D&D Next Archive



by Jacob

Adding Fate to Your D&D Games Pt 2: The Skill Conversion

This is my second and last post on converting D&D (mostly D&D Next, but there’s a fair bit of edition-neutral stuff) to use Fate’s mechanics. Check out my last post about how to start adding Aspects into the game for a better storytelling experience. This conversion stacks on top of that one. Why? You’re still…

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by Jacob

Adding Fate to Your D&D Games: The Aspect Conversion

Why? Why would anyone want to add Fate into D&D? They’re so completely different that they couldn’t possibly combined, right? Wrong. In this, the Aspect Conversion, the bit of Fate (Aspects) that I add into D&D is so different that it is incapable of stepping on D&D’s toes. Aspects add story and character to your…

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by Jacob

Sample Origin #2 for My Sorcerer Mage Variant in D&D Next: Fey Heritage

Again, I’m going to jump right in and just give you the samples for my Sorcerer variant. Also, don’t forget to check out the Draconic Heritage origin. Fey Heritage Level Features 1 Persuasive, Ability: Enchanting 2 Base Form: Charming Look 6 Ability: Sleep 12 Improved Form: Woodland Stride 16 Ability: Fey Transportation 18 Superior Form:…

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by Delos

Sample Origin for My Sorcerer Mage Variant in D&D Next: Draconic Heritage

I’m going to jump right in and just give you the samples for my Sorcerer variant. Draconic Heritage Choose a Dragon Type, between black, blue, brass, bronze, copper, gold, green, red, silver, and white; this will also give you ideas for the possible changes in your appearance when the dragon starts to manifest through you,…

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by Delos

My Mage Variant to Create a Sorcerer in D&D Next

To start this off, I’d like to explain why I’m doing the Sorcerer as a Mage variant instead of a full-blown class. First off, it’s less work (only slightly, in this case) to do some replacements than to write a whole class; second, I like how Archetypes in Pathfinder work, and find it a perfectly…

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by Delos

Aftermath of Riverhaven pt.1

This past Friday my group of elves made it out of the mountains and started to finally get to Riverhaven. For those who didn’t read my last essay, the PCs lost their home and got separated from their families. Their plan was to meet at Riverhaven, which is normally a two day journey, but the…

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by Delos

Welcome to Undaria

This is the intro that my players went through last week. The players played level 0 PCs and we were using the D&D Next system. This story takes place in the elvish Kingdom of Undaria. It is a beautiful forest that is guarded fiercely by its inhabitants. No outsider is allowed within the forest and…

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