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    UA Unearthed Arcana: Spirits Bard and Undeath Warlock

    I'm into Theros right now, and I guess if you squint a little, these could work.
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    An Official Hellboy RPG Is Coming!

    Hopeful for a cool take on a modern 5e. The likely problem is that a lot of characters in Hellboy seem like unique creatures . . . which is actually easier to model with something like GURPS.
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    5E Any good ideas for Theros PCs?

    Champion of Kruphix (god of secrets) + Knowledge Cleric + Sailor background is actually pretty hip . . . I tend to default to knowledge cleric concepts involving a sage who has to be coaxed out of his library, but here's a restless mariner, always wondering what's over the next horizon.
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    5E Any good ideas for Theros PCs?

    Drunken Master Monk + Satyr. Obviously.
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    5E Any good ideas for Theros PCs?

    Minotaur + Eldritch Knight + Sage background + max out Str and Int would make for a good Hank McCoy type --- a beautiful mind in a beastly body. As a variation on that theme, Minotaur + Eloquence Bard + Courtier background, for the man-bull who talks like Kelsey Grammer and moves comfortably in...
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    5E Any good ideas for Theros PCs?

    Iconoclast + Chaotic Neutral + Monk + Zaheer from "Legend of Korra" would be a cool character, but very hard to incorporate into a typical party, and maybe better as an antagonist. Sort of an anarchist philosopher who rejects divine dominance over mortal beings.
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    5E Any good ideas for Theros PCs?

    Nyxborn + Lifelong Companion is a nice combo . . . if a god has a favored champion, why not create an ally to look after that champion? Nyxborn + Lifelong Companion + Divine Sorcerer or Celestial Warlock is especially good . . . a wielder of mysterious arcane powers, to support the more...
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    5E Any good ideas for Theros PCs?

    Bronzepunk artificers are a very appealing option.
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    5E Any good ideas for Theros PCs?

    I have posted this idea before, but I'd also like to try a character or campaign based on The Mighty Sons of Hercules. Legends say that Hercules begat 50 sons upon the fifty daughters of Thespius. For game purposes, I would assume that this seemed like a good idea at the time, but then a...
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    5E Any good ideas for Theros PCs?

    I kinda like the notion of a classic Steve Reeves type. Could be a heroism paladin, certainly, but zealot barbarian would keep things loinclothy. Might make that guy a demigod, and give him an all-mortal half-brother companion. Maybe a rogue inquisitive, for a brains + brawn combo? Or a...
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    WotC Older D&D Books on DMs Guild Now Have A Disclaimer

    A lot of people forget this, but in the first version of D&D, instead of orcs, it was all Big Dumb Swedes. In Wisconsin, prejudice against Swedes was intense and widespread.
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    BEOWULF: Age of Heroes – An Interview With Jon Hodgson (Handiwork Games)

    Always interested in support for non-magical types who rely on different abilities.
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    Paizo Paizo Apologises For 'Police' Themed Adventure Path

    Having read a little bit about the emergent genre of "hopepunk," I've actually been thinking about RPG campaigns that try to explore those themes and capture a bit of the zeitgeist. "Diverse common folk rising up to oppose fascist overlords" could happen in LotR or Star Wars . . . what would...
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    Paizo Paizo Apologises For 'Police' Themed Adventure Path

    Others have already said what I was gonna say. D&D tends to feature an awful lot of lethal force, and almost always exercised by a group with no real accountability, and in the year 2020, seeing that behavior in association with law enforcement is not good. And saying "good guys don't murder"...
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    General WotC’s Official Announcement About Diversity, Races, and D&D

    Yeah, that's the one. Evil Black-Skinned Race vs. Good Alabaster-Skinned Race is part of the problem, certainly. As I recall, I thought that particular book failed just because based upon the society described therein, the only sane thing for a drow PC to do is get the hell away from that...
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