Need 166 5E NPCs? Check out the Hirelings and Henchmen handbook at DriveThruRpg!

Cawood Publishing presents Hirelings and Henchmen for 5th Edition! A 117-page Game Master’s guide packed with 166 NPCs.

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/233492/Hirelings-and-Henchmen

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At the heart of every adventure are unforgettable characters! This collection of NPCs includes hirelings to aid the heroes and henchmen to oppose them. More than twenty monster NPCs, such as drow, lycanthropes, ogres, rakshasas, and vampires, are also included. These fascinating characters will add depth to any RPG fantasy world. The NPCs could also be used as pre-generated characters.

The 117-page book includes:

  • 166 NPCs
  • Hirelings for every class, levels 1-6
  • Henchmen for every class, levels 1-6
  • Over 20 monster NPCs including drow, lycanthropes, ogres, rakshasas, vampire spawn, and vampires.
  • Stunning art by Travis Hanson and Mark Adelhoch
  • NPC tables to build your own NPCs
  • All the characters could be used as pre-generated characters
  • Printer-friendly version available with download

Article about the book from EN World: http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?4976-New-Hobby-Releases-In-Stores-PDF-Spotlight-19th-February-2018

Review from the KindGM: https://thekindgm.wordpress.com/2018/02/14/review-hirelings-and-henchmen/

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West of the Wood 5E Podcasts: Dragonfly/Episode 24

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Dragonfly – Episode 24/ Griffon riders look down as the Forsaken reach an open area in Stormgryph Castle. A fight begins as a storm rages around everyone.
The heroes continue to explore the Windriders’ flying castle as they search for a mysterious necromancer. They soon find more undead are fighting alongside the bandits. One of the characters is killed as the battle intensifies. Another character runs into the bandit that killed her lover. Later, a strange trap surprises two of the party.
DM Andrew
The Forsaken are:
Joshua plays Lynne and Darrion– gensai cleric and human fighter/warlock
Sarah plays Thorn, high elf paladin
Jeff plays Adoy, gnome mystic
Jen plays Miri, high elf rogue

West of the Wood 5E Podcasts: Chronicles of Nox/Episode 12

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Chronicles of Nox/Episode 12

Our heroes watch in horror as Oswald Myrr is carried off by a horde of orcs. Then a massive Voth airship arrives! An even larger surprise is revealed moments later!

Working quickly, the Voth take possession of the legendary wizard and fly off.
The Forsaken bravely take a second airship all the way to the mysterious continent of Voth. Once there they befriend a Voth elder and try to find out about the strange elves.

DM Andrew

The Curious Company are:

Joshua plays Sullivan, the halfling bard

Sarah plays Olcan, the dragonborn cleric

Shane plays Brihalla, the tiefling ranger

Stephen plays Kilvar, the dwarf cavalier

 

The Dungeon Master’s Bundle II! 420 pages of resources for Dungeon Masters! Over 30% off at the DMs Guild!

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A bundle of five of our bestselling 5E handbooks on the Dungeon Masters Guild. Already a Silver bestseller!

  1. The Dungeon Master’s Handbook (Platinum bestseller) 96 pages of new monsters, encounters, hit and miss tables, an alternate Wild Magic table, new magic items, chase tables, mundane items tables
  2. The Dungeon Master’s Handbook II (Platinum bestseller) 84 pages of new monsters, encounters, treasure tables, chase tables
  3. The Inns and Taverns Handbook (Silver bestseller) 80 pages of inns and taverns, a tavern menu, encounters, NPCs
  4. The Stores Handbook (Silver bestseller) 76 pages of stores; general stores, weapons, armor, magic items, alchemy, shipwright, stables, tailor, music items, etc.
  5. The Travelers’ Handbook (Platinum bestseller) 84 pages of travel mechanics, mounts tables, horses tables, encounters, NPCs, treasure tables

 

West of the Wood 5E Podcasts: Chronicles of Nox/Episode 11

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Chronicles of Nox/Episode 11

Surprises abound!

The Forsaken find themselves trapped in the dungeon of Castle Rathbone. They have to fight hobgoblins, a helmed horror, and demon-worshiping cultists to escape. Our heroes also rescue a young woman with no memory of her past.

After meeting with Quarios, the party decide their next move. They buy supplies and leave the young woman with their patron. Quarios sends them on another mission to Naern with Gabby Pollywoggle. The high elf says he believes he has located the most prized of all of Oswald Myrr’s artifacts, the Staff of Power. After arriving in Naern, the party mount magical horses and ride into a nearby forest. Once there they discover Oswald’s manor, protected by a few enchantments.

The real surprises begin to roll forth when the Forsaken find the legendary Oswald Myrr. He warns them that they must find the staff before the enemy. Then a contingent of orcs and orc shamans show up and kidnap the wizard with magic. As the party mounts up to follow the horde of humanoids, a massive object appears in the sky and blocks out the sun. Our heroes look skyward in wonder as a loud humming sound fills their ears.

DM Andrew

The Curious Company are:
Joshua plays Sullivan, the halfling bard
Sarah plays Olcan, the dragonborn cleric
Stephen plays Kilvar, the dwarf cavalier

West of the Wood 5E Podcasts: Dragonfly/Episode 20

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Dragonfly – Episode 20/ A ragtag group of refugees are led by the Forsaken, heading north away from the village of Freyas. Then a massive roc attacks the convoy and kills half of the people. Temdreh barely escapes with her life, saved only because of Liara the high elf monk.

Finally the party reach the large village of Balthos on the shore of Lake Balthos. They find the settlement is under the control of the Lost Spears bandit clan. In the morning, the Wolf Guard arrive from Hommel looking for the Forsaken. They are aware the Forsaken stole crates of their crossbows. Suddenly the Wolf Guard reveal they are werewolves! A bar brawl erupts with the inn staff fighting alongside the adventurers. Later, the heroes make a deal with the Pirate Queens and head down river to rendezvous with the Dragonfly.

DM Andrew

The Forsaken are:

Joshua plays Lynne and Darrion– gensai cleric and human fighter/warlock
Shane plays Temdreh and Thorn– tiefling bard and high elf paladin

 

 

West of the Wood 5E Podcasts: Dragonfly/Episode 19

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Dragonfly – Episode 19/ After fleeing Kay on their ship the Dragonfly, our party head east to warn the other coastal villages. Taking the survivors from their home village, the heroes are eager to escape the darkness sweeping across the land. The first stop is Oren, a tiny, quiet village with a bold female ranger in charge. After the party can’t convince the villagers to evacuate, they decide to seek out the village elders. They uncover much more than they expected.
The next stop is the village of Lucen, high above on cliffs overlooking the Salamar Sea. This visit doesn’t go well after Lynne cannot hold her tongue. The paladin and cleric both contract lycanthropy in a nasty battle.

Later, Lynne and Thorn are both transformed into werewolves after arriving at the village of Freyas. After Lynne tosses Thorn into the ocean, the two werewolves swim towards the beach. Their monster forms are bathed in the moonlight shining on the waves. Fisherfolk stand at the beach unaware of what is happening.

DM Andrew
The Forsaken are:
Joshua plays Valkyrie and Lynne – wood elf barbarian and gensai cleric
Sarah plays Thorn – high elf paladin
Jeff plays Adoy – gnome mystic
Shane plays Temdreh – tiefling bard