D&D's new Giant Barbarian has massive talent, but it shouldn't be the only one who can do a fastball special.
Critical Fumble Fix
A solution for the interaction between critical fumbles and extra attacks.
The Gunslinger Misfire
Examining the Gunslinger's Misfire mechanic as a cautionary tale for importing character options from other games. Why to never base a class on a "critical fumble" mechanic.
Psionic Energy Dice
Psionic Power scaling for the Psi Warrior/Soulknife multiclass. Can you double your dice?
Gender Bias in D&D Character Creation
I ran a poll asking folks about their gender identity, what races/classes they've played, and what races/classes are their favorites. Here's the results of 1150 responses.
Expertise Skill Hack
5th Edition D&D has a skill problem. It lies in a feature called expertise, which allows you to add your proficiency bonus twice when using a skill. Let's see what problems this causes and I'll give you a simple hack to fix them!
Shield Slinger (Fighter)
Fighters who train as shield slingers use defense as their best offense. As they hone their shield toss technique, they learn how to ricochet attacks off multiple foes and make charging attacks. Shield slingers also improve their defensive techniques, gaining more benefit to their armor class than other fighters, and even reflecting magical attacks.
That Broken GWM/SS “Fix”
The most notorious feats in 5th Edition D&D are Sharpshooter (SS) and Great Weapon Master (GWM). These feats are considered the most powerful because of a mechanic they share in common. Yet, a common "fix" to nerf them does not have the intended result! Let's run the numbers.
The Suge Knight (Fighter)
It was recently announced that Hasbro, the parent company of Wizards of the Coast, purchased Entertainment One, which owns Death Row Records, in a deal valued at $3.8 billion. Death Row Records was a recording studio started by Dr. Dre and Suge Knight in 1991. Death Row was very much credited with the explosion of … Continue reading The Suge Knight (Fighter)
Starting Gold Dice
Recalculating starting gold dice based on the standard equipment options for each class.