Dragons are one thing, but you know there’s more to D&D when you realise they published three monster manuals so far for 5th edition. Here are some of our favourites.
At first glance, a flumph does not seem like much of a threat. With only seven hit points and a challenge rating below zero, this wee, flying creature can be incapacitated if it lands on its back.
9. Gelatinous Cube
D&D includes many different creature types, including the ooze, and the gelatinous cube probably is the best known example. The large cube moves slowly and is transparent, so it can hide in plain sight, surprising unfortunate adventurers.
Legend has it that D&D creator Gary Gygax once bought a package of cheap plastic toy animals labeled “dinosaurs,” which looked nothing at all like dinosaurs. The strange, mutant creatures inside inspired a number of classic D&D monsters, including the owlbear.
Much like other aberrant creatures, the anatomy of a grell was truly bizarre. While some held that these flying, tentacled “brains” were the horrific creation of a parallel world or alternate plane, they actually originated from the Far Realm, where the laws of nature differed wildly from those of the Prime Material Plane.