September Update Schedule
|September 3rd||Patron Release:
Paladin Oath – Oath of the Fairies
It may seem a contradiction for a paladin to swear an oath to the ideals of an Archfey – an emotionally-driven, often irrational entity feels like the least likely source of power for a binding magical oath. However, Archfey may find the notion of a vow of service to be a novelty or a resource otherwise unavailable to them, and a paladin may find that they have a lot to learn from an Archfey.
|September 10th||Patron Release:
Barbarian Path – Path of Roiling Magma
The wrath of a barbarian’s rages can often be described as volcanic, but barbarians who follow the Path of Roiling Magma truly embody this turbulent power, bringing the might of volcanic power to every swing of their weapons.
|September 17th||Blog Release:
Paladin Oath – Oath of the Fairies
|September 24th||Blog Release:
New Class Playtest – The Witch (Levels 1-20)
The fourth and final round of playtesting before its full release in October! This playtest draft will bring all 20 levels of the Witch class, as well as options for each of the five Bewitching Affinity subclasses.
• Shard Tabletop Conversions – Shard is a 5e-centric virtual tabletop, and my go-to platform for 5e games online. I’m currently in the process of implementing character options from my back catalog as playable options within the Shard platform and packaging them for distribution.
It certainly doesn’t feel like Autumn yet in the Midwest! This week is the first in a while in which the temperature has dipped below 90, and the humidity is doing us no favors in that respect (the perfect weather to stay inside and play some TTRPGs!). The semester is going strong so far – like I mentioned last month, I only have one credit hour to take, plus a senior assessment. With graduation in only 4 months(!), I’m looking to my future as well as TBM Games’. I certainly love the work I do here, and your support means the world to me, and would love to continue to write game content for the foreseeable future.
In August, I mentioned that my goal is to reach 50 patrons by the end of December. At 19 patrons currently, I still feel this is doable, but I’d certainly appreciate your help! If you’ve been enjoying my blog and free content, please reach out to me and tell me what you think would be the tipping point for me to earn your patronage! If you’re already a patron (thank you!), I’d love to hear from you about what you feel is and isn’t working at present, and always appreciate your shout-outs on social media – I’d like to think that the game options I write speak for themselves, but marketing is certainly a high-Challenge Rating beast to overcome (or is it more of an aberration? It certainly deals some amount of psychic damage to me!).
This month, to devote enough time to playtesting and iteration on the Witch class, I’ll be updating and revamping two of my older subclasses, the Paladin Oath of the Fairies, and the Barbarian Path of Roiling Magma. Finally, I’ll be releasing the final playtest draft of the Witch class. This draft will provide a full character class from levels 1 to 20, as well as reaching a grand total of 50 new spells! I’m planning on releasing this class in its final form in late October, ready for your Halloween adventures.
And of course, if you’ve had any questions, comments, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me either here or on Twitter(@gamesTBM).