Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Creating Custom Creatures

Creating custom monsters for your game can be both fun and incredibly tedious. A lot of the appeal of monsters in official sources comes from the art which is time consuming to make or find. Messing with stat blocks is also not a lot of fun as there are a lot of minor tweaks that aren't super important before you get to adding special abilities. This normally leads to just grabbing a close enough monster stat block and using that. The good news is now days we have a lot of tools you can leverage to make this process fast and easy.


Monster art is the best place to start because its often the most fluid. No matter what method you are using to get your art you are likely going to find something that changes the next steps. I am going to use midjourney in this example but you can use any ai image generation tool, existing art, or draw something yourself.