As the last part in my On Fighters & Fighting series, have an Unarmed Fighting Style Generator and some thoughts on Hit Points in combat!
Liner Notes: The Role of Bards In A Setting
Medieval fantasy settings have bards. It's something that many players or Dungeon Masters might not even note anymore, especially as the class has been a staple of Dungeons & Dragons for so long now. It's been my experience, in fact, that the class really only comes up – in regards to how it fits the game – when the subject is "How do the various classes balance against eachother?" Like any other class, however, there is a ton of potential there for character backgrounds and conflict to be found if you just go digging around enough.
Casting Conflict: Fighting It Out Over Arcane Traditions
The default assumption of many fantasy game settings is that the magical study wizards devote themselves to is rewarded by the slow – but constant – accumulation of knowledge and power. The fact that this knowledge takes the form of spells that may come from various different ancient masters, widespread cultures, or deep secrets of... Continue Reading →
Made Me Who I Am Today: Mentors and Life-Paths
How to turn 5th Edition's backgrounds into a way to create a life-path for your character's history in the form of important Mentor's they've had.
Flaws to Punch that Inspiration
This is a small expansion of the Inspiration system, utilizing the existing "Flaws" category--but adding some flavor and contingency so players can better grasp when they might be able to leverage their RP for Inspiration with the DM. So, I wanted to help the Backgrounds system get a bit of a facelift. In my game,... Continue Reading →