July 1, 2020

Dark Matter is Back!

It’s finally happening! On July 29th, we’re Kickstarting the Dark Matter Starter Kit, which includes everything you need to start playing, right out of the box. It features a brand new adventure, "Conspiracy in the Stars!", penned by an all-star team of writers (our good friends Donathin Frye, Charlie Smith, Simon Goudreault, and Makenzie De Armas). The box also comes with a GM Screen, monster tokens, a fold-out battle map, standalone rules, and more!

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We’ll also be using this Kickstarter to fund a second, larger print run of Dark Matter, as well as two longer and more elaborate adventures set in our science fiction universe. The Starter Kit is entirely finished and ready to go into production; we just need your help funding the print run.

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Go out there and tell people about this awesome upcoming Kickstarter, and remember to use #DnDinSpace or #IWishIWasInSpace whenever you do!

June 30, 2020

Poisons | Into the Wilds

In this series, we'll be expanding on the work begun in our supplement of fairies and fariy tales, Fey Folio, by extending the world building, exploring additional mechanics, and fleshing out the Fey's fantastical world. Join us as we embark Into the Wilds.

Poisons

The Feywild is rich in both exotic plants and talented herbalists, which means that adventurers might encounter all manner of strange poisons while travelling there. We introduced a handful of new poisons in Fey Folio, but since we wrote that, I've come up with some more...

June 22, 2020

Binder Redux

Base Class
Comments from the Finger: The epic conclusion to the Rebinding article series is finally here! If you want to see even more vestiges and subclasses, check out The Complete Binder!

The binder is a band new class which lets you redefine your playstyle each day by attuning to the spirits of dead gods and heroes. These spirits from the past, called vestiges, afford their own features and traits, and each has a backstory all their own, drawn from the margins of world mythology. Their revisionist stories shine a light on tragic tales from across time, and ground the binder's personalities in genuine myth. If you want to play a character that can truly slide into any role, the binder is the class for you!

To make the class a little easier to approach, I've included a handy-dandy cheat sheet for the vestiges:

June 17, 2020

Nymphomancer

Sorcerous Origin
Notes from the Nails: I was surprised we haven't already done something like this. It seems kind of... obvious.

Nymph Bloodline

It is the nature of nymphs to be beautiful and alluring, so much so that creatures of just about any race are wont to become obsessed with them. While this rarely ends well for the nymph’s admirer, it does mean that small amounts of fey blood are regularly injected into the humanoid population. Sometimes, this manifests itself in the form of a sorcerer with power over the hearts of others: a nymphomancer.

June 8, 2020

Drinks | Into the Wilds

Items
Notes from the Nails: consider this a Fey Folio/Taverns & Tankards crossover episode!

Drinks
Given the continuous program of balls, parties, festivals, and banquets that take place in the Feywild, it is no surprise that many fey creatures like a drink. What follows is a selection of some of the most popular tipples in the Plane of Faerie... please see here for our drinking rules, or pick up Taverns & Tankards for even more alcoholic fun!

May 23, 2020

The Lark's and Obsidian Courts | Into the Wilds

In this series, we'll be expanding on the work begun in our supplement of fairies and fariy tales, Fey Folio, by extending the world building, exploring additional mechanics, and fleshing out the Fey's fantastical world. Join us as we embark Into the Wilds.

Notes from the Nails: only one archfey each in these courts, so I thought I'd stack them together.

The Lark's Court

Something that I always love to see is political candidates with a sense of humor. Whether it's pirates in Sweden, Vermin Supreme in the US, or the Monster Raving Loony Party in the UK, they play an important role in driving interest in politics, as well as being a beacon of protest for dissatisfied voters. And they're fun! What's not to like? The Lark's Court was inspired by these sorts of characters, but with a distinct 'fey' spin that turns them into much more than just fringe figures.
     In the Feywild, jokes, pranks and satire are Serious Business. Pulling off a good lark can seal one's place in fey society for years, and all fey creatures respect the power of a well-executed roast to take someone down a peg or two. The Lark's Court is the grandest gathering of comedians in all of the Feywild, a raucous and colorful gang of elves, sithe, boggarts, and other strange creatures. To the fey of the Lark's Court, anything can be funny when seen in the right light -- not necessarily a position that others share -- and no one is willing to go further for a lark than the members of this court.