Ulkora, Aberrant Mind Sorcerer of Icewind Dale

As a part of my series on barbarian-blooded characters in every class BUT Barbarian, I’ve come to Sorcerers. A lot of the subclasses make perfect sense like the Storm Sorcerer using blizzard skinned magic with cold damage or a Draconic Bloodline tracing back to some of the White Wyrms of Icewind Dale. But one thatContinue reading “Ulkora, Aberrant Mind Sorcerer of Icewind Dale”

When is a barbarian NOT a Barbarian: Sorcerer

By BDC Title art by Vecoggonillustration.com Welcome to our second in the series ‘When is a barbarian NOT a Barbarian?’. Now, just so you can understand and not get confused, were talking about PCs or NPCs who are born in a barbarian tribe, NOT multiclassing with the Barbarian class. Last week, we tackled one ofContinue reading “When is a barbarian NOT a Barbarian: Sorcerer”

Character Reference: THE MAKER

This began as service to one of my players (as much of what I do does).  He was playing a barbarian in Icewind Dale in the Rhime of the Frost Maiden adventure.  He began to ask around (literally going to blacksmiths and asking) about magically enhancing his axe.  Now, I’m sure there are a fewContinue reading “Character Reference: THE MAKER”

Becoming the Shadow: Shadowtouched as PCs

Shadows are low level Cr creatures (1/2) used mainly as tests in the early stages of a campaign. Usually easily forgotten although highly elusive and possibly dangerous is luck doesn’t persist. The fact that they can hide as a bonus action, get a +6 to stealth and can, if you are reduced to 0 andContinue reading “Becoming the Shadow: Shadowtouched as PCs”

Reskinning the Warforged: Scarecrows as PCs

The following Spooktober offering is from the dark mind of BDC There aren’t many better symbols of this season we are about to celebrate than the horrid visage of the scarecrow. Besides maybe the Jack-O-Lantern, the Scarecrow best embodies the dark and frightening time of year and carries with it the power of fear itself.Continue reading “Reskinning the Warforged: Scarecrows as PCs”

Why Play Kenku?

The Following is brought to you by BDC Looking over races to play, there is one race that gets a pass way too many times. Either that or they are completely misunderstood and destined to become annoying or a joke character. Now, cheers to you who actually make this race work and make amazing charactersContinue reading “Why Play Kenku?”

I would like to RAGE? Barbarian Options and Flavors!

This bit of fun comes from the twisted mind of BDC. Ok, before I get started, I would like to make something perfectly clear. There is nothing at all wrong with playing a Barbarian and pulling a ‘Willingham’ by simply saying, ‘I would like to rage’. If you’re either a new player or a playerContinue reading “I would like to RAGE? Barbarian Options and Flavors!”

Warlock Patron: The Archfey of Happy Thoughts

In going over the upcoming Feywild adventure book, The Wild in the Witchlight, we found that they were giving it the DOMAIN treatment much like Ravenloft has sported for over two decades. Only, instead of Domains of Dread, Chris Perkins and his whimsical pixies over at Wizards of the Coast are treating us to DomainsContinue reading “Warlock Patron: The Archfey of Happy Thoughts”

D&D Cross Over: Psycho Mantis

One of my favorite gaming memories was playing through Metal Gear Solid for the first time and facing down the odd and insane looking Psycho Mantis. The games he played with you, and the unique tactics it took to beat him, were pure genius to me! He was one of my favorite villain’s of allContinue reading “D&D Cross Over: Psycho Mantis”

D&D Crossover: Banner/Hulk

NOTE: This is a build that grew from our new Stream on Saturday nights around 7 PM called COLD BREW where we take a subject and do what we do best; brainstorm ideas. This Saturday the 24th we will discuss CLERICS. Come join us with your personal builds and ideas to help us conceive someContinue reading “D&D Crossover: Banner/Hulk”