Hacks | The Original Gish

Gish, otherwise known as a fighter/wizard, is one of my favorite character types. In 5th Edition, this can be very effectively built using any number of techniques, including--but not limited to--the Eldritch Knight, fighter/wizard or fighter/sorcerer, Pact of the Blade warlock, and various other esoteric class and spell combinations. However, the original gish comes from githyanki …

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Hacks | Taste the Dread Tree

(Featured image is the Weeping Treant by Bryan Syme.) Monday marked the second session after my Out of the Abyss players left the Underdark. As they are only 6th level and I did not want to hand wave them up to 8th level for the next chapter in the story, they are currently on some side stories and …

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The D&D 30 Day Challenge | Day 20: Humanoid/Giant/Fey

Day 20: Favorite Humanoid/Giant/Fey I feel this question is a bit of a repeat, since many humanoids are covered by character races. However, let's take a look... If I were the pre-teen boy that first started playing D&D, the nymph would probably be here, along with a 1st or 2nd Edition picture. These days, the …

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The D&D 30 Day Challenge | Day 19: Elemental/Plant/Construct

Day 19: Favorite Elemental/Plant/Construct This is a tough toss-up between elementals and constructs as I find those both a lot of fun as monsters to run against players. They have a lot of resistances and immunities, their powers are varied and interesting, and they all have a shtick. Then I remembered my favorite from Eberron... Warforged …

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The D&D 30 Day Challenge | Day 18: Planar

Day 18: Favorite Planar Being/Creature A lot of the "outsiders" have been delegated to their own creature type now. Demons and devils are fiends, angels are celestials, slaadi are aberrations (that confused me when I read it), etc. I was originally going to pick slaadi when I realized there is another creature that plays more …

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