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Unusual Builds Tell A Story All Their Own

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5th editionYears ago, in my great grandfather’s time, the emperor sent out citizens to colonize the wild lands and expand the Empire.

This is how we came to live north of the wall. There we found and settled lands that were more fertile than any the empire had ever seen. The game was plentiful, the water clean, and the soil rich.

We flourished, growing from a settlement to a village growing to a bustling town with every family having its own land.

And then the Greenskins came.

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Open Legend RPG character build – Kryzikk

Open Legend RPG character
Open Legend RPG character
A kobold from the fifth edtion Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual.

Hey, guys, Professor Bill of Comic Book University and I guess I’m up next to talk about my character for the Open Legend RPG game on Fridays at noon Eastern on the Nerdarchy YouTube channel. I think that, by now, it’s pretty obvious that I have an affinity for comic books, so I took my inspiration from the comics to get in my character’s head. Open Legend RPG is an open source roleplaying game designed by Brian Feister, who sponsors our weekly live game. The core rules for the game are available for free online here.

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Open Legend RPG character build – Roz Rakheta

Open Legend character build from concept to gameplay

As a relatively new staff writer for Nerdarchy.com the opportunity to join my colleagues William C. (aka Professor Bill from Comic Book University), Megan R. Miller, Nerdarchy.com editor-in-chief Ty Johnston and Nerdarchist Ted in a weekly live stream game run by Nerdarchist Dave is phenomenal.

Not without trepidation I quickly agreed. The game is a wholly new system for me, for one, and for another I’d never played a tabletop roleplaying game online before – let alone live streaming! Continue reading Open Legend RPG character build – Roz Rakheta

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E46 YR1- D&D 5e Archer Builds Hitting the Mark | Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Podcast

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podcastEpisode 46 of Nerdarchy the Podcast Year One

This time we delve into a 5E D&D character build suggestion from a viewer for this episode of the podcast.

D&D 5e Archer Builds Hitting the Mark | Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition

5e D&D Archer Builds Hitting the Mark | 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons Nerdarchy tackles the viewer question of the best archer builds for D&D 5e.

We look at the Fighter, Ranger, Rogue, and even the spell caster classes from the player’s handbook to determine who is the best archer in all of the fantasy lands. We also talk about the college of valor Bard, Sorcerer, and Warlock as arcane archers.

We look at the armor, skill, and weapon proficiencies for each of the classes to determine their role as an archer. Then delve into class features and spells to determine the all around effectiveness a class would have with archery.

 

 

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Character Build for Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition- The Archer or Crossbow man in This Case

Hello and welcome Nerdarchist Dave here. Today we are doing a character build for an archer character using the seven steps I had laid out previously.  Those seven steps are- race, class, background, ability scores, weapon, archetype, and feats.

1st Level Character Build-

Dungeons and DragonsWe start with human because this build is going to be dependent on feats. I’ve got my eye on three at the moment.

Next we select our class. This is going to be fighter for the fighting style at 1st level. Then we are going to want pick our background. Here we will have a lot more leave way.

In my opinion we do want a background that is going to support our archer character build thematically at least. Continue reading Character Build for Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition- The Archer or Crossbow man in This Case

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Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Character Build – Human Tempest Cleric 1st and 7th level

 Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Character Build – Human Tempest Cleric 1st and 7th level lightning skull in the skyI started this character, Teslanon Stormchaser for a 5E “Meat grinder” in Planescape  run by SR2Joker for the November Brigadecon.

My fellow Nerdarchist, Ted, has gone through clerics in general and has also discussed a different human cleric character build with the Knowledge domain.

I thought the Domain selection added such versatile to clerics that I went with the Tempest domain since I wanted to have some control over my enemies.

What started out as a simple cleric concept for getting me through all of the terrors that will be thrown my way ended up as a really fleshed out cleric character build with personality and depth. I sat there scratching my head.

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