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Monsters, Items, Trinkets, & Options For Low Tier 5e Campaigns.

Once Upon a Time fairy tales were told not as trifles to entertain children, but as a warning.

Straying from the path in the woods wasn't a playful misdeed, but a quick and brutal way to meet your end at the claws or teeth of creatures born of shadow and hate. On the edges of the glades where the shadows stretch longer than the time lasts in a day, dwells a darker and wilder force. There the woods grow hard and cold, and draw death from the ground instead of life, their black roots drinking deep from the wells of many worlds..

This is the home of the Others. Fey lost and forgotten by the fairy courts and their kingdoms, who dwell in the borders between dreams and death.

The Grim Fey Grimoire is a collection of monsters, magic items, trinkets, and a new necromantic themed druid subclass, all designed for low tier (level 1-4) characters.

Note: All of the contents of this book can also be found in The Weathered Well, a 64pg starting adventure also available from Hack Shack Games. If you've purchased The Weathered Well, you already have everything inside this book!

The Grim Fey Grimiure contains:

  • 13 new monsters, styled to fit the 'dark druids' theme; including bizarre fey creatures and monstrosities, like the Clawed Butterfly, Bliss Lizards, Weasel-worms, Zombie Oozes, and the vine wrapped crocodillian monster - the Hagator.
  • 12 new magic items, specifically designed for low level characters.
  • A random table of Dark fey trinkets.
  • The Black Root - a fully playable necromantic druid subclass, and the original builders of the Temple. Use them to create unique NPC's, or maybe even allow one of your players to play as a long lost member rediscovering their ancient temple!

Druids of the Circle of the Black Root believe that it is as natural to seek to master the world as it is to serve it. They view death and undeath as natural as life, all are mere extensions of the vast power of the universe waiting to be tapped into. To members of this circle, concepts of morality are only a hindrance to discovery and power, which should be the ultimate goals of all creatures. In the Circle of the Black Root, there is only room for success and failures, not good or evil.

Members of this circle do not fear civilizations, viewing them more as curious growths or outbreaks of a species to be analyzed for potential uses, than as an inherent enemy of the natural world. They understand that most civilized people view their outlook as dangerous, and so care and secrecy must be taken. They gather anywhere that is secret and well protected from prying eyes, to share formulas and rituals for turning the power of the world to their whims, but are just as likely to meet in a basement or pub as hidden dark grove.

All of the creatures in The Grim Grimoire are designed to create unique and unexpected encounters for the players. While all low in challenge rating, they have a bit ‘extra’ in terms of features or abilities compared to similar creatures. We hope they add new and exciting challenges for your games!
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