The Hunter Class (T3 Playtest Draft, Summoner Quarry)

Hello, everyone, and happy Friday! This week’s article is a Tier 3 update to the Hunter, bringing the base class and all of its subclasses to level 16! Additionally, this update brings with it the Summoner Quarry, a hunter who traps extraplanar fey, fiends, and elementals in a deck of soul cards. These trapped extraplanar…

The Hunter Class(T1 Playtest Draft)

Hello, everyone! Like a lot of 5E players, I was left with a bad taste in my mouth from the Beast Master ranger’s approach for designing a character focused on a partnership with some sort of beast companion. To me, the truly egregious part of the Beast Master is that there are so many characters…

Defying Death

Early adventuring can be a pain – with only 8 or so hit points at level one, a stiff breeze is as much a threat as a given monster, and players and GM’s (especially experienced ones, from my observations) overestimate how survivable a situation actually can be. A number of solutions for character survival at…

Monstrous Races – Mephits

Hello, everyone! This week’s article is going to be a little different – instead of writing this week’s playtest draft, I’ve put on the editing hat and taken the back seat to a skilled designer and good friend of mine, Weylin Etra. Weylin has been kind enough to draft up a monstrous race for your…

Psionic Power List

At present, since I’m only publishing one class at a time, only Cleric powers are listed, but in the future, I’ll organize the Psionic Power list into a cleaner indexed list. However, while we start this foray into the Powers of the Mind, the lists should be short enough to allow me to use a…

Fighting Styles

Hello, everyone! I apologize for the delay in posting this week’s article – some factors got in the way of scheduling the post. This week’s post contains six new Fighting Styles for martial characters, but they are designed to allow martial characters to either utilize their mental attributes (Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma) or to otherwise…