Month: August 2018

Bard College: College of Puppetry

Today on the Mage College as we start our new batch of content for your playtesting delight, we have the College of Puppetry. I had tried tackling this subclass before, but some helpful suggestions and concepts from a few friends really helped bring it to life. You can expect this subclass to eventually make its…

Sacred Oath: Oath of Silence

  Today’s paladin oath is a paladin that prizes stealth, subterfuge, and justice dispensed in the form of quick sudden stab in the dark, the Oath of Silence. While similar to the Oath of Vengeance, I decided to tweak the slider labeled “magical assassin” a little bit more. Special thanks to Quinn Wongkew (@qwongkew) who…

Ranger Archetype: Thalassic Predator

It was suggested to me that I design an aquatic ranger by Ryan Boelter (@lordneptune), and I did just that. Remember kids, when you design fun aquatic options, you still want to make those designs fun on land too! I am pretty confident that the Thalassic Predator accomplishes that. Ranger Archetype: Thalassic Predator The sea…

Ranger Archetype: Whisperknife

Whisperknives originated in 3.5 as a halfling prestige class, moved to 4e as a paragon path for rogue, but I felt that the ranger’s magical nature in tandem with favored enemy and the idea that they are the “skirmishers” and “hunters” of the class spectrum made for an interesting ghostly assailant. @JrWarwick gave me the…

Ranger Archetype: Relic Seeker

Today’s homebrew comes from an idea given to me by @Skoll_NorseWolf. It was suggested that I make a Ranger that seeks out artifacts and quests to destroy evil ones. Albeit that flavor was hard to convey, so I broke it down into the Relic Seeker, a ranger who hunts down magic items in general. Okay,…

Sacred Oath: Oath of the Vault

When I was writing today’s Sacred Oath, all I could think of was the Orzhov from Magic: The Gathering’s Ravnica setting. The design came from a smattering of different suggestions on Twitter that eventually wrapped up together into the Oath of the Vault. My two big thank yous go out to Xai (@xaichai) and Kelly…

Fighter Archetype: Dervish

As I work on the next Sacred Oath, I decided to punctuate my first three Sacred Oaths with the revision of a subclass from one of the previous Mage College websites. Overall, the design wasn’t too bad, but it could use some polishing, and I feel like with the new changes it really shines. Without…

Sacred Oath: Oath of Liberty

As we wrap up our first series of paladins, today we introduce the Oath of Liberty, a paladin who seeks to liberate others and offer them hope in times of oppression. If you’re looking to play a paladin that is awesome at crowd control and teamwork, this is the character for you. The suggestion for…

Sorcerous Origin: Beguiler

I’m proud to present, at long last, my take on beguiler. Though I deviated a bit from the original concept in 3.5, I think I made something that I am a little bit more… enchanted with. Let me know what you guys think! If you excuse me, I kind of want to start planning a…