Creating a Dark Sun Character | Player Guide for Fifth Edition

To round out my series on Dark Sun, I figured I'd go back and give the actual rules for creating a Dark Sun character. Plus, this is as good as place as any to list the table of contents for my Dark Sun material here on the site which you can access below. In order … Continue reading Creating a Dark Sun Character | Player Guide for Fifth Edition

Classes of Athas (Dark Sun) | Player’s Guide for Fifth Edition

Continuing my series on Dark Sun, it's time to dig into the classes of Athas. Many of the Fifth Edition classes transition smoothly into Dark Sun with only a few minor tweaks. Others need total overhauled. And some are completely removed. In an effort to provide a complete ruleset, I've constructed the class options as … Continue reading Classes of Athas (Dark Sun) | Player’s Guide for Fifth Edition

Backgrounds Instead of Races | Rules Option for Fifth Edition

Say you want to do an all human campaign; perhaps you're doing a modern horror setting or your campaign is a sword and sorcery epic. The problem with that is that there isn't a whole lot of variety there. In fact, the necessity for having "races" at all vanishes. Humans either get ability score increases … Continue reading Backgrounds Instead of Races | Rules Option for Fifth Edition

Variant Races | New Rules Options for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

The races in the Fifth Edition do a pretty good job of bringing balance and flavor to the game. However, they don't make room for a whole lot of variety or special abilities. For example, if I want a drow rogue that has the Alert feat, I have to wait until that drow hits level … Continue reading Variant Races | New Rules Options for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

ZACS 5e | Modern Zombie Adventure Using Fifth Edition Rules

A while back, I started brainstorming rules for a modern Fifth Edition zombie survival setting called ZACS 5e--or the Zombie Apocalypse Campaign Setting (Fifth Edition rules). Since Dungeons & Dragons' Fifth Edition ruleset lends itself so well to different scenarios, I thought it was a bit of a layup. Of course, like many things I … Continue reading ZACS 5e | Modern Zombie Adventure Using Fifth Edition Rules

Martial Artists | New Scalable NPC for Fifth Edition

As a DM, I'm always on the lookout for good NPC challenges for my players. Unfortunately, most of the NPCs that are spread out among the three monster books (MM, VGtM, MToF) don't always cover each and every challenge rating there is. And thematically, they can be a little all over the place. For example, … Continue reading Martial Artists | New Scalable NPC for Fifth Edition

Archers | Player Supplement for Fifth Edition (Part 3)

This article adds new rules, subclasses, prestige classes, magic items, and more for players interested in expanding archer characters in Fifth Edition. Here is a summary of what’s included in this article: Part 1. Archer Subclasses Barbarian Warden Monk Way of the Curved Arrow Rogue Trickshot Part 2. Prestige Class: The Blind Archer Part 3. … Continue reading Archers | Player Supplement for Fifth Edition (Part 3)

Items of Legacy | New Player Option for Fifth Edition

“Weapon of legacy” describes all the items created using the rules in this article, even those that wouldn’t normally be described as weapons (such as rings or shields). Usually, this article uses the more general term “item of legacy” or “legacy item.” An item of legacy has the capacity to grow in power as its wielder advances in level. … Continue reading Items of Legacy | New Player Option for Fifth Edition

Jaunter Prestige Class | New Player Option for Fifth Edition

The planes offer incredible opportunities for travel and excitement, but few have the skill and expertise to take advantage of them. The jaunter, however, is a consummate expert on travel who specializes in getting exactly where he or she wants to go—whether it’s across the multiverse or just across the battlefield. Becoming a Jaunter Jaunter is a prestige class, … Continue reading Jaunter Prestige Class | New Player Option for Fifth Edition