Episode 29: Foam of Toes

Matt and Rob share their first impressions of the sixth rule book in the Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition: Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes

There will be war.  There will be blood.  There will be a Blood War.  Your hosts talk about the upgrading the Tiefling with the new stuff in this book.  The new Githzerai and Githyanki are full of flavor and story-telling potential; the other section of races and sub-races for Elves, Dwarves, and Halflings not so much.  Reprints abound!  Wizards then makes us sad by putting Tortles and Giff into the book but not giving them racial stats for players. 

The monsters are great! We hit on our favorites (allips, chokers, and maruts).  Rob and Matt chat about what lessons DMs can learn on how to modify monsters from the sections on Ogres, Drow, and Trolls.

Link to the PF table of 100 tiefling traits.  

Link to Matt and Rob's Giff player species. 

 

Episode 23: BONUS - The Retroverse!

DMs Rob and Matt take a look at a preview of the brand new 5e D&D Kickstarter "Lasers and Liches: Tales from the Retroverse" by Chris Lock and Lluis Abadias! 

Do you wish your RPG campaign was more like a Saturday morning cartoon?  Then this is the "hack" for you!  Pull on your fingerless gloves, turn up the synthesizer, and jack into the wacky world of the Retroverse!  

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Episode 20: Fixing the Mystic and Artificer

Let’s homebrew some classes!  Wizards has set their sights on two iconic classes: the Mystic (aka the Psion) and the Artificer.  These classes are essential for running games in Dark Sun or Eberron. However, the playtest classes for the Mystic and the Artificer are not quite there yet.  We dig into why these proposed classes fall short and how we would fix them.  Our “crunchiest” episode yet!

Links:

Rob’s Artificer homebrew.

Matt’s Psimple Psion (Mystic) homebrew.