I’ve watched your GM tips, but I am still unsure how to create a support NPC and a villain. My PCs are starting at level one. Any quick tips? Do you make your villains and support like PCs? How do you determine CR? Thanks! That’s one method, but I only use it as inspiration. NPCs are not bound to player classes a features. They can do anything you want! If a villain stems/is similar to a class, you can borrow some abilities and customize them. Use the non-monster stats in the MM as a base!
— Matthew Mercer (@matthewmercer) January 27, 2018