Commission for itsfranka_ on Twitter!
They're so lovely ^^
Commission for itsfranka_ on Twitter!
They're so lovely ^^
Pridelands Culture is so interesting! It's a mix between a culture that loves and reveres champions (and even has arena sports centered around adventuring!) but also has a heavy infernal/occult influence, where people are incredibly superstitious and take the dark arts very seriously.
I wish I could visit this city for real.
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The sun glistens and reflects off all the facets of her feathers...
She's only available through May 19th before she'll be exalted!
If you're interested you can find her on the first page of my sales tab (link in profile).
Here's a quick sketch I made.
Remember that art dragon I posted/sold a while back? The paint-splattered kid named Graffiti? Meet their folks!
Radio (left/top) and Stereo (right/bottom) are a couple of vigilante vandals, and my newest breeding pair! I’m still working out the details, but these two make some pretty dang colorful babies, and I’m planning to use them to make art dragons. I’m not going to make art for every nest, but the ones I like are each getting a unique little headshot similar to what I gave Graffiti.
As a bonus, these two have some of that good good lore! Check under the cut if you’re interested.
Dissatisfied with the nasty attitude of merchant guild leader and her poor treatment of her employees, Radio set out to make a statement and organized a protest against her boss’s business practices. It had decent attendance, and she would forever treasure the startled look on Mrs. Astra’s face when she saw the crowd shouting on the lawn of her luxurious home.
Radio was promptly and unceremoniously removed from the guild, along with several of her coworkers. Enraged, the spiteful spiral called up her old friend Stereo, an ex-student of the Starwood College of Arts and Sciences. Taking advantage of their penchant for mayhem and not-so-subtle crush on her, Radio and her newfound partner set out to paint the leader’s house a rainbow of insults.
Stereo entered the Starwood College of Arts and Sciences with bright eyes and high hopes for their future... only to leave a disillusioned dropout with a mountain of debt. They puttered around aimlessly for a couple years, stuck between resigning themself to a career they didn’t care for… or heading back home to face their disappointed folks. Eugh.
Then their old crush Radio came a-calling, asking for help with turning their boss’s mansion into a paint-splattered storm of insulting murals. Stereo thought, “What the heck, why not?” and one thing led to another. Now they’ve changed their name, skipped town and left their college debts unpaid. The Starwood College of Arts and Sciences could suck it.
At some point, the duo’s revenge gig expanded to full-on activism and vigilante activities. Colorful enchanted murals have been popping up around the city, criticizing the corrupt and bringing beauty to neglected neighborhoods. Ill-kept roads are found awash with phallic imagery, forcing the city council to clean them up. Then, when a would-be mugger was taken down in a spray of color and paint-can-induced blunt head trauma, the two made an abrupt transformation from warmly-regarded nuisances to hometown heroes. Technically, the guards have orders to arrest the vigilante vandals on sight, but they always seem to let them slip away at the last moment…
Rips shirt off revealing a i love Dalit tattoo @altamirage
Well my warlock has gotten true polymorph, rising from a dragonborn to a true dragon
Hiccup: Why can’t you be more like your brother?
Ruffnut: Because I don’t want to grow old alone.
New dnd character y'all!! Meet my evil son, Aarba
NO! ...Not yet. One day, maybe.
Anyway, today we're building Gilan, a Rangers from the fantastic Ranger's Apprentice series by John Flanagan. This request was made by my best friend, @iximaz. They sure know I love challenges. Now, let's see if I can surprise them with this build.
Next Time: The Question... the First Question, the oldest question in the universe, that must never be answered, hidden in plain sight!
Now, what do we need to make Gilan work?
Silent & Deadly: Every Ranger's ultimate party trick. They are able to move in complete silence and blend into the environment so well, people tell stories about their supernatural powers... Rangers are basically Medieval ninjas, and Gilan was stated to be the best of them all at Unseen Movement.
Look at my Horse: All Rangers have a special, almost familiar-like bond with their mounts. We shall give Gilan a horse, or at the very least skills to obtain and maintain a horse.
Brains & Brawn: Rangers are trained in a large variety of topics, ranging (heh) from survival and archery to cooking and sewing. We need to be a little skill monkey.
Gilan is a Human (although a Tabaxi would also work if you're feeling adventurous). As always, pick a Variant option, it's just better. We get a +1 to two abilities of our choice, go for Dexterity and Wisdom. We also learn Common and one language of our choice, one skill of our choice (Investigation), and we can take a feat. Skulker works fantastically for sneaky Rangers; we can hide in lightly obscured places, missing an attack doesn't reveal our hiding spot, and we don't get a disadvantage on Perception checks in dim light.
Gilan is the son of one of Araluen's most respected knights, but he himself doesn't seem to use his position and family privilege enough to give him the Noble background. Instead, let's focus on his Ranger career and make him the Folk Hero. This background gives us proficiency in Animal Handling and Survival, proficiency with land vehicles (carriages, wagons, etc.) and one set of artisan's tools (woodcarver's tools let us create our own arrows), and we get the Rustic Hospitality feature; if we're good to common folk, we can find a place to sleep or hide in their settlements.
Dexterity is our highest score, we're sneaky and we're accurate with a bow. Follow that up with Constitution, we need endurance for long travels. Wisdom is next, almost all of our knowledge is practical street-smarts and survival techniques.
Next is Charisma, we've managed to charm at least one lucky lady, who knows who else fell for Gilan (fan-fiction writers do!). Strength is a little lower than I want it to be, especially since we are trained in swordsmanship. Finally, we're dumping Intelligence - we're not stupid, we just need other abilities more.
Level 1 - Ranger: Unsurprisingly, we start with Ranger (Revised). Our Hit Die is a d10, we get [10 + Constitution modifier] initial Hit Points, proficiency with light armour, medium armour, shields, simple weapons, and martial weapons. Standard leather armour sounds like the right choice for a Ranger, and we can't forget about a bow, daggers, throwing knives (here: darts) and - in Gilan's case - a sword. Our saving throws are Strength and Dexterity, and we get to choose three class skills: let's go for Insight, Perception, and Stealth.
We start off this class by choosing our Favoured Enemy: beasts, fey, humanoids, monstrosities, or undead. We get +2 to damage rolls against our chosen type, as well as an advantage on Survival check when tracking them and Intelligence check when recalling information about them. We also learn one language of our choice.
The Natural Explorer feature grants us several benefits when exploring the wilderness:
We no longer suffer from difficult terrain;
We have an advantage on initiative rolls;
On our first combat turn, we have an advantage against a creature that hadn't made its move yet.
Additionally, if we're travelling for longer than 1 hour:
Difficult terrain doesn't slow the group's travel time;
The group cannot become lost, unless via magical means;
The group cannot be surprised, even if engaged in an activity (foraging, tracking, etc.);
If we move by ourselves, we can move stealthily at a normal pace;
When we forage, we find twice as much food;
While tracking other creatures, we also learn their exact number, size, and how long ago they passed through the area we're currently at.
Level 2 - Ranger: At this level, we get to choose our Fighting Style, and Archery is a no-brainer, it's the preferred combat option of all RA Rangers. We get a +2 bonus to all attack rolls we make with our ranged weapons.
Although RA Rangers don't use magic, D&D Rangers get access to Spellcasting. Wisdom is our spellcasting ability, we get no cantrips, and we begin with two 1st-level spell slots:
Beast Bond is a divination spell that creates an empathic bond between us and a beast of our choice, like a horse. For 10 minutes (concentration), we can communicate telepathically with our beast, and it is able to reply with simple emotions and concepts that we understand. The beast also gets an advantage on attack rolls against any creature within 5 feet of us. Just remember the password.
Hunter's Mark makes us focus our attention on a particular target. For 1 hour (concentration), you deal extra 1d6 damage to the marked creature, and we have an advantage on Perception and Survival checks related to tracking and finding it. If the marked target dies before the spell ends, we can use a bonus action to mark a new creature.
Level 3 - Ranger: We gain the Primeval Awareness feature, which lets us communicate simple concepts and ideas with beasts around us. We learn of the beast's emotional state, mood, and intent, which might save us from a fight.
Additionally, we can spend 1 minute concentrating, and detect if our Favoured Enemy type is somewhere within 5 miles of us. We learn the enemy numbers, presence, and the general direction from us.
This is also where we pick our subclass, our Ranger Conclave. For quiet and stealthy Rangers, who keep mostly to the shadows and avoid open conflicts, the Gloom Stalker Conclave works best. First, we learn the Disguise Self spell, which lets us change our appearance for 1 hour. We also gain the Dread Ambusher feature, we can get our Wisdom modifier added to our Initiative roll. At the start of our first turn, our ground speed increases by 10 feet and lasts so until the end of that turn. If we make an Attack during that turn, we can make one additional Attack. If that attack hits, the target takes extra 1d8 damage. Finally, we get Umbral Sight, which grants us 60 feet of darkvision. We are also invisible to creatures with darkvision if we're moving in the darkness.
We gain one more 1st-level spell: Snare utilizes 25 feet of rope to create a concealed trap that lasts for 8 hours. A creature that walks into the radius of the trap must succeed on a Dexterity saving throw, or be hoisted 3 feet in the air and restrained until the spell ends.
Level 4 - Ranger: Time for our first Ability Score Improvement! Let's put two points into Dexterity, to get it maxed out ASAP.
Level 5 - Ranger: From our subclass, we get the Extra Attack. This lets us attack twice during one Attack action.
We get another spell from our Gloom Stalker Magic table: Rope Trick uses at least 60 feet of rope to create an extradimensional space that fits up to eight Medium-sized creatures for 1 hour. Attacks and spells cannot reach the space, but anyone inside it can observe the surrounding area.
We also unlock 2nd-level spells: Pass Without Trace enhances our stealth skills for 1 hour (concentration). For the duration, each creature within 30 feet from us that we choose gets a +10 to their Stealth checks and cannot be traced via magical means.
Level 6 - Rogue: Jumping ships for the rest of the build. When multiclassing into Rogue, we gain proficiencies with light armour (got it already), thieves' tools, and we get to choose one class skill; let's get Acrobatics.
1st-level Rogues begin with Expertise. We select two skills and double our proficiency bonus (NOT modifier) for checks involving those. Stealth and Perception are the skills every RA Ranger must hone. We also learn Thieves' Cant, a system of phrases/gestures/sounds used by Rogues in their line of work. Additionally, the Sneak Attack feature gives us extra 1d6 damage to any creature we have an advantage against. We don't have to get an advantage to roll Sneak Attack if another enemy of our target is within 5 feet of it, or the target is incapacitated.
Level 7 - Rogue: At this level, we gain Cunning Action, which is a series of actions we can use as a bonus action on our turn. These include Dash, Disengage, Hide, and Aim (if you include Unearthed Arcana: Class Feature Variants).
Level 8 - Rogue: Our Sneak Attack die increases to 2d6. We also get to choose our second subclass, our Roguish Archetype. Now, there is no Ranger-like subclass for a Rogue, but I did mention that RA Rogues were basically ninjas, right? The Scout Archetype got us covered! This stealth-and-survival subclass gives us two features at the start: Skirmisher makes us very difficult to pin down, letting us move up to half of our ground speed when the enemy ends its turn within 5 feet of us, and not provoke an opportunity attack. Survivalist gives us proficiency in Nature and Survival skills. Since we already have the latter, our proficiency bonus is doubled for Survival checks.
Level 9 - Rogue: Time for another ASI. Once again, let's increase our Dexterity to get it to 20.
Level 10 - Rogue: Our Sneak Attack die once again increases, this time to 3d6. At this level, we gain Uncanny Dodge. When an attacker that we can see hits us with an attack, we can use our reaction to halve the damage.
Level 11 - Rogue: We get another Expertise option. Once again, we have a choice between two skills, or one skill and our thieves' tools. Let's go for Insight and Acrobatics.
Level 12 - Rogue: At this level, we get Evasion. This incredibly useful feature allows us to nimble our way out of some AoE effects, such as the Fireball spell. When we are forced to make a Dexterity saving throw that would result in taking half damage on a successful one, we take no damage is we pass and half damage if we fail.
Our Sneak Attack die also improves to 4d6.
Level 13 - Rogue: Another level, another ASI. This time, let's raise our Intelligence by two points, to get rid of the negative modifier.
Level 14 - Rogue: We get another subclass upgrade. Superior Mobility increases our ground speed by 10 feet.
Our Sneak Attack die becomes 5d6.
Level 15 - Rogue: Once again, we get an ASI. Let's put one point into Strength and one into Intelligence.
Level 16 - Rogue: Our skill increase with Reliable Talent. From this point onwards, we cannot roll lower than 10 when making checks for skills we are proficient in.
Our Sneak Attack die becomes 6d6.
Level 17 - Rogue: Time for the final ASI of the build, to round up the odd numbers, raise up Strength and Intelligence once again.
Level 18 - Rogue: This time, we get the final subclass upgrade of the build. Ambush Master grants us an advantage on our Initiative rolls. Additionally, the first creature we hit during our first combat round becomes easier to hit; all attacks against it are made with an advantage until the end of our next round.
Our Sneak Attack die becomes 7d6.
Level 19 - Rogue: Our senses are so sharp at this point, we don't even need sight. With Blindsense, we can detect creatures within 10 feet of us, even if they are hiding or invisible.
Level 20 - Rogue: Our capstone is Rogue 15 and the Slippery Mind feature, which grants us proficiency in Wisdom saving throws.
Finally, our Sneak Attack die becomes 8d6.
And that's Gilan the Ranger. Let's see what we created:
First of all, we're an absolute legend when it comes to unseen movement and sneaking around. With the Skulker feat, Expertise in Stealth, Pass Without Trace spell, and Reliable Talent we cannot roll lower than 27! We have darkvision and blindsense, which is rare for a human, and we can hide from other creatures with darkvision. We have a large repertoire of skills we're proficient with, and with a +7 to initiative, we're definitely be somewhere in the front of turn order.
Unfortunately, our sword skills are pretty neglected, even with a +7 to attack and damage rolls. Extra Attack helps out slightly, though. Our AC is 16, and we have 149 Hit Points on average. Our Intelligence and Charisma are also pretty low, so saving throws on those abilities might be tricky.
Anyway, that's it for Gilan. I hope you enjoyed it, and I'll see you next time... for a very... difficult build.
- Nerdy out!
Backgrounds I did for a friend. Light and dark version.
Flat Commission for @ Worst_Hero_Ever ( on twitter )and their DND OC ( and the villain Ohooo ) >3 This was very fun to work on!
jessie, our warlock: so how many siblings do you have?
me, the player: OK TECHNICALLY 2 BUT ONES DEAD AND THE OTHER IS LITERALLY AMAZING AND I LOVE TALEASIN AND-
falwin: none haha
Reference sheet commission of Aligator Dragonborn OC for @Raven_Pyre_ on twitter
Woolpertinger – Tiny monstrosity, unaligned
A creature so elusive that many people even doubt its very existence. Sightings are yet to confirm and “evidence“ usually turns out to be either replicas or macabre works of fraudulent taxidermists looking for easy recognition. Old folks ramble about woolpertingers roaming through the snowiest outlands and some even tell tales of tamed individuals used as secret messengers or thieve’s pets. The truth behind these stories, however, remains shrouded in mystery – just like the woolpertinger itself.
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