Thoughts on the LevelUp 5e Playtest V – Inspiration and destiny

Basically a way to redo the Inspiration mechanic, this also gives a crunchy outcome to fulfilling a roleplaying goal throughout a game, as well as an easier way to adjudicate the gaining of Inspiration. First of all, let's take a quick look at how Inspiration is flavoured here - you can use it to give … Continue reading Thoughts on the LevelUp 5e Playtest V – Inspiration and destiny

Thoughts on the LevelUp 5e Playtest IV – Druid

No sooner had I started work on the Rogue playtest than the Druid document dropped as well - so we're on to the Druid. The quick skim has it being pretty druid-y. I like some of the blurbs on different kinds of druids and the suggestion of finding the reason your character became a druid … Continue reading Thoughts on the LevelUp 5e Playtest IV – Druid

Thoughts on the LevelUp 5e Playtest III – Rogue

Well I was waiting for the next package to drop, but like a fool I was waiting on the LevelUp5e homepage rather than digging around - I missed it by weeks. Probably need to update that guys! So this package is the Rogue class. First thoughts - it's a lot shorter than the Fighter document. … Continue reading Thoughts on the LevelUp 5e Playtest III – Rogue

Thoughts on the LevelUp 5e Playtest II – Fighter

The second playtest packet for the LevelUp 5e project is up - this time we've moved from the changes to heritages and on to changes to classes - this has the first ten levels of the fighter in. First impressions - I've seen some of this stuff before in the Tome of Battle, the supplement … Continue reading Thoughts on the LevelUp 5e Playtest II – Fighter

Thoughts on the LevelUp5e Playtest

If you've missed it, EN Publishing is working on a set of rules to make 5e crunchier, or more advanced, or something.I signed up for the playtest materials. I don't know if I'll have a chance to use them, but I can give my feedback and initial thoughts, and maybe try and use it if … Continue reading Thoughts on the LevelUp5e Playtest

Loge Investigates a Townhouse

Level up!OK, so now we're level four, and I can finally take a Warlock Pact. So, obviously as a Hexblade Warlock, I'm going to take the... Pact of the Tome?Bear with me here. Loge's Patron is a spirit of luck, knowledge, and maybe war. It's much more likely to give him access to more magic … Continue reading Loge Investigates a Townhouse

Perrin Gallowhill -Don’t call him a thief!

The other character that I've picked up is Perrin Gallowhill. He's a level two rogue, about to hit level three. That's about all the story I have for him so far. He went and fought some gnolls and got knocked about royally, and I don't think he liked it much. I don't want to plan … Continue reading Perrin Gallowhill -Don’t call him a thief!

Dima the Crow at level 4

So following a siege from a zombie army and a necromancer, and the deaths of half the town NPCs, I think I'm not happy with the build I'm using for Dima. Being able to understand languages and talk to animals is fine for the character, but the game has a lot more combat to come, … Continue reading Dima the Crow at level 4