Playing in y0ur Element: Faerzress Infused Genasi

Over a year ago, we published one of our most popular articles concerning new subclass options for your Genasi PC; giving you a chance to play a Genasi of smoke, Ice, Magma and a number of other Paraelemental options. Today we bring you one of the results of various magical corruptions in the Genasi bloodline.Continue reading “Playing in y0ur Element: Faerzress Infused Genasi”

In a Different Class: Warlock Psionic Patrons

We all see you struggling Wizards of the Coast. Trying to find the right balance to introduce Psionic abilities as either a new class or subclass has proven problematic to say the least. While most players don’t want a whole new mechanic, Wotc has always tried to tie down psionics with power points of someContinue reading “In a Different Class: Warlock Psionic Patrons”

Sardior, Dragon God of the Gem Dragons

Being an old D&D buff, I know we get caught up with the fascination of what we already know although we love the old lore. Take dragons, for example. It’s easy to get lost in the infinite war between Tiamet and Bahamut aka the war between the evil chromatic dragons and, their counterparts, the goodContinue reading “Sardior, Dragon God of the Gem Dragons”

Mjenir: Wizard of the Elk Tribe

Spurring from my leading a Rime of the Frostmaiden campaign through Ten Towns and Icewind Dale, I have been inspired. As my players leave Ten Towns to find a way to stop Auril, they venture into the territory of the nomadic barbarian tribes. It is in preparing for this part that I began to contemplateContinue reading “Mjenir: Wizard of the Elk Tribe”

Assun Soulflurry: Owlin Character Reference

Wizards of the Coast have taken us from Ravenloft to the Feywild and on to the MTG plane of Arcavios to bring in some gruesome lineages and some equal strange race choices from 2021. It is, after all, in their best interest to give as many legitimate choices that actually work within the confines ofContinue reading “Assun Soulflurry: Owlin Character Reference”

Shadow Dragons and other dark things from Shadowfell

I have said before that, although Fizban’s Treasury of Dragons is a good source of all things draconic for 5E, it misses some of the most interesting dragons. That would be one of my favorite types of dragons, Planar Dragons. I’ve already showcased my absolute favorite, the Chaos Dragon. So, now, I come to theContinue reading “Shadow Dragons and other dark things from Shadowfell”

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”