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Re-Skinning: Warlock Patrons

Re-Skinning: Warlock Patrons

When this was the topic that was voted on by those of you over on Twitter, I wasn’t really sure what I was going to do. I put the option in there because, frankly, the warlock patrons are pretty lacking. This isn’t to say that you cannot get a diverse set of warlocks. In fact, I think warlocks are probably one of the classes with the most diversity among builds. Between patron, pact type, spell selection, and invocation selection there…

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Sub-Class: Bard College of the Plague Doctor

Sub-Class: Bard College of the Plague Doctor

Okay everyone, I need to start today off by saying that this sub-class challenge has been just that: a challenge. Some of these come out better than others and all of them need a little work. There is something that is beginning to trend with my thought process though. For the Hag Coven wizard (find it here if you haven’t read it) I was unable to really flesh out the entire build. The farthest I got for features was level…

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Re-skinning: Barbarian Totems

Re-skinning: Barbarian Totems

Hello everyone! Today’s re-skinning article features something akin to what we discussed last time with the dinosaur druid. There are plenty of options for players in the Player’s Handbook of 5th Edition, but those options can be multiplied much further with a little help from the imagination. So, let’s take a look at a very simple way to add some flavor to your barbarian! Path of the Totem Warrior Your everyday barbarian tends to go down the path of the…

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Sub-Class: Hag Coven Wizard

Sub-Class: Hag Coven Wizard

Today is a class archetype for 5th Edition that has been a bit of a conundrum for me. Where to start, what to do, what features to utilize, etc. The hag coven wizard was put on the Twitter poll because it sounded like a fun idea. People must have agreed because it did quite well in the running. Keep in mind that there is a poll up until tomorrow for the next entries into this series. You can find it…

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Barbarian Path: Wendigo

Barbarian Path: Wendigo

Tonight is the start of something very special, the first of our monthly class archetype articles. Around the turn of the new year I decided to challenge myself with two new articles each month. The first of these articles would be a re-skinning article and the second would be to build a new subclass for fifth edition. In order to do this I asked Twitter to vote in a few polls. The results gave me some topics from which to…

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Re-Skinning: Dinosaur Druid!

Re-Skinning: Dinosaur Druid!

Let me tell you, I am so excited that this was the second place winner in the poll to decide what re-skinning topics would show up here on Notes of the Wandering Alchemist. Like many, I fell in love with dinosaurs long ago and that love never dies away. A significant portion of my undergrad career included studying dinosaurs and having watched the realization and acceptance of feathered dinos has been awesome. As you know, near the top of my…

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An Early 2018 Update!

An Early 2018 Update!

It has been a while since I have done a real update here on the blog, so I thought I would take a few moments to share what has been going on with me and what we are doing here. As you may know (I have a tendency to repeat myself), I have been hard at work restraining the scope of what I am doing here at Notes of the Wandering Alchemist. So too have I been trying to relax…

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Warlock Patron: Winter Warlock

Warlock Patron: Winter Warlock

Good evening everyone! After a brief discussion on Twitter about two weeks ago it was decided that the Winter Warlock from the Christmas movie Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town should definitely be a patron option for warlocks in 5th Edition. As a result I pledged to take it upon myself to create such a patron. Tonight I have the initial version for all of you. This is rough, which means that it isn’t just untested but has relatively little…

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Wandering Dev Diary #6: Savage Worlds Arcane Backgrounds

Wandering Dev Diary #6: Savage Worlds Arcane Backgrounds

As you may know I have been in the process of building a lot of things recently. Some of it has been directly blog related, but I have also been pretty inspired to build up a sort of preliminary campaign guide for my home brew material. This is something I can bring to the table and look through if I need too, especially as I continue to build more and more. I have also been working towards a Brave New…

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The Multiclassing Rant is Here!

The Multiclassing Rant is Here!

Tonight I have for you the 9th Untamed Rant featuring a discussion on why multiclassing can be cool, why you shouldn’t worry about some difficulties, and how cool it can be. If you like the show and want to get it early think about becoming a Patron. You will get it 2 weeks earlier than everyone else AND we have a special patron rant in the planning stages of becoming a goal for as little as $1 a month! Oh…

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