Demonwrecker Prestige Class | New Player Option for Fifth Edition

Spellcasters specializing in demon eradication can gain great fame and prestige—if they survive long enough. Although demons are highly resistant to spells, a demonwrecker’s magic is more effective at penetrating their defenses than magic from other sources. While the elite divine spellcasters known as demonwreckers specialize in fighting demonic opponents, they are almost as effective as their nonspecialized counterparts at combating foes … Continue reading Demonwrecker Prestige Class | New Player Option for Fifth Edition

Sorcerer Manastone Sorcerous Origin (Prototype) | New Subclass for Fifth Edition

Continuing the requests for Arcane/BroadSword Magazine #1, this one comes from another Platinum-level Patron: Manastone Sorcerer. Basically a Sorcerer that gets their powers from magically infused stones called Manastone. Alternatively this could be done as Runestones, inert stones that are charged with magical energy through the inscription of arcane runes onto the stones. I dig … Continue reading Sorcerer Manastone Sorcerous Origin (Prototype) | New Subclass for Fifth Edition

Wizard Tamer Arcane Tradition (Prototype) | New Subclass for Fifth Edition

This week, between working on content for BroadSword Magazine #1 and Arcane, a Premium PDF for my patrons, I'm taking request for magical stuff. Here's one such request from one of my Platinum-level Patrons: Wizard tamer: tames a monster to serve as a familiar and proxy on the battle field potentially switching out as they … Continue reading Wizard Tamer Arcane Tradition (Prototype) | New Subclass for Fifth Edition

Zero Level Characters (Prototype) | New Rules for Fifth Edition

One big thing I see a lot of people talk about on Reddit, Instagram, and everywhere else RPGers lurk is how they want better stories on how characters meet. There's also this idea of "0-level characters", basically a Fifth Edition character before it gets all of its cool powers. As part of BroadSword magazine's adventure … Continue reading Zero Level Characters (Prototype) | New Rules for Fifth Edition

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