Some folks like to subvert expectations by creating an evil Santa Claus. To me, that undercuts the spirit of the season a bit too much.

Instead, I'm going to stat up Saint Nicholas as an ally NPC, using a monster stat block just because it's frankly easier when running an NPC.

Saint Nicholas run...

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In the cyberpunk near future, hoverbike gangs rove the streets looking for excitement.

Gangs are wonderfully versatile tools for the GM. Need to talk to someone? They belong to a gang. Need to get into a location? It's in the gang's turf. Need a complication? A gang drives by and takes offense a...

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As with the frost mites from a few weeks ago, frost lizards don't challenge the PCs so much for their raw combat ability than for their ability to freeze their environment.

Huge frost lizards survive their extremely cold habitats by magically storing cold in their body and releasing it on demand....

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Thanksgiving has come and gone here in the U.S., but the celebration isn't quite over. I'm going to stat up a monster for Turkey Day, a yearly tradition of watching Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes on Thanksgiving (because so many of those movies are turkeys).

Today, we'll be looking at S...

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Sometimes, you want to give your players a monster that they can't just whack or shoot at willy-nilly.

Today, I present frost mites, tiny arthropods that leech heat directly out of their prey.

Normally, frost mites are barely noticeable pests; a hand covered with half a dozen mites will feel unc...

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