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”

Planebreaker: Review

Planebreaker has a really exciting pitch, something Monte Cook Games excels at. A cursed moon blasting through the multiverse, ripping holes in reality, allowing travel across not only the planes themselves, but any and all dimensions. This fits the vibe for their Numenera and general Cypher system settings pretty well, with the idea of multipleContinue reading “Planebreaker: Review”

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”

A5E Advanced Player’s Guide: Thoughts

Level Up was a big push for a 5.5e, or advanced 5e, or whatever 5e. They are using the term A5E, so I will too in the review. The idea was it would be the Pathfinder 1e answer to 3.5. A complete rewrite that takes the knowledge gained from the edition’s lifecycle, and modernized RPGContinue reading “A5E Advanced Player’s Guide: Thoughts”

The Traveler’s Guide to the Darkwood: Review

The Traveler’s Guide to the Darkwood is the first in the new, second series of Chamomile’s guides to everything. Whereas the first series was about types of adventurers and monsters, this series is more focused on places and what to do there. The Darkwood is both a specific place in Chamomile’s hinted setting, the BladeContinue reading “The Traveler’s Guide to the Darkwood: Review”

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”

Parties: House Rule

Chamomile introduced some party rules for 5e in Irena’s Guide which I discussed here. They are pretty solid, and I won’t pretend I’m original. I’ve used parties to launch my last two games, but neither were 5e. Instead, I did some quick conversions to 3e, and Star Wars Saga edition, and they have been someContinue reading “Parties: House Rule”

Redcoat Smasher and the Silver Dragon

It’s time for another entry in the adventures of Redcoat Smasher, a game I run for my 5-year-old and wife using my Game for Kids rules. After helping the fire princess, and promising to keep the crown of flames safe, Redcoat, Opal Moonstone, and Cheep Cheep (now a blackbird named Cheep Cheep, instead of someContinue reading “Redcoat Smasher and the Silver Dragon”

Orrinyath’s Guide to Dragons: Review

Orrinyath’s Guide to Dinosaurs is the final in this series of Chamomile’s guides to everything. This is the guidebook to Dragons, obviously, but also sorcerer’s and even more Kaiju. I’m using a hard copy for the review with screenshots cropped from the pdf (with permission). You can pick one up at Drivethrough or itch, inContinue reading “Orrinyath’s Guide to Dragons: Review”