Duskblade: 5e Class

The Duskblade came about after a discussion of 5e’s limit on new classes to 13. My contention is that it’s a seemingly arbitrary limit. Why 13? Why not 15, or 5? How different really is a Paladin compared to a Cleric with the War Domain, from a lore perspective. And how about a War ClericContinue reading “Duskblade: 5e Class”

Scout: Ranger Subclass

The Scout came about because I wanted a ranger who uses their companion less as a meat shield, and more as a tool. The falconer ranger who can send his companion out to scout ahead and gets more out of it than simply “it’s a bird”. The Scout A scout is the master of infiltration.Continue reading “Scout: Ranger Subclass”

Eldritch Infusion: 3.5 Homebrew

The 3e warlock is a weird class. When it got released so many pearls were clutched, and everyone swore it was overpowered. Then once people played it, they realized it actually was kind of OK, and even when hardcore optimized, you were sitting at a Rogue power level (now known as high), or a T4Continue reading “Eldritch Infusion: 3.5 Homebrew”

Wizard Tradition: Familiar Trainer

This idea came up in discord where I was complaining that my 5e familiar isn’t ever going to be as cool as my 3e one. Looking into it, I realized 5e doesn’t do much at all with them, except have them be cool little guys who hang around. This subclass is designed to fix that.Continue reading “Wizard Tradition: Familiar Trainer”

Turn Undead: 3.5 House Rule

I still play a lot of 3.5. It’s my primary RPG, and generally the default game my home group plays. I play other games with other groups pretty often, but when I call my buddies up to get a rpg game going, it’s probably 3.5. We’ve played a lot of 3.5, and we almost alwaysContinue reading “Turn Undead: 3.5 House Rule”

5e Condition Tracks

I’m a big fan of condition tracks, and alternate win conditions outside of just dealing piles of HP damage until death. Since I’ve been playing Star Wars Saga Edition a lot lately, I’ve rediscovered my love of their condition track. It’s an elegant solution to the problem D&D games have where a creature is eitherContinue reading “5e Condition Tracks”

Crimson Saber Lounge: Party

As mentioned in a few previous posts, I’ve been running a Star Wars Saga Edition game recently, and I am loving Chamomile’s Party rules. We had our first kickoff session, and launched with a party, so I thought I’d post my notes and our starter so you can see how it works in practice. PlotContinue reading “Crimson Saber Lounge: Party”

Use the Force: Saga

I’ve been playing a bit of Star Wars Saga Edition lately and dug out a lot of my old house rules and ideas from when we played all the time. Some, like Astrogate are back in circulation, and others are… not. One area my group always complained about, and I’ve had relatively positive feedback around,Continue reading “Use the Force: Saga”