In which the tide does some turning.
All right, I’ve got my shit, gathered it all together, and placed it back into the shit bag where it belongs. I’m referring to, of course, Patreon which – for those following along – decided to unpublished my reward tiers without notice or warning. I’ve got it all sorted, and took the opportunity to revamp the rewards.
1) We are planning to release patron-only comics and other content soon. Stay tuned for an official announcement there – but it will be available to all patrons at all tiers.
2) Discord, comic previews, and all the other rewards are now rolled into the $1 tier. I hate the whole “thank you, here’s nothing” reward tiers that have become so standard, and this was the perfect opportunity to dispose of mine.
3) At the $25 tier, I will send you prints every month of any comics or finished art that we make. If you’re international, talk to me first, but it should still be fine.
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Thanks so much for reading and being with us for the ride so far!
Culture & Physiology 3.0
Our next splatbook is going to be a document for expanded weapons feats. the working title is “Keelie’s Guide to Fucking Shit Up” but I might rein that in a bit. In the meantime, I am still tweaking Culture & Physiology, so here’s a new version of it:
Nerfed traits that grant spells, bringing them in-line with the core rulebook tiefling.
Moved the cantrip to a new trait.
Buffed Pack Instincts to better clarify its mechanical role.
Added clarity to and renamed “Other.”
Nerfed Deep Cultural Hatred; it was too strong in actual play. I now understand 5e’s mechanical problem with the ranger’s “Favored Enemy” feature. I might change this to “reroll missed attacks one time versus this enemy” instead of extra damage as I test that feature.
There may be other changes I am missing.
I have been calling this 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 in the title of this instead of the actual patch number, which is 1.1.0. – I think it’s a little clearer to people that this is the 3rd release of a thing that way, but for my internal use, I strongly prefer semantic versioning.
Meant to replace the race feature of a D&D 5e character, this module allows players nearly infinite possible ways to create balanced homebrew races.
More than that, though, it allows players and DMs to have conversations about the mechanics of their game world. For example, in a campaign world that is all human, players can decide what physical and cultural attributes make their human distinct from all the others. Weapons training? Magic training? A beefy build? Mechanics usually gated behind non-human races are suddenly available to players in a restricted campaign setting. Everyone in the party can be human and still mechanically distinct.
Likewise, in a setting with no limits on race, this splat book allows players to let their imaginations take control of character creation. Cactus-folk? Done. Half-tarrasque, half-ochre jelly? Done.
This is a slender book at 4 pages, with easy-to-follow instructions that fit the spirit of Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition’s simplicity.
Follow the link below to grab the PDF. It’s Pay-What-You-Want, so help yourself.
Culture & Physiology: Pick-a-Path Races for D&D 5e