Writing brings me great pleasure. i don’t mean the sort of writing here at The Long Shot or over at Nerdarchy.com. Or the kind to prep for a Dungeon & Dragons game. Or the writing i’ve done as a journalist, either.
Not exactly anyway.
Most times, writing takes place on a computer, like i’m doing right now. And while i certainly enjoy this immensely, what i’m talking about is the physical act of writing. Putting pen or pencil to page is a soothing experience.
Whether jotting notes for any of the above activities, making to-do lists or creating a nightly checklist for tasks to accomplish at my muggle job as a page designer it’s relaxing to commit words to paper. Watching the pen flow across a blank sheet, translating my thoughts to symbols, is kinda Zen-like for me. Continue reading
i love D&D Beyond.
Let’s get that out right away. The digital toolset from Curse working in close conjunction with Wizards of the Coast puts the entire fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons experience at your fingertips. i’ve got the Legendary Bundle and proudly subscribe at the Master tier. Continue reading
Fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons is truly like a fine wine, getting better with age. Every day that goes by, something about D&D invigorates my creativity, inspires new ways to approach and play the game, and strengthens my belief that the current stewards of the game are manifesting a golden age for the worlds greatest roleplaying game.
Today, D&D players received a present in the form of the latest Unearthed Arcana, the series of official Wizards of the Coast playtest material, completely free from the D&D team. Continue reading
A wizard as seen in the fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons Player’s Handbook. [Image courtesy Wizards of the Coast]
Wizards in fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons have been on my mind a lot lately.
A number of factors contribute to this.
- The next Playing D&D with Class post focuses on the wizard
- My main character when i get to play D&D is a wizard
- Awesome Gale Force 9 D&D Spellbook Cards: Arcane arrived and now rest snugly in their spellbook binder
- A Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition Facebook group thread got heated (imagine that!) after someone asked for opinions on a “basic spellcasting class” for their significant other to play as a new D&D player
- i notice “wizard” almost never comes up in discussions of favorite class or multiclass builds
i began to wonder what was up in the world of D&D arcane magic.
For all that i see criticisms of the sorcerer class, it sure pops up often in build advice and among player favorites.
On a side note, i’d like to start adding content more regularly and since i lean towards longform writing i’m going to tag these shorter posts as Cantrips. Seems fitting, since i write about D&D quite a bit. Cantrips are quick, easy spells and these will be quick, easy posts. Continue reading