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…

If you like the idea of the Order of the Frozen Skull but find they don’t have a place for your players, here is a monster you can use instead. This is basically an alteration of the Assassin found in the Monster Manual but with some of the abilities of the…

The Order of the Frozen Skull is a Rogue archetype with optional corresponding lore. It is an order of Assassins that uses strange semi-necromantic cold-based magic and worship death. Players can find themselves having divided loyalties between the adventuring party and this death cult. Or perhaps they stole the secrets…

Hey everybody, guest writer Sam here. I had an idea for a class and was discussing it with Trevor & Robert and they invited me to create it and share it. I was introduced to the genre of fantasy through Final Fantasy but more specifically Final Fantasy 6. Not long…

The weather here at Forgot My Dice HQ in Texas seemingly turns on a dime.  At the beginning of October it was still in the 90s.  In the span of the last few weeks we have had rain, and a quick cooling.  Now we are lucky if we make it…

One concept that video-games do well Phased Boss fights, where the encounter has a several stages that players work through to defeat the boss.  The DMG goes into this a little bit in the multipart encounter section, talking about monsters that fight in waves.  This is different as it can…

Shorts, what are those?  Just my affectionate nickname for occasional short articles, that are follow ups to our big Monday posts.  We use them to convert things to new systems, add a feat, a spell, or whatever comes to mind. The Fantasy AGE system is a great new RPG system,…

In D&D, in-combat healing is often a tricky proposition, burning valuable actions on the part of a spellcaster. This can sometimes lead to a player feeling like they are nothing but a healing dispensary for the rest of the party. This can be fine for some people, but other players…

Welcome to our first short article, or “Shorts” as I affectionately call them.  These articles are shorter follow ups to previous articles.  They could take the form of anything, an extra spell, a feat, or maybe a conversion to a different rule set. After publishing the White Mage article (Do…