Ocular October 5: Kin & Cuisine!

Hey folks, and welcome to another Ocular October with yours truly, the Die Tyrant! This year I’m branching out into other aspects of beholder content…and cuisine! I’ve always enjoyed the idea of adventurers out in the wilderness, making do with what they find, and the few official rules we have to go along with that, […]

Ocular October 4: The Story of the First Beholder!

Hello all! And welcome. If you’re reading for the first time, know that every year I do something on this blog called Ocular October – a celebration of all that is the Beholder, my favorite D&D monster, and all sorts of brainstorming for DMs about things related to them – magic items, enemies, NPCs, diseases, […]

Ocular October: SEASON 3!

Welcome, anyone still reading this blog! (Or who comes to visit later.) Continuing the tradition of Ocular October, I’ll be making beholder-themed additions post-by-post over the entire month! This year, every few days I plan to feature a unique beholder, to be used as villains, NPCs, maybe even allies! An eye tyrant Rogues’ Gallery if […]

Ocular October, Final Entry: The Beholder Mage!

Another Beholderween come and gone, and I’ve saved the best for last – one of my favorite (and nastiest) creations from editions past. The Beholder Mage! In previous editions, beholder magi were absolutely terrifying for their ability to cast nearly a dozen spells a round of varying levels as fast as a mortal mage could […]

Ocular October: Alternate Eye Rays!

While Volo’s Guide has some excellent tips on switching out eye rays for various spell effects, I didn’t think it went quite far enough to express the versatility and fun of making “alternate beholders”. Here is a smattering of new sights for your favorite eye tyrant to employ! I particularly like grabbing a few and […]