The Gassy Gnoll: Shifting Magical Paradigms Without a Clutch

Last week the Gassy Gnoll asked why 4e spell powers are so cut and dried. This week he wants to throw the D&D magic system out the window in favor of something much more open…

Right now you create a wizard, pick a few powers, and run. All the powers work generally the same, using . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Shifting Magical Paradigms Without a Clutch

The Gassy Gnoll: Making Magic Missile Mine

The Gassy Gnoll is not a huge fan of magic users. Fireball sounds great in theory until you smell all that singed hair. But *his* alter ego has always enjoyed playing wizards ever since starting to play D&D back in 1982. [Shudder.] And though I may be a bit gray at the muzzle, but that . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Making Magic Missile Mine

The Gassy Gnoll: Pondering Mage Slavery

Have you ever considered the true cost of a standard magic item? No, I’m not talking about the actual cost of making a magic item in D&D terms, with XP and gold. I’m talking about the hidden black market of magic item manufacturing… Yes, I know this topic has been covered before – as with . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Pondering Mage Slavery

Book Preview: Arcane Flavor by Hannah Lipsky (Chaotic Shiny Productions)

Do you like magic in your roleplaying? If you’ll pardon the pun, there’s something “magical” about magic, or at least there always has been for me. Whether it’s your normal wizard slinging spells, a bard weaving magic with a song, or an evil practitioner bartering with dark forces to gain great power at any cost, . . . → Read More: Book Preview: Arcane Flavor by Hannah Lipsky (Chaotic Shiny Productions)

Book Review: Visions of the Oracle by Sigfried Trent (Open Design)

What is an oracle? An oracle, whether discussing it in terms of religion or mythology, is a person or group who can tell the future. Sometimes this was through connection to a deity, the cosmos, or some other magical interpretation. The Oracle at Delphi is the one that most often comes to mind, otherwise known . . . → Read More: Book Review: Visions of the Oracle by Sigfried Trent (Open Design)

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