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"My favourite supplements are the ones where my brain runs away with me, creating or solidifying character concepts, or weaving stories about adventuring parties, their dynamics, and adventures. Nocturnes & Nightmares did this in the first chapter." - The Cozy Cauldron

"This book is an absolute banquet of dark delights – MORE than enough to gift a new or experienced DM everything they need to run... My only wish now is for a hard-back copy!" - Glitzy Demon's Dungeon

"This thing is hefty…but doesn’t waste pages. If you have any interest whatsoever in horror roleplaying in DnD5e, this thing will see use at your table. Subclasses, ancestries, spells, monsters, adventures, new Domains of Dread, new magic items…all well written and well balanced." - Of Gods and Game Masters

"Baba Lysaga’s Nocturnes and Nightmares is a spooktacular all-in-one. Recommended? Absolutely." - Tabletop Courant

Baba Lysaga has crept into the room of the Von Zarovich castle and stands over the baby boy. Humming a tune, she begins to rock the cradle gently. What plans does she have in store for the child?

This book contains a recipe for terror like no other. Baba Lysaga prepares a young Strahd for greatness with stories of adventurers, fairy tales, madness, and horror. This includes new subclasses for all 13 classes. Find new spooky spells, cursed items, and new haunted lineages inside. And no storybook would be complete without new nightmare settings, monsters, and one-shot adventures with which to share her frightful tales with others.

Find the scrawling rhymes of Baba Lysaga as she passes on her twisted lessons in an easy-to-remember format for small children. For use with any 5th edition content.

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Baba Lysaga's Nocturnes & Nightmares is a 100+ page collaboration of 9 different DMs Guild creators that expands on the options found in the Player’s HandbookDungeon Master’s Guide, and Monster Manual.

Jackson Wagner
Anthony Anderson (EpicBlunders)
Danny Kodicek (DnDWithPlumbing)
Bryan Cetroni (Bjarke the Bard)
Anastasia Murray (DMStasia)
Caspian Cavieri (ProlificIllithic)
Colby Whittaker (Hagiologist)

Part 1: Twilight

Chapter 1: Character Creation

Twisted Subclasses- 13 new horrifying creations for the creepiest of PCs. One for each core class!

Artificer: Pathologist
Barbarian: Path of the Silent Fury
Bard: Dark Harlequin
Cleric: Paranoia Domain
Druid: Circle of the Maw
Fighter: Stitcher
Monk: Abysswalker
Paladin: Oath of the Lantern
Ranger: Xenobiologist
Rogue: Implacable Stalker
Sorcerous Origin: Banshee
Warlock: The Tricky Entreater
Wizard: School of Osteokinesis

Monstrous Lineages

Living Puppet

Chapter 2: Uncanny Magic

20 spells of darkness, madness, and spooky delight.

Cantrip- Bunsen’s Burner, Skullface
1st- Bad Touch, Wound
2nd- Night Light, Primal Fury
3rd- Flicker, Good Day
4th- Rattlebones, Shivering Touch
5th- Haunt, Lure of the Lost
6th- Confident Victory, Lullaby Requiem
7th- Casden’s Armor of Screams, Maledict
8th- Devouring Plague, Power Word Ruin
9th- Shadow of Doom, Nightfall

Part 2: Dusk 

Chapter 3: Nightmare Domains

The Gloom: An Existential Tragedy
Hex: Covens in Conflict
Psedolop: The Myconid Mausoleum
Kachelior: The Faded Land

Chapter 4: Cursed Adventures

Night of the Scarecrow - A one-shot adventure for Tier 1 adventurers
The 13th Circle - A one-shot adventure for Tier 3-4 adventurers

Part 3: Midnight

Chapter 5: Haunted Treasures

29 Magical and Cursed Items for both tricks and treats!

Chapter 6: Creatures of Darkness

30 horrifying monsters closely associated with one of the 4 Nightmare Domains included.

Abyssal Brute
Abyssal Devourer
Angel of Zuggtmoy
Blood Cuckoo
Coulrophobe (Nightmare Clown)
Darning-Needle Dragonfly
Dazzle Bat
Fungal Abomination
Hanging Tree
Inciting Devil
Infectious Fruitbody
Infested Fleshling
Infested Skinrender
Myconid Trickster
Radiant Hag
Shambling Snaptrap Cluster
Swarm of Blood Flies
Swarm of Oozelings
Swarm of Shadows
Winter Hag

Epilogue: Dawn

Epilogue: Running Horror

A guide for DMs on building and running a horror campaign while still establishing consent and creating safe spaces to play.

Gorgeous artwork, clean layout, linked ToC, and fully bookmarked. Looks great in 2 page view as well!

Banshee page Were-Ghost page13th Circle pageFungal Abomination

Epilogue: Dawn Angel of Zuggtmoy

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October 09, 2023 6:37 pm UTC
Are there any plans on taking this POD?
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Anthony A October 09, 2023 7:47 pm UTC
We would love to, but the guidelines say this book needs to hit Platinum before we can make it PoD. So spread the word, I guess!
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Anthony A April 05, 2023 3:28 pm UTC
There's a Fantasy Grounds conversion available now!
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JOHN S March 12, 2023 3:05 am UTC
Roll20 Conversion?
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Anthony A March 12, 2023 3:20 am UTC
We're looking into it! We were in conversation with the Roll20 team about them taking on the conversion to have ready when they rolled it out, but it didn't end up happening.
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Jack K October 24, 2022 7:24 pm UTC
My take on this product: Full transparency, I received a free copy of this massive supplement for review purposes. As usual I will rate this on four metrics: Utility, Quality, Presentation, and Price.

Utility: This thing is hefty…but doesn’t waste pages. If you have any interest whatsoever in horror roleplaying in DnD5e, this thing will see use at your table. Subclasses, ancestries, spells, monsters, adventures, new Domains of Dread, new magic items…all well written and well balanced. They even have a very good section on running horror at the table.


Quality: Here, I’m looking at the actual quality of the options presented…and frankly, I’m impressed. The subclasses are evocative, powerful, and balanced. The spells are inspired. The ancestries are quite off kilter, but well constructed, fitting for the themes…and given ways to make them fit specific domains of dread even better. The domains and adventures dovetail well, are well constructed, and have a truly...See more
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Anthony A October 24, 2022 7:44 pm UTC
Thanks for the glowing review!
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Ben S October 23, 2022 1:53 am UTC
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Anthony A October 23, 2022 2:15 am UTC
Thank you for the kind words!
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Cole H October 23, 2022 12:49 am UTC
were-ghost sounds conceptually too outside of dnd's norm for me, like there is no reason for it to be a thing, if anything you'd be part ghost ala danny phantom, i'd imagine, having it act like lycanthropy just seems a bit too ridiculous
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Anthony A October 23, 2022 1:38 am UTC
D&D is a game that has ooze people, elephant people, scientific hybrid human-animals, and undead. I don't think a ghost that turns people into ghosts if they kill them is too outside the box for D&D, but I absolutely respect your opinion!
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Matthew L October 21, 2022 4:37 pm UTC
First and foremost, the information presented in this review is based on an earlier pre-publication copy of this supplement. With that out of the way, let's get into it.

Baba Lysaga's Nocturnes and Nightmares (BLNN) is a horror themed supplement that provides Dungeon Masters with enough new options and tools to craft their own tales of terror. The new sub-classes on offer in this book range from the grotesque to the macabre to the whimsical, with the exception of the new Paladin Oath, the sole sub-class that stands against the tides of terror. And with each class receiving one horrifying sub-class of their own, there is something for players of all kinds. Another strong offering with regards to character options is the impressive spell list with new incantations and magicks to inspire fear or ward against it, providing tools to both DMs and players alike to amplify the dread. Less impressive is the number of lineages, with a modest three on offer, though they present an interesting twist on the lineage...See more
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Anthony A October 21, 2022 4:54 pm UTC
Thanks for the great synopsis! We're glad you liked what you found inside.
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