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    The Vigilante Rogue: The Justice Found In The Dark

    As is often the case, I was inspired by a friend’s work. My pal Greg over on his blog wrote up a barbarian build for the Urban Arcana Unearthed Arcana article….. Wow, that a repetitive sounding sentence. That phrase almost counts as alliteration. That should totally be a comic book phrase. I should find that as the title of a book in Dr. Strange’s library.   Anyway, where was I?   Oh, right….INSPRIRED!     Anyway, his build was for a city tied barbarian pulling on the spirit of a neighborhood. It felt very Luke Cage adjacent. When I commented such, he admitted he was inspired by that Netflix show.…

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    4 Grand Thieves Guilds

    Large Scale Thieves guilds The thieves guilds are an integral part of the standard generic fantasy worlds in which D&D takes place. This is partly due to the inspiring fiction. That said, it is often portrayed as a local phenomenon. There is a local guild or two in the city, or maybe the bandits inhabit a particular forest. I am looking at you Sherwood. World guilds, which is the term I am going with, are not quite so local. They have a broader reach but still remain secretive and unknown. This could be like La Cosa Nostra, or the Yakuza in the real world. They may have local affiliates, but…

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    Undead Beware the Gravedigger’s Wrath: The Gravedigger Rogue Archetype

    I have a long history with the concept of playing a gravedigger. I played one for over a decade at a larp in the Atlanta area. I rather think he may have been the most interesting character I have ever played. For all his sneaky abilities (he was a rogue) he was also noble in thought and action. He was tremendously creepy and people expected him to be evil, but he wasn’t. He was just not socially adjusted. That lead to some amazing role play sessions and I kind of miss playing the guy. Anyway, I always liked the vision of champions of death that are not evil. With that…

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    New Spells for new Spell Books

    So, first let me welcome you to my new..ish blog address. I moved everything over to jeremiahmccoy.com because I felt like that was a good way to consolidate my online presence. I owned the rights to the domain but had not been using it as much as I should. I also have more control over the site than the one on the free WordPress hosting. I will be doing all my future blog postings here, and I have moved all my past content here, as well. I hope you like the new digs.   That bit of business out of the way, let me show you some of what I have…

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    An idea for a scifi game using 5th edition part 1

    Not the sexiest title, I know, but bear with me. I recently had an opportunity to read and review the Adventures in Middle Earth RPG for the Tome Show.  This was something I would have read anyway, but reviewing it allows me to change perspective a bit more.  One of the things that struck me about the game was the versatility of 5th edition.  They made significant changes to core class concepts and it was still very much 5th edition. It started me thinking about how far you could take that.  Could I use the base 5th editions systems, but make a game divorced from the fantasy setting?