Welcome, brave adventurers…
… to the eighth entry into the Heroes Rise chronicle. This episode was recorded on Saturday, 13th January 2018, and made available for download on Wednesday, 17th January 2018 at heroesrisepodcast.com
To start us off, we dig into our Adventurer’s Packs and Ostron tells us why we shouldn’t fear the reaper! Then we take a look at some D&D News as we cover:
- The latest Unearthed Arcana that offers us a trio of subclasses
- Lots of updates applied and coming to the various Neverwinter video games
- A couple of videos on lore from editors at WotC
- And a new Plane Shift for those who play more than one of Wizards’ games and don’t want to have to choose.
After that we take a Short Rest and hear some Wisdom from the Masters as we bring you the next part of our series on using Weather in your games; before finishing off the show by looking into the Scrying Pool to see what you have to say.
- Reaper Minis
- Tales from Candlekeep Sale on Steam
- WotC By Fans For Fans Wallet Design Contest
- DragonTalk: D&D Adventurer’s League
- Neverwinter heading to the Lost City of Omu
- Neverwinter Swords of Chult patch for consoles
- Critical Role’s new campaign
- D&D Beyond: Arcane vs Clerical magic
- Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition Headstart Patch 8154
- Plane Shift: Ixalan
- Unearthed Arcana: Three Subclasses
A Short Rest: Wisdom from the Masters — Weather as an Encounter
This Week’s Community Questions
The Subclasses Three: have you playtested any of the options in this month’s Unearthed Arcana? What’s your take on the brute’s bonuses, the wizards wackiness and the druid’s mycelial obsession?
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REAPER REAPER REAPER!!!! There are not enough known words to truly express my love of the Reaper line of products. To be fair, painting miniatures is the only hobby I have that I put above playing D&D. So combining the two is pure ecstasy. I am a very visual player. Using painted miniatures brings PCs to life for me. Throwing them against painted NPCs and monsters/mobs creates a nearly cinematic scene on the table top. You can almost see the cleric drop his mace on a bugbear’s head or the wizard launch a fire bolt at a gang’s leader.
I realize that many are intimidated by the idea of painting such small items. Other’s just don’t particularly care for arts and crafts type projects. Others still might see games played this way as a glorified board game. But when you see the table top filled with painted representations of your characters and their enemies in conjunction with well themed dungeon tiles or 3D scenery/terrain Dungeons & Dragons takes on a whole new level of fun.
There is a downside to playing with your beautifully painted player character though. This hearkens back to an early episode discussing the death of PCs. When one takes the time to bring their character to life in a 3D form and is pleased with the outcome, it can be hard to let them go when and if rocks fall. Well worth the risk folks. Grab a mini and brush! Give it a whirl. Painting your minis is an amazing and engaging aspect of the D&D hobby.
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