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Playing a Better Assassin

Assassins are typically viewed as these evil people who go around murdering others for hire, but this is far from what assassination needs to look like. There are a variety of motivations, quirks, methods of stealth and toolkit of the ...
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Fey-Touched Backgrounds, Part Three

It’s been a little while now since I’ve done anything with my series on the fey, so today I’m returning for the fifth and sixth fey background: the Inspired and the Oathsworn. The Inspired are those who receive – or ...
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Using Scars in Your Game

An old, heavily scarred grizzled war veteran stands menacingly before you in heavily battered armor wielding an axe. These scars tell the story of his many battles. The outline of a wickedly clawed hand can be seen burned onto his ...
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Plane Shift: Ixalan Breakdown

Last week, just as January’s Unearthed Arcana dropped, we also got a new Plane Shift from James Wyatt titled Plane Shift: Ixalan. Now, I come in knowing precisely nothing about Ixalan, beyond guessing that I might get something Mesoamerican. The ...
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Top Reasons Why Someone Might be Unlucky or Cursed

  Being cursed or just plain unlucky sucks, we get it. But what if there were more than simple luck or a reason behind the reason why we are? This is a list of some reasons why someone is cursed ...
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Making the most out of Bloodlines

In D&D there are a variety of bloodlines that a character can develop various powers, be they wizardly, warlock, or sorcerous in nature, but for the most part they are simply a background that isn’t explored more in depth. However, ...
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Fey-Touched Backgrounds, Part Two

In the last article, I created Backgrounds for those who had been Captives of the fey, and Changelings who had been left behind by the fey. (Not to be confused with Eberron’s doppelganger-like race.) Today I’m continuing with the Courtly ...
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Fey-Touched Backgrounds, Part One

A few readers asked for fey-touched Backgrounds as part of my series on the fey (which will eventually be stitched together into a PDF that you can buy with real money, no fools’-gold need apply). I’ll be presenting six new ...