Jurassic World Raptors – D&D 5e Homebrew Monster

Last week on the Campaign Trail I published my homebrew build of Indominus Rex inspired by the movie Jurassic World. In the past I also posted a couple of dinosaur related articles (Prehistoric/Lost World Campaign Setting and D&D 5e Monster for a Prehistoric Encounter) and I’m still not done with dinosaurs just yet. As I was thinking of setting up an encounter with Indominus Rex, I decided I needed a pack of raptors too. D&D 5e’s Monster Manual has a good bunch of dinosaurs (or behemoths if you like), but no velociraptor. Here’s my attempt to create a velociraptor for D&D 5e inspired by the Jurassic Park series of movies and previous “raptors” from D&D such as the 4th edition Deathclaw Behemoth and Pathfinder’s Velociraptor and Deinonychus.

Jurassic World’s Indominus Rex – D&D 5e Homebrew Monster

Jurassic World has already made over 1.5 billion dollars at the box office worldwide. Last weekend, my family was able to get to the movies after our vacation and see Jurassic World. I already posted a couple of dinosaur related articles (Prehistoric/Lost World Campaign Setting and D&D 5e Monster for a Prehistoric Encounter), but after watching the movie I wanted to try building my own super dinosaur for D&D 5e. Check out my homebrew monster build of Indominus Rex with a full stat block.

This article has some minor spoilers from the movie. Stop reading now if you want to avoid any spoilers from this summer’s huge box office hit Jurassic World.

Campaign Settings – Prehistoric/Lost World

This week on the Campaign Trail I’m taking a quick break from the Adventure Building series (which will continue next week) to preview a new series I’ll be sharing with our readers for most of the summer. This article is my first look at campaign settings that go beyond the typical fantasy worlds most of us play in each week. In each article in the series I’ll provide notes on running a campaign (or adventure) in a campaign setting inspired by less typical D&D settings and genres such as ancient mythology, pirates, colonial America, steampunk, gun fu, science fiction, fairy tales and more. This week we look at running a prehistoric or lost world campaign setting.