have any other special abilities
* Polymar = possibly use the Mimic (since I believe it's generally the same thing, but I think the polymar could also assume humanoid shape)

Here's some more. Note, I haven't playtested most of these. Just whipped them up on my site and on Homebrewery...

Oil Beetle = http://homebrewery.naturalcrit.com/share/B1iDDnPzl
Giant Ferret = http://homebrewery.naturalcrit.com/share/r12eU3PGl
Rock Baboon = http://homebrewery.naturalcrit.com/share/Bk2Ns3Dfx
Giant Gecko = http://homebrewery.naturalcrit.com/share/rkQVqwvGx
Giant Tiger Beetle = http://homebrewery.naturalcrit.com/share/SkXDNT2vMg
Giant Driver Ant = http://homebrewery.naturalcrit.com/share/S1i9lawGx
Giant Bee = http://homebrewery.naturalcrit.com/share/SkYqU6DMx
Cave Locust = http://homebrewery.naturalcrit.com/share/B1ZlNnsDze
Spitting Cobra = http://homebrewery.naturalcrit.com/share/r16gV6vfx

EDIT: More below...

Giant Shrew = http://homebrewery.naturalcrit.com/share/S1a5B1KMl
 
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graven13

First Post
Some of these, you can probably just reskin what's in the 5e MM and use as is. Like for example:

* White Ape = use Ape (MM 317) and just say its fur is white (Both the Ape and the D&D White Ape attack with fists and rocks)
* Rock Python = use Giant Constrictor Snake (MM 324); same premise. Giant snake that squeezes. The Rock Python didn't have any other special abilities
* Polymar = possibly use the Mimic (since I believe it's generally the same thing, but I think the polymar could also assume humanoid shape)

Here's some more. Note, I haven't playtested most of these. Just whipped them up on my site and on Homebrewery...

Oil Beetle = http://homebrewery.naturalcrit.com/share/B1iDDnPzl
Giant Ferret = http://homebrewery.naturalcrit.com/share/r12eU3PGl
Rock Baboon = http://homebrewery.naturalcrit.com/share/Bk2Ns3Dfx
Giant Gecko = http://homebrewery.naturalcrit.com/share/rkQVqwvGx
Giant Tiger Beetle = http://homebrewery.naturalcrit.com/share/SkXDNT2vMg
Giant Driver Ant = http://homebrewery.naturalcrit.com/share/S1i9lawGx
Giant Bee = http://homebrewery.naturalcrit.com/share/SkYqU6DMx
Cave Locust = http://homebrewery.naturalcrit.com/share/B1ZlNnsDze
Spitting Cobra = http://homebrewery.naturalcrit.com/share/r16gV6vfx

This is great! Thank you SO much. I'd love to check out your website.
 

Avalord

Explorer
Homebrewery seems to be a great site indeed, There doesn't seem to be an overview for already converted monsters. Everyone has to invent the wheel all by himself so to speak.
 

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