Tag Archives: fantasy

Reimagined Races: Gnome

Gnome +2 Charisma, -2 Strength: Gnomes are fun-loving and amiable, but they are small and therefore not as strong as larger humanoids. Small: As a Small creature, a gnome gains a +1 size bonus to Armor Class, a +1 size … Continue reading

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Sidebar: Playtesting

Thomas Huxley once said (and I paraphrase a little) that the great tragedy of science is the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact. I think it’s similarly true that the tragedy of gaming is that a beautiful … Continue reading

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Sidebar: Recalling Spells

A while back, I posted a link to Shamus Young’s blog entry, “A Retrospective Glance at D&D 3.5.” In the article, he talks about how returning to 3.5 after playing 4E helped him see some of the flaws with that … Continue reading

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Recall Spells

By taking a short rest, you can recall some of the spells you cast during your most recent combat. You may recall a maximum number of spells whose combined levels do not exceed the level of your highest level spell … Continue reading

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Sidebar: Building a Better GM: A Challenge (Part II)

This is my second post in response to ckutalik’s challenge Building a Better GM. My friend is fond of a quote by Steve Martin, from the movie ‘My Blue Heaven.’ “It’s not tipping I believe in. It’s overtipping.” This pretty … Continue reading

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Sidebar: Wirry

A common trope used in trhiller movies is to place characters in a dark, confined space, while some unseen, or shadowy figure torments them. A good example of this is the opening scene of the movie, Scream. Another example is … Continue reading

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New Monster: Wirry

Wirry Small Fey Hit Dice: 1d6 (3 hp) Initiative: +3 Speed: 30 ft. (6 squares), climb 30 ft. Armor Class: 14 (+1 size, +3 Dex) Base Attack/Grapple: +1/-3 Atk: Claw +5 melee (1d3) Full Atk: 2 claws +5 melee (1d3) … Continue reading

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