November 30, 2016

The Hand Grows

This week I want to lean back and catch all of you up on the state of MFoV.

Knuckle and Nail

First and foremost, I want to officially welcome two new Digits into the fold -- The Nails and The Knuckle. Like The Palm, these two are old hands over at the GiantITP forums (where they go by Ninja_Prawn and DracoKnight, respectively.) They have tons of experience under their belts and loads of cool ideas in store for you. Be kind and welcome them to the family! So far, they've patiently been waiting for the release queue to open up, but you can expect to be seeing far more of their creations in the coming months.

Tundra is Coming

We've got a doozy of a book this month on Patreon. If you're running a game that takes inspiration from Game of Thrones, Skyrim, or the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, you need to check out the Tundra Update. This book aims to bring players and DMs alike into the frosty north with new archetypes, spells, hazards, monsters, and magic items.

The Tundra Update releases tomorrow on December 1st, giving you plenty of time to plan out the obligatory Christmas campaign.

Sentinels of the Multiverse

The next few regular posts are going to seem all over the place: a lovecraftian warlock that controls otherworldly mists, a grease-monkey monk that fights with garage tools, a dauntless superhero empowered by his ancestry, and a island warrior. What they all have in common is that they're inspired by the card game Sentinels of the Multiverse, by Greater Than Games. They're not sponsoring us or anything like that -- we just like the card game and wanted to bring it to our favorite tabletop RPG. So, let us know if you like this sort of thing! There's an abundance of great inspiration out there, even just in this one card game.

23 comments:

  1. Yay non kungfu eastern monk subclasses! time for some variety

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    1. I think you'll like what's coming. Uses a very interesting mechanic, something that we haven't seen or used in 5e before.

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  2. Hello, everyone! I'm looking forward to sharing my ideas with you all.

    Be sure to check out the Tundra Update - I for one am really pleased with how it turned out.

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  3. I'm sure everyone else looks forward to seeing your ideas! You do great work on GiantITP

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  4. Awesome. I love their work over at GitP. Congrats!

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  5. Otherworldly mists? Anytime uses the words mist or mists in reference to D&d I automatically think of Ravenloft

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    1. I'm dming a Raven loft campaign for 2 GOO warlocks right now and Lovecraft fits right into that setting.

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    2. This isn't too far off the mark. The Dead Mists of R'lyeh call to yooooooouuu...

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    3. They both actually serve Dendar the Night Serpent, a Yuan ti diety. Not technically a Great Old One but super easy to treat as one. Tragic back stories make a patron who will eat your nightmares pretty attractive.

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    4. I have a patron for Dendar that isn't the GOO. :) I'm hoping to put it up here at some point!

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    5. Awesome! I look forward to seeing it!

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  6. Wait, you guys have DracoKnight on this site now? Sweet, I have been running with his Warlock Patron for the Outsider from Dishonored for months now and I am loving it. Good to see you guys pulling from some of the best homebrewers out there

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    1. How has that patron been working for you? I'm super-excited to hear how it performs in actual play :) Playtesting can only tell me so much.

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    2. He is good, lots of roleplaying opportunities with him since my DM really like the idea of a being who gives out magical power just to see what someone does with it. In terms of performance I will admit I am a multiclass with him, Barbarian 6/ Warlock 4 and I am putting I more level into Warlock next to get the Supernatural Movement invocation. Since I am multiclass I am not sure how representative my experience with him is since I don't have most of the features yet, sorry.

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  7. Congratulations!
    More people=>more stuff=>more optimizing=>deader players because I'm optimizing the monsters=>fun!

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    1. Deader players is always awesome! TPKs have a history of making my campaigns more interesting *evil smile*

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  8. Cool cool! Can't wait! the Mist Warlock sounds great.

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    1. Thank you! We're very happy to have joined the team :)

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  10. I'm a HUGE fan of Draco I can't wait to see your work!

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    1. I hope it doesn't disappoint! I'm working on some really fun setting-neutral stuff right now, be it player races or subclasses, and I even have a couple of full on 1-20 classes that are nearing completion :)

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  11. Hey, two people that I actually recognize! What a coincidence!

    I'm not even joking, I really am that bad at recognizing names.

    Still, though, I can't wait to see the new things all of you together might be able to accomplish.

    By any chance, are you two planning to post some of the things from the GitP forums on this site? Might be useful, making it easier to find some of your older things, if you did so.

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    1. Yes, we've been polishing up some of out GitP stuff over the last couple of months for release here. We've actually already posted my Satyr race, which is something I unleashed on the Playground a while back. :)

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