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Player Tips – Adding more Class to your Class – Paladin

PaladinI am back on track with the series.  Last week I drifted away talking about The Conan RPG you can read about it here. And the last article in adding more class to your class was the Monk.  You can read that article here.

Adding More Class to Your Class – Paladin!

So today’s’ player tip on adding more class to your class is the mighty Paladin.  Of all the classes that Dungeons and Dragons have offered over the years I feel that there is something special about the paladin.  In Second edition you needed ridiculous stats just to take a level of paladin.  Back then I had many dreams of playing one but rarely if ever had the stats to make the requirements.

Conan RPG on Kickstarter – Role Playing Game with d20 version

conanNerdarchist Ted here and I am taking a small break with my Adding more class to your class series to bring you some last minute information.  If you missed last weeks article about the monk you can check it out here.

Today I want you to look at the kickstarter for an amazing RPG that is coming to life.  Conan.  It is a household name, everyone, even those not into fantasy know this name brought to use by Robert E. Howard.   Now you to can play the table top RPG and there is an amazing deal over on Kickstarter ending very soon.

Conan RPG as brought to us by Robert E. Howard

Codex Alera – Awesome Fantasy Setting – Great Source of Inspiration

codex aleraNerdarchist Ted here and today I am going to share one of my favorite book series with you.  Last week I opened up the Star Wars Beginner Box Force and Destiny.  You can read that one here.

Many of you may not be into novels, but I strongly recommend it.  Not only do you get to see a whole new world but you typically get to see plot and character development.  Whether you are a player or a DM it can help your role playing as well as keep you in the fantasy setting when you can’t get the group together.  It is also a great source of inspiration.

In case you are planning on reading this there will not be any major spoilers here but I will talk a little bit about the series and some of the minor things that happen over the course of the series so you can just go get your copy and stop reading or continue with this little warning.

Codex Alera – Awesome Fantasy Setting

Player Tips – Adding more Class to your Class – Monk

MonkIt is that time again to explore the depths of your class and Today we are going to explore the Monk.  Last week we examined the fighter, if you missed that one you can check it out here.

So what does it mean to be a Monk.  You are disciplined and studied.  There are two sides to the Monk character in Dungeons and Dragons.  You are usually in good physical condition, at least for your stats and to some extent you are spiritual.  Let us look at each of those.

To be trained to the level that you can perform the feats a 1st level Monk can do you need to have spent years mastering this craft.  You have the knowledge to be a weapon, You have hardened your body and mind in a way that few can posses.  All of this by the time you are 1st level.  The true masters have the ability to literally pull off what many would say is impossible.  That is the realm we are talking about physically.

To be able to do these feats of physical perfection one needs to be centered and content with who they are.  All Monks look within and without for balance and connectivity.  Some might believe in the gods while others try to claim that they do not exist.  But whatever direction you take it is usually with concrete and logical evidence.  While Monks in 5th edition no longer need to be lawful there is a pattern to their thought and rarely is chaos helpful.

Adding More Class to Your Class – Monk

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Star Wars Force and Destiny – Beginner Game Review – More in the Box than You think

star warsHello Nerdarchist Ted here, May the Force be with you, and today we are going to delve into the Force and Destiny, The Star Wars Role Playing game, beginner box.  Last week we did the Age of Rebellion you can read it here.

I did a review of the Force and Destiny corebook here.but today I wanted to go through the beginner game in detail and talk about the value. Nerdarchist Dave, myself and fairly regular guest and DM on our channel, Scott Garibay sat down and did an unboxing video on this.

Contained in the box are a number of very cool and useful things. You get a complete set of 14 dice, very useful for playing the game. You get the read this first insert with a great example play.  You get the Long arm of the hit insert. There is a double sided fold out map.  You get a wonderful adventure book.  You get a mini or modified rule-book.  I say mini or modified because it is condensed from the core rule-book. Last you get 4 awesome character portfolios detailing the information needed to play these characters.

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Player Tips – Adding more Class to your Class – Fighter

fighterHappy Friday it is almost the weekend. I am continuing my series on adding more class to your class.  Last week we braved the jungle of the Druid class.  You can check that one out here.

Today we are going to delve deep into the fighter.

How do You add More Class to Your Class with the Fighter?

Just as the cleric offers different domains, fighters have different types of weapons, fighting styles and archetypes to choose from.  Each one of these choices will mean something to a character and tell us something about them.

Star Wars Age of Rebellion – Beginner Game Review – More in the Box than You think

Age of RebellionHello Nerdarchist Ted here and today we are going to delve into the Age of Rebellion, The Star Wars Role Playing game, begginer box.  Last week we did the Edge of Empire you can read it here.

I did a review of the Age of Rebellion corebook here.but today I wanted to go through the beginner game in detail and talk about the value. Nerdarchist Dave, myself and fairly regular guest and DM on our channel, Scott Garibay sat down and did an unboxing video on this.

Contained in the box are a number of very cool and useful things. You get a complete set of 14 dice, very useful for playing the game. You get the read this first insert with a great example play.  You get the Long arm of the hit insert. There is a double sided fold out map.  You get a wonderful adventure book.  You get a mini or modified rule-book.  I say mini or modified because it is condensed from the core rule-book. Last you get 4 awesome character portfolios detailing the information needed to play these characters.

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Player Tips – Adding more Class to your Class – Druid

druidHappy Friday we made it through another week so that means it is time look again through the window and see what cool new ways that you can play your class in Dungeons and Dragons.  Last week we looked into adding more class to your class, Cleric, you can check out that article here.   Today we are going to get wild and talk about the Druid.

How do You Add More Class to Your Class – Druid?

The druid as is presented so far in Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition has two distinct options.  The options are circle of the land and circle of the moon.  So far based on what I have seen the druids of the land tend to build their spellcasting characters and either rarely use their wild shapes if at all.  If they do use them it for exploration and or stealth.  The druids of the moon tend to walk around as people and use their wild shapes for combat.  Their spells then are used for healing and exploration.

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Oljatt Century Armor – A Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Artifact Magic Item Collection

magic itemHello Nerdarchist Ted here and I am going to present a new article series written by guest DM on our channel and frequent guest on our video Scott Garibay.  Scott proposed to make this armor in one of my most recent sessions and while the idea was not fitting for our low magic world of ‘Chimes of Discordia’ it was a great concept that Scott wanted to take further.  So without further ado.

The Oljatt Century Armor, an unprecedented collection of 100 artifact level magic items, were built over a 25 year period by the citizens of the city of Oljatt.

This is the first in a series of articles that will define the following for the Oljatt Century Armor –

Player Tips – Adding more Class to your Class – Cleric

clericWelcome back to another series of mine.  Last week we did a player tip to spice up your bard.  You can read about that one here.  Today however we are going deep into faith and are going to ramp up your cleric.

Now the Cleric is a tricky one because the religion that a character follows can literally put them anywhere on the character spectrum.  Clerics can be melee fighters or spell casters.  It is all dependent on what your stats are and what god you worship.  So how can we add more to an already limitless option.

To do that I say lets do something that will be fitting to the game you are playing and play something that you have not done before.  If you are already used to playing a very martial cleric try the other side.  If you are more used to playing the stand in the back and heal, go martial.

What do You do to Add more Class to your Class – Cleric?

Player Tips – Ways to get More Immersed in Your RPG – Part 4

immersedWelcome back to Nerdarchy.  Today I will continue my series on getting more immersed in your table top RPG.  Last week I talked about descriptive actions.  You can read that article here.

Today I am going to talk about Flaws and Goals.  Every character that has ever been popular in movies, tv and  books has had some weakness as well as ambition to do something.  The iconic Superhero Superman is an extreme example of these concepts.  His Weakness is a literal weakness.  Kryptonite brings him to his knees, too weak to even move at times. His ambition is plain to help humanity and save people.

Do Flaws and Goals get YOU more Immersed in your RPG?

Board Games in Review – Legendary – Deck Building Game

legendaryHello and Happy Monday.  And if it is Monday you all know what time it is.  That’s right time for another board game review. Last week I veered away from my typical board games to talk about dice.  You can read that article here.

I am a fan of deck building games.  I have been playing them for a while and for a long time Thunderstone was my favorite.  The complex set up eventually became replaced by Ascension.  For Christmas I received a copy of Legendary: The Marvel Deck Building Game.

Not only does this game combine the cool characters you love, both good and bad, but you actually have win conditions and bad guys to fight.  The mechanic is really cool and takes some time to get in stride.  Depending on which super villain you are up against and what hero selection you have it can go from hard to really challenging.

Are You Legendary – Can you take down the Mastermind?

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