Archive for January, 2009

Three Orcs and a Jelly

January 13, 2009

While browsing through my Monster Manual, as I am inclined to do, I ran across this encounter on page 202:


Beastmaster, Meet the Henchmaster

January 12, 2009

Reskinning is all the rage among kids these days. It’s just the process of replacing the colour/fluff description of something in the game while keeping the underlying mechanics.


Motivation: Disguise

January 11, 2009

A ‘motivational’ poster on the topic of disguise.


Review: Saving Stone

January 10, 2009

Saving Stone is a free novella, and a prequel to the novel Game Night by Jonny Nexus. You should read it. Immediately.

My Life as a Swordmage (5/5): The Future

January 9, 2009

We’ve just leveled up to 4th, and there’s some choices to make with respect to the direction my swordmage should take.

My Life as a Swordmage (4/5): Actual Play

January 8, 2009

In play, the swordmage is great. I imagine you probably want to hear a few more details that that, though. (more…)

My Life as a Swordmage (3/5): Ability Scores

January 7, 2009

Ability Scores: I started with the most obvious one first: an 18 in Intelligence, along with the +2 racial bonus to bring it to 20 and a +5 bonus. If there’s a better choice for a swordmage, I don’t know what it is.

My Life as a Swordmage (2/5): Race Details

January 6, 2009

Race: When it comes to selecting a race in 4E, the first thing I look at (again) is the At-Will powers of the class. Are there more than two of them which use the same stat? If so, I seriously consider going with human. (more…)

My Life as a Swordmage (1/5): Class Details

January 5, 2009

I’ve been playing a swordmage now for three levels, and it’s been a whole heck of a lot of fun. If you’ve considered running a swordmage, or if you just like accounts of D&D 4E actual play, read on. (more…)

A God By Any Other Name

January 4, 2009

The default 4E setting has a number of deities. Some people like them; some don’t. But just because you don’t like them doesn’t mean you need to throw them out with the bathwater.