Ascended Tiefling Subrace

The other day, the magically talented Critical Bard pointed out that if there are fallen aasimar shouldn’t there be some sort of celestial tiefling subrace? Well, who are we to not deliver on the possibility, especially as tieflings are one of the favored race options at the Mage College. So we present to you the Ascended Tiefling subrace, following the pattern of the Tome of Foes … Continue reading Ascended Tiefling Subrace

Can You Play a TTRPG Wrong?

The answer to this question is a complicated one. We have to look at what “playing wrong” means. Unfortunately, the English language doesn’t like being very exact in its use of adjectives, so we have to make do with specifics. There’s a few different directions this question can go, so let’s be specific. You can play a tabletop roleplaying game wrong. How you manage to … Continue reading Can You Play a TTRPG Wrong?

Diabolical Plans: Running Villains Like Badasses

(Waterdeep: Dragon Heist cover, Tyler Jacobson, Wizards of the Coast) Every so often on Twitter, you see the complaint get aired, “My villain got killed in the first act,” or something like, “My BBEG died in the second encounter! They were so cool though!” These grievances are shockingly common. Sadly, plot armor is not something that adds a bonus to AC. In fact, plot armor in … Continue reading Diabolical Plans: Running Villains Like Badasses

Base Class Basics: Building Your Own D&D Class

Base classes are difficult to design in 5e. In no way does it mean that it is impossible, but there are a few big hurdles to overcome if you decide that you want to design your own base class. If you have spent more than three minutes on DMsGuild, you probably have noticed that there are so many community created base classes out there. Some … Continue reading Base Class Basics: Building Your Own D&D Class

Sacred Oath: Oath of Nightsong

Today on the Mage College, we introduce a Sacred Oath designed specifically for followers of one of my favorite Forgotten Realms, Eilistraee. Though, to be more specific this Sacred Oath was created for my favorite follower of Eilistraee, Leoni, or as many know her, the fantastic GlossandGadgets, chairwoman, creator, artist, animator of Goldhart Gaming, who plays Lael’essthrae (or Lael for short) on the Saturday Waterdeep: … Continue reading Sacred Oath: Oath of Nightsong

Valentine’s Day Special – Revised Divine Domain: Love

A year ago, I was inspired by fantastic people in the community like my dear wife Kannah, my now friend and hero Ruty Rutenberg, and others like Matt Mercer, Krystina Arielle, Satine Phoenix, and many more who advocate for love and compassion into our D&D community. Love is central to community and the people in it. As the capstone is of this subclass suggests, love … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Special – Revised Divine Domain: Love

Crescent Blade – Goldeneye’s Guide to Warlock’s Preview

Today on the Mage College, we are previewing a spell from the first book in the Goldeneye’s Guide to Warlock’s series. This is a 5e revision of the spell Moon Blade last found in 3.5’s Spell Compendium. In volume 1 of the Goldeneye’s Guide series, you will come face to face with The Moon Otherworldly Patron, a patron that takes the form of the natural will … Continue reading Crescent Blade – Goldeneye’s Guide to Warlock’s Preview