… And there, in the deepest and darkest of spaces, far from the prying eyes of those who would judge their work, or steal their designs, a god whose name is lost, did render the form of what it had seen, and sought to make its own. It made what it thought it saw, when […]
When I first decided to stat up the fuzzy firbolg for 4th Edition, I knew I wanted to follow it up with the gruuwar. But I had always intended for there to be a third “true fey” in the lineup too.
It’s said, that humans learned magic from the gods; some say that humans learned it from studying the universe around them. Some, in the oldest and darkest stories, say that humans learned magic from the fey, because they couldn’t wait to see how badly we fucked it up. One thing I love about D&D 4e […]
There are tales told, in the deep and dark places of the world, about vast, floating multi-eyed magical monsters, their minds full of hate, seeing a world of imperfection and foulness that they refuse to abide, wanting to reshape and destroy it all at once. There are tales told about their variations and mutations, things […]
How Heroes of Shadow made me angry enough to sand back and repaint an entire variant class.
Did you ever get something in D&D so wrong that you just had to keep going and never look back? That’s the story of today’s 4e heritage glow-up, the gruuwar.
Hindren are a type of cervitaur (‘part deer, part-humanoid, with four legs and two arms’) people you can meet in the indie videogame Caves of Qud. They’re originally a fan creation by indie bespoke curio crafter Caelyn Sandel, before they were implemented in the game proper in part thanks to the efforts of new Caves […]
Today I’m going to talk about a few minor variant class and heritage features I banged out while putting together some 1st-level PCs for a game with my niblings and sister-in-law.
In 4th Edition D&D, a starting character has three large layered choices for making a character more conveniently. You have their Ancestry (“race”), you have the toolset for solving problems they have for their basic skills (“class”), and then you have the little third layer, the layer where you get to refine those two things […]
5e (or really, Critical Role) gifted us a fresh and appealing new take on a classic—but really boring—D&D creature. Let’s make a version we can play in 4e!