Ravenloft Review – Van Richten’s Guide to Halloween

For me, Halloween season started a solid couple of weeks ago. But that isn’t important right now, because what we’re here to do is prep for a Halloween of Dungeons and Dragons scares! And to do that, we’re going to review all of the Domains from the latest Ravenloft book. Not all at once, but still.

So just step on through that mist and we’ll get started. What do you mean “is the mist dangerous?” It’s mist in a Ravenloft setting.

Of course it’s dangerous.

Click through below if you dare!

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Augmentation Artificer – Patch Notes: Removed Humanity, etc… (v1.0)

Look, don’t worry about it. Yes, half my body has been replaced by magical constructs. Yes, I no longer feel emotions, pain, or guilt. But it’s still me! I’m still the same inside. No invasive surgery or experimental augmentation can take that away…

Until mid-next week, at least.

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Late Review – Complete Druid’s Handbook (2e)

Druids in Advanced Dungeons and Dragons 2e are one of the weakest class options out there. They have severe alignment restrictions and very limited spell selection. In fact, most druids become functionally useless when underground, inside, or in a desert. Never fear, though – this was a known issue. And so we have… The Complete Druid’s Handbook! Which proceeds to fix absolutely none of these problems!

Join me to look at the earliest attempts at non-treehugging druids, a too-in-depth background on the weird global druid conspiracy, and more!

Druid and Overweight Fox-Bear Companion

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Advancing Editions – THAC0: Thoroughly Hating Advanced Calculus 0!

So it really is no secret that I hate the THAC0 system with all of my heart. It is without a doubt the absolute worst part of 2nd Edition, and I celebrated at the day of its death.

A few times people have asked me why I hate THAC0 so much. The answer is… a lot of reasons, really.

But mostly, it just sucks.

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Advancing Editions – Dr. System Shock, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Save-or-Die

While “save-or-die” isn’t really what we’re talking about here, it sure makes for a catchy buzzword. But instead of that, we’ll be looking more generally at the evolution of the saving throw in general – from its humble and confusing beginnings to the modern day.

Also get the d20’s ready. When I say the old system is confusing, I mean like in the confusion spell. Hope you’ve got a good Wisdom save bonus.

Just as a note, it may take a year but by god do I follow up on my stupid title jokes.

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The Psionic Panic

Psionics is interesting, isn’t it? I don’t think I’ve ever seen something else so divisive in Dungeons and Dragons. I mean sure, people can argue about racial traits and ranger reworks, but psionics is where the arguments get real. Since the upcoming Tasha’s Guide to Everything looks to have multiple of those topics it should make the D&D social network quite… interesting.

Anyway it’s been a while since the last time I ended up out of my depth, so here we are!

Let’s talk psionics. Just don’t go mental on me, alright?

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School of Arcana Wizard – The Know-It-All Mage! (v3)

Magic is a tool like any other. It exists to be learned and mastered by those with the dedication, patience, and aptitude to do so. Many wizards embrace the diversity of magic and hone their skills in a favored school or technique.

But to the mage, a student of the School of Arcana, all magic is fair game. After all, why play favorites? No one school is better than another, but combined the possibilities are limitless.

Come learn the basics below, with the School of Arcana wizard!

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Forgotten God Warlock – There’s No Point Believing in Things that Exist (v2)

To a god, belief is an acceptance of their philosophy and ideas, and also a confidence the god will still be there tomorrow. This faith is self-fulfilling; so long as you believe, the god will be. If you forget, then it won’t.

To a forgotten god, belief is something much different. It is the futile, desperate hope that things will change. Bereft of evidence or proof, belief is all that is left. To a forgotten god, belief is the hope that you will bring it back to life.

Remember more below, with the Forgotten God warlock!

Warlock-ForgottenGod-v2

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Late Review – The Complete Thief’s Handbook (2e)

Welcome to a brand new series of exceedingly late reviews for Advanced Dungeons and Dragons 2nd Edition sourcebooks! I mean, it’s only 31 years late, right?

First up we have The Complete Thief’s Handbook, a good ol’ guide to our favorite class, the thief rogue!

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Path of Inks Barbarian – Next Up: Tattoo Artist Artificer! (v1)

I’m just joking about the artificer subclass… for now, at least.

So, you know how powerful wizards can scribble on paper and make it do crazy stuff? Alright, and bear with me here… what if we did that to your skin? Wouldn’t that be rad or what?

Have I ever done this before? Nah, but don’t worry about it. How hard can a tattoo really be?

Click here to follow through with the Path of Inks barbarian!

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