D&D 5E EN5ider #407 - Monster Combos

Today's issue of EN5ider wants you to do what you have always wanted to: lob a goblin at the party. As always there's more though, each combo a delectable surprise for the adventurers the next time they face more than one kind of creature!

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  • 407. Monster Combos. Assailing adventurers with a mix of monsters is a tried and true tactic for making an encounter more exciting—but what if together they could do more? Enter Monster Combos and add creative ways to bring synergy to the creatures the GM takes to battle! Turn two elementals into one lethal amalgamation with Elemental Fusion, surprise the PCs with a shield guardian draped in the False Regalia of a rug of smothering, turn a whole flock of birds against a party duking it out with a harpy with Shrieking Song, and deviously work out how to include all 15 of these excellent combos into the next campaign! Dastardly designed by Andrew Engelbrite, illustrated by Rachel Maduro.
  • 406. Enchanted Trinkets: Haunted Keepsakes. An object is often what bars the way when a living creature dies but is denied its eternal rest. These 12 enchanted trinkets represent some unfinished business the creature had in life, such as a work of art left incomplete or an arrow that never found its mark. When a new owner acquires the keepsake, the spirit that haunts the item urges them to complete the task it left unfinished. Should the owner do so, they may receive a supernatural boon as a reward for helping the spirit find peace. Dreadfully designed by William Fischer, illustrated by Gui Sommer.
  • 405. Mini-Adventure: Lucky Copper Inn. The day of adventuring has been long and arduous, but the party have proven victorious and enjoy a night of reverie in the Lucky Copper Inn. Following a good night's rest they set out again, this time upon a new quest, making it within 10 miles of the next town and bedding down in the wilderness to prepare for another trek tomorrow—only to awaken at the Lucky Copper Inn. No matter where they go every morning their surroundings are the same no matter where they sleep! This supplemental adventure for 4–5 PCs of 5th–9th level was dreamily designed by Andrew Engelbrite, illustrated by Indi Martin, and features the cartography of Dyson Logos.
  • 404. Villain Spotlight: Illusive Fool. Fascinated with a traveling illusionist in his youth, after mastering rudimentary lessons Adrano pursued magic with a fervor and perseverance that made him an excellent student at the Illusionist Guild—until he came upon the books. These tomes quickly became the prodigy's new obsession, driving him to abandon his studies and abscond with the curious volumes. Since then Adrano has continued to read through the strange books, gradually drawing a massive ritual across the countryside that when completed will bring their unholy author into the Material Plane to spread chaos, death, and ruin! Deviously designed by Joseph Colman, illustrated by Ellis Goodson.
  • 403. To Smite A Fiend: Part Two. The experiments of the reclusive mage Kalle Sirkesalo have started to bleed out of his tower, making fiends appear throughout Holdenshire to briefly terrorize the populace and spread fear throughout the countryside. Several townsfolk seek out the party's help, ultimately leading them to the anomalous Murray's Folly. As they investigate however tragedy strikes—a powerful creature invades Hengistbury Keep. Soon after when the PCs go to confront the reckless wizard they are met by a curious messenger from elsewhere, revealing that something much more terrible is afoot than a few stray demons and devils. This PDF contains Act 1 (for 4 PCs of 10th level) and continues the thread from To Smite A Fiend: Part One, including fiendish dire boars (CR 3), imp flocks (CR 5), and a seraph (CR 12).

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Mike Myler

Mike Myler

Mike Myler

Have you been to LevelUp5E.com yet?
I don't think so. Nobody mentioned dwarves, it's not presented as a contest, and one creature throwing another creature as an attack is markedly different than dwarf-tossing.


In this specific case it's a Large creature throwing a Small creature in the same tradition as the Fastball Special. :)

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