D&D 5e: Way of Lost Souls Monastic Tradition

I liked the Innistrad block of M:tG so very, very much, and I loved Plane Shift: Innistrad. There’s just one really important thing from Innistrad that it didn’t have: the Geist-Honored Monk. As it happens, I don’t know the M:tG canon for this card, but I found it fascinating. What […]


D&D 5e: Team Magic Items

Back in the 3.5 DMG II, there were magic items that benefited the whole party. I don’t remember the details of their design, and I’m deliberately not going back to look them up now, but I always liked the idea – company banners, totems, that kind of thing. I was […]


D&D 5e: Warrior Orders and Maneuvers

Inigo Montoya: You are using Bonetti’s Defense against me, ah? Man in Black: I thought it fitting considering the rocky terrain. Inigo Montoya: Naturally, you must expect me to attack with Capo Ferro? Man in Black: Naturally, but I find that Thibault cancels out Capo Ferro. Don’t you? Inigo Montoya: […]


Session Postmortem: The Great Old One Opera

In a recent session of my Aurikesh campaign, the PCs followed up on a previous investigation into a theater that had some kind of connection with an Abomination – my setting’s term for the Great Old Ones. I think that the players had a very good time, and I know […]


D&D 5e: The Aasimar Personality 1

One of Tony diTerlizzi’s original aasimars. Sexualized, because it was the ’90s – but not technically in lingerie! I’ve been intermittently writing a series of posts with personality features specific to each nonhuman race, and today I’m covering aasimar (devas if, for some reason, you preferred 4e). Aasimar go back to […]


RPG Blog Carnival: The Ways of the Wise Wrap-up

In case you missed it, July – and my hosting of the RPG Blog Carnival – have come to their inevitable ends. At least here in Georgia, July’s heat is brutal enough that I am not sorry to see it go, but I’ve enjoyed hosting the Blog Carnival all the […]


D&D 5e Playtest: The Faithful

It’s the first Monday of a month, and Unearthed Arcana is on time! Today we have two new subclasses addressing arcane casters that have ties to faith or a deity: the Seeker Patron and Pact of the Star Chain for warlocks, and the Theurgy Tradition for wizards. Mearls mentioned on […]


RPG Blog Carnival: The Wizards of Dust to Dust

In a previous post, I wrote about the wizards of Aurikesh, my tabletop setting, for the Ways of the Wise RPG Blog Carnival. Today I’m doing the same for my LARP setting, Dust to Dust. To be clear, the Campaign Staff and many of the players contributed to the setting, […]


RPG Blog Carnival: The Wizards of Aurikesh 1

If I’m going to host a blog carnival about the Wise, I might as well talk about my own settings too, right? Today I’m talking about Aurikesh, the setting of my current tabletop game. Probably the best summary of the Wise of Aurikesh that I’ve written so far comes from […]


RPG Blog Carnival July 2016 – The Ways of the Wise

Many fantasy literature settings have their own unique spin on wizards and, at least as important, how wizards interact with one another. In this month’s RPG Blog Carnival, I’d love to hear about your setting’s (or favorite fantasy novel’s) wizards, their society, and what makes them unique. To celebrate my […]