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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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Libris Monstrum #25: Kuo-toa

Libris Monstrum #25: Kuo-toa

Good evening everyone we are back, beginning with the Libris Monstrum. In the last entry I went over one of the more mythological creatures that you can find in the Monster Manual, the oni. This time we get to something a little more mundane but unique to D&D. Tonight I am going to be talking about one of my favorite semi-obscure monsters that belong directly within the Forgotten Realms of Dungeons & Dragons. The strange fish people live underground and…

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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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Review: The Death Knight’s Squire (Solo Adventure!)

Review: The Death Knight’s Squire (Solo Adventure!)

Today we have something very interesting to share with you folks. The review is a 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons solo adventure, called The Death Knight’s Squire,¬†which went up back in September. Many of us at the time were quite curious about it and I talked with the RPG Kitchen about reviewing it. They are in the process of developing a website and resource for RPGs and I hope to see it added to the community soon. While their focus…

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Klingons & Kobolds!

Klingons & Kobolds!

This special two topic Rant explores the kobolds and the klingons. One a sneaky, clever race of cavern dwellers. The other a space faring warrior people. We talk mek’leths and pit traps, we talk tribbles and dragons, we talk kobolds versus klingons!  

Re-skinning: Making Your Spells Lovecraftian

Re-skinning: Making Your Spells Lovecraftian

Here we are, at the beginning of a new road for Notes of the Wandering Alchemist. Over the past few months I have been hard at work reigning myself in and figuring out my limits, desires, and capabilities. For that, I think I have been successful and as such comes a need to return to some of the things I used to do. The key to doing that was frequency and direction. In that regard we have two monthly articles…

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Resources For Every GM: Rules & Supplements Part 8

Resources For Every GM: Rules & Supplements Part 8

It has been quite a while since this series took a look at actual rule books. Well, aside form the occasions when I mention other games you might want to try out. Today we get back to some down-to-it rule books from the 3rd Edition era of Dungeons & Dragons. Each of these books has not really been seen in quite a while, at least not as proper D&D published supplements. One, to be fair, was released in the 4th…

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Libris Monstrum #22: Golems

Libris Monstrum #22: Golems

Today we get to visit a creature voted on by you, the readers. Well, those of you who follow the blog on Twitter. This entry into the Libris Monstrum features a classic monster from Dungeons & Dragons: the golem. In it we are going to explore some of the inspirational sources for such a creature. There are more than I thought and learning about them has been great! D&D Basics To begin I want to go over what golems are…

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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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Libris Monstrum #21: Gorgons

Libris Monstrum #21: Gorgons

Here we are, delving back into the Libris Monstrum! To start things of I wanted to tackle a monster from mythology that has a couple reactions. The gorgon is one that has always bothered me in the world of RPGs and I needed to finally delve into what on Earth is going on with them. In that regard you end up with a bit of a twofer! We also have a few other entries picked out by both myself and…

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