Brandes Stoddard


D&D 5e: Medium Armor

Ever since 5e came out, I’ve talked around how medium armor isn’t great. There are a few specific builds that are stuck with it, but its positioning feeds into the problems of Strength vs. Dexterity in 5e. To put that another way, any Strength-focused character that can’t wear heavy armor has […]


Photo Friday: A Musket and a Brace of Pistols

You should definitely check out the history behind this image, brought to you today by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I’m particularly interested in this one because of some work I’ve recently done over in Tribality, as well as how seamlessly this image fits into Aurikesh. (Yes, I know that […]


D&D 5e: Five New Genasi Subraces 5

Posting over in Twitter about 4e, I happened to recall that 4e genasi had a lot more varieties than 5e genasi do. Their metagame position is also quite different; 4e genasi have unique offensive powers, while 5e genasi have spells that might be offense or utility, and are substantially varied […]


Death in Roleplaying Games 6

This is one of those posts that I’ve talked about writing for awhile now, and I expect that a whole lot of people will disagree most vehemently with everything I say – in one direction or the other. It’s fine, folks. My comment section welcomes you as long as we all […]