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”

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”

Forgotten Dragons of Fizban’s: Chaos Dragons and other Chaos

Fizban’s Treasury of Dragons is about as good as you will get from 5E. I have a LOVE/ (HATE’s a strong word) DISLIKE relationship with 5E. ON the one side, I become an evangelist preaching the ways of 5E as the way and that 6E should never come. ON the other, I hunger for moreContinue reading “Forgotten Dragons of Fizban’s: Chaos Dragons and other Chaos”

D&D Dead and Forgotten? The Shadow of a God

The following shadowy goodness comes to you from the dark mind of BDC! This is practically part three in a series of a campaign pitch that started in my article about shadowtouched and continued in the actual campaign pitch! In the above mentioned campaign pitch, I also gave five or six options for a bigContinue reading “D&D Dead and Forgotten? The Shadow of a God”

Campaign Pitch: Master of Shadows

You remember the thing’s eyes. It looked right at you as it left you for dead taking your shadow with it. That’s right. It tore your very shadow away from you and took it as its slave. As it turned from you, it laughed to itself. As the life began to fade from your body,Continue reading “Campaign Pitch: Master of Shadows”

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”

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”