Beholders are described in the Monster Manual as “the scourge of sentient creatures across countless worlds. Psionic tyrants, slavers, and inter-dimensional voyagers, they are insidious masterminds that harvest entire races for their own twisted ends. Four tentacles snake from their octopus-like heads, flexing in hungry anticipation when sentient creatures come near.

We are joined by Zac Naoum.

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  • “A Truly Powerful Force” by NC Music
  • “Primitive Traces” by JH Coleman
  • “Forever Beyond” by Luella Gren
  • “Correlation Coefficient” by Guy Copeland
  • “Tow Pt. 2” by Harbours & Oceans
  • “Wrench” by Ethan Sloan
  • “Not My Will” by Ambre Jaune
  • “Eris” by Lennon Hutton
  • “Midnight Tivoli” by Luella Gren
  • “Hecatomb” by Jo Wandrini
  • “Otarefsun” by pär
  • “Correlation Coefficient” by Guy Copeland
  • “The Opening” by Lennon Hutton
  • “I Love You to Death” by Ruiqi Zhao
  • “False Immunity” by DEX 1200
  • “A Tale of Fortitude” by Christoffer Moe Ditlevsen
  • “I Believe What I Saw” by Christian Andersen
  • “The Deal” by Ruiqi Zhao
  • “Thrust Bearing” by Hawea
  • “The Cost of Fear” by Jon Björk
  • “Type Fast” by Farrell Wooten
  • “Into the Beyond” by Christoffer Moe Ditlevsen
  • “Mellifera” by They Dream By Day
  • “The Hero’s Theme” by Hampus Naeselius
  • “Last Level Pt. 2” by Heyson
  • “Olympus Mons” by Def Lev
  • “The Thin Line” by Hampus Naeselius
  • “Capital City” by Stephane Lorello

Zac Naoum

DM of @ISpeakGiant. Worked on Stray Gods, Acq Inc D&D Book. He/Him. Trans Rights

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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