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  • By Flame, Storm, and Thorn (5e) This little expansion-pdf for the ranger class clocks in at 8 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   After a brief page of introduction to the matter at hand, we get a total of 3 different ranger archetypes, the first of which would be the Lantern-bearer. At 3rd level, these guys get a weaponized brass lantern, which inflicts 1d4 bludgeoning damage and acts as a finesse weapon. As a purely cosmetic gripe, while by now finesse weapons are unanimously 1-handed, for future-proofing purposes I would have specified that. The lantern-bearer may expend ranger spell slots to inflict bonus fire damage […]

    By Flame, Storm, and Thorn (5e)

    By Flame, Storm, and Thorn (5e) This little expansion-pdf for the ranger class clocks in at 8 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   After a brief page of introduction to the matter at hand, we get a total of 3 different ranger archetypes, the first of which would be the Lantern-bearer. At 3rd level, these guys get a weaponized brass lantern, which inflicts 1d4 bludgeoning damage and acts as a finesse weapon. As a purely cosmetic gripe, while by now finesse weapons are unanimously 1-handed, for future-proofing purposes I would have specified that. The lantern-bearer may expend ranger spell slots to inflict bonus fire damage […]

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  • Tome of Leaf and Thorn This pdf is 23 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2/3 of a page SRD, leaving us with 20 1/3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   After one page that explains the design-rationale behind the book, a dissatisfaction with the existing ranger, we are introduced to a new variant of the ranger base-class, the Strider.   Striders gain d8, 6+Int skills per level, proficiency with light and medium armors, simple and martial weapons and shields (but not tower shields), 3/4 BAB-progression, good fort and ref-saves and no spellcasting progression. Representing a master of guerilla warfare, the strider starts the game with access to the shot on the run-feat, but […]

    Tome of Leaf and Thorn

    Tome of Leaf and Thorn This pdf is 23 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2/3 of a page SRD, leaving us with 20 1/3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   After one page that explains the design-rationale behind the book, a dissatisfaction with the existing ranger, we are introduced to a new variant of the ranger base-class, the Strider.   Striders gain d8, 6+Int skills per level, proficiency with light and medium armors, simple and martial weapons and shields (but not tower shields), 3/4 BAB-progression, good fort and ref-saves and no spellcasting progression. Representing a master of guerilla warfare, the strider starts the game with access to the shot on the run-feat, but […]

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