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Pseudonatural Creature Template


The pseudonatural creature recurred in several D&D publications, representing creatures unmistakably foreign to the nature of our reality. They are the spawn or servitors of Great Old Ones, elder gods, and other sanity-blasting entities whose existence mortals can barely comprehend. They leak into this world from the Far Realm, an unknowable space beyond even the Outer Planes

The pseudonatural template presented in this document provides a means of representing such eldritch horrors, as well as a simple way to increase the menace or general creep factor of existing monsters. It does not merely adapt one particular previous version of this creature, but combines them and leverages new mechanics from the 5th Edition D&D rules to make them even more horrifying and memorable when encountered.

UPDATE: Ver.3.0 - This major update to the Pseudonatural Creature nearly triples the amount of content, adding two new examples of creatures with the template-- the rat-thing and the black dog-- and also includes a new cantrip and optional rules for pseudonatural familiars.

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Timothy H March 08, 2016 7:29 pm UTC
A rather niche product, but one done well.
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Luke Z January 16, 2016 12:18 pm UTC
My sole word of criticism: a typo in sentence 3, para 1, RH column, page 2 - currently reads "...can talk on..." but I believe you meant "...can take on..."

Other than that, I'm looking forward to applying this to bosses and NPC's in my current campaign :)
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Jeremy F January 16, 2016 7:09 pm UTC
Thanks for catching that! Typo has been fixed and a new version of the file has been uploaded that says "take" not "talk."

Reviews and feedback are really appreciated, especially when they help make a product better!
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Luke Z January 16, 2016 10:32 pm UTC
Happy to help! Like I said, looking forward to using this! :D
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This title was added to our catalog on January 16, 2016.