Remember the days when the hobgoblin chief at the end of the adventure was simply a bigger, meaner hobgoblin with more Hit Dice? Not to say that humanoids and monsters with class levels aren’t fun and innovative, but sometimes you don’t want or need an orc barbarian or a gnoll ranger. Sometimes, simply bigger is better.
Blackdyrge’s Templates returns with a new template that allows you to make bigger, badder, meaner giants, humanoids, and monstrous humanoids without the addition of class levels. The brute template gives your goblin chieftains, bugbear lieutenants, and hobgoblin captains all the strength and power they need to keep the rank and file in line, fend off rivals, and deal with those pesky adventurers.
So bring back the brawn for your humanoid bad guys with Blackdyrge’s Templates: Brute.
Blackdyrge’s Templates: Brute features 10 pages of new d20 material, and includes the following:
- An introduction by Blackdyrge.
- The brute template.
- Iconic monster # 1: Yarkik Wyrmtooth, a fearsome brute kobold fighter.
- Iconic monster # 2: Karvok “Gatesmasher,” a brute ogre mercenary with a penchant for knocking down walls.
- Fantastic illustrations by Jesse Mohn.