How Do I Keep Torture Out of My Campaign?

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To the Mythcreant it may concern, I’ve been running a D&D game for about 6 months now (several of those months have been online for obvious reasons) and it has mostly gone well. Recently, at a critical plot moment the players captured an NPC that … read more »

Top 10 5th Edition D&D Multiclass Dips

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For optimization goblins like me, multiclassing is one of the most important mechanics in 5th Edition D&D. Looking at the various builds I’ve discussed on Mythcreants, only one of them took 20 levels of the same class.* However, for many players, multiclassing can be an … read more »

Four More Fun D&D Builds for Power Gaming

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Since I wrote my first post about D&D power gaming builds, I’ve had the opportunity to both run and play in multiple 5th Edition (5E) campaigns. This has gotten me thinking about a host of new builds that I consider both powerful and fun to … read more »

Is Playing a Disabled Necromancer Ableist?

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I am developing a character for a Curse of Strahd campaign that is a wheelchair user (for context, I’m an able-bodied person), and I’m worried about accidentally falling into ableist tropes. My character is a lawful evil necromancer working on kind of a Victor Frankenstein … read more »

Nine Truths for Roleplayers Who Start Writing

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Roleplaying is a type of storytelling, whether you’re a player or a game master. You might spend hours between sessions crafting the perfect adventure or practicing your character’s inflections in front of a mirror. Regardless, you’re contributing to a collective storytelling experience with the rest … read more »

Unearthed Arcana Review: Onomancer Wizard

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Wizards have been one of the most powerful classes in D&D for many editions, if not the most powerful. They have an extensive spell list and the ability to learn new spells from other wizards or scrolls found while adventuring. Adding on to this powerful … read more »

Unearthed Arcana Review: Lurker From the Deep Warlock

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Warlocks occupy a very weird space in 5E’s design. Their early levels, particularly that of the Hexblade subclass, are so powerful that they show up in many high-powered builds in the form of one-to-three level multiclass dips. Beyond that, however, the class’s power is consistently … read more »