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Nerdarchy Arcana: D&D Rogue Archetype – Jester

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Arcane Trickster

Ever since I picked up my copy of the fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons Player’s Handbook, I’ve been annoyed with the arcane trickster. I’ve always felt it was a waste of an opportunity, like they wanted to have an arcane rogue archetype, but they didn’t know what to do.

So they just slapped a limited stock of wizard spells in there because enchantment and illusion spells are rogue-ish. Perhaps they felt that because D&D rogues rely on Intelligence for investigation for looking for traps or identifying locks, they should just stick with the sole Intelligence spellcaster.

A D&D rogue archetype with chutzpah

However, rogues can also rely on Charisma. Using just the Player’s Handbook, the assassin’s Imposter ability uses Charisma, and that doesn’t even include the mastermind or the swashbuckler, two class archetypes that include Charisma skills, but not Intelligence ones. Continue reading Nerdarchy Arcana: D&D Rogue Archetype – Jester

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E16 Yr 1- Getting Wise and Weird with the D&D Wizard| Dungeons and Dragons Classes| Podcast

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Welcome to another episode of Nerdarchy Year One the podcast. This may very well be one of our longest D&D videos that isn’t a game play or Live Chat. This time we are having one of very wizard discussions. This conversation spans our breath of gaming from AD&D to the very beginning of 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons.

Getting Wise and Weird with the D&D Wizard| Dungeons and Dragons Classes

Dungeons and Dragons Classes- Getting Wise and Weird with the D&D Wizard
Of all the dungeons and dragons classes I believe the wizard is the most iconic. No other class really encompasses what D&D is like the wizard. It’s that class that new players aspire to play as the veteran gamers at the table tell them their not ready to handle the wizard yet. It’s the class veteran gamers spend years mastering. Wizards are the epitome of what the fantasy genre is all about. Heck my current character as of writing this description is a dwarven wizard with the soldier background in a 5th edition dungeons and dragons game and is looking like he’ll be one of my all time favorite characters in D&D yet.
Do you have a favorite wizard or even some other character class from a D&D game? Feel free to tell us about them in the comments below. We love hearing about anything tabletop RPG related.

 

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E 10- YR 1 Part DM Tip Part Favorite Character Class All Podcast

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Year One Nerdarchy the podcast continues with episode #10. It’s another mash up of two shorter videos to make a longer podcast.

Mastering Media for Inspiration In Your Tabletop Role Playing Game| Game Master Tips

Game Master Tips Mastering Media for Inspiration In Your Tabletop Role Playing Game.
In this episode of game master tips Ted and I help you tap into media that’s already at your finger tips to inspire you as a game master and new sources for your material. It’s all about making your gaming experience simpler and more entertaining for you and your players.
Books, TV shows, the news, movies, and comic books are all fair game when it comes building your stories as the game master.

Dungeons and Dragons Classes| Nerdarchy Gives Our Favorite D&D Character Classes

Dungeons and Dragons Classes| Nerdarchy Gives Our Favorite D&D Character Classes
Subscriber Glen had asked us what our favorite CC was in a comment, but unfortunately collectively Nerdarchy couldn’t come to a consensus of what a CC was. Glen was kind of enough to fill us in it stands for character class. Which brings us to this video Nerdarchys favorite dungeons and dragons classes.
Of course it isn’t very hard to get a couple of gamers to talk about their favorite character classes in a game they’ve been playing for the past couple of decades. Just remember if you have any questions you’d like to ask us pertaining to dungeons and dragons or any other tabletop RPG we are likely to do a video on it.