Lets write a samurai or ronin character in a fantasy setting

Let’s Write a Samurai in Fantasy Stories

Writing a samurai or ronin character in fantasy stories takes the legendary figures of real-world Japanese history and placing them against a magical world.  They are defined by their skill with the blade and the discipline it takes to get that skill.  The warrior is …

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Guide to writing a necromancer character

Guide to Writing a Necromancer Character

Writing a necromancer character can vary depending on the culture, aesthetic, or character journey you are trying to develope.  Naturally, they make terrifying villains with the ability to summon undead hordes.  However, the archetype has a vast history of heroes and villains intertwined in its …

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write a paladin character with these archetypes

Guide to Writing a Paladin Character

Writing a paladin character includes internal struggle, discipline and courage.  They fight for something bigger than themselves, fully committed to their cause in thought and action. The paladin archetype as we know it today is basically just a Holy Knight—The Knights of the Round table, …

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Guide to Building a desert druid dnd 5e

Guide to Building a Desert Druid Circle of the Land: DnD 5e

When building and playing a desert druid Circle of the Land in DnD 5e, consider the following: Try lizardfolk, Arakocra or Loxodon Backstories of arid desert life—mystical origins Use animal forms with a desert theme Bonus Desert Spells Complementary Druid Spells Desert druids in DnD …

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most famous dragons in movies and TV

Famous Dragons In Movies and TV: What They Mean

The most famous dragons in movie and TV history include: Draco—Dragonheart Vermithrax Pejorative—Dragon Slayer Smaug—The Hobbit Shenron—Dragon Ball Toothless—How to Train Your Dragon Drogon—Game of Thrones Saphira—Eragon Elliott—Pete’s Dragon Falkor—The NeverEnding Story Haku—Spirited Away Mushu—Mulan Dragons are iconic monsters across the world of movies, TV …

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scariest sea monsters in mythology around the world

Scariest Sea Monsters in Mythology

The scariest sea monsters in mythology include: Hafgufa Hafstramba Margygr Cirein-cròin Scylla Charybdis Cetus Isonade Umibōzu Apocalyptic Serpents—Leviathan/Jörmungandr Kraken Hafgufa Otherwise known as “Sea Fog” or “Sea Mist”, Hafgufa is an insanely huge Nordic monster.  Appearing in Nordic works such as The Kings Mirror, this …

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grimdark fantasy movies and shows

6 Best Grimdark Fantasy Movies and Shows

The 6 best examples of Grimdark fantasy movies and shows are: Conan the Barbarian (1982) The Witcher (2019) Berserk (1997) Game of Thrones (2011) Army of Darkness (1992) Beastmaster (1982) Grimdark fantasy blends elements of horror—gritty violence, dark tones—with tropes of magic, warriors and monsters …

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ninja d&d character example

DnD 5e Best Ninja Character Builds

Building ninja characters for DnD 5e can take many different forms, from the obvious rogue to the less obvious bard.  These campaigns can be filled with intrigue, espionage and mystery, sprinkled with martial arts showdowns.  Therefore, creating an entire party of ninjas can offer a …

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gnoll encounters dnd 5e

Gnoll Encounters and Campaign Guide: DnD 5e

When building a campaign with gnoll encounters in DnD 5e, or building a gnoll adventure, consider the following elements: Gnoll history and creation—Yeenoghu Understand the pack layout and motivation Set adventure in the wild: hunting, survival, savannahs and jungles. Utilize gnoll tactics in encounters: ambush …

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tortle character ideas dnd 5e

Guide to Building a Tortle Character- Best Classes: DnD 5e

When building a tortle character in Dungeons and Dragons 5e, consider the following elements and classes: Tortle characteristics and background Natural abilities: Shell Defense, Hold Breath, Survival Instinct… Druid: Circle of Wildfire, Circle of Spores Cleric: Nature Domain, Tempest Domain Samurai The turtle-like tortle people …

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