Green Hags are described in the Monster Manual as “wretched and hateful creatures that dwell in dying forests, lonely swamps, and misty moors, making their homes in caves. Green hags love to manipulate other creatures into doing their bidding, masking their intentions behind layers of deception. They lure victims to them by mimicking voices calling out for help, or drive unwanted visitors away by imitating the cries of fierce beasts.”

We are joined by Sally Tamarkin.

Sally—whose pronouns are she/her—is an editor, writer, and sensitivity reader. She’s been a lifestyle journalist since 2014 and a TTRPG enthusiast since about 1988 when she discovered her older brother’s Advanced Dungeons and Dragons books and began to read and (obsessively re-read) them. She has a master’s of social work in community organizing and co-hosts the podcast Oh, I Like That. You can find her online @sallyt and at sally.gay.

BLOOD LIBEL
The term blood libel refers to the false allegation that Jews used the blood of non-Jewish, usually Christian children, for ritual purposes. The Nazis made effective use of the blood libel to demonize Jews, with Julius Steicher’s newspaper Der Stürmer making frequent use of ritual murder imagery in its antisemitic propaganda.

MUSIC

  • “Darkness” by Three Chain Links
  • “Please Wake Up” by Meydn
  • “Everest” by Scott Holmes
  • “Seeing The Future” by Dexter Britain
  • “Depths of Self-Deception” by Parvus Decree
  • “Oblivion Cage I” by Parvus Decree

Kill Every Monster is a 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons podcast. Each episode we are joined by a guest to discuss the lore, mechanics, and story potential of classic D&D creatures. We debate tactics for maximizing these creatures in your game, and we ask the ever-important question: are they really a monster?

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The Monster Manual describes the werewolf as “a savage predator. In its humanoid form, a werewolf has heightened senses, a fiery temper, and a tendency to eat rare meat. Its wolf form is a fearsome predator, but its hybrid form is more terrifying by far — a furred and well-muscled humanoid body topped by a ravening wolf’s head. A werewolf can wield weapons in hybrid form, though it prefers to tear foes apart with its powerful claws and bite.”

In this episode, we are joined by writer and gamemaster Diana. Diana (or Superdillin) is a tabletop RPG creator and entertainer, author of Neverland the Impossible Island a 5e Setting guide, 1/2 of the Femsplained podcast, and a big ol’ queer dork.

MUSIC

  • “I Am a Man Who Will Fight for Your Honor” by Chris Zabriskie
  • “Oneiri” by Kai Engel
  • “Sunset” by Kai Engel
  • “Cylinder Seven” by Chris Zabriskie
  • “Mermaid” by Tenebrous Brothers Carnival

Kill Every Monster is a 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons podcast. Each episode we are joined by a guest to discuss the lore, mechanics, and story potential of classic D&D creatures. We debate tactics for maximizing these creatures in your game, and we ask the ever-important question: are they really a monster?

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The Monster Manual describes goblins as “small, black-hearted, selfish humanoids that lair in caves, abandoned mines, despoiled dungeons, and other dismal settings. Individually weak, goblins gather in large—sometimes overwhelming—numbers. They crave power and regularly abuse whatever authority they obtain.”

In this episode, we are joined by writer and gamemaster Michael Loving (who is also known as Captain Mel) and whose pronouns are he/him. Michael is a professional voice actor, game master, writer, and editor for tabletop RPGs. He is a regular cast member on the D&D Actual Play Podcast “The League of Ultimate Questing” and an irregular guest star on Godsfall, when Aram bothers to make time for his friends. You can find him on Twitter at @OG_Captain_MEL.

MUSIC

  • “The Path of the Goblin King” by Kevin MacLeod
  • “Ghost Dance” by Kevin MacLeod
  • “Miris Magic Dance” by Kevin MacLeod
  • National Anthem of USSR
  • “Fiddles McGinty” by Kevin MacLeod

Kill Every Monster is a 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons podcast. Each episode we are joined by a guest to discuss the lore, mechanics, and story potential of classic D&D creatures. We debate tactics for maximizing these creatures in your game, and we ask the ever-important question: are they really a monster?

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The Monster Manual describes the Banshee as “the undead remnants of elves who, blessed with great beauty, failed to use their gift to bring joy to the world. Instead, they used their beauty to corrupt and control others. Elves afflicted by the banshee’s curse experience know no gladness, feeling only distress in the presence of the living. As the curse takes its toll, their minds and bodies decay until death completes their transformation into undead monsters.”

We are joined this episode by writer and conservationist Orla ní Dhúill.

Orla is an Irish writer and professional tree botherer bouncing between Dublin and an island off the west coast of Ireland where she can stand on sea cliffs and scream to her heart’s content. She is the creator of best-selling DMs Guild adventure Murder on the Eberron Express and a contributor to 2c Gaming’s TPK Bestiary Vol 2.

MUSIC

  • “Song of the Banshee” by Aine Minogue
  • “Virtutes Vocis” and “Virtutes Instrumenti” by Kevin MacLeod
  • “The Path of the Goblin King” by Kevin MacLeod
  • “See You Soon” by Borrtex
  • “Hero Down” by Kevin MacLeod
  • “Blizzard” by Kai Engel
  • “Capital City” by Sebastian Anus

Kill Every Monster is a 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons podcast. In each episode we are joined by a guest to discuss the lore, mechanics, and story potential of classic D&D creatures. We debate tactics for maximizing these creatures in your game, and we ask the ever-important question: are they really a monster?

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