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Speak With Dead #11: Two Allies and an Idiot

DEAR MAXILLAE THE MAD

Orc Mask- Cornel Zueger (GrimZombie) CC BY-SA 3.0

I LIKE HOW EXPERIENCED YOU ARE WITH MAGIC. I NOT VERY EXPERIENCED WITH MAGIC BUT I ENJOY READING YOUR COLUMN. I THINK PERHAPS IF ME WERE UNDEAD ORC, WE GET ALONG GREAT. BUT AM NOT UNDEAD.

MAYBE WE DRINK MEAD IN TAVERN SOME TIME? IF YOU AT HELLSCREAM GORGE Anytime SOON, MAYBE I SEE YOU. YOU CAN TEACH TO SUMMON SKELETON TO RIDE INTO BATTLE. URGLUK GIVE YOU LESSON ON HOW TO THROW BATTLE AXE INTO SKULLS.

MUCH LIKE,
URGLUK ROH THE BRAVE, SON OF ORLOK THE STRONG

 

Dear Urgluk,

You’re too kind, but I don’t believe Continue reading Speak With Dead #11: Two Allies and an Idiot

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“Smells Fishy” – Out of the Box D&D Encounters #48

kuo-toaI once found a free adventure online that delved into a concept that D&D has often covered, but essentially in reverse. We have seen Underdark versions of several surface races. Duergar, Derro, Drow, Svirfneblin, etc., have all been a part of D&D for decades, and the public has accepted them as part of the D&D canon. It’s often the case whereby we will take any number of surface races and apply this non-specific “Underdark template” to these races. However, this online adventure did one thing that, at least to my experience, has never been done before – it turned that concept around in 180 degrees. It had surface, swamp dwelling Kuo-Toa. Perhaps this is due to a particular and very popular MMORPG that shall remain unnamed in this article. Continue reading “Smells Fishy” – Out of the Box D&D Encounters #48

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Board Games in Review – Dungeon Lords

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Hello and Happy Monday.  You know what that means.  It is time for another board game article.  I have been playing board games for quite a while and they can get time consuming.  I have focused for a while on some games that can be played in a short amount of time, but today I am going to go through a game that takes some time.  Dungeon Lords.

How Evil will You be when You Become one of the Dungeon Lords?

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Multi-Class Character Builds in Dungeons & Dragons 5e The Paladin

paladinHello fellow Nerdarchists, Art here. I’m back with the next installment of my series Multi-Class Character Builds in Dungeons & Dragons 5e. If you missed my previous article on the Monk just click HERE.

Today we are upholding our vows with…the Paladin!

AS always I’d like to talk a little about the class and its’ uses in multi classing. First I think the paladin can be the most effective “Tank” in the game due to the new content in the Sword Coast Adventure’s Guide with the Oath of the Crow Paladin class path. Being able to force opponents to attack only you can be quite a strong ability. When multi-classing you can combine the Paladin’s ability to smite with other class features to create some insane damage combos as I’ll give you a few here. Also the Paladin can be a great healer with their “Lay On Hands” abilities to keep other characters up in a fight even if its only healing for a few points at a time just to get them up and out of danger. It also lets the Paladin be very hard to kill due to their ability to cast Cure Wounds as well, combined with their Lay on Hands. Now on with the builds… Continue reading Multi-Class Character Builds in Dungeons & Dragons 5e The Paladin

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Psychic Warrior, a Psionic custom class for Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition | D&D 5e

Do you enjoy using a custom class in your games?Have you ever wanted to make your own class for D&D?

Psychic Warrior, a Psionic custom class for Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition | D&D 5eLet me take you through the process as I create a psionic custom class for Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition.

Today I am taking the Paladin and transforming it into the Psychic Warrior.

This custom class is completely about the blended mix of psionic mastery and martial prowess.

Weapons shaped by desire, supernatural intuitive reflexes, and bringing to bear their iron will against their foes;

All of these fall within the realm of the Psionic custom class, the Psychic Warrior. Continue reading Psychic Warrior, a Psionic custom class for Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition | D&D 5e

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Character Builds: The Dragonborn Paladin In 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons

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Hello Nerdarchy reader, Nerdarchist Dave here to talk character builds. I got me a hankering to delve into a dragonborn paladin for 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons. Paladins are an iconic character class harkening back to the very beginning of the game.

Dragonborn on the other hand are a bit newer first appearing in 3.5 Dungeons and Dragons towards the end in a different incarnation then the current version. They really came into their own with 4th edition dungeons and dragons. To be honest it took me a little while to warm up to them as player character race.

Honestly it was the 4th edition art that killed them for me. Two words “dragon boobs”! The idea of such mammalian trait being slapped onto a reptilian race seemed ridiculous to me. But I’ve decided to grow as a person and get over with it. Not to long ago I wrote an article about dragonborn which kind of made me want to play one hence this article were we build a dragonborn paladin. Continue reading Character Builds: The Dragonborn Paladin In 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons