Barbarian: Revisited

In the Class: Revisited series, I’ll be posting some simple revisions to the various classes based on experiences with my group, and those I’ve talked with. We won’t hit all 13 classes, as some are fine, and some I don’t have a good answer for, but in general these are some suggested changes that shouldContinue reading “Barbarian: Revisited”

Aspect Giants

Homebrew Giants for use with the 5e house rules found in Chamomile‚Äôs Guide to Everything Ogre Race The Ogre race are the prototypical Giants, and the bare minimum to be considered a Giant and pass the smell test. While perfectly viable as starting characters, many players wishing to play giants will often select one orContinue reading “Aspect Giants”

Elemental Resistances

Reading through Caspar’s got me thinking about the lack of resistances and vulnerabilities in 5e. Chamomile makes a solid point, in that they just aren’t used, and the approach in Caspar’s works well enough, but it’s got some edge cases where you’ve got to eyeball a few situations. I’m always a fan of getting ridContinue reading “Elemental Resistances”

Tiered Subclass: Variant

Spawned from another 5e gripe session, the Tiered Subclass Variant came about as an attempt to solve a few 5e complaints I have. Primarily, 5e characters don’t get a lot of choices when they level up, especially late games. Secondarily, some subclasses are effective but boring. Picking other options feels bad from an optimization standpoint,Continue reading “Tiered Subclass: Variant”

Goodliness, Godliness, and Dragons

Soapbox time. An ongoing gripe of mine, is the seemingly constant confusion around what good, godliness, and gods mean in D&D. See, many folks assume D&D works like Christianity, and the only difference is God is now the gods. The gods made the world, people who do good things get to go to a GoodContinue reading “Goodliness, Godliness, and Dragons”

3.5 House Rules

I mention that I often run 3.5 games, and we have reached an era where I can’t just assume everyone has played before. This leads to interesting conversations with folks who hear about the cool stuff I’m talking about and want to try it themselves. 3e is also notorious for DMs with reams and reamsContinue reading “3.5 House Rules”

Lasers and Feelings: Commentary

Over in our Discord, the topic of rules light RPGs came up, and I made the claim that “lasers and feelings is a solid framework for rules light rpgs imo. you can build a game, and play whatever you want in minutes. and its mechanically better than a lot of games“. A request to elaborateContinue reading “Lasers and Feelings: Commentary”

A Different Arcane Archer

There’s a reason the Avengers keep letting Hawkeye come on missions, and its the same reason WoTC puts the Arcane Archer in the Core books of basically every edition. Arcane archers are a really cool concept. For whatever reason though, they are always under powered. I guess its true what they say, “Fighters can’t haveContinue reading “A Different Arcane Archer”