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Customized races

Customized Races – The Mogrelfolk| Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition

Customized racesHey Nerdarchists out there, Nerdarchist Ted here and it is time for yet another installment of customized races for D&D 5th edition.   Today I wanted to bring you the Mongrelfolk.  Nerdarchy received a request for us to talk about this and I never would have guessed how pumped it would make me want to play one.

In D and D mongrelfolk are a race of creatures you would never take for a race.  Through generations of cross breeding you have outcasts that look nothing like anything else, even each other.  Potentially possessing horns, tails, talons or anything else from wild creatures, Mogrelfolk are asymmetrical.  They are hardy folk living in the wilds since most civilized people are unwilling to take in the freaks.

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Board Games in Review – Dice Games – Rollin’ Bones

Rollin' BonesWell its Monday and if you have been a loyal Nerdarchist and check our site regularly you know that I, Nerdarchist Ted, am here to talk more about board games.  Today we are going to focus on the dice games, Rollin’ Bones.

This is a great simple game for killing time or play while the big game is being set up or heck even when some one is checking through the rules for clarification.

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Customized Races – The Saurials| Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition

Dungeons and dragonsHey Nerdarchists out there, Nerdarchist Ted here and it is time for yet another installment of customized races for D&D 5th edition. Saurials, humanoid Dinosaurs brought to you by the Finders stone trilogy.  It was an amazing read all those years ago.  But after reading it plagued the question, well how do I play a humanoid dinosaur in my game.

Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition

I will level with you.  I love playing unique races in Dungeons and Dragons and I have loved dinosaurs since I was a kid.  When I was in fourth grade I got the illustrated dinosaur dictionary and I have read through it many times.  Now as scientists uncover more facts about dinosaurs and change in some or many ways the way they are viewed the coolness factor of them have not changed.

Board Games in Review – Smash Up –Pretty Pretty

Smash UpNerdarchist Ted here and after a short reprieve Smash Up is back.  Today we are going to be talking about the new expansion in the wonderful board game Smash Up!  If you are a fan of this series you will know that there are quite a few articles but this is a big game and I want to do it justice.

If you are just finding this article dig though the series and get well versed in the Smash Up world as I explore the different factions and give hints on using these tips to get a one up on your opponent when you play this incredible board game.

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Customized Races – The Grimlock| Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition

GrimlockHey Nerdarchists out there, Nerdarchist Ted here and it is time for yet another installment of customized races for D&D 5th edition.  Inspired by the name alone can make one remember the quote, “Grimlock strongest of the  . . .”  If you remember that, I hope I made you chuckle.

Grimlocks are descended from humans but being worshipers of evil for so long and living underground has caused them to change.  They no longer posses the ability to see adapting their senses to just know what is around them instead of actually trying to see it.

Martian Dice

Board Games in Review – Dice Games – Martian Dice

Martian DiceWell its Monday and if you have been a loyal Nerdarchist and check our site regularly you know that I, Nerdarchist Ted, am here to talk more about board games.  Today we are going to focus on the dice game, Martian Dice.

In Martian Dice you get to play as the Martian attacking the Earth to find our who is in charge.  Oh man is this concept hysterical.  As the Martian you do not know whether it is the humans, the cows or the chickens that are in charge.  So you have to capture some of each to learn.

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Board Games in Review – Resistor – Kickstarter

ResistorNerdarchist Ted here and our friends over at Cardboard Fortress are getting their first card game on Kickstarter and it is a great one. You can check them out here.

RESISTOR_ is a fast, fun, and intense two-player competitive card game in which you play as one of two supercomputers in charge of your country’s global thermonuclear warheads. Through the manipulation of double-sided cards on the table and in your hand, you create a line that is either red (for DEEP RED) or blue (for BLU9000) that goes across the board into your enemy’s base. Each player gets three actions and must take all three before the turn is over. Toss in some Resistor cards, either strategically or to introduce some chaos. The first person to get their enemy up to DEFCON 5 wins!

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Board Games in Review – Smash Up – Wizards and Zombies

Smash UpNerdarchist Ted here and you heard me right.  Today we are going to be talking about Wizards and Zombies in the wonderful board game Smash Up!  If you are a fan of this series you will know that there are quite a few articles but this is a big game and I want to do it justice.

If you are just finding this article dig though the series and get well versed in the Smash Up world as I explore the different factions and give hints on using these tips to get a one up on your opponent when you play this incredible board game.

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Scout tracker- A Character Build For Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition

Dungeons and DragonsNerdarchist Ted here and I am going to share a cool character build for a character I have recently made for a Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition game. I was asked to play in a game online and it was restricted to humans and no wizards, warlocks, or sorcerers were going to be allowed.

Magic was divine in this world. It was full of wilderness so I though maybe having a woodsman around would be a good thing.  Now in D&D anytime Human is mentioned I am always thinking what feat is going to best serve this character.

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Board Games in Review – Smash Up –Robots and Tricksters

Smash UpNerdarchist Ted here and you heard me right.  Today we are going to be talking about Robots and Tricksters in the wonderful board game Smash Up!  If you are a fan of this series you will know that there are quite a few articles but this is a big game and I want to do it justice.

If you are just finding this article dig though the series and get well versed in the Smash Up world as I explore the different factions and give hints on using these tips to get a one up on your opponent when you play this incredible board game.

Sorcerer Warlock — A Character Build For Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition

I am going to share a cool character build for a character I have played recently in a fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons game. I was entering a game that had been going on for a while so I was told to make an 11th level character. When doing a character build all the pieces of the puzzle are important. In my past I have played a lot of strong melee characters but the new edition of D&D offers so many cool powers I wanted to play a spellcaster. I’m Not saying there is not a draw to do a character build for a melee character — there is — but I felt a diversion is necessary. So with this spellcaster, as with any character build, you need all the pieces: race, background and class. I typically like to have these decided for the most part before I focus on stats, but at least race and class before I do stats always. This makes sure I can place my stats as effectively as I can, even if it is not an optimized race and class combination. For this one I certainly veered off the beaten path. I made a multiclass warforged sorcerer/warlock. Getting a bonus to Strength and Constitution does not make for a Charisma focused character, so if you want to use the concept and change the race to a tielfling, half-elf or aasimar I am not going to be able to stop you. On the other hand I like to try interesting character builds based on what I think would make a cool concept rather than focusing entirely on mechanics. So let’s get in my head on these choices. With the Eberron PDF recently released by WotC people are jumping at the chance to try out the new material. I am not immune to this hype or craze so I jumped in head first.

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Board Games in Review – Smash Up – Pirates and Ninjas

Smash UpNerdarchist Ted here and you heard me right.  Today we are going to be talking about Ninjas and Pirates in the wonderful board game Smash Up!  If you are a fan of this series you will know that there are quite a few articles but this is a big board game and I want to do it justice.

If you are just finding this article dig though the series and get well versed in the Smash Up world as I explore the different factions and give hints on using these tips to get a one up on your opponent when you play this incredible board game.

Smash Up

Board Games in Review – Smash Up – Big Geeky Box and more

Smash UpNerdarchist Ted here and we get to continue the lovely series of board games in review.  We continue with Smash Up and its next expansion: The Big Geeky Box.

The Big Geeky Box only comes with one new deck and it is hilarious but what else it comes with its amazing.  LOTS AND LOTS of room.  I have everything the Smash Up board game has put out and it does not even take up a third of the space in this box. You also get hard plastic stands so that finding all your faction decks is now so much easier.

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