New Giff features are stacked in a way that hides their value, but they're still missing a critical component of their identity. Guns!
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.
Do Changelings Power Creep?
Eberron's new Changeling is the first class that can start with an 18 ability score at level 1. Although this "power creep" doesn't mean the class is unbalanced, the answer to rebalancing the race within the existing design paradigm may lay within cut content.
How Minotaurs Caused the Shield Master Rule Reversal
Dungeons & Dragon’s May 2018 Unearthed Arcana updated the Minotaur race. With three years since the original release, the improvements in the race design can tell us a lot about what lessons the Wizards of the Coast D&D team learned in that time.
What races should have Darkvision?
I recently ran a poll asking players what races they thought should have Darkvision. With over 2500 responses in the first 24 hours, players expressed strong sentiment that many of the races should have their Darkvision removed or modified from the rules as written ("RAW"). Here are my observations, as well as a chart identifying what races have Darkvision by popular demand.