How do I get started with Monster Creation in 5e D&D? The Dungeongeek takes on this answer with an exploration of the most common methods that are used by DM’s. Please feel free to add to this discussion in the comments section.
Check out the link below to download my free Monster Creation DM Handout Sheet. Hopefully it will point you in the right direction when starting out creating new monsters for you games.
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