Druid Circle: Circle of the Song

I’d been throwing the idea around the echoing halls of the Mage College of a druid that uses song and magic. The first issue I had to tackle was the how to differentiate it from bard substantially enough that it didn’t feel like it was taking any spotlight from bards. so we looked into how Bladesingers worked and after conferring with the Mage College’s Head … Continue reading Druid Circle: Circle of the Song

Fighting with Finesse- New Feats!

I will admit, I am one of those players who likes synergy. One of my pet peeves about one of my favorite classes in D&D 5e, the Rogue, has a boatload of weapon proficiencies that do them absolutely no good as far as Sneak Attack is concerned which disables their core ability and gives them absolutely no major benefit. In my opinion, I’d rather see … Continue reading Fighting with Finesse- New Feats!

Sorcerous Origin: Heartwarder

This week’s subclass is a 5e rework of the Heartwarder which was originally found in 3rd Editions Faith’s and Pantheons as requested by Ms. Tahina Andale (@Tahina_Andale). Tahina has already helped with a few projects here at the Mage College such as the Ink Burners and gave some preliminary feedback on Character Folio: Anja. There’s a very good chance you may see her work and … Continue reading Sorcerous Origin: Heartwarder

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 way to DMsGuild in both a free and art version … Continue reading Bard College: College of Puppetry

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 gave me the idea for a more rogue-like paladin. Without … Continue reading Sacred Oath: Oath of Silence

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 is full of more monsters than most places in the … Continue reading Ranger Archetype: Thalassic Predator

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 idea for a stealth magic ranger, and this is how … Continue reading Ranger Archetype: Whisperknife