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The Ranger, Revised

Wizards of the Coast D&D - Mon, 09/12/2016 - 10:30
Type: Unearthed ArcanaAuthor: Mike MearlsSubtitle: Unearthed ArcanaBanner: Thumbnail (869x490): Text: 

Those two factors combined to put us on the path to this revision. Though the revised ranger retains many of the elements of the existing class, a lot has changed, so it’s best to simply dig into the new material to get a sense of how it feels. But at the same time, the release of this revision gives us a chance to talk about how a revised class can best be implemented as part of the D&D game—and how the game will evolve in the future.

You can think of the material presented in this series as similar to the first wave of the fifth edition playtest. These game mechanics are in draft form, usable in your campaign but not fully tempered by playtests and design iterations. They are highly volatile and might be unstable; if you use them, be ready to rule on any issues that come up. They’re written in pencil, not ink. For these reasons, material in this column is not legal in D&D Organized Play events.

The material presented in Unearthed Arcana will range from mechanics that we expect one day to publish in a supplement to house rules from our home campaigns that we want to share, from core system options to setting-specific material. Once it’s out there, you can expect us to check in with you to see how it’s working out and what we can do to improve it.

Publication date: 09/12/2016Introduction: Over the past year, you’ve seen us try a number of new approaches to the ranger, all aimed at addressing the class’s high levels of player dissatisfaction and its ranking as D&D’s weakest class by a significant margin. Tags: FeaturesUnearthed ArcanaRelated content: Column_UnearthedArcanaexternal_urls:  External url: http://media.wizards.com/2016/dnd/downloads/UA_RevisedRanger.pdfExternal url description: UNEARTHED ARCANA: THE RANGER, REVISED Texture banner: Show

gold and antique, class was in the artistry of the detailing , the glam of the soberity and in the look of royalty

Flickr Dungeons and Dragons Tag Feed - Mon, 09/12/2016 - 07:19

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gold and antique, class was in the artistry of the detailing , the glam of the soberity and in the look of royalty

gold and antique, class was in the artistry of the detailing , the glam of the soberity and in the look of royalty

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There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good

Flickr Dungeons and Dragons Tag Feed - Mon, 09/12/2016 - 02:38

MaralYazarloo has added a photo to the pool:

There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good

And thats why Life is better when ur laughing!!
P.S. - Isnt Beth looking pretty in our Maral Yazarloo ensemble!? We bet she is

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Monster conversion: Sandman

Newbie DM - Sun, 09/11/2016 - 08:28

Here’s another monster conversion, this time the Sandman, which first appeared in 1e’s Fiend Folio, and was later taken into 2e’s Al Qadim setting in a boxed set called “Assassin Mountain”.

The Sandman’s a siscreen-shot-2016-09-11-at-1-46-57-ammple monster, it’s an elemental made of sand who basically puts people to sleep. In 2e, their lore was expanded and made them slaves to the dao genies.

I kept their basic stat block, didn’t try to expand on it much, keeping the monster mostly in line with its 1e/2e feel. There is a Sandman in Kobold Press’ Tome of Beasts, but it’s a different take on the creature.

Find my version of the Sandman here. 

 

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Lets turn the Cants into Cans and Dreams into Plans

Flickr Dungeons and Dragons Tag Feed - Sat, 09/10/2016 - 02:38

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Lets turn the Cants into Cans and Dreams into Plans

Lets turn the Cants into Cans and Dreams into Plans

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Dilean Softstep, Half Elf Rogue

Flickr Dungeons and Dragons Tag Feed - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 18:13

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Dilean Softstep, Half Elf Rogue

Reaper mini - painted on commission

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See Soni Singh looking fab and glam in our creation!!!

Flickr Dungeons and Dragons Tag Feed - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 06:22

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See Soni Singh looking fab and glam in our creation!!!

See Soni Singh looking fab and glam in our creation!!!
Pic Courtesy - Pune Times

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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a small step

Flickr Dungeons and Dragons Tag Feed - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 02:07

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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a small step

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a small step... so keep working hard to achieve your goals...

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Walden Thatch

Flickr Dungeons and Dragons Tag Feed - Thu, 09/08/2016 - 16:08

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Walden Thatch

A Gnome Druid, Thatch is a half forest gnome/half deep gnome. Though it isn't very noticeable, i made the grasshopper twice as big as it should be, to emphasize the gnome's height, gnomes are about 3 feet tall in the Dungeons & Dragons universe
I made this guy and his party members on april for an anon on 4chan - /tg/, i will be posting the rest of his group and a pic i made of the whole group along with the donkey they had for pulling a cart


Un gnomo druida, Thatch es mitad gnomo del bosque / mitad gnomo de las profundidades. Aunque no es muy notable, hice el saltamontes dos veces mas grande de lo usual, para enfatizar la altura del gnomo, los gnomos miden alrededor de 3 pies de altura (90 cm) en el universo de Dungeons & Dragons

Hice a este chico y a su grupo en abril para un anonymous de 4chan - /tg/, iré subiendo el resto del grupo y una imagen que hice con todos juntos y el burro que tenían para jalar una carreta

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Urth 'Little Cub' Mooncleaver

Flickr Dungeons and Dragons Tag Feed - Thu, 09/08/2016 - 16:08

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Urth 'Little Cub' Mooncleaver

Human (Northern) Paladin – Worshipper of the moon goddess Selune. The fourth member of Walden Thatch’s group. Hope you like it


Urth “Cachorrito” Filo de Luna

Humano paladín norteño – adorador de la diosa de la luna Selune. El cuarto miembro del grupo de Walden Thatch. Espero les guste

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Mystwyn Fireforge

Flickr Dungeons and Dragons Tag Feed - Thu, 09/08/2016 - 16:08

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Mystwyn Fireforge

Female Dwarven Fighter, the third out of the four members of Walden Thatch’s group. She is also a Guild Artisan with a small cart pulled by a donkey named Fernando


Enana Guerrera, la tercera de los cuatro miembros del grupo de Walden Thatch. También es parte del gremio de artesanos y tiene una carreta jalada por un burro llamado Fernando

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Lillend

Flickr Dungeons and Dragons Tag Feed - Thu, 09/08/2016 - 16:08

Polux McLion has added a photo to the pool:

Lillend

Another request I did for an anon on 4chan - /tg/ a while ago, can’t remember the story behind this accurately, but I think this was the anon’s character, but it was actually polymorphed by the mage of the party, to make some elves believe it was a lillend that had killed one of their leaders and hire the group to “kill the evil lillend”


Otro pedido que hice para un anonymous de 4chan - /tg/ hace algún tiempo, no recuerdo bien la historia detrás de esta imagen, pero creo que la lillenda era el personaje del anonymous, que había sido polimorfado por el mago del grupo para hacer creer a unos elfos que había sido una lillenda la que había matado a uno de sus líderes, y así contratar al grupo para matar a la “lilenda maligna”

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Leucius

Flickr Dungeons and Dragons Tag Feed - Thu, 09/08/2016 - 16:08

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Leucius

A tiefling warlock, Leucius is part of Walden Thatch’s group, the second out of the four that compose the group, his patron is a pit fiend.


Un tiefling brujo, Leucius es parte del grupo de Walden Thatch, el segundo de los cuatro que integran el grupo, su patrón es un diablo de la sima

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bruteling

Flickr Dungeons and Dragons Tag Feed - Thu, 09/08/2016 - 16:08

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bruteling

I don’t have much info about this fella, all I know is I made him some months ago for an anon on 4chan - /tg/, but he didn’t gave me a story about the bruteling or anything specific


No tengo mucha información sobre este chico, todo lo que sé es que lo hice hace unos meses atrás para un anonymous de 4chan - /tg/, pero él no me dio una historia sobre el bruteling ni nada en especial

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Funhaus on Twits and Crits

Wizards of the Coast D&D - Thu, 09/08/2016 - 11:30
Release date: 09/08/2016Authors: Shelly Mazzanoble & Greg TitoDescription: A new D&D show emerges from Funhaus in L.A., and we speak to Dungeon Master Dan Schneider and player Elyse Willems about the crazy shenanigans on Twits & Crits. In LYSK, we delve into the final faction, the Emerald Enclave, and talk about what a new group is doing during Storm King's Thunder.Thumbnail: Category: D&D podcastsBanner: Introduction: A new D&D show emerges from Funhaus in L.A., and we speak to Dungeon Master Dan Schneider and player Elyse Willems about the crazy shenanigans on Twits & Crits. In LYSK, we delve into the final faction, the Emerald Enclave, and talk about what a new group is doing during Storm King's Thunder.Text: 

Subscribe to the Official D&D Podcast on iTunes to get updates for new episodes. Shelly and Greg are always talking to creative Dungeons & Dragons players like comedians and TV writers Mike Drucker (The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon) and Jared Logan (The Late Late Show with James Corden), as well as professional game masters Griffin McElroy (The Adventure Zone) and Matt Mercer (Critical Role) and actors like Rainn Wilson (The Office).

Listen to the podcast.

Podcast link: Funhaus on Twits and CritsSuscribe link: Official Dungeons & Dragons Podcast

Funhaus on Twits and Crits

Wizards of the Coast D&D - Thu, 09/08/2016 - 11:30
Type: FeaturesAuthor: Shelly Mazzanoble and Greg TitoBanner: Thumbnail (869x490): Text: 

Subscribe to the Official D&D Podcast on iTunes to get updates for new episodes. Shelly and Greg are always talking to creative Dungeons & Dragons players like comedians and TV writers Mike Drucker (The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon) and Jared Logan (The Late Late Show with James Corden), as well as professional game masters Griffin McElroy (The Adventure Zone) and Matt Mercer (Critical Role) and actors like Rainn Wilson (The Office).

Listen to the podcast.

Publication date: 09/08/2016Introduction: A new D&D show emerges from Funhaus in L.A., and we speak to Dungeon Master Dan Schneider and player Elyse Willems about the crazy shenanigans on Twits & Crits. In LYSK, we delve into the final faction, the Emerald Enclave, and talk about what a new group is doing during Storm King's Thunder.Tags: Podcastexternal_urls:  External url: http://media.wizards.com/2016/podcasts/dnd/DnDPodcast_09_08_2016.mp3External url description: Funhaus on Twits and Crits Texture banner: Show

Both wearing Maral Yazarloo creations!!

Flickr Dungeons and Dragons Tag Feed - Thu, 09/08/2016 - 06:31

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Both wearing Maral Yazarloo creations!!


Both wearing Maral Yazarloo creations!!

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When fashion and biking meets the king of indian cricket world

Flickr Dungeons and Dragons Tag Feed - Thu, 09/08/2016 - 01:45

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When fashion and biking meets the king of indian cricket world

When fashion and biking meets the king of indian cricket world - it makes ground for interesting exchange of conversations!!

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Stranger Things Demogorgon for 5e

Newbie DM - Wed, 09/07/2016 - 07:41

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Netflix’s show Stranger Things is a love letter to 80’s entertainment. It takes Spielberg, Stephen King, John Carpenter, and George Lucas and puts them in a blender, creating a fantastic 8 hours of television. One of the highlights of the show is its unabashed love of D&D, as it is a major part of the show, as it’s used in both advancscreen-shot-2016-09-08-at-7-59-24-aming the plot and in the show’s world-building….

 

Spoilers ahead…

The kids are first introduced by playing D&D around a table (not unlike the kids in E.T.), and the party is fighting the Demogorgon (!) (as a side note, they are shown playing the BECMI D&D blue Mentzer expert set). Later on, when the show’s inter-dimensional monster is introduced, the kids refer to it as the Demogorgon. Also, the creature’s home dimension is referred to in the show as the “Upside Down”, but it is clearly inspired by D&D’s Plane of Shadow or the Shadowfell, as it is literally shown as an echo of the world, with corresponding locations from the world clocked in darkness and despair.

End Spoilers….

So I thought it would be neat to stat the creature out for 5e D&D. The real Demogorgon already exists for the game, having appeared in the Out of the Abyss adventure, so I created a version based on what we see from the creature in the show, and at a CR 6, so it’s playable in lower level D&D campaigns.

Anyway, I did it just to have a little fun with D&D, and a show I love so very much, as it pushes all my 80s nostalgia buttons the right way. I was around the kids’ age in 1983, so it’s letting me relive a lot of my childhood.

You can find my version of the Stranger Things Demogorgon, laid out like a page straight out of the Monster Manual, here:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2789215/Stranger%20Things.pdf

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Black clothes are like a poem .. You dont just wear 'em, you beautifully recite them

Flickr Dungeons and Dragons Tag Feed - Wed, 09/07/2016 - 06:15

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Black clothes are like a poem .. You dont just wear 'em, you beautifully recite them


At the GQ India with the handsome John Abraham.
As always , Dr Maral Yazarloo wearing her own label.

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