Tagged: character class

Beefing Up the Fighter — Option I

Beefing Up the Fighter — Option I

Many people seem to think the D&D Fighter class is too weak, especially at higher levels. While I think this is less true in TSR versions of D&D, many people disagree. I’ve come up with two simple options for beefing up the damage a Fighter does, especially at higher levels. Neither has been...

Old School Conversions of WOTC D&D Material

Old School Conversions of WOTC D&D Material

There’s a greater thread on theRPGSite where people are converting classes, races, and monsters from (mainly) WOTC D&D to old school (TSR) editions of D&D is this thread: Oldschool Conversions of Post-Oldschool Material. There is some good (if untested) stuff in this thread. From the first couple of pages of messages: The Warlord...

Witch Character Class for Microlite74

Witch Character Class for Microlite74

LibraryLass posted her Witch character class for Microlite74 on the Microlite74 Forum. It’s very well done and comes with its own spell list (with some “new” spells). This class will probably end up in Microlite74 3.0 Companion II, but you don’t need to wait for this (as yet unplanned) volume. You’ll find the...

Wizards Ruin Encounters in D&D!

Wizards Ruin Encounters in D&D!

If you’ve read many forums or blogs where D&D is discussed over that past 8-10 years, you have probably heard many players complaining about wizards ruining encounters with spells like sleep or fire ball that take out large numbers of the opposition. While I expect to hear GMs (especially GMs who run more...

Quick Update: Assassins and Brown Box Cancer Fund Giveaway

Quick Update: Assassins and Brown Box Cancer Fund Giveaway

Just a quick update on a couple of things I’ve been getting email on. First, Assassins. Several people have let me know that they really want the Assassin class in M75. Therefore I will do by best to get one in there. Second, since I posted about getting the Brown Box set of...

Astounding Tales: The Sorcerer Class

Astounding Tales: The Sorcerer Class

The Sorcerer is one of the two classes in Astounding Tales of Swords and Sorcery (the other is the Fighter). The Sorcerer class is intended to represent both pure magic-users/priests and mental/scholarly professions that just might know a few spells. All Sorcerers have a background, a general area of expertise representing their pre-adventuring...

Astounding Tales: The Fighter Class

Astounding Tales: The Fighter Class

I’ve renamed my new “no level advancement” project. It’s now Astounding Tales of Swords and Sorcery which should have even less chance of being confused with Matthew and Jeffery’s upcoming Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea RPG. The Fighter is one of the two classes in Astounding Tales and it is intended to...

Random B/X/Labyrinth Lord Character Class Generator

Random B/X/Labyrinth Lord Character Class Generator

Paul Crabaugh wrote an article on customizing character classes for Basic/Expert D&D which was published back in Dragon #109. It actually worked fairly well, although it was best if all characters used to customized class system if any did due to the high number of experience points classes created via the customized system...