Roleplaying

D&D 5E Bard Subclasses Ranked, Part 1

Last week, I wrapped up my barbarian subclass rankings. This week, it’s time for the bard. As a reminder, there are three main categories I will be looking at as I judge the power level of each subclass: combat strength, allowance for a range of … read more »

D&D 5E Barbarian Subclasses Ranked, Part 2

Four down, four more to go. Last time, I covered the bottom four barbarian subclasses, and today I finish the list. As a reminder, there are three main categories I look at as I judge the power level of each of these subclasses: combat strength, … read more »

326 – Parents in Fiction

The Mythcreant Podcast Parents: Most people have them, but they really get in the way when your underaged hero wants to have dangerous adventures and save the day. Perhaps the parents should just be dead? That’s certainly an option, but there are others, we promise! If handled correctly, … read more »

Ridding Your Monsters of Ableism

People create monsters that reflect the fears of their society, including fears about disability. Because of this, ableism has been incorporated into our depictions of monsters. In some cases, disability is used to make monsters seem dangerous, unsettling, or unpredictable. Other times, it’s used to … read more »

D&D 5E Barbarian Review: Path of the Beast Subclass

Barbarians have been defined by the Totem Warrior subclass since Dungeons and Dragons 5E’s release, namely the Bear Totem Spirit feature that expands the class’s Rage damage resistance from bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing to everything except psychic damage. Nothing other subclasses bring to the table … read more »

D&D 5E Artificer Review: Armorer Subclass

A grizzled man handing out armor, from the MTG card Veteran Armorer I have been disappointed with the Dungeons and Dragons artificer class since it was introduced in Eberron: Rising from the Last War. Like many in the community, I love the idea of gadgetry in D&D, and all the fan art of arcane Iron Man makes … read more »