Examining D&D's added ability score flexibility and how the SAD/MAD balance affects characters.
Avoid the Zone of Truth Torture Chamber
Fixing up an social spell so it does what it says without pushing the player characters to torturing the subject.
Smites Without Spell Slots
Let's hack smites to reinvigorate Paladin spellcasting, discourage multiclassing for the sake of powergaming, and promote more dynamic playstyles.
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.
D&D's latest tech is proficiency scaling for class features. Let's dive into this new tech, see what the designers are saying about it, and figure out what we need to look out for in playtesting.
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!
DM Screen Add-On: Primeval Awareness/Divine Sense
A simple DM screen add-on to help DMs manage sense-driven Ranger and Paladin class features.
Starting Gold Dice
Recalculating starting gold dice based on the standard equipment options for each class.
Is Oath of Heroism OP?
The Oath of Heroism Paladin subclass is D&D's latest Unearthed Arcana playtest release. While the mythological flavor is incredible, the subclass gets some goodies that were historically only available by multiclassing: expanded critical range, Haste as an oath spell, and free attacks. How does this add up to a standard Paladin? We ran the numbers.
Thrown Weapon Master
Today we're building a feat to alleviate action economy woes with thrown weapons and give them a nice damage boost to bring it in line with other weapon loadouts.