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Abyssal Chickens? Chwingas? Gnome Flayers?

Over on D&D Beyond last week, three new monsters were mentioned. The Abyssal Chicken is from Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus, while the Chwinga, a small elemental spirit from Tomb of Annihilation, will return in another future product.

WotC's Chris Perkins, who created the stat block for the Abyssal Chicken, tweeted the following images, and confirmed in the video that they could be used as familiars. He also mentioned in the video below that he would like to bring back Gnome Flayers.




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Gnome Flayer​
Russ Morrissey


I absolutely love the embrace of whimsy with 5e. A little bit of silly and strange can really brighten up a gaming session.

Although, can a Dire Abyssal Chicken be far off?


Oh Perkins...

D&D is rapidly becoming more and more whimsical.

I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing.


So the question becomes what sort of book will the Chwingas be in next?
The Eberron setting, most likely: they would fit well, and that book will be full of monsters in all likelihood.

Also, they will probably announce Fuller details on that book in the next two weeks or so, so now is a likely time for bits and pieces to start dribbling out.


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