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”

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”

Location! Location! Location: Lands we want in MTG’s Forgotten Realms

Adventures in the FORGOTTEN REALMS is just around the corner and we could not be more stoked for a MTG set. Being old school D&D players and, especially, cutting our roleplaying teeth in Faerun aka The Forgotten Realms, we are the prime target for this type of product. One of the things that sets thisContinue reading “Location! Location! Location: Lands we want in MTG’s Forgotten Realms”

The Summer or Drizzt is upon us: What do we have in store?

Welcome to the summer of Drizzt. With the release of the animated short, Sleep Sound, written by the man who wrote both the old and new adventures of Drizzt, R. A. Salvatore, we have entered a stretch of nonstop capitolization on the D&D Drow superstar. And who can blame Wotc? Drizzt Do’Urden is the mostContinue reading “The Summer or Drizzt is upon us: What do we have in store?”