Saturday, January 18, 2014

Mul Racial Feats and Utility Powers for 4e: Athas.org

The very first character I played in Dungeons & Dragons as a college-age player was a Mul thief in the desert wastes of Athas. I don't really recall now --all these long years later-- why I chose Mul. I chose thief because I had rolled a high DEX score, but I'd also rolled a high STR score so I could have been a fighter or gladiator. In fact, the way that I played her, she was more of a thug and a bully rather than a refined thief. Born a slave and not one to share her identity much, she changed her name many times over the campaign. At various times in her career, she was known as Zena, Xena (like The Warrior Princess?), Xenia, Shenta and Zig.

Indigo - Art by Brom

The character Indigo from "Ashes to Ashes" as imagined by Brom. (Source)

Muls as a race were a common part of the Athasian setting and important enough that I'm glad to see they are keeping them updated for the latest version of the D&D games. For a list of Mul racial feats and utility powers for fourth edition, go to Athas.org.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

How to Make Dragon Magazine Worth Purchasing

Apparently there's some changes for Dungeon and Dragon magazines during the lead-up to the next edition of the game. I think the magazines are going into hibernation or hiatus while they finalize development of the new version of the game. And there are some folks who'd like to have them come back in a really impressive way. Read Part I of An Open Letter to Wizards of the Coast, or How to Make Dragon Magazine Worth Purchasing Again.

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