So with Magic: The Gathering going to a D&D realm for the first time they have released a few character sheets on their website for what some of the famous planeswalkers would look like in the world of D&D. (Click here to see those) That got me thinking about what some other character from other places would look like if we made them into character and threw them into D&D. So of course the first one I had to do was my favorite villian from the MTG world, Yawgmoth.
Now, to set the stage for this particular character, this character sheet would be before his full accent into “godhood” on Phyrexia and before the full invasion of Dominaria. For those of you unfamiliar with the Lord of the Wastes, let me give you a brief history.
His story starts with him as a younger doctor (late 20’s) and joining the republican side of a power struggle that in the end, they did not win. After this, he was exiled from his home of Thran. During this time he continued his “studies” and furthered his understandings of eugenics. He did this by subjecting many different races to vicious and deadly diseases to see what they would do and how it would affect them. After five years of him doing this, he was suddenly called back to the capital of Thran.
A strange disease had overtaken a high-profile person in the capital and the normal Thran healing magic would not cure it. The man’s wife using her political power, influenced the council to bring Yawgmoth back to heal the strange new disease. A very long story short, He healed the disease and from there began using this to his advantage to slowly gain power and influence in the country that once exiled him. He then was shown a new plane by a planeswalker named Dyfed. This was going to be his new home, his personal paradise. It was Phyrexia.
Again, this is a very short and to the point history. There are numerous places that you can go to read a much more in-depth history and get to know the ends and outs of everything Yawgmoth had to do to capture the power he did, but this is where we find our character for today. The PDF will show you his power before taking to Phyrexia and before his massive army was born. He is still an extremely powerful being and not something to be taken lightly.
The only class that made much sense for him was the Artificer. He was a doctor by profession but it was his tinkering with diseases and potions that led to his power. His ability to cure disease and bring “perfection” to his patients is what led to the creation of his unstoppable army. Look through the PDF and let me know what you think of the character we built. I believe that if you took him from that moment in time, this is the character you would find.
Feel free to use this in a campaign and change the name if you would like. Make the mad doctor work in your setting for your needs. He would be a formidable foe and one that could be the BBEG for a long-term campaign. Let us know what you think in the comments below or as always, you can find us on social media at the links in the top right of the page! Until next time!