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Triple Advantage

Season 3, Episode 2 · 1 year ago

Ep. 30 - Flavours of Fantasy

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

This week on Triple Advantage, we discuss the hottest new homebrew item, the Combat Wheelchair, in Echoes from the Outlands. Then we turn up the heat as we delve into the Plane of Fire in our continued divination of the DMG. Finally, hear what The Society's favourite classes are in the newest Talk of the Town.

On today's episode of triple adventage,we discussed the hottest new homebruaitem, the combat wheelchair.Then we turn up the heat. Looking Tot the plain of fire finally hear what thesociety says about their favorite hobre classes has always follow us, aninstruruent to see what's happening with the potgest enjoy e Showhello.Wonderful members of the society welcomed to episode thirty of tripleadvantage. I'm Carlos and I am joined by brain andJordan today, yet again to host another episode of a wonderful show and tostart off guys. I don't know if you've been keeping your heads in the teendeversand the words of H, which is the coast too much, but Um. The most exciting things that's comeout recently is the combat wheelchair. Have you guss heard about this? Yes,that's been making the rounds on a lot of different D and pages that I follow. I'm Super Stupor ecited to really diginto what that actually is, but ill. Let Jordan talk about his experiencewith it. Did you say, Combat Wheelchair? I said Combat Wheelchair what what we are greatly on virsion too, andI've just read the update log posted but uh. Let's get some raw thoughts here.Bretain you've, you've, you've heard about this. What are your thoughts? Ihave I really like it, one of the things that I I wouldn't sayit's one of the main things I look for Indi, Indi and everything but um. Oneof the things that I do find fantastic when I come across them in thedandiverse is a visibility and people using D and D andusing their space inside of the D and creative universe, to kind ofincrease visibility of different things. So I like it whenever there's somebodythat can boost a some kind of a Um, lgbt t kind of Um ecentric adventure. That's where that'swhat I was trying to say: Um in this case it's more a disability base,you're bringing disability into Dandd and turning itinto it's all about like flipping it into something where, even if you don'tnecessarily love that it exists in the real world,you're turning it into something that you acknowledge exists within thefantasy world. As well, but that isn't necessarily something to feel bat about,especially with the Colmbat wheelchair. It's a really really cool idea like. Iwould use this in a character, one hundred percent. What about you Jurdan first thought at her in combatwheelchair. Well, first thoughts were M. I mean what like, where did that come from, but hearing braidns kind of responsethere, I'm kindaf getting the idea and I'm understanding I'm like. Ah, yes,that makes sense, and that is of an awesome idea for sure um I mean I've.I've often thought about like bringing like I'm sure it's, it's a prettycommon idea to bring like blindness into a character because of like thingslike dare devil, and things like that, but I hadn't fought wheelchair yet sothat would be pretty cool. I would need to know more about like what itactually does and like what what is kindof like looking at doing- I guessbefore I say: Yes, I'm going to make a character like that, and I would haveto have a purpose for doing so. Um I think, but yeah, that's that's my firstraw thoghts! It's an interesting. I ever sure, andobviously Um just thinking about it, a little bitright in any um any fantasy space. I guess for a while people who may havehad disabilities like m paralysis, right Um have been told that oh fantasy geners are great because ofescapism, and you can, you know not be in a wheelchair in this fatas you wereo reading about or hey look you're completely capable of moving Um. And it's for me. It's one of those momentsthat now that I'm in you know I've been sonvested in this hobby and I'mstarting to understand the game and I'serin to understand the community alittle bit more Um, it's something that is interesting andjust resonates now so much more than I...

...went up before. I started playing Um because, like yeah like what, if I canbe this crazy wizard, that's on a wheel, chair still mall out right like why doI haveo to you know, walk and move like you and I, and I think it also givespeople you know an idea. I don't know it allows peopleto play M and learn a little bit of empathy and for for people exactly, Ithink it's great, like Um. Stepping outside your comfort zone is abig part of D nd. You know, I think I love trying out new characters and newideas and new ways of playing and trying to understand each of thoseindividual characters means getting inside their headspace and and tryingto figure out. You know what makes them tick and, and how does it feel to bethis person, and you know adding in something like this, you know, givesyou a whole new realm of people um O of. Like I don't know, empathy right. Understanding is a good thing in general. I think so hm now sorry, just to give a quick shoou. Thethe combat wheelchair was feel like. We should shed up that that was designedby at Mustang's art entwiter. If anybodywants to head over there and check it out, there is a full, a rule set intousing the combat wheelchair in your game. There is a full. There are models that can be threedeprinted. That can be purchased in order to have actual physicalminiatures that that's more your thing, Sarah, the person that has greated thishas clearly put a ton of work into what this is going to look like and how thisworks in the game H, she has. It looks like having swolld through Hotefor. Little is also a huge advocate of Um spot lighting, um, disability and shining visibility on these issues within ttrbg settings. Soeverybody, I think, should head over an at least check arount, if not give heralike and a follow yeah. No there's Um this. IT'S WE'RE!Definitely still on the version two and Um, I think the mostinformation you car se about the sitems is in the update longer that she has um with that. I am left to consider whatthis means in game and what this means Um for DMS and necessarily forencounters right, because I guess, like you're, haven't, readanything on mobility on this upday dog, but what about like sands andSantarians and other more difficult locations? Yeah wamps D, and itdefinitely plays into that empathy that you're playing as right, becauseideally you're you're having a group sort of held out of their cooperationand yeah yeah and work together, right, yeah, yeah, that's very interesting, so theclosest thing I've seen to that is H. UM PROSTHETICS! I I know that there arethose kind of things I think like you have to a tune to like, like you couldget like a a prosthetic arm and you can attune to it and it works pretty muchthe same as a normal arm. You just wouldn't have feeling I guess in it and I think eyes as well. If you atuneto it, then you can see out of it kind of thing, but, like those are rare Um, I haven't actually seen anyoneuse it. So I don't know what it's like MHM. I just I like what this means, becauseI think that we all like to see a little bit of ourselves in ourcharacters. Even if not Everyson Er is just ser ourselves every time. So ifsomebody was Um Mobility, disabled and previously wanted to play themselves.As such, in the game, that would mean takein a huge penalty to themselveswhich, from a a kindomid maxing standpoint, isn't the smartest thing,but this allows you to do that without having to negatively impact your your stafpblockor negatively inpact, what you're able to do in the game right. It's very interesting, MHM yeah, I a I'm a big fan of stuff likethis. I know you and Ge Gordan. Do you migt? If I talk about the spellbinder alittle bit, yeah go for it, a small sneake peak to those of youthat are listening into what the Rural Sa Society has cookit up in the futureand Jordan and I have been working...

...primarily Jordan. Hi've been more of aneditor, but we've been working on a class notice, the spellvider and theSpellbinder, without giving away too much of the details involves the idea that there's a second soulliving inside your body and that soul is usually one of a heroic spirit,that's passed on or a a villain, even that as passed on, that is powerfulenough to kind of almost resurrect, but not fully. They've come back as kind ofa secondary personality to you M, and what does that look like? How do you?How do you gain the abilities from them? And I know it's not really what you haddesigned it as, but the first thing that I thought of when I was readingover that class for the first time was that it seemed like a possibly a Um. It had some huge mental health benefits in terms ofReresentton game 'cause, if you think about traditionally in the real world hhaving voices in your head constantly telling you what to do, isn'tnecessarily looked upon favorably and it's not really something- that'snecessarily present in the game, but this gives you an actual tangible representation of what thatlooks like along with H, ablement like yes, this like yes, you areexperiencing this and it's not just in your head. This is a fact that ishappening, and you can use this to your advantage. MHM Interesting, I hadn't actually thought of it thatway, but that is very like I, I had thought of likeanother like voice in your head and a little bit on the rol play ide there,but I hadn't thought of like how it mightcome out in like the real world. I guess MHM, that'sinteresting, ool! I'm just glad that you guys aretalking into consideration like what you guys are writing and all that I'mnot as involved with all of the written portions h for this channel, but h justgood to know. You know an it's like just like just bringing it back to thethe wheelchair here. I think it's just good 'cause like have you seen theconversations that have started off this like Juliaer, right,oimerconsitive, O and that's the thing, but but you know at least it's happening. You know, andat least for this particular topic, it doesn't seem like it's filled with bodaccounts and it looks like people are actually like communicating. I I youknow it's it's hard to picture this right in a world where greaterressoration is a spell right. Like you tell me that I can restore somebodyfrom full petrification, yet this character for some reason, I can'trestore they're, walking rigt t the levels of scale here for m how it works.Ore intrsing, and it's just like a little bit of a serversion to this standard sort of Um, fantasy archetype that like magic andfix everything right, yeah Um. So at least for me, I've never really G.I've never really thought about that right because it's like we just assumecharacters heel fully after combat too right, where he assume that there areno scars that there are no broken parts and brain you'v. you've started tointroduce that a little bit in your campaign with like permanence, of thedamage to your body or to to your character Um. So we don't I it. I cansee why there's a bit of backlash from the Internet going hey you eat likethere's a lot of fantasy, purists and whatnot. You know that are just like:Hey like you have magic here. This would never happen in this magic, rorland he's like. None of this is happening at Allit's happening becausewe're just making it Righthso. It's N it'll be interesting to see how thischanges you know, um other games and especially like Um. I know critical role is big on mpicking up and being like this group of highly emphathetic individuals that arejust a gift to every audience. Member and crit her out there you know, but it's it's. It's going to be interesting,seeing how other DMS incorporate this into their story telling more sobecause Um, I don't think I know too many streams that have characters withdisabilities and the or characters that aren't you know in their optimal primefor combat constantly Um, except for NPCs right. So maybe TAT's me not dipping into toomany of the m other streams that are around. I know that h. That could bevery true like three that I watch, but even personally, like M Mi, I to seeimplications and story telling too right like well now you're in UH...

...location that has sandstorms constantlythat's going to affect any mechanism. Sorry, like there is no workingmechanism that survives that, to my knowledge, Maohumor magic question, you know what this is still very robus.I think that maybe a lot of those people need to read the the current com,the update log, Um and sort of get a better sense of where this m item is going in the shape of the game.But it is a little bit confusing at times, because I see, for example, thatthe wheelchair can be pretty much controlled remotely and telepathicallyyou can. It can also be a second limb for you right so Ey, I think, okay, so this stapblockkind of applies to crutches and other you know, tools that we use canes orwhatever you know that we might actually use Mer Mobility Um. I am very excited to see that I guess Imean N in my sort of cybrepunk world. This just means that Oh cool, like you,can just pretty much be siework half sideborg individual as well, because if it youcould control it telepathically, then why not just make it into a robot body but h? No, I it's a it's an interesting item.I think there's a lot of stuff and it's definitely being developed likeeverybody there. That's everybody! That's like looking into this like thisis clearly still being developed. So there's a lot of back and forth with mwhat it can do. Um I mean my hope is h. It doesn't turn into anitem that alltheir players might just want to use as well, because if it justexists, could I as a full able person not just have a wheelchair that followsme around telepathically? I think hat'Siar yeah think a R, no between ait's a necessary component for something. Absolutely absolutely. I'mjust excited for all ranges of story telling possibilities with this item iskind of what I'm trying to say. I am I I will say I'm strolling throughthe through the twitters. We have this discussion and there is a lot ofvitrial out here lot of people that are exists and I'm so confused like it. It's a first office, a game yeahlike Imean likeav to play the character this way and let them play the character.This way, it's like believe it reflets the relife experience. I think we'regetting to a point now that online um you're starting to see the same effectwith like other celebrities that have got hat that are, like largely part ofthe Internet ragte with the INDD, like everybody feels like they watch so muchD, ndd that they own a part of the game and that they can just talk to likewizards of the coast as if they are working there or you know likeeverybody's gotten. This, like yeah everybody's, gotten this sense of likeownership over the hobby, perhaps right, because at the end of the day, thesepeople who are having that vitural towards it, how many tables are theyplaying at most people that are playing this gameare going to be at home with a close group of friendsyeah. So just don't run it in your game. Ifthat's like Yourfyou knowt, like that's kind of your rhealthen ish know, I help understand it. Ireally don't like if, if I was playing, if I had a player that came up to me,was like I want to play this character. Here's the design for the combatwheelchair, more power to you if another player comes up to me is likethis is stupid, I'm not playing if this player plays with this in your game,congratulations find a new table like MHM. I just I can't get into thatheadspace where people are like angry about what other people play as the gateout andit's. I mean it's like the nature ofstories right like it's, the people trying to keep. You know Um. If you'relooking at like the Olympic Games in the Greek God kindof perspective right and you're going well, there wasn't the parolympics back,then why should you know they be incorporated in my video game or gameor whatever? And it's like? Well, you, like that's every story morpes withwhatever the current time is popping out culture, wise anyways right so st I don't understand the headspace oflike you can't be running those stories that way: therelmyts unlimited cosmic powers that yourwheelchairs wereing, my immersion, sorry did not it's like...

...remember. It's still all myth likerelax yeah anyway. I love these hottakes on Ontitter, though I think that's aclassic Internet reaction, Um Bouttoo any new idea to be o. So sadyeah here I don't think you're wrong thepower that anonymity grants guys Um some strange courage, but um well, uh, we'll keep close watch os is develops.We might have another conversation in the coming weeks about it, but till then H, Jordan, yeah to H. I will so this last time. Last yeah, I guess.Last week we talked about the plane of Earth. I, if I'm not mistaken, and wetalked to a little bit about sweet city of jewels and swimpl Olivia and thisweek we're going to move onto the plan of fire. So that's in the DMG talkingabout all the innerplanes there, all right, so fire represents vibrancy passion andchange at its worst. It is cruel and wantonly destructive as the FFREOFTENare, but at its best fire reflects the light of inspiration, the warmth ofcompassion and the flame of desire. Guys Plain of fire is where it's at sounds like a little bit of everything.It's got the worst of the worst and the best of the best here I do like tit,incorporate that, and I it's it's week three of me comparing this to Avataragain ecause, that's all I OCUUS! U, but I it I it does strike me like. I doenjoy that they they don't just take one aspect of the element hm and itreminds me kind of of a spoilers Fer avatare book three, but when Um, when Zuco KINDOF loses his firebetting hasto refind it causew he was taught is like fire. Is Anger firees, like power,O Anaga Worin, to that liht? No fire is the life fire. Is All these otherthings Ar Wa a in yeah? You can never imagine it to be MHM yeah. It's it's definitely interestingm that abotare comparison is so true. All the time here I gotto do a little I' gotto do alittle dinging on that, like I'm, assuming that th, these planerdefinitions have been around since some of the first edition wonl be Ndfro,oeher h. The thing is: is that, like the the the, I guess like words that we use todescribe fire and earth and air are always going to be kindof the same,because that's how we see them right, like we see fire as something thatchanges constantly, because when you're looking at a campfire, it's constantlychanging and you can see heat and like Um, almost like a bit of destructive powerin it as well, because when it's out of control, you know things get burnt andthat's like not something that we want. Generally speaking, but it's alsosomething that we need to live it. It gives us life and it gives us light.The ability to see you know like these are things that we can't livewithout, but also can parry badly. You know, earn us or even kill us. You know, and the same goes for the otherelements like Earth is, you know stable it's the ground, it's like it doesn'tchange and that's again what they're, what they use, and so, when Abatar doesthat kind of stuff like it's yeah. These are the elements, that's how wesee them. This is a constant in our world right. So what you are alsosaying is that it's a cral city society should push a theme aware. Earth is not an at all you Rolla D. Twenty on almost anydecision you play. Yes, absolutely always hear subverting expectations,exactly Oh yeah Um. So here in the plain of fire Um, it's it talks about a twenty four hourcycle which, in the plain of fire, means that it ranges from like white hot light at noon, followedby a deep red twilight like the darkest hours are deep red. So this place islike always, you know always has some...

...sort of light, constantly Um there and present m. It also talks about how you the air is breatable, but creaturesthat are not native to the plane must cover their mouths and eyes to avoidstinging SI cinders. So everywhere you go you're constantly trying to likebreathe through a mask of some sort. You know, like gotta, got to make surethat you can actually breathe in this lie. I do enough of that IALOgameexactly M. I found it at I sorry I horry. I will say that I now want torun the plantoffier just to screw over Carles, because the fact thateverything always alight to some degree Carlos likes to play he plays a monk inmy campaign. That is a gate he likes to utilize. The shadow stepulike Stusal,as I smoke bomb stuff like that stuff, that kind of relies on low light inTheireah a that could be interesting. That could be an interesting. Actually.That is a good question. What does darkness look like in a place that isalways full of light? I guess darkness isn't really a concept out there, notlihtwartnes, at least if you were to cash, the darkness spell at high noon.What would that look like? What would the contrast contrast be? Would youeven be able to cast darkness at high noon on the plain of fire? Sounds like ten flavoring. I don't know. What do you think Carlish, the way that I would run it um? Probably wouldn't you wouldn't likeCASS in the darkness Bell- would do nothing that'snice. I Don'knowbut that thedarkness spell is magical darkness right, so yeah you're telling me thatthat's not going to be magical light you're in the planoffir. No, I think itTis always a fighe like it's just constant, embers burning like it's notso much magic right, there's always ever prisonsources. That's o said this is what I said teinflavor. I don't think we'regoing to GE answer because 'reit's just going to be. However, you want to runlike a constant daylight speut. Maybe I don't know like the way that I would. Iwould hear that Itud be like yeah sure if it's like fire there'll be some sortof magical firelight, always everywhere ad. I don't know if darkness would be aspell here like to me once we're getting into these sort of elementalplanes um the way that I think of like the structure of magic and the weaveand the elements and the planes kind of all intermixes. So in my head, thiswould be like sure, yeah, like you're, getting to a point where your magicalreach is like limited until you become a higher level, spellcaster eard it. So that's my e win yeah. Furthermore, on that end, like you'vealso got water like water's a huge issue here, um all players aretraveling in extreme heat conditions, whichis in chapter five of adventureenvironments. I think that's in the players handbook, if I'm not mistaken,Um. If I'm not mistaken, I hope I'm notmistaken. So that's like well we're not coveringthe players sand books- I don't worry about it. Yeah Yeah, xactly peop will get to it. Eventuay Um yeah. So so it says here that peoplehave to like carry their own water supplies or produce water through magic,and I find that's kind of interesting, because I mean I don't know a lot ofpeople who go around with the crea like water spell honestly, like I don't know, a lot of characters would be like. OhYeah thiswould be a super useful spell to bring along unless you werespecifically travel. Traveling too a place like this MHM and I don't know like Um it's it's Kinda, interesting that h. You would actually need that pell in aplace like this, I don'tknow ye t's. It's one of thosecool things where you like to see your players kind of stretch, exactly whatthey're doing with their spell casting yeah a Crete creator destroyed water isgenerally I've seen it used as distractions before I've seen it usedas attacks before yeah in it used as a resource creation before, even thoughthat's literally what the spell is exactly- and it's kind of I don't knowlike- I don't even know a lot of people who would carry it around. And what doyou do when your group's like? Oh well, we're just a bunch of fighters andbarbarians and we don't have magic? So it's also one of those things islike.How? How is the DM going to rule on...

...this 'cause yeah ectly been known toget a little lazy with, like Yeah you've been on the road for a couple ofweeks. I'm sure you have broots, you have water, he have rations. It's fine,Yeh oip, her yeah, it's yeah. I mean I'm in one of my campaigns, I'm runningthere's a or ND campaign. I'm running right now Iguess Um. I have two rangers and another fighterand like three of them have taken the outlander background, which meansthey're all really good at gathering material, and two of them are rangers,so they're like really really good at gathering food and water and everythingthat they need for survival. So I basically don't have to worry about it.It's fantastic Um, so I found it actually kind ofinteresting. The planof fire is apparently one of the more prominentplaces that DMS bring their players Um. It's a frequent place for legendarymagic and it's actually the place to buy magic items and or selltem. I guessUm, specifically the city of brass, whichis the best known location in the inner planesUm, which is just off of the shores of theSea of fire, which is a Megma pool that comes from the fountions of creation, whichis a little bit h. It starts with the mountains from the plain of earthendkind of flows into the plain of fire, which becomes Magna Megma, whichbecomes a sea of fire M. it's Kinda cool there, but the city of brass isactually a rilliant place. I think to have like a A. I don't know a place where you can sellthose magical items and buy like legendary equipment. It's it's a placethat is very difficult to get to very difficult to actually survive in Um andthen the I guess. It's also kind of close to thematerial plane. I'm just living at the map here. The city of brass is is veryclose to the shadowfell and in the material plane M in germs, of Cristans,comparatively to the other places, I'm remembering when we were reading through shadowfell. There was a citythat essentially existed on every plane in some form. Is that the fittingobrass it doesn't say that that is this here Ma be, may be misremembering, I yeah.So I I don't know for sure, but I can't say that it is the city of brass forsure based on what I'm reading here, but that would be an easy place tokindof choose for sure mhm M, so it the plant of fire here is run byAzers and FFRITS, and I've actually like neverreally heard of those except for, like maybe a few conversations. I've hadabout DND, but I don't actually like know what they are or what legends theycome from. Have you guys ever heard of them effrits or fire spirits, correct yeah? I believe so. What was the otherone Azers Azers Yeah 'm, not familiar withthat one girlos goobland free on it yeah. So I've been like t e plainof earth. Aplanof air all that kind of stuff, like they all have their own elementals Um, but I've honestly, like never heard ofa lot of these things- and I I don't know I prived myself a littlebit on my h, uh mythical knowledge, I guess Um and understanding the legends and wherethose kind of things come from and for me to have not heard of all o. Thesethings is starting to bug me. I think we're seeing high level play.None of us, none of us are really experienced with a extremely high level play yeah yeah, orat least none that goes into the elementals. Where t the yeah. The planof the planes, that's starting to show a little bit more yeah he's H. Keepreading this book just wait. What are you saying that we should have readthis book? First, AL win t have like a third of ourpodcast line up and then exactly an aser is a mediam elemental, lawful,neutral, but lall. Who Cares right? I guess I don'tknow anymore. Um heated body, heated weapons, CR, twothey ar too only yeah ithin fifteen constitution, seventeenstrength. So pretty hardy will hit Um, at least your level two party prettyoften Um, and they deal oned six fired image and either the warhammer with two hands on the war eer...

...with one hand, so fire damageconsistently Um Interesting H. Two of these, I guess, wouldn't betoo bad, but you know if you're Gett into four or five with an extra desexof amage damage. That's some life, intereste INA, Bak, researchingthese creatures and like where they were like made up like. Where are thelegends for them? You know, and that kind of thing I will do this kind ofresearch and and come back to you guys, sometime with it it's it's possiblethat they're just straight up from Dan d from wizards of the ghost there are acouple yeah but like. Where did they first come up with the idea, like justread the forgotten, realms Likyo? I want to know this oee the forgotten realms wik. He hasliterally all ansors yeah and throughout the additions too pay I'v Netter done. That's veryconvenient, O Yeahithik, like wh. Why there'sdiscrepancies between certain Um litings, you know yeah certain thingsthat are presented engameents like Oh yeah. It used to be like this, but nowit's like this 'cause. They changed it well like something that I findinteresting like just going on thewoiquic. If you look up Aser, youhave, for example, a related races link and it gives you the races that mighthave that same sort of Um status in the multi, vers Perso Al Right so interesting. I will have to start usinghat a bit more Um. I guess the only thing I haven'ttalked about yet here is the cinder waste, which is a large desert, has a bunch of ruins in it. That's a brilliant place to have likequest, and things like that Um, but it's very dangerous. I would guess,because there's not going to be a ton of sources of water out there. You know-and it is a big frigking desert like it- is most of the plain of fire here Um and any areas that aren't is like theSea of fire. This absoti that I am familiar withthis because in critical role season, when they actually traveled to theCendrawas Zechric Orless, I don't remember, is that where Walkwoutd Sechor lay actually ud somewhere else, know nose. laterduring Keelith's Um adventures that she was becoming thechief Ruid among the tribes. She had to go to the the people of Pyra, who are essentiallylike the fire worshipping druds of Hertra Yeah, and she had to h pass atest which was essentially retrieving something from the plain if fire, sothey sat ean endrerwaict. Ah Nice Slovn. Well, that is all she wrote for theplane of Fire Umand next time we'll be moving on to the plain of water, whichis the last of the inner planes, I'm running out of Avatar and analogies.Let's just get the Sobe, you got it 'm only seing the Terestwenty seven times. Well, obviously, you need to do atwenty eight Yep Wat moving on Breton. What are you gotfor us today? s before I jump into this one. This week's episode of tripleadvantage is sponsored by Durigar, the artist Duarger. Its Me Ondurger Wedont, have actual pronsorships. Yetif you want it hit us U, but for now we're qlastering ourselves. All ofDurrgar's music is now available on streaming services everywhere. If youneed dark, Synth, ttrpg music for your games, that's the place to get itthit's, a scary stuffman. I was using some in my campaigns h. It really gets that Erievibegoing, souh. If you want some great great creepy vibes for your h campaign, check outsome of their albums too, really good stuff for sure. But for now, let's moveon to talk of the town where we look at the questions that are keeping us upand that are intriguing, the real city society. This week we asked you thelisteners: what is your favorite home, lhomebrew class or sub class to use ina game before I take a look at what we have on our on our socials,let's find out what you guys think Jordanin Carlis Sur. You go for assistance all right. So, let's see favorite homeRoe classes. That's what we're talking about! Yeah! Yes, Welyeah! Okay, so I mean obviously there's you know mybrother's. You know homemade class, the Arcane Blad, and I want to pop that inthere 'cause it's awesome Um, but with regards to like favoritethings that I've seen,...

I have to go with the brawler. It's amartial archetype for the fighter class. It's in Morticanins, Kodix of allies t is so cool. I think that one of themost like underplayed, uh parts of DND is is grappling and thebrawler brings us to like a whole dew level. So for them, like, first of all, youryour damage roles get increased for Um using your bar knuckles. You can use reactions to be able tograpple people when they try to run away from you. Instead of just regularattacks. Um, you can put people in front of you like. If youtake the dodge action while you're grappling someone here, you can put tha person that you're grappling infront of a shot or in front of someone's attack and have them take thedamage for you. Instead, Um, you are able to h finally get to level fifteen. If Y, U,if you can make it that far you're able to actually grab people and then throw them slash like twirl them around and hit peoplewith the person that you are grappling like, I don't know about you guys, butthat sounds like a lot of fun. I would love to be in a bar fight using thatright, Ori, if you're so excited. Why don't you just take the grapler feet onMony Oyour characters, yeah? No, I got nowhere near this, but yeah. I Iget what you say I don't know like it is just it would be so much fun to beable to do this kind of stuff. I feel like if you were to ask a DM like. OhI'm grappling this person and I took the dodge action last tear. Can I justlike throw this person in front of me. You know if the attack misses, maybe ithits them instead, I don't know like you could probably like get your DM todo these kind of things. Like you know, oh I'm going to like use this personkind of throw torl them around smack hem into another person and they'dprobably be like Oh yeah, improvised weapon, maybe but to have it in a classand actually written out for you and like this is actually something thatyou can do with a regular like accuracy like and- and practice like. This iswhat you were trained to do is just kind of fun, and I would love toactually be able to do that kind of stuff. It would just be cool MHM, and you said that is in Morican'sCorrec of allies, which is Miim clancraft forfralding on DMS kiltetspay. What you want it looks like and has over thirty different uctyps Ocheck that out and see if you can find one that you like liteners, fairlists Um, so I've. Never, I don't really runtoo much of the custom humbrer stuff tobenes Um. I like more fleshed out alreadybalanced components in thy regard, at least for my game. So I tend to stickto the book Um. So I didn't stray too far with this answer, but I really enjoyed mat mercersbloodhunter M flavorwise. I love that sort of bounty, hunter, Whitcher kindof sense to a character, so I really enjoywhat the blood hunters offer and I also like them, because I guess thematically right, like you-can have blood hunters in your game and not let your players beeplethunters, which they only find out after they've,already created their classes Yo. So it doesn't really make that much of adifference but um just. I think that storywise they cancreate, like this very, like select society of how many blood hunters arethere in the world. Very I o I'm a really betran o the WAITRESSO. I reallylike that class th T that immediate connection to it and I'mpretty sure that that's the inspiration as well yeah yeah, I I that was going to be myanswer as well s answers that you have a second one inthe pocket, but I do agree that the blood hunters are a supersuper cool, Um, a piece of home brew and are they evenconsidered homebre at this point? ECAUSE? They are available officiallythrough Dmdbions Yeah Am and there was an update, updated virsion. Now too Ritthere's teny twenty version. It's so like Humber, TAT's official Humper, yes, sounds weird to say, but yes, it isYaalso again, that's by Mat, Mercer, also available ind unskilled for pay.What you want m I'll say that my answer is I'm going to be that guy and mentionone that nobody can play yet because it's still in play testing by us...

...and that's one that myself and our agood friend and frequent collaborator Alexevins have been working on formonths now. It is a sorcerous origin that focuseson blood magic. The idea Lig pancy Um and I loved again. If, if you haven'tbeen paying attention for like three weeks now, I really love Avataur and I really one of one of my favoritecharacters and that was m Hama. The Old Lady that just like invented bloodbending, essentially a I lead. I loved the idea of that and being able toincorporate then to addgame. Somehow so I started working on it, but it's oneof those ones where you kind of have to balance where Um it doesn't necessarily have to be likean evil class right ilanbe. Something that you possess is something that'sbeen passed down to you that you can use, but you don't have to use itevilly. So we we've been striking ND, it's it's still in play testing, butI've been having a ton of fun playing as it we've been striking. Interestingbalance between it remains core to the idea that yeahyou're using blood as a a weapon essentially or a weaponslashes a defense in some cases, which is gray inherently, but the fact that you can still use itin a variety of situations and that you don't have to just be a straight up,evil character in order to use it, which I think isthe a bit of a twist. There are a lot of different for anybody that wants toUm play with blood magic in their campaign,just search blood, magic on D, N, skild, there's four or five that I can thinkof immediately. There are already outthere and I've read through them all and of UH. Consider them all, and any of themcould fit fantastically into a Canpan so check that out, but I think we should have A. I thinkwe should have an avotire watching party yeahthirty, percent's Aboteur, just a community, a community discortnit Yeh. They look forward to that one listeners Um, but let's turn it over to thesocials and the overwhelming answer that we receive this week is another mat, merceroriginal. I'm sure there is other versions beside matts out there, butthat is the gun slinger either of you, too, played with or as agun slinger in your camping, just in Youar Yeah Yao J. Have I seen it before? No, that's it!That's IT YEP! That's it! I've never seen anyone else, US IT UM! Just him!Let's, let's, let's stick into this one, a tiny little bit, because what areyour thoughts outside of Ebaronas Evero Wev established is already pretty steampunky. So it's yeah. It's not exactly odd, to find something like a fireom inEberon in a traditional kind of forgotten,realms dandd setting. What do you think of the inclusion of firearms? I flipped it into one of my campaigns: Um just the once shots mm they're at u ranch trying to talk to a Yak and the H old, blind and desk farmer justcame out with a long, barreled shotgun, very Um. It's very loony tunes ask kindof character right. It was not questioned and without a B everybody was like Whoa chillop manlike not Thateisi, don't know I it didn'tthe anybody all. I don't think so. Yeahpe I don't know, I'm not afraid to throwit in there. I guess what do you think toward h? I don't know I like the ideaof like maybe like cannons or like firecrackers and like something like fireworks, areinteresting as well. I I'd love to include that kind of thing into acampaign and canons I say specifically because of ships and ships are awesome.So I that, but I'm not I'm not sure. I like the idea of gunsin a D andd fantasy setting. I don't know Um, I I don't mind it. It's it's fine to haveit in there, but I for my own campaigns, I' I'd preferto keep fire arms out of the campaign. If I can um just because people people start to get the idea that well gunpowder is a thing that is easyenough to come across and I'm going to...

...blow up a building. That's Notexcitou, you're taink that that's less excitingthan that's more exciting than just Wan woys. Ar Going? U Fireball, I mean seriously different connotationbetween actively making it explosive deviced E. MY monk character want toyou know, destroy the lair of the evil people Um and I can't do a fireball.Then I kindo want to copy. My wizard, like my party, has a wizard who can dothat, so maybe I'm just going to go: Grab grabexposive Black Haver you'reroa somewhere exactly so then how do you? How do you do damage on this kindof thing? Now? Is the wizard completely out of a job? Because fireball is now,you know like useless causewhy, not just go grab a Cag of you, knowgunpowder and throw it in there and shoot it bamped and it explodes and thewhole dungeon is blown up and we're good to go. I mean like to me Guessin hoardy. Ifthe party are going really orrbut things extremely powerful things and itit can break the game. If you let it I feel like if you are playing with it,you'd better hope that listen. We were just talking about fantasy John Rapurisearlier on here, yeah thatamin m. If the part, if my party wanted Tyaand they go through and tell me how they are going to essentially rig a lair to blow yeah Wer we'll go through it, yeah e resessions that that, like is totally fine like ifyour party wants to do that, go for it. I lots of dexterity checks involved tosee if you don't blow yourself up in the process. However, it also comparing it to to Um a fireball. Isn't interesting. Note too, because fireball it's Fretacast spell black cowder of a level that you're gon to be working way up to fire.NO IS START CASKING! You causn you a lot of money, it's amuable, but you gotto have the financs for true fair enough, so you just make it reallyexpensive and then they won't go and blow up every villain. You create, Iwouldn't say, really expensive, just make it expensive enough that theythey'll they're able to buy bullets for the guns Ray, but not really. It's notfeasible to magicenute Sitwolto to buy his Bot te license when you can cast afireball for free, O Rit air campaigns Ho cause are running yeah. I'mconcerned too that I'm worried about what Yorgi's going to do in Mon Evin, the downtime man downtime. I do. I doenjoy running against linger in my campaign. The problem that I alwaysfind is how to include bullets compared to the fact that gunslingers are a relative rarity in fantasy games, whereas I've ecablished,I know in critical roll season one. They kind of got around that by sayingthat Percy was essentially the person that invented guns, so it was, it waskind of a write off like H, he's the only one with guns, verses. I've established it in mycampaign that, like it's rare, that people have guns, but people do haveguns so they're out there, but they're alsolike you're, not stopping into a town and going to a gunstore Thos, don'treally exist so you're having to like go to kind of black market places tomanufacture it or, in my characters, h cases. I I provide shops that have thematerial components and he can make the shous themselves or have themcommissioned, but he's not like walking in and they're, not there's not really,stores where it's like Yeah I've got guns everywhere, yeah, it's always a baance t with thatkind of thing. You know M, because it is it's a game changer right'cause, it's not it's, not just a new spell or a new. I I don't know it's not even just a newlike Mele weapon or something Li e like it's, not it it's a game changer. It it changesthe world itself like it', a invention that had an effect on a whole lot of thingsright, because now exposive power is a thing and you can use that for a lotmore than just bullets for sure. So it is it's it's somethingthat you can include for sure, and I, if I were to include it in my owncampaign, I would be careful as to what I you know I I would say to thembeforehand, like hey you're allowed to...

...play this class. That's toally! Finewith me. I will include a little bit of this kind of stuff in the world, butI'm not going to allow x XX AACT like well. I agree with that, though. Like Imean you', tell you're selling me that yes, like it, doesn't lock a lot of destructive power, but thenagain so does leveling up. I mean like see that being equated to likeabilities that wizards and sorceres and any spell casher, can really do onpeople anyways and yeah. It's like Ma, like everyone and then or the valid reallowed to go. UNWRI. Are The villains now allowed to go d? Buy a bunch of you,know, powder and just blow up your house es th like enemy MRE allowed to firebyyour house yeah yeah layeah. I mean I get it so Ijust I don't know, but now like now, it's not just like wizards, becausefrom what I've seen in campaigns with villains, a magical entity that hasthat kind of destructive power is either not concerned with you at all or is weak enough that low levelcharacters can take care of him. If I remember the Rit brain released demonsinto somebody's store, yeah that you ha not as bad as just blowing it up withbike powder, correct eigis to me astounding, here, they're low level, emons, it's fine, itdidn't do that much and I stopped it so okay. But thank you for the discussion,gentlemen. We would like to hear your opinion on all of this, as always so in,while we're waiting for next week's episode be sure to keep an eyeout forthe next question that you can tune in and answer. Follow us on. Our socials at real cityssociety, on Instrogram, at real city, social on twitter be sure to check out any of ourreleases on DM skilled, be sure to check out Dar's music now available onOll streaming services. And besides that, we hope you have a great week andwe'll see you next tin.

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