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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┬áBounty Hunter and the Mercenary: Coin. In this week’s episode, Leslie and Jared analyze these backgrounds and how using them effectively can add more […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stories of the Fifth Age, Ep. 75: “Courtier”

Amid the political shifts and jockeying for power or position, the role of the courtier has many possibilities to fit into any given court. From the foppish hangers on, to those who play vital roles in the background, the courtier presents a very unique way for characters to have found their beginnings. In this episode, […]

Stories of the Fifth Age, Ep. 74: “Monks”

Powerful forces of spiritual and physical might, the monk represents a being of martial discipline and mental fortitude. But when we look at the class, what expectations do we put on it, what stereotypes are placed on the class just by the preconceptions of the style in which it was created? In this episode, our […]

Stories of the Fifth Age, Ep. 73: “Welcome to the Planes”

Fewer aspects of D&D can create mystique or wonder quite like the idea of the multiverse, the spanning expanse of the planes. From the elemental planes and their encircling chaos, to the Outer planes and the Astral sea, with the Hells and Heavens. All this with the material worlds at the center, mirrored by the […]