Villains Archive



by Delos

Making Monsters Memorable

How many goblins have you killed in your day? Can you recall each and every one of their faces? Can you still hear their screams? Probably not. They’re just goblins. Nothing to really remember. What about their leader? Can you remember his name? I know in my years of GMing and playing I can only…

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by Delos

Villainy 102: Xanatos Gambit

One of my favorite ways to run a long term mastermind BBEG is to run Xanatos Gambits. The name was coined from the cartoon character David Xanatos from the show Gargoyles. The idea itself is fairly simple yet will in the end be complex. The simple version is that no matter how the plan goes…

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by Delos

Villainy 101

How to Write a Good Villain A long time ago, I was running one of my first games for my friends. We were playing some D&D 3.0, and they had made their way through the swarms of orcs to face off against the orc chieftain. The usual pre-fight banter ensued, and one of my players…

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