January 12, 2020

The Dreamer

Otherworldly Patron
Comments from the Finger: Mr Sandman, bring me a dream.

The Dreamer

Your patron is a being from beyond your world, who communicates with you only in dreams. They might appear as a wise tutor, a frightening monster, or remain unseen, but their origins and motives are a mystery. What is known is that their presence at night has bestowed you marvelous power over sleep and dreams.

January 3, 2020

Path of Superiority

Primal Path
Notes from the Nails: new goal: make a maneuver subclass for every class.

Path of Superiority

You've always thought "barbarian" was a relative term. Sure, you rely on your rage and finely-honed muscles in a fight, but does that make you an uncultured brute? Clearly not, when you have studied the art of war just as closely as any painter has studied the "fine" arts. Who has the right to say what is and isn't "civilized", anyway?
     Perhaps you'll just have to prove them wrong. If a so-called barbarian can learn the same martial techniques as their greatest masters, maybe then they'll have to re-evaluate the nomenclature, eh?

December 24, 2019

Additional Maneuvers

Notes from the Nails: because battlemasters aren't 'anime' enough already!

New Maneuvers for Battle Masters

The recent Unearthed Arcana on variant class features introduced some new maneuvers for Battle Master fighters and people with the Martial Adept feat. Well, two can play at that game! Here is a selection of special combat techniques that should spice things up even more!

December 14, 2019

Circle of the Mantis

Druid Circle
Notes from the Nails: A druid, built around battlemaster maneuvers?! They said it couldn't be done, that it was folly to even try. But where they saw madness, I found brilliance. Behold, my finest creation! The CIRCLE OF THE MANTIS!!

Circle of the Mantis

Druids belonging to the Circle of the Mantis believe that the natural world is in danger, and that they need to fight to defend it. By emulating the combat techniques used by animals, from the swift, surgical strikes of the praying mantis to the heavy kicks of the kangaroo, these druids develop martial skills to rival those of any monk.

November 29, 2019

Black Friday Sale and PAX

Quick update for everyone!

We're running a Black Friday sale until the end of the month, for a full 25% off your total purchase on the Mage Hand Press Store! Take advantage of it now, before the sale is gone.

Also, we're going to be at PAX Unplugged! Come find us at Booth 3755 where you can meet us and get a hardcover of Dark Matter, a softcover of Taverns and Tankards, and a bunch of other goodies!

November 22, 2019

College of Snakecharmers

Bardic College
Comments from the Finger: Yet another one from my long time to do list, which friend of the blog Grand Moff Xela helped bring to life.

College of Snakecharming

The College of Snakecharming traces its humble beginnings to a street act involving charmed snakes, where musicians would captivate audience and animal alike with strange, ethereal tunes. Over time, the many members learned to enthrall a plethora of types of animals, but kept the name as a nod to their humble roots.