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Stories of the Fifth Age, Ep: Final! “Paladins”

Bright armor gleaming like the sun, and swinging holy swords to smite down the foes of all that is good and just, the Paladin is one of the greatest tropes in fantasy literature, and D&D lore. It is also one of the most maligned and oft abused classes, with more than a few parties dreading […]

Stories of the Fifth Age, Ep. 87: “Urban Bounty Hunter/Mercenary Veteran”

Whether braving battlefields and clashing swords or skulking through the underbelly of the sprawling streets of a city in pursuit of the most dangerous game, there’s one primary factor that links the Bounty Hunter and the Mercenary: Coin. In this week’s episode, Leslie and Jared analyze these backgrounds and how using them effectively can add more […]

Gaming in the Wild: A Clear Canvas

A funny thing happened when I cast off the shackles of the somewhat underwhelming experience we had going through Dungeons and Dragons’ “Princes of the Apocalypse” adventure module. As the internet does with its click-bait, “The Dungeon Master gave the players control, and you won’t believe what happened next…”

Gaming in the Wild: The End of the Apocalypse

Over the last year or more, my table at the Bracebridge Tabletop Gaming Community has been plodding their way through the Dungeons and Dragons adventure module “Princes of the Apocalypse.” After a meeting with the group, here is what we have decided…

Stories of the Fifth Age, Ep. 85: “Listener Emails!”

After having languished unanswered in our digital mail slot for weeks on end, at last, the messages sent to us by our beloved audience would finally come forward. Rather than be given simple answers of text, the hosts of the show bring forth the questions for all to benefit from the discussion on such matters […]

Stories of the Fifth Age, Ep. 83: “Player Archetypes”

Whenever we sit down at the table to begin telling tales of action and adventure, each of the players is drawn there for a different reason. Whether it is to take on a role and wear a mask for the evening, or to fully enjoy the fantasy of clashing swords and the glory of ultimate […]

Gaming in the Wild: Surviving the Apocalypse

For about a year or so, I have been running the Princes of the Apocalypse adventure module for my table at the Bracebridge Tabletop Community. We are about halfway through it, if the level range is to be trusted. After all of that time, here are some thoughts…

Stories of the Fifth Age, Ep. 82: “Fighters”

Masters of martial combat, in the many forms that it can take, the Fighter represents a bit of a unique premise amidst the classes of D&D. While most of the other classes offer specific styles or ideas to build around, the fighter is a largely blank slate. In this episode, our hosts discuss the Fighter […]

Stories of the Fifth Age, Ep. 80: “Warlocks”

Possessed of mysterious and unique powers, unlike those of other wielders of magical might, the warlock is an oft misunderstood class. Due to their pacts with beings that provide them with these unusual gifts and talents, they may be maligned or hated at worst by those who fear the nature of their power’s origins. The […]

Stories of the Fifth Age, Ep. 79: “Weather or Not”

A cataclysmic storm raging amidst blackened skies; thick mists hanging low along the mud slickened ground; a forest with beams of bright light cutting through the thick boughs as the sunlight overhead pierces through. Weather helps set the tone of a setting, it brings out instinctive feelings and thoughts, reminds us of moments, and when […]