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”

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”

D&D Forgotten: Gods of Fear

In developing an article Reskinning the Warforged: Scarecrows, I went to look into making my upcoming character in the Tomb of Annihilation campaign (we will start October 30 on into the wee points of the morning of All Hallows Eve) a Scarecrow Cleric of Fear. I ran into several problems in doing this. Number one,Continue reading “D&D Forgotten: Gods of Fear”

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”

ICEWIND DALE: Alternative Options in Good Mead

This is BDC and I’ve been DMing through the Rime of the Frost Maiden with a mix of seasoned role-players, one returning player from 2E and his wife who is new to all of this. But I’ve found it necessary to switch up some things here and there. But isn’t that what it’s all about?Continue reading “ICEWIND DALE: Alternative Options in Good Mead”

Tell by its stripes: Tiger options for your game

Getting ready to have an intelligent (hopefully) discussion on weres of all types, I decided to look into one of the types of lycanthropes I usually skip: Weretigers. And, in the process, started brewing up all sorts of options of how to use the tiger motif in your upcoming campaign. Check us out Tuesday NightsContinue reading “Tell by its stripes: Tiger options for your game”