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Whitebox Race Class: Tiefling

Tiefling

I had great fun adapting/creating some race-classes previously for use in Whitebox, you can see my prevous post here. I’m also a huge fan of the Tiefling in 5E so it seemed natural to make a race class for the Tiefling but it took me a while to consider what niche it may fill in relation to existing classes. Then I remembered reading in an old Planescape product that Tieflings were often the result of unions with Succubi, looking at the 5E Compendium version of Tieflings their main score was charisma, so I hit on the idea of making a class with an ability allowing them to adjust the initial reactions of NPCs when first encountered.

Update 1st May 2018 07:55 – It was suggested to me (I’m sorry but I forget the name of the person who suggested it) that I change the fire resistance so that–instead of being a variable amount based on level–that it simply halves fire damage, I think this is a great idea and makes for less admin, so I’ve altered the class. The link above now points to the altered version.

Are you brave enough to explore the Undying Lands?

To me D&D and other roleplaying games have always been about exploration, the thrill of discovery and the thrilling tales of daring-do that arise from them, but it can be difficult–given hectic real-life schedules and the like–to organise a regular campaign. So what’s the solution? I don’t think people with busy schedules and hectic lives should be excluded from the joys of tabletop roleplaying, so I want to create a game that doesn’t have a regular single group of heroes, a game where people can gather together a band of like-minded heroes, schedule a date and time that suits them and then strike boldly outwards towards adventure and danger.

The Premise

The Undying Lands is going to be a large-scale hex-crawl game using the Whitebox Fantastic Medieval Adventure Game rules, these are extremely simple rules based on a game that pretty much every roleplayer is familiar with, D&D.

You can get hold of a PDF of the rules for free (although I recommend chucking some money the author’s way for this excellent book) by clicking on the link, but if you’ve tried any of the more recent editions of D&D you’ll find this a lot simpler to master.

What is a hexcrawl?

A hex-crawl is a game (usually fantasy based) where the world is displayed as an unexplored map using hexagonal measurements of distance, this makes it easier to navigate and stock with all manner of hazards. The heroes explore the map on foot, on horse or by whatever means they deem necessary, discovering ancient ruins, treasure and evil monsters along the way.

Defeating these creatures leads to fame fortune and the heroes becoming more powerful, allowing for further journeys.

The Undying Lands

The world is made of two continents, the known world (or the Barren Lands) and the unknown world (also known as the Undying Lands), once the two were joined by a great land-bridge, but long ago ice and snow swept down from the north, making it impassable, whilst evil storms made it hazardous for boats to travel between the two. Eventually the people of the Known World ceased to wonder about the land across the sea, but now the ice has retreated allowing those brave enough to venture into the heart of the Unknown World and seek the riches and legends that lie there.

Fort Endeavour

The first pioneers to cross the land bridge into the Undying Lands have built a great stone fortress known as Fort Endeavour to act as a staging point for further explorations into the continents dark interior. For many this is as far as they go, remaining in the sturdy walls of the fortress, selling wares and maps to those who have the courage to press further into the forbidding terrain of the spider-infested jungles and orc-held mountain ranges. But there are those amongst the rabble who count themselves heroes, unafraid of the rumoured dangers they quest into the deepest heart of the Undying Lands; those who return emerge laden with precious treasures and with look of those who have dared dangers and gained much.

So if you’re interested in getting involved with the Undying Lands feel free to join the Facebook group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheUndyingLands/

Or if you can’t do that for some reason please shoot me a message at reddicediaries@gmail.com including the words Undying Lands in your email header. There’s a whole world of mystery and dangers out there just waiting for brave heroes to explore, we hope you’ll join us 🙂

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