Kaiju for Dungeons and Dragons: The Colossus of Tsuburaya

Kaiju for Dungeons and Dragons: The Colossus of Tsuburaya

Back again with another Kaiju for Dungeons and Dragons! A world of kaiju just isn’t complete without a giant mecha to give humans a fighting chance. Enter the Colossus of Tsuburaya. I playtested a beta version of this creature a few months ago in my weekly game, and my players loved it. The Colossus of Tsuburaya takes inspiration, obviously, from Pacific Rim as a mentally-controlled giant mecha. I also borrowed from Soul Calibur, namely the idea that the Colossus’s Variable Skill changes based on its pilot, similar to how the cursed sword Soul…

Kaiju for Dungeons and Dragons: Tectonicus, Titan of Earth and Lightning

Kaiju for Dungeons and Dragons: Tectonicus, Titan of Earth and Lightning

Back again with another Kaiju for Dungeons and Dragons!  A user on Reddit requested I create a worm-based kaiju for the world of Yamatai, but I wanted to be more original than just “three hundred foot long worm”. My mind drifted back to a creation I made for a kaiju forum RPG years ago: An earth golem with electricity-spitting Mongolian death worms burrowed into it. Enjoy! Tectonicus, Titan of Earth and Lightning Colossal monstrosity (kaiju), lawful neutral Artwork: Clay Golem, Property of Wizards of the Coast “The myths of the desert death worms…

Kaiju for Dungeons and Dragons: Galewing, the Sky Bat

Kaiju for Dungeons and Dragons: Galewing, the Sky Bat

Back again with another Kaiju for Dungeons and Dragons! Every kaiju story needs a fearsome denizen of the skies! I was asked about the kaiju named Galewing that was referred to in Mantisma’s profile and I finally got around to preparing this bat beastie. I based its powers and abilities around wind it generates with its colossal wings, along with a sonic scream attack that would be expected from a large bat. GALEWING, THE SKY BAT Colossal beast (kaiju), chaotic good “We thought we were in for another freak windstorm that…

Kaiju for Dungeons and Dragons: Vermutila, Rat Queen of the Plague

Kaiju for Dungeons and Dragons:  Vermutila, Rat Queen of the Plague

Welcome to the next installment of the Kaiju for Dungeons and Dragons series. Previous entries were tributes to Toho Studios kaiju, but this week I’m dropping an original creation: Vermutila, the Rat Queen of the Plague. Vermutila, Rat Queen of the Plague Colossal beast (kaiju), neutral evil “It’s as if someone afraid of rats offended the gods and they decided to punish us all for it.” – Brother Tino’s Chronicle of Greater Kaiju The gigantic rat Vermutila stands out among the kaiju of Yamatai because of both her diminuitive stature…

Kaiju for Dungeons and Dragons: Metallor, The Iron Mountain

Kaiju for Dungeons and Dragons: Metallor, The Iron Mountain

The Dungeons & Dragons kaiju train keeps rolling! What’s a kaiju story without some mechanical monsters? This week’s project is Metallor, a horrific fusion of magic, machine, and bone. Like Hurriking and Mantisma, Metallor takes inspiration from a Toho Studios kaiju, this time it’s Mechagodzilla (specifically Kiryu) with a hint of Gurren Lagann thrown in. Enjoy! Metallor, The Iron Mountain Colossal construct (kaiju), lawful good “The Empire attempted to create their own Hurriking. When will man learn?” – Brother Tino’s Chronicle of Greater Kaiju When kaiju began to appear in…

Kaiju for Dungeons and Dragons: Hurriking Spawn Player Race (AKA Kaijuborn)

Kaiju for Dungeons and Dragons: Hurriking Spawn Player Race (AKA Kaijuborn)

Creating kaiju for 5E is fun, but an original setting needs more than just monsters. A great way to flesh out an RPG world is to add original races to inhabit it. They can’t be whatever random concepts you come up with though, they need to fit cohesively into the universe you create. If it’s a world of kaiju, why not add races based on them too? Enter the Hurriking Spawn. As the name implies, the Spawn are derived from my previous creation Hurriking. Just as Hurriking took inspiration from…

Kaiju for Dungeons and Dragons: Mantisma, Matron of Life

Kaiju for Dungeons and Dragons: Mantisma, Matron of Life

I’m back this week with another kaiju for 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons! This week, I’m taking inspiration from Mothra to create a force for good in the monster-ravaged realm of Yamatai. Mantisma, Matron of Life Colossal fey (kaiju), neutral good “She is as beautiful as she is powerful. Thank the Gods she fights for us. Most of the time.” – Brother Tino’s Chronicle of Greater Kaiju Many kaiju are feared, but Mantisma is unique among them in that she is revered and loved by many. She acts as a guardian…

Kaiju for Dungeons and Dragons: Hurriking, the Monster Sovereign

Kaiju for Dungeons and Dragons: Hurriking, the Monster Sovereign

I’ve been running a fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons campaign for about seven or eight months now, and despite starting the game out of the Lost Mines of Phandelver book from the Starter Set, I left that behind months ago and have been writing the scenarios myself for the most part. Me being me, I decided to inject kaiju into the game. D&D’s only entity that really resembles a kaiju is the Tarrasque, but it’s ‘only’ sixty feet tall. Pathfinder has a dedicated creature subtype for kaiju, and Toho Kingdom has produced a plethora…