Author: Archmage Derek

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…

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…

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,…

Arcane Tradition: Primeval Mystic

Ever have a hard time choosing between playing a druid or a wizard? Look no further. I think I may have solved that problem. I recently had a delightful experience being interviewed by FC3 Monkey Business podcast, and over the course of the show, turns out one of the hosts of the show, Chris had…

Hero in the Making – A Lesson in Character Creation

When I started playing Dungeons & Dragons, I was obsessed with creating the “perfect character.” To some degree, even years later, I try to get everything with this one character right. Which character you might ask? The handsome blue-clad swashbuckler looking elf you see here: Daerthalion Dawntracker. In the process of creating him, and in…

New Team Member and DMsGuild Product!

Today we’re happy to announce that we officially welcome a new member to the Mage College crew. Natalie is joining us as our Tactician, not only will she be working on writing and design with us, but also helping plan our products, events, and more. In 2019, we’re trying to achieve more than ever and…

Announcement: A Fond Farewell

Among the number of changes coming to the Mage College, that we are announcing over the coming weeks, one important announcement we must address first: We are bidding a fond farewell to Archdruid Tahina. We are parting on the best of terms as she has made the wise decision of stepping down to focus on…

Multiclass Mastery: Master Thrower (Now with Throwing Knives!)

The Master Thrower is a fun character concept that I see a lot of people talk about and wish to create. Characters like this are often reminiscent of Bullseye from Marvel. Essentially, a Master Thrower is character that not only specializes in throwing weapons, but is amazing at it. Their speed, precision, and skill sets…

New Playable Race: Fey’ri

Today on the Mage College, we’re throwing a preview from our Spring title Fey and Wild: Calliope and Firiana’s Enchanted Enchiridion to Faerie. Along with Archdruid Tahina’s Sidhe race, and some game materials created by Head Curator Kannah, the Fey’ri, Faerun’s fey and fiend descended race will be making an appearance as well. If you are a…

Bard College: College of Astronomy

We’re full in swing with writing for Goldeneye’s Guide to Warlocks, so we thought we might share this Bard College we wrote this previous summer for our friend Kienna as a birthday present. Kienna quite graciously agreed to let us share this subclass with you guys because it is such a fun bard college! (Also she’s super…