About Noah "Shark" Robertson

Artist, Musician, Drummer, Writer, Teacher, Comedian, Insane Person

Sharks in Dungeons and Dragons

Happy Shark Week 2020! It kicks off today! August 9th, 2020! Today we are taking a look at all the various SHARKS in Dungeons and Dragons, the world’s most famous role playing game! 5th Edition and beyond…

How about a SHARKNADO!?


For a shark fin-atic like me, there’s plenty of SHARK action to be found in the game, Dungeons and Dragons. In the Monster Manual, you can find the three most notorious sharks: Reef Sharks, Hunter Sharks, and Giant Sharks:

REEF SHARK >>> https://www.dndbeyond.com/monsters/reef-shark


Reef Shark


Reef Sharks




Hunter Shark

HUNTER SHARK >>> https://www.dndbeyond.com/monsters/hunter-shark


Hunter Shark

GIANT SHARK >>> https://www.dndbeyond.com/monsters/giant-shark


Hunter Sharks


Giant Shark


Giant Shark

… and there’s much, much more! The deeper you dive, the more shark good-ness you’ll find…

Weresharks, zombie sharks, dragon sharks, flying sharks, shark familiars, shark mounts, shark gods, shark adventures and modules, and much more! Dungeons and Dragons is Jawesome!

UNDEAD SHARKENBEAR: https://imgur.com/u7eOpOe

BULETTE: https://www.dndbeyond.com/monsters/bulette

WERESHARK EXAMPLE: https://www.5esrd.com/gamemastering/monsters-foes/monsters-by-type/humanoids/lycanthropes/lycanthrope-wereshark/

ZOMBIE/UNDEAD SHARK EXAMPLE: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/611293349398711688/

FLYING SHARK EXAMPLE: https://skulltower.wordpress.com/2016/01/09/air-shark-5e/ 

SEKOLAH, SHARK GOD: https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Sekolah

ANCIENT MEGALODON: https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Iakhovas

DM: “You’re gonna need a bigger keelboat?”

Here’s a picture from a GIANT SHARK encounter I ran recently! In this picture the adventurers are heading to their next location, when out of nowhere a giant shark attacks their keelboat! The Barbarian Druid has transformed into a giant squid and is in the water with the shark, while holding onto a powder keg HAHA!


The giant shark was sculpted and painted by Davina Jones. I hand painted the characters using peg dolls and the 2-D terrain is Dungeon Craft by 1985 Games. Also featured in the pics above are die-cast metal official D&D figures from Jada Toys.


Article and Video by Noah “Shark” Robertson – Musician, Comedian, Artist, Writer, Traveler, Teacher, Shark Lover, and Insane Person.

The Big 4 of Shark Movies

If there were a “Big 4” of Shark Movies, which ones would rise to the top?

There are so many out there to choose from (as can be seen on this list). Sharks have made quite a splash on the big screen throughout the history of film. There are a wide range of Shark flicks floating around out there… Some are insanely ridiculous, bloody, and cheesy – while others are serious, dark, and suspenseful… others are comical and downright absurd. There’s a different flavor of Sharksploitation film out there for every shark fanatic or film buff, but…

Which shark films are the best according to the internet? I posed this very question recently in several online groups, with memberships in the tens of thousands, to see what true fans had to say. Here are the results:

Coming in at #4: The Shallows. 

The Shallows is a 2016 American survival horror film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, written by Anthony Jaswinski and starring Blake Lively. In the film, a surfer gets stranded 200 yards (180 m) from shore, and must use her wits and determination to survive a great white shark attack.


#3: Deep Blue Sea.

Deep Blue Sea is a 1999 American science fiction horror film directed by Renny Harlin. It stars Saffron Burrows, Thomas Jane, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Rapaport, and rapper LL Cool J. Set in an isolated underwater facility, the film follows a team of scientists and their research on mako sharks to help fight Alzheimer’s disease. The situation plunges into chaos when multiple genetically engineered sharks go on a rampage and flood the facility.


#2 is Jaws 2… how fitting.

Jaws 2 is a 1978 American horror film directed by Jeannot Szwarc and co-written by Carl Gottlieb. It is the sequel to Steven Spielberg’s Jaws, and the second installment in the Jaws franchise. The film stars Roy Scheider as Police Chief Martin Brody, with Lorraine Gary and Murray Hamilton reprising their respective roles as Martin’s wife Ellen Brody and mayor Larry Vaughn. It also stars Joseph Mascolo, Jeffrey Kramer, Collin Wilcox, Ann Dusenberry, Mark Gruner, Susan French, Barry Coe, Donna Wilkes, and Gary Springer. The plot concerns Chief Brody suspecting another great white shark is terrorizing the fictional sea side resort of Amity Island, following a series of incidents and disappearances, and his suspicions are eventually proven true.


And the Number 1 Spot goes to: Jaws! Of course! We all saw this coming. And it’s just the undeniable truth. Jaws is the king of all shark movies. Period.

Jaws is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley’s 1974 novel of the same name. In the film, a man-eating great white shark attacks beachgoers at a summer resort town, prompting police chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) to hunt it with the help of a marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss) and a professional shark hunter (Robert Shaw). Murray Hamilton plays the mayor, and Lorraine Gary portrays Brody’s wife. The screenplay is credited to Benchley, who wrote the first drafts, and actor-writer Carl Gottlieb, who rewrote the script during principal photography.


There you have it! The BIG 4 OF SHARK MOVIES! Voted on by the fans!

Here are the runners-up and honorable mentions:

The Reef.


The Meg.


47 Meters Down.








Among the groups polled include:

Shark Movie Enthusiasts – 200+ Members


Jaws: Fan Group – 27k+ Members


Jaws 2: Fan Group – 6k+ Members


Sharksploitation: A Shark Movie Fan Group – 800+ Members


The Official Steve Alten’s MEG Movie Page – 1k+ Members


Fans of Steve Alten’s MEG Series – 2k+ Members


Jaws 1,2,3,4: Fan Group – 1k+ Members


Shark Movie Attackers: Fan Group – 100+ Members



Article by: Noah “Shark” Robertson