Barbarian Path of the Bloodied | New Player Option for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

This one comes as a request from one of my patrons. Here is what he asked for: Hi Dave, I'd love to see what you can create for a Barbarian subclass around the idea of the more damage he takes, the more damage he can dish out. Even better if his attacks are unarmed. I'm … Continue reading Barbarian Path of the Bloodied | New Player Option for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Jovian Playable Race | New Player Option for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Another Spelljammer addition (original, mind you!), this one comes from another player who had some ideas on what he wanted the class to do. Basically, the race is sentient gas. But how the hell can you make sentient gas work in Fifth Edition without breaking the game? Design Notes Here are the list of traits … Continue reading Jovian Playable Race | New Player Option for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Warlock Pact of the Great Dreamer | New Player Option for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

I'm running a Spelljammer campaign, and one of my players wanted to do something outside of the box with his warlock. First, he had me come up with an octopode class. And now I need to make a Great Space Whale patron. Challenge accepted! Design Notes With this particular design, I wanted to stick with … Continue reading Warlock Pact of the Great Dreamer | New Player Option for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Octopode Playable Race | New Player Option for Dungeons & Dragons

Octopodes are intelligent, space-faring half-octopus humanoids. They appear to be human or elven from the waist up, with only a few features that may reveal their demihuman nature: purplish or grayish skin, spots, or even rocky ridges along their back and base of their neck. From the waist down, octopodes have eight tentacles arranged in … Continue reading Octopode Playable Race | New Player Option for Dungeons & Dragons

Giff Playable Race | New Player Option for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Ever since they resurfaced in Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes, Dungeons & Dragons fans have been clamoring for a playable giff race. And well? It's time I delivered that. This was a relatively simple build all things considered. Using the "3 ASI" rule for building races (where the racial traits equal 3 ASIs or feats worth … Continue reading Giff Playable Race | New Player Option for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Voidbränd Race | New Player Option for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

The voidbränd were once phoenixkin but were cursed by Indronyx during a confrontation with Yaunthom at the Desolation of Heaminster. They appear as charred bodies with blue flame pouring out of scars and cracks on their surface. While they appear unintelligent, they actually possess grim sentience. Voidbränd Traits No matter what your voidbränd's true origin, … Continue reading Voidbränd Race | New Player Option for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Revised Mass Combat Rules & Combat Unit Template | New Rules for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Thinking back on my Mass Combat Rules for Fifth Edition (and reading through the ruleset again), I was thinking up a couple changes I wanted to implement in the design. Well, one thing lead to another I ended up rewriting the whole damn thing. And I gotta say: it's way better. Playtest Content The material … Continue reading Revised Mass Combat Rules & Combat Unit Template | New Rules for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Blueshift 5E | Science Fiction Roleplaying Rules Part 1 – Races

A few days ago, I announced that I would be slowly working my way through a science fiction series now called Blueshift. The basic idea of Blueshift is that it's a Star Trek style roleplaying game where the players are all members of a space exploration crew. In the last edition, I created a "checklist" … Continue reading Blueshift 5E | Science Fiction Roleplaying Rules Part 1 – Races

Monk Disciple of Graviton Monastic Tradition | New Player Option for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Subclass month continues with a cool subclass idea from one of my patrons. Here is what he requested: Ever since I started playing I always wanted a subclass that had the power to control gravity or affect the surroundings. The only issue with my request is I usually play really gung-ho with a fighter or … Continue reading Monk Disciple of Graviton Monastic Tradition | New Player Option for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Barbarian Pack Leader Primal Path | New Player Option for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

This entry comes as a Patron request and will be a part of DMDave Magazine #1 released sometime at the end of March/early April. Here is the original request: Barbarian pact leader. Kinda like the ranger beast conclave, but make it feel less like your taming the animal but ur working with a pack mate … Continue reading Barbarian Pack Leader Primal Path | New Player Option for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition