The current crop of Dungeons & Dragons 4e monster references are full of great creatures for challenging your parties in combat. But at its heart, D&D is a role-playing game, and unfortunately the extant tools draw a clear line between the RP and combat: RP seems to be what you do in between combat encounters.
Too many players have taken to using action names as verbs ("I will Tide of Iron the gnoll"). And too many DMs describe monster powers solely by their effect ("The wraith uses Touch of Chaos and you take 11 points of psychic damage"). This is not role-playing.
There's flavor text embedded in every player power. Use it creatively. And there's flavor text for each creature power-- wait, no there isn't. But there should be. And that's what this thing is all about.
This site has the ambitious goal of providing flavor text for all creature powers, across all Dungeons & Dragons 4e sources. Impossible for one person to do? That's right. That's where you come in.
BeyondTheStatBlock.com is tiny, and it's in desperate need of your creativity. So sign up and start writing. The more you write, the more experience points you collect. The higher your level, the more features you gain access to. See that stat block on the upper right of the page? That's you. Sign in and get started now.
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