Golems 201 -- A Historical Reference
By Mark A. Jindra

Not long ago I was reading through the Monster Manual and came across the section on golems. It brought back some great memories about a campaign I used to run with golems as a focal point. I found several creative ways to use golems: They appeared as guardians of a tomb, an assistant to a local blacksmith, and as an army that assaulted a stronghold where a party took refuge. A player character even had a golem as a sidekick for a while. I thought it might be fun to recreate a few of the more memorable golems for the new D&D game, so here goes nothing.

Note: Base statistics presented here for clay, flesh, and iron golems appear in the Monster Manual. Base statistics for the ruby golem appear in Monster Compendium: Monsters of Faerûn.

About the Author

Mark A. Jindra has been a fan of Dungeons & Dragons for 20 years. After five years of organizing RPGA Network events for more than 75 Midwestern conventions and game days, he landed a job as a web developer for Wizards of the Coast. He is currently the developer of the D&D website. Mark has authored or coauthored various tournaments for the RPGA Network, including the Living City’s The Eye of the Storm and the combined roleplaying-miniatures MechWarrior/BattleTech event Falcon and the Wolf.


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