Tales that you won't hear from just any old bard...
We want to give you more! These articles dig a bit deeper into the many topics that we cover in the Podcast. From active parenting advise to the therapuetic qualities of role play, from the glories of grand exploration to the nitty gritty of Fight Night battleboard tactics, we hope you will drawn inspiration from what we've learned at the table.
16 articles since April 11th, 2020.
Salem Charms: The Droolock Pirate Build
Article | January 8th, 2021
d&d, dnd, droo-lock, druid, fathomless patron, pirate, steal this character, warlock
The Druid-Warlock multiclass: here's an example of how to build this type of D&D character using options from the new Tasha's Cauldron of Everything. Her name is Salem Charms, she's part Circle of Stars, part Fathomless/Pact of Talisman warlock.
The Like Dragon Like Son Subclass Tier List 2020
Article | November 12th, 2020
subclasses, tier list
Here is Like Dragon Like Son's official 2020 subclass tier list!
Building the Wine Master Fey Artificer
Article | October 13th, 2020
alchemist, artificer, brewer supplies, point buy, satyr, steal this character, subverting tropes, tips, weirdness
Have you wanted to play a Satyr? How about an Artificer who isn't all about gadgets and technology? We explain how to bring personality into your builds, from adding flavour to spells to making skills feel more like a profession, through the lens of a fey prince outcast who brings magical wine to the world, longing to someday return home.
Enchanters Are The True Evil Wizards
Article | June 2nd, 2020
charm person, enchantment, enthrall, friends, incite greed, modify memory, pumat sol, suggestion, vicious mockery, wizard
Everybody treats the necromancer with disdain -- but they are sweethearts compared to enchanters.
How To Play A Short Game: The 1-on-1 Fight Night
Article | May 26th, 2020
1-on-1, battlemap, fight night, homebrew, playtest
Whether it’s because of the lockdown, or maybe you just don’t have the time or number of people you need to launch a big campaign, it doesn’t mean you can’t have fun playing D&D for a couple hours with just a single friend. Welcome to 1-on-1 Fight Night!
Combat Rituals: Free 1-Action Spells for Your Scribe Wizard
Article | May 19th, 2020
1-action, ritual, scribe, spell casting, telepathic bond, wizard
Scribes have the ability to cast ritual spells without the extra 10-minutes. Some Ritual spells only take 1-Action to cast. But would any of these be of use in battle?
Play Like a Pro: 5 Spellbooks That Aren't Even Books
Article | May 17th, 2020
order of scribes, spellbook, ua, wizard, xanathar, xgte
The New UA Wizard subclass Order of the Scribes get's the Like Dragon Like Son treatment: we imagine what it might be like if the Scribe didn't use quill and parchement, but some other form of a so-called "spellbook", like pearl beads, a conque shell or crochet blanket?
Steal This Character: Strength Ranger Knight
Article | May 12th, 2020
heavy armor, monster slayer, steal this character, strength ranger, zephyr strike
We look at an alternative way to build a full-plate strength fighter, but not using the usual classes of Fighter or Paladin. We instead build a tank on top of a Ranger undercarriage. Forget about Divine Smite, and say hello to Zephyr Strike. This is a build you'll want to steal.
Would You Be Willing to Switch The Sunsword For The Duskcrusher?
Article | May 5th, 2020
cos, magic items, remix, two generations
Some might call it blasphemy, but we call it fun: take a shiny new magic item that has just entered the D&D canon, and replace a classic item beloved by those who have been playing the game for decades. So, please my Dread Lords, keep an open mind as we compare the Duskcrusher and the Sunsword for use in Curse of Strahd.
Would you let players exploit this loophole in Spell Bottle?
Article | May 3rd, 2020
counterspell, magic items, spell bottle, wildmount, wish
New magic items sometimes come with small loopholes in their rules. Spell Bottle has one such poorly chosen phrase which sets the bottle up to capture one of the most powerful spells in the game. The question then becomes: whom does that spell now serve?