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  • In the Darkness Vision rules in 5e are often time-consuming to implement on the fly. Lights stretch out to x-number of feet in multiple states of brightness, and the areas revealed are changed as people move their characters. This is fantastic for a computer game – or as a feature of certain online tabletop ...
  • Spellswords In this edition of The Arcana Check, we explore the Spellsword, a fighter with casting abilities that takes its cues from the Warlock instead of the Wizard. Then we do the same thing, but with Druids, and add spellbook rules for the Eldritch Knight on top of it all. Click the cover to grab the PDF on our ...
  • A Price to Pay Inspired by The Animated Spellbook’s video about using hit dice in new way, this edition of The Arcana Check  offers a plethora of items that your players can use to unleash great power… for a price.
  • Enchanted Metals In this edition of The Arcana Check, we update the lore and rules for Mithril & Adamantine, as well as introduce two new magical metals. Click on the image to check it out on our Patreon.
  • Humanity Revisited In Humanity Revisited, humans gain a new racial feature known as “Determination” to set them apart as creatures living in a fantasy world. They also gain four new sub-races: Wanderers, Common Folk, Wasteland People, and Hill Folk. Click the image to check it out in The Arcana Check on Patreon.
  • Dragonborn Revisited This edition of The Arcana Check presents an overhaul of the Dragonborn race for Dungeons & Dragons 5e. Each color of dragon has its own draconic subrace, and all dragonborn choose modular racial features that define what their draconic heritage means. Click the image to check it out on our Patreon.
  • Yet Another Firearms Module Hey everyone, When I launched the Arcana Check a few months ago, I jumped the gun (pun intended.) I’ve got my ducks in a row now, and a clear image of what the Arcana Check is going to be. You can expect much more regular content (though an exact update schedule will not be laid out ...
  • Spell scroll cards I’ve decided that the Arcana Check is going to start including materials I make for myself to make DMing easier. First up, these are spell scroll index cards that I make to hand out as loot. Here’s a sample page: If you want the rest of the cards — one for each school of magic in ...

Community Showcase

  • Community Showcase: Benjamin Maier @ Extra Life This Community Showcase is a guest post written by Benjamin Maier. On November 3rd my friends and I get together, as we do on a yearly basis, and we play Dungeons & Dragons for 24 (technically 25!) hours straight. We do this to raise money for kids who need it. Every year we put the clarion ...
  • Community Showcase: Svilland With just six days to go for their Kickstarter, I want to put this beautifully made and deeply evoking campaign setting in front of you guys. I’ve always been enchanted by Norse mythos. Sweden and Norway are my among favorite civs in Civilization V, and Northrend (a Norse analogue) in World of Warcraft, and this campaign ...

News (…and whatever else)

  • Late Comic The comic is going to be a a day or so late, due to a pairing of situations beyond our control.
  • Roll20 is Clueless about Social Justice Roll20 has made some awful mistakes and I think that they’re worth exploring. The clusterfuck of mismanaging their social media aside (seriously don’t do what they did), I want to talk about how they treated YouTuber DawnforgeCast, specifically when the incredibly lifelike NolanT said words to the effect of “we don’t need more white guys.” I assume ...
  • Move it! A time keeping module for 5e. The next arcana check will use this module. Download Link. Sources (I did not invent these things): https://theangrygm.com/hacking-time-in-dnd/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKQv4GC0N9Q
  • Patron-only Comic for June Introducing Anna Jones, EvD, Elf Wizard. She has a doctorate in Evocation and will be spreading Chaotic Neutrality across the land in her search for the legendary Lost City of Mana. We’re slating these to be released once per month for now, to coincide with the release of every Arcana Check, our new publication that ...
  • Update Schedule I’ve added a page to the top menu that shows our intended update schedule. We’re human, so it might derail a touch, but now y’all get a sense of when to expect various kinds of updates.
  • Making What You Love Thieves Can’t getting it’s own website is long overdue. I’m Bartholomew Klick, the writer. The artist is named Zach Stoppel. If you know us from Ramen Empire or from reddit — thanks for following us over here! If you found Thieves Can’t in a void, well, I hope you like what you found. Watch this space for ...

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