When is a Barbarian not a Barbarian: Artificer

For our D&D focus this month, we’re looking at the Barbarian Tribes of ICEWIND DALE.  I’ve been running a campaign since the middle of 2021 and look forward to getting out of TEN TOWNS and making our way into the wilderness inhabited by rough and tumble barbarians. For more, check my homebrew character reference, anContinue reading “When is a Barbarian not a Barbarian: Artificer”

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”

MINISTER OF FEAR: 5E FEAR DOMAIN

In developing a PC for a run at Tomb of Annihilation on October 30th to early Halloween, I came upon the need to develop a FEAR DOMAIN. I began with playing the SCARECROW AS A PC using the Warforged racial traits with little or no altering. Then I began to study upon possible GODS OFContinue reading “MINISTER OF FEAR: 5E FEAR DOMAIN”

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”

DND Crossover: The Strange Case of Jekyll/Hyde

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 17th we will discuss BARDS. Come join us with your personal builds and ideas to help us conceive someContinue reading “DND Crossover: The Strange Case of Jekyll/Hyde”

BARDS OF STRIXHAVEN: SILVERQUILL

The following suggestions and thoughts are brought to you by BDC and The Magic Tavern! If there is one constant when it comes to bards, it’s that they like to talk. Most think it’s because they love the sound of their voice. And, while they do, they use words because they have found power inContinue reading “BARDS OF STRIXHAVEN: SILVERQUILL”

Character Reference: Chug, the Drunken, Inquisitive Master

What started as a well-meant life as a monk, did not go as planned…I mean, the liquor was always good. And I became quite adept with my fists. But the best part was the illusion that I, my two compatriots and the master were just a pack of Kenku drunks.

Warlock Patron: Hags and Covens

After last weeks venture into storytelling and game suggestion (check out our article-Hags: Love, Nature and Destiny), we discussed the Mother of all Hags (literally), Cegilune, and mentioned that she would be a great patron for a warlock. As a part of developing The Magic Tavern’s next book, CONSTRUCTIVE CONSTRUCTS: SCARECROWS, I’ve done some extensiveContinue reading “Warlock Patron: Hags and Covens”

The Ghoul King’s Favorite: Warlock Patron

Through either a chance encounter in the night or a curse handed down your family for generations, you have been forever touched by the curse of the ghoul.  Without intervention, you will descend into no more than a ravenous, flesh devouring beast.  But you have a plan.  You have reached out to the origin ofContinue reading “The Ghoul King’s Favorite: Warlock Patron”