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Preview: The Retroverse

Preview: The Retroverse

Today I have something I have been waiting to look at for quite a while. It is also something I was hoping to be able to direct you towards. Sadly, the Kickstarter has been delayed but the reasons are good. Despite all the work that has been accomplished and how far along this project has gone, there were some simple problems that Chris and Lluis ran into with general logistics of the release. This was manly promised rewards, tenability, and…

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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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Review: North Seat Player’s Primer

Review: North Seat Player’s Primer

Hello everyone! Remember when I was here last week and I had to change up the review? Well, it definitely ended up being the right choice. Today I do not bring you the review of the first book of the North Seat campaign setting. Instead I have the Player’s Primer which is a supplement to go along with the setting and an absolute must if you are going to play North Seat Book 1. I will get into that, but…

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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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Review: Book of Heroic Races 1 & 2 5E

Review: Book of Heroic Races 1 & 2 5E

Hello everyone! Today I have a review twofer for you all. This time we go with a simple 5th Edition supplement in PDF form. There are so many of these out these days, especially on the DMs Guild, it can be difficult to find the good ones from the bad ones. Luckily for me I had the opportunity check out two from John Brazer Enterprises. To be fair, of course, this name might actually be familiar to you. They have…

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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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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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