New Race

This week we bring you a new character race from the Sword and Planet classic “A Princess of Mars.” The Green Martians! “In one respect at least the Martians are a happy people, they have no lawyers.” – Edgar Rice Burroughs – A Princess of Mars Green People From Another…

D&D is typically framed as a game of heroes vs. monsters – it’s on the cover art of every major edition – but sometimes, players and DM’s want to get a little wild and flip that notion on its head. What if you WANT to be a monster? Or at…

This is a short follow up, or short, to another article. I cooked this up to support the Anunna Hound article we posted earlier in the week. Just a little something to give more martial hounds some more options, and improve their racial abilities. As always feats are optional, always ask…

There is a long history of adventuring groups that have an animal sidekick of one form or another, from the Mabari Hound and Dogmeat in your favorite video games, the Dire Wolves in Game of Thrones, to the members of Mysteries Incorporated. The genre is full of characters who have…

Planescape has had a lasting legacy in D&D. Tiefling, a race that now appears in the Player’s Handbook, got its start in Planescape.  There were quite a few other Planar races in that first box and in later expansions, and my personal favorite was the Bariaur. It always stuck with…

The Neanderthal article was really fun to read (Do You Want to Know More?). Especially when Trevor told me that out there in genre fiction, Psychic Neanderthals are a thing.  It was fun googling Psychic Neanderthal and seeing what popped back up. For this weeks short I decided to once again dip…

While closely related to modern humans, Neanderthals were a distinct subspecies, larger and stronger than humans of the time due to being adapted to higher latitudes. While initially  assumed to be less intelligent than homo sapiens, recent evidence shows that they were our likely our equals, and had the same…