Roleplaying

D&D 5th Edition Subclasses: Swords vs Valor Bards

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The bard has managed to grow beyond the subpar abilities of previous editions to become one of the best classes in Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition. It is a full caster class boasting a robust spell list and has the ability to steal a total … read more »

How Do I Keep Torture Out of My Campaign?

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To the Mythcreant it may concern, I’ve been running a D&D game for about 6 months now (several of those months have been online for obvious reasons) and it has mostly gone well. Recently, at a critical plot moment the players captured an NPC that … read more »

Top 10 5th Edition D&D Multiclass Dips

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For optimization goblins like me, multiclassing is one of the most important mechanics in 5th Edition D&D. Looking at the various builds I’ve discussed on Mythcreants, only one of them took 20 levels of the same class.* However, for many players, multiclassing can be an … read more »

Four More Fun D&D Builds for Power Gaming

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Since I wrote my first post about D&D power gaming builds, I’ve had the opportunity to both run and play in multiple 5th Edition (5E) campaigns. This has gotten me thinking about a host of new builds that I consider both powerful and fun to … read more »

Is Playing a Disabled Necromancer Ableist?

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I am developing a character for a Curse of Strahd campaign that is a wheelchair user (for context, I’m an able-bodied person), and I’m worried about accidentally falling into ableist tropes. My character is a lawful evil necromancer working on kind of a Victor Frankenstein … read more »

Nine Truths for Roleplayers Who Start Writing

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Roleplaying is a type of storytelling, whether you’re a player or a game master. And if you’re passionate about the stories at your RPG table, then you might seek out writing as another form of storytelling. However, this is a lot more complicated than you might think. Read more »

273 – D&D Alignments

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We all know that the most important function of alignment is ranking celebrities and fictional characters on a nine-square grid, but what if I told you it was also a morality system in a tabletop roleplaying game? That’s right, this week we’re talking about D&D’s … read more »

Unearthed Arcana Review: Onomancer Wizard

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Wizards have been one of the most powerful classes in D&D for many editions, if not the most powerful. They have an extensive spell list and the ability to learn new spells from other wizards or scrolls found while adventuring. Adding on to this powerful … read more »

Unearthed Arcana Review: Lurker From the Deep Warlock

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Warlocks occupy a very weird space in 5E’s design. Their early levels, particularly that of the Hexblade subclass, are so powerful that they show up in many high-powered builds in the form of one-to-three level multiclass dips. Beyond that, however, the class’s power is consistently … read more »

Unearthed Arcana Review: Aberrant Mind Sorcerer

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Sorcerers have come a long way since the release of 5E. From living under the wizard’s shadow to being a spellcasting powerhouse in their own right, I’m glad to have another viable arcane caster when creating a character. Unfortunately, this is not due to general … read more »

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