Nerdarchy recently partnered with Pacesetter Games & Simulations as well as Vallejo Paints. Use the promo code staynerdy15 for a 15 percent discount on their products. We’ve taken this partnership and built some and cool content for 5E D&D. We kicked things off with Horris the Horned Lord. Most recently we moved on to Abalor the Abhorrent and a dark druid 5E Circle — the Circle from the Beyond. Abalor is based off of the froghemoth model from Pacesetter. It’s a great looking model. You can see it below as painted by Jake Kosman using Vallejo Paints. The froghemoth D&D monster was reintroduced into 5E D&D in Volo’s Guide to Monsters. Part of the awesome Nerdarchy, Pacesetter, and Vallejo team-up is a contest to win a froghemoth both painted, unpainted, and the paints to paint your very own froghemoth miniature. There’s a bunch of ways to enter the contest to win the minis and paints. Check it out here.
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Worshipping the Froghemoth — social media D&D story
As a bit of fun we created a narrative, starting with social media before moving it into the video above and finally here on the website. Check out the original social media posts below.
Pacesetter Games & Simulations sent us four miniatures. Baphomet Prince of Beast was the first one we created a story around. Next up the froghemoth, which we turned into Abalor the Abhorrent. Moreso we decided to craft a druid 5E Circle based on aberrations.Oddly enough the froghemoth isn’t actually an aberration, but it seems like they should be. They are a monstrosities. For the sake argument and our needs we are going to treat our froghemoth as an aberration instead of a monstrosity. This will play into the origin of the druid Circle from the Beyond.
The story is Abalor the Abhorrent is an ancient creature that lands in swamp and invades the dreams and minds of a group of Circle of the Land druids. Over a century ago the druids began getting subverted to will of the abhorrent one. Places and creatures connected to to places like the Far Realm, Xoriat, or other realms of madness can reach out and taint druids in this way.
These druids will then be charged with spreading the will of these places and creatures whether consciously or subconsciously. Whole cults often spring up around these druids. They all exhibit the same type or similar of twisted powers.
These druids can be downright forces of evil or just disturbed individuals who begin to slip further and further into madness as they peer into places mortals weren’t meant to see.
This can either be a new character option, villain, or off-kilter NPC for your 5E D&D game. The druid Circle from the Beyond and new monster options can be picked up over on the Dungeon Master’s Guild as a pay what you want product. Check our Abalor the Abhorrent digital book and let us know what you think.
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My name is Dave Friant I’ve been gaming off and on for over 27 years. But here is the thing it’s always been a part of my life I’ve kept secret and hidden away. I’ve always been ashamed of the stigma that gaming and my other nerdy and geeky pursuits summon forth.
Recently I decided screw it! This is who I am the world be damned. From now on I’m gonna be a geek, nerd, or however folks want to judge me and just enjoy life.
Currently one of my greatest joys is introducing my 13 yr old son to table top RPG’s.