Building the Arcane Hybrid

Quite some time ago, I wrote about the crazy disorganized state of the arcane hybrid in D&D 5e. This situation has only been exacerbated by the recent UAs released. It’s pretty clear at this point the staff desires to shove as many “magical melee” in the different existing magic-users as possible. I get it, to…

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…

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 Genie-Blood Sorcerer

I’m a big fan of sand and sorcery as a genre. I just can’t help it. Sinbad, Aladdin, Lawrence of Arabia, Declare, whatever you name, I’m probably down with it. I mean not like, anything, but like, most things. Within reason. I’m like the Meatloaf of sand and sorcery, the O’Doul’s of Arabia, the…you know what?…

This is Halloween: Sorcerous Origins – Dread Bloodline

A while back, I submitted some ideas for a Halloween themed 5e supplement, but my pitches were not selected to move forward. No big deal, it happens. However, since these are all fall, harvest, and Halloween themed, it would be silly to sit on them for too much longer. Let’s face it, I won’t move…