OGL Spells, 1st and 2nd

It has been a long time coming, but here are the 1st-level and 2nd-level OGL compliant spells I have created. As before, these spells are meant to supplement the existing OGL spell list, and are not balanced to work with additional, proprietary, or other supplemental spell lists. While I believe the power-level is appropriate, all…

Sneak Preview: OGL 5e Fantasy 1st and 2nd Level Spells

I’ve been tremendously busy, and my free time has been filled the instant it appears, but I’ve been working on formatting and finalizing another large release of OGL spells for 5e Fantasy. As before, this is meant to supplement the OGL list, and while it can certainly be used for any campaign you’d like to…

The Hot Mess of the Arcane Hybrid

Like so many lasagnas fresh from the oven strewn about the floor, the state of the arcane-martial hybrid in D&D 5e is a hot mess. I am sure this statement comes as a surprise to many people, but I firmly believe it to be the truth. What follows is a discussion of the existing arcane-martial…

Al-Qadim Adventures: Invocations of the Genies Part 2

Last time around I proposed four new cantrips for spell casters intrinsically tied to the powerful genie lords that seek to rule the Land of Fate. To ensure that everyone here is on the same page, I created these genie lords and they are not from any other source material currently published. Unfortunately I don’t…

Al-Qadim Adventures: Invocations of the Genies Part 1

In my last post, I proposed a series of spells meant for the caster to call upon the power of the great genies of Zakhara to grant them blessings and transform them into something more than man. However, entering a state of¬†exaltation is not the only benefit the genies offer. The genies of Zakhara have…

Al-Qadim Adventures: Genie Blessings

One of the driving ideas of Al-Qadim is ¬†powerful genies use mortals as game pieces, enticing them with powers and tricking them with promises. One of the ideas I wanted to communicate was the idea spellcasters of the setting could call upon the genies in their spells. These spells are meant to communicate the theme…

Al-Qadim Adventures: The College of Barbers

One of the coolest, to me, kits introduced in Al-Qadim was the Barber. When taken in context, it’s no surprise that the barber is included, really. Not only were they the medical professionals of the age, they were traditionally called barber surgeons, they also carried mystical authority. You see, there was an ancient belief carried…

DnD Dark: Heraldic Bard

The next class up in the DnD Dark bloc is the Bard. When thinking of the Bard, I had a couple of ideas bouncing around. Something like the old Dirge class from EQ2 was appealing, as was the old Skald class from Dark Age of Camelot. However, neither of those captured what I wanted to…