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

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 a bit of a conundrum, he had always wanted to … Continue reading Arcane Tradition: Primeval Mystic

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 some cases, re-creating and refining him, I learned more about … Continue reading Hero in the Making – A Lesson in Character Creation

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 Natalie is just the strategist we need to help us … Continue reading New Team Member and DMsGuild Product!

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 fan of tieflings and elves, the Fey’ri are a wonderful … Continue reading New Playable Race: Fey’ri

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 nice like that.) You can find Kienna over on her Twitter, … Continue reading Bard College: College of Astronomy

Magical Intent | New Arcane Spell!

Spells are an integral part of Dungeons and Dragons. There is an entire third of the Player’s Handbook devoted to spellcasting alone. If someone were to suggest a low-magic campaign, or a no magic campaign, two-thirds of players would probably crinkle their nose in apprehension at the thought. If it is a huge part of the game, do you incorporate your characters’ thinking and habits around … Continue reading Magical Intent | New Arcane Spell!

Are You the Land or Are You Metagaming?

Dungeon Masters are the NPCs, the setting, the objects in the room, and more. They have all the knowledge of what comes ahead and could, on a whim, change it. The DM has many different roles– referee, storyteller, adversary, architect, conductor, mediator, so on and so forth, but there is a word in there that many DMs take too seriously: adversary. Adversarial DM is a term we … Continue reading Are You the Land or Are You Metagaming?

Playable Race: Stufflin

This special playable race goes out to @snacktaco who wanted a magical dragon plushie as a first time D&D character. Who are we at the Mage College to deny that?  If you want to see more of these little guys, let me know in the comments or on Twitter! (@Archmage_Derek) Without further ado, the adorable living plushies, the Stufflin! Playable Race: Stufflin Stufflin are small … Continue reading Playable Race: Stufflin