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: 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…

Al-Qadim Adventures: The Holy Slayer

By popular demand (says nobody), Al-Qadim Adventures is back. This time around, the holy slayer gets the update treatment. This kit hinges on the concept that assassins in the setting are religious, and work with churches to jointly further goals and remove obstacles. Holy slayer is interesting, in that it is really an assassin, very…

This is Halloween: Roguish Archetype: The Jinx

Ah, the last of the non-adventures. Much like Cheech Marin said in Ghostbusters II, “better late than never.” The last class I submitted an idea for was for the Rogue. Rogues seemed like a natural fit for the “trick or treat” portion of Halloween. I wanted to create something that felt like the mean-spirited prankster that often rears…

DnD Dark: Brigand Rogue

I’m continuing with the series name, but really no flavor of rogue is any more dark than any other flavor of rogue. Assassin stands out due to the fact it’s murder-centric, but Thief is just as bad, as every other criminal type is rolled underneath that archetype. Thief is interesting because it talks about burglars…