d12 Monthly – Issue 28 – Halloween 2023

d12 Monthly – Issue 28 – Halloween 2023

Issue 28 of my Dungeons and Dragons zine, d12 Monthly, is out!

Issue 28 is the Halloween 2023 issue. It will feature articles on the art of running a fear-inducing session, a mysterious traveller, new cursed items and creepy monsters, all about a horror carnival, and much more! (See below for details).

d12 Monthly Issue 28 Cover

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Issue 28 Contents

Issue 28 is my Halloween 2023 special issue, and includes a great deal of macabre and fear-inducing content.

FREE Version

The FREE version contains the following articles:

The Art of Fear – An article giving you techniques and tips to help you craft a bone-chilling atmosphere for your next session. This also includes a simple fear mechanic you can use.

The Traveller Has Come – Rumours and stories talk of a strange traveller who only appears on Halloween night – use The Traveller in various ways to help or  frighten your PCs.

I Put It On… – 16 new cursed items to add to your treasure piles and make your PCs think twice before trying on that magic item.

Items Most Foul – Items, after being used long enough or for an extraordinarily heinous or holy event, will take on the characteristics of what it was used for. Listed are four powerful and unique items.

Carnival of Horrors – A series of articles on a macabre and eerie travelling carnival, including nine different exhibitions, three games of skill and three games of chance that your PCs may (or may not) want to play. Plus a list of macabre prizes that can be won.

A Fractious Night – Six devilish factions to use in your world, either in a one-off Halloween game, or for a long campaign.

FULL Version

The FULL Version also contains the following articles:

Random Monsters – Two completely new monsters: the Goblin-Spider, and the Aarachin (a humanoid race of arachnids). Both come from the demi-plane of Gossamer (see below).

Gossamer – Gossamer is a stunning and enigmatic demi-plane nestled within the vast expanse of the Ethereal Plane, and is controlled by a familiar, but deadly enemy.

Witch’s Grimoire – This article contains six bloody and macabre rituals that witches in your campaign can perform to achieve their sinister goals.

Quite A Scare! – Over time mystics and hedge wizards have started creating scarecrows to ward off more than just birds.

Don’t Make A Mis-Stake! – Six wooden stakes that serve as a deadly weapon against vampires (and sometimes other beings).


Want to feature in the zine in an upcoming issue? Feel free to contact me via Twitter and let me know what you want to contribute.


Artists include: Cover art by Dean Spencer. Interior art by Matt Morrow, Sverker Castillo, Fat Goblin Games, Jennifer S. Lange, Henriette Boldt, Jayarajpl, Yuri Perkowski Domingos, and Kirilot

Over to You

What did you think of the issue? Any favourite articles? Feel free to leave any feedback on this issue in the comments below! 🙂

While You’re Here…

Since 2021 I have been publishing d12 Monthly, a monthly zine, which has a ton of articles for any edition of Dungeons and Dragons.

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I will also be releasing some more products in the near future.

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2 Replies to “d12 Monthly – Issue 28 – Halloween 2023”

  1. Again, you have put out an incredible magazine. Not only did you surprise me with the lack of undead in a Halloween issue, you came out of the grave swinging with awesome carnival to throw at my players, and a plethora of cursed items that are sure to annoy them to no end.
    Really, mad respect to you, your writers and the artists who helped put together this great material.

    1. Hey Timothy

      Thanks heaps for those kind words. I really appreciate it. And I am really glad you liked the content. Although, I am sure your players won’t like me soon. 🙂

      Keep on reading, and happy gaming.

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