Heroes Rise, fifth entry: A Deck of Merry Things

Heroes Rise, fifth entry: A Deck of Merry Things

Welcome, brave adventurers…

… to the fifth entry into the Heroes Rise chronicle. This episode was recorded on Saturday, 23rd December 2017, and made available for download on Wednesday, 27th December 2017 at heroesrisepodcast.com

Ostron, Ryu and Lennon are back again this week, and Lennon’s hidden the Killer DM hat somewhere safe. In this week’s show, Ostron dips into his Adventurer’s Pack and teaches us how to spell. Then we take a look at some D&D News as we bring you:

  • Dragon + issue 17
  • And some news on the Revised Ranger from the latest episode of Dragon Talk

After that we take a Short Rest and poke our heads into the Gnomish Workshop where we resume looking at different bonuses DMs can give to their players; before finally finishing off the show by looking into the Scrying Pool to see what you have to say.


A Short Rest: Twelve Days of Bonuses, Part 2

mThis Week’s Community Questions

Has D&D impacted your life in a meaningful way? Are there any in-game moments that helped you in real-life that you’d like to share?
Now that we have more details about the RR, what are your thoughts? Do you agree that it’s just the Beastmaster that needs fixing? Would you prefer an entirely new class, a sub-class, or are you happy with the idea of Ability Swaps? What would you like to see from UA in 2018?


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1 comment

Great show again everyone!

I’ve been playing DnD since I was 8, so I am not sure how much of an impact on my life it has had as it has always just been there. I can say that I have had a core group of friends for the entirety of these past 16 years and I attribute all of our strong friendships to DnD. As people grow older it is common and normal for people to drift away from one another. Having a scheduled weekly or biweekly game session means that we always get together to catch up, hang out, and strengthen that bond. DnD has also likely helped with my critical thinking, strong math skills, and my social skills as well but that is just speculation.

I do agree that Beastmaster Ranger is in heavy need of a rework, but I really do feel like Hunter ranger isn’t great either. It’s not that hunter ranger is bad but rather that there is very little it does that you can’t really just replicate roughly as well if not better with a fighter. It doesn’t really have its own good class identity like the other classes. I’ve not yet seen any of the new ranger subclasses played so maybe that’ll be better. With the way they are going though I’d rather them just errata the beast master ranger or make an entirely new subclass.

I’ll keep you up to date on my full minmax campaign once it runs, however two of my players have stepped up and given this Forever DM a shot at being a player not once, but twice back to back! So it may be a couple months while they tell their stories.

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