08 – Changelings and Shifters

Kristian and Keith have a “freeform” discussion about changelings and shifters.

Outline

  • 00:00:00 – Introduction
  • 00:00:24 – Why Changelings and Shifters Seem Underused
  • 00:04:50 – Shifter Communities
  • 00:08:00 – Shifter Culture, Classes, and Lineage
  • 00:13:20 – Inspiration for Creating Shifters
  • 00:20:33 – Lycanthropic Purge
  • 00:35:44 – Changeling Identity
  • 00:55:09 – Complete Guide to Doppelgangers
  • 01:00:31 – More on Changeling Identities
  • 01:06:54 – Dragonmarks Article: Changelings
  • 01:07:22 – Think about what the character’s ability means to you?
  • 01:07:59 – Consider That Everyone Knows Changelings Exist
  • 01:09:25 – Oooh! A Changeling Pretending to Be a Shifter
  • 01:09:50 – Wrap up

Warforged Warlock – Kristian

Jeremiah asks:

I listened to the most recent episode on warforged. Warforged are probably my favorite D&D race ever, and I pretty much play one whenever the DM lets me. I particularly enjoyed the discussion on warforged wizards and sorcerers. I was wondering, in particular, what types of entities would a warforged warlock likely make a pact with.

Kristian answers with some additional contributions from Keith and Wayne.

Also, DND Beyond coincidentally posted a video of Mike Mearls discussing the Warlock’s relationship to their patrons.

07 – Warforged

Keith, Wayne, and Kristian discuss warforged (and how they’re not robots).

Outline

  • Introduction
  • Articles
  • What are warforged?
    • Culture
    • Psychology
    • Alignment
  • For GMs
    • Living reminders and really dangerous
    • Extremist Lord of Blades followers
    • Players against warforged
    • Interactions with local communities
    • Non-distinctive appearance
    • Religion and purpose of self
    • Warforged variants
    • Ideas regarding warforged souls
    • Consider character origins
  • For Players
    • Self exploration
    • Classes other than fighter
    • What do you want as a warforged?
    • How do you view death?
    • Do you identify with other warforged?