Dungeoncrasher: 5e Fighting Style

Way back in 3e, one of my favorite options is a variant fighter class found in one of the final releases, Dungeonscape. The 3e fighter was pretty garbage back in the day. Playing one was sure to get you all sorts of optimization help or suggestions to just play a cleric. While you might beContinue reading “Dungeoncrasher: 5e Fighting Style”

Hexadin: 5e Build

How original right? A hexblade/paladin multiclass. We’ve seen a billion of these mechanically, with all sorts of +1s here and +1s there to make them unique. Instead of that nitty gritty, I’m going to delve into the lore and character behind it, while still giving an overview. We will be diving into some of theContinue reading “Hexadin: 5e Build”

Hexblade: Revisited

The Hexblade is divisive. To me, it’s probably the single most exciting thing in 5e. To others, it’s the worst. I genuinely struggle to make characters that don’t have some hexblade dip, and I won’t even feel bad about it. I’ll even dip my hexblades longer than the guides say, because I want that 3rdContinue reading “Hexblade: Revisited”

A Different Genie Pact: 5e Subclass Rework

I was amped to hear about a genie pact. I love using genies in my games, and it’s probably getting a little old hat that there’s always an Efreeti or Djinni lord the PCs need to interact with. So, I’m pretty bummed out now that I’ve had time to see it in play a fewContinue reading “A Different Genie Pact: 5e Subclass Rework”

Plasmoid Jerry: 5e Build

I like to build silly characters. I’ve been playing D&D for a long time, and I’ve run enough dwarven barbarians, and elven wizards to get my fill. Sometimes, I want to play something off the wall. Enter Plasmoid Jerry, probably the dumbest 5e build I’ve put together yet. Those of you from the year 3000Continue reading “Plasmoid Jerry: 5e Build”

Mephits: K20 Lore

Similar to elementals, mephitis are small elementals native to a variety of elemental planes. While diminutive in size, and individually essentially not a threat, mephitis tend to gather in mobs or similar types and can be formidable in this manner. They have a tendency to be lazy, unmotivated, cheap to hire, and resilient, which makesContinue reading “Mephits: K20 Lore”

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”