This Month In Minis – April 2020

We’re back again with This Month In Minis! Robb takes you through what he finished in April as well as what he’s looking forward to working on in May! Tell us what you’re working on down in the comments and link to where we can see your work!

[Premodern Brawl]: Rules, Bans, Errata, and Commanders

Many of you know that I love Singleton formats.  I’ve written extensively on the subject of Old School 93/94 Brawl, and I’m still pretty sure nobody else but me has played since Hartfordfestivalen.  However, you may not know that I also wrote a series of primers on Premodern.  Unfortunately, I haven’t had much motivation to play Premodern lately.  That was, of course, until The Hartford Old School Magic Festival was announced.  Oh happy day!  I was pumped for Hartford.  Jason Dorman, Peter Lankering, and I, collectively The Band of the Falcon (our team name at Mobstercon 2019), spent weeks bouncing ideas off of eachother.  Then, something complete unforeseeable occurred: “The Sky split, and the air crackled and rolled.  The Phyrexian invasion of Dominaria had finally begin.”

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“Planar Portal” by Mark Tedin

In all seriousness, it was something much, much worse: a global pandemic.  Determined to make the best of a bad situation, The Band of the Falcon spent an entire weekend (socially distant, of course) developing a new format that would bring good cheer to our nation and perhaps the entire World.

We present to you:  Premodern Brawl!

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This Month In Minis – March 2020

Another month, another This Month In Minis! Robb takes you through what he built and painted in March as well as what he’s looking forward to working on in April! Tell us what you’re working on down in the comments and link to where we can see your work!

Persuasion Check: Unearthed Arcana 2020 – Spells and Magic Tattoos

I would have thought for sure that right now I’d be writing about Part 4 of the recent subclasses that have featured on Unearthed Arcana in 2020, but instead I’m pleasantly surprised to take a look at some new spells and magic tattoos!

As always, our Persuasion Check articles are less hardcore analysis and more commentary drawing insights and some direct analysis where needed. If you want a more flavorful approach to opinions on playtest content backed up with some insights, this is the place for you! Now, follow along and let’s dig into this edition of Unearthed Arcana!
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Persuasion Check: Unearthed Arcana 2020 – Subclasses, Part 3

Wizards of the Coast have been hard at work, delivering part 3 of the Unearthed Arcana 2020 Subclasses a few weeks ago. This edition sees new subclasses for the Artificer, Druid, and Ranger!

As always, our Persuasion Check articles are less hardcore analysis and more commentary drawing insights and some direct analysis where needed. If you want a more flavorful approach to opinions on playtest content backed up with some insights, this is the place for you! Now, follow along and let’s dig into these subclasses!
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This Month In Minis – February 2020

Another month, another This Month In Minis! Robb takes you through what he built and painted in February as well as what he’s looking forward to working on in March!

A Handful of Magic Items 16

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Picture Credit: BadAsNew

For the sixteenth article in this series I’ve decided to focus on rings! I love magical rings and other jewelry because I feel as though they have the most opportunity before them for magical effects. For this article in particular I wanted to work on some rings to use in combat, and even more specifically ones that react to the wearer taking damage or being near death. Take a look and leave thoughts and feedback in the comments!

Ring of Death Defiance (requires attunement)
While you wear this ring and roll a 20 on a death saving throw, in addition to regaining 1 hit point you also gain 6d6 temporary hit points and exude an aura of vitality for one minute.

While exuding an aura of vitality, you gain resistance to all damage and advantage on all saving throws. If a successful saving throw would have you still take damage while exuding an aura of vitality, it instead deals no damage to you.

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This Month In Minis – January 2020

Robb takes you through what he has built and painted in January, and previews what he expects to be working on in February!

Persuasion Check: Unearthed Arcana 2020 – Subclasses, Part 2

Wizards of the Coast have delivered part 2 of the Unearthed Arcana 2020 Subclasses, this time bringing us new rules for creative Bards, united Clerics, and clockwork Sorcerers.

As always, our Persuasion Check articles are less hardcore analysis and more commentary drawing insights and some direct analysis where needed. If you want a more flavorful approach to opinions on playtest content backed up with some insights, this is the place for you! Now, follow along and let’s dig into these subclasses!
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Persuasion Check: Unearthed Arcana 2020 – Subclasses, Part 1

New Year, new Unearthed Arcana! It seems Wizards of the Coast is giving us more love in the form of new subclasses, and this time we have a healthy heaping of four! One each for the Barbarian, Monk, Paladin, and Warlock.

If this is your first time joining us or just coming back after our brief break in December, our Persuasion Check articles are less hardcore analysis and more commentary drawing insights and some direct analysis where needed. If you’re looking for how to make the hardest hitting Warlock ever, there’s plenty of places that can help you! If you want a more flavorful approach to opinions on playtest content backed up with some insights, this is the place for you!
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