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Rich’s Gameroom: Fighter (Eldritch Archer)

The arcane archer prestige class from previous editions fulfilled a desire in players for firing unique magically charged arrows on the battlefield. For many, the arcane archer became the conduit for channeling our love for archery-based heroes like Green Arrow, ...
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Monsters & Traps for a D&D 5e Jungle Adventure

Aquatic | Arctic | Cave/Underground | Desert | Forest | Grassland | Jungle | Mountain | Swamp Are your adventurers lost in the jungle while looking for that lost temple? Did you send them into the jungle with a treasure ...
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The Bard Class, Part Four

Welcome back to my ongoing eccentricity obsession series about the Bard class. This time, I’ll be talking about Fourth Edition. I suspect that some percentage of my readers, devilishly attractive lot that they are, despise all things related to Fourth ...
Thoughts & Things

D&D 5e Combat – Initiative House Rule Option #2

This is the second article I have written about house rules for initiative. I haven’t thrown the initiative rolls out the window, yet. After play testing Robert Schwalb’s Shadow of the Demon Lord action economy system, I have found that ...
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Salt in the Blood: Oceanic Bloodline for 5th ed Sorcerers

Sorcerous Origins (Oceanic) Sorcerers draw their magical power from a variety of sources. Some are the result of an unusual bloodline (draconic), while others tap into powerful arcane or divine forces (wild magic). Sorcerers who manifest powers from an oceanic origin ...
Survivalist Gaming

Survivalist Gaming: Fantasy Go-Bag

*Note: While I won’t be system specific in this article, what I most commonly play is Pathfinder so you’ll find most of the suggestions drifting in that direction. If you have suggestions, tweaks, or alternate items for your particular flavor ...
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System Agnostic: Tropes, and Monsters Playing With Type

The response for one of my previous articles Grokking Orcs was overwhelming and overwhelmingly positive, thank you! Some people brought up some very good critiques + suggestions, and by far the most consistent one was that the setup I was ...
Role Initiative

5 Alternate History Campaigns For D&D

During the heady days of 2nd Edition Dungeons & Dragons, TSR released a set of rule books for running historical campaigns. These were seven books called the Historical Reference Series and they covered the following topics: The Vikings, Charlemagne’s Paladins, ...
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Blowing up your Campaign: Pyromancers for 5e Alchemists

The Pyromancer is an archetype for the Alchemist class and is one of eight traditions, including Metamoporhs, Poisoners, Artificers, Reanimators, Herbwardens, and more. You’ll need the core class presented in the original article and this to play the pyromancer. Pyromancer Bonus ...
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D&D 5e Aquatic Campaign – Monster & Hero Race Options

I run a weekly game D&D 5e game in a seafaring setting called Vodari. For this week’s Nautical Nonsense column I wanted to gather up all the aquatic monster races and hero races in one handy list that I draw ...