Endwalker Goal List check-in

It’s been approximately three months since I made my Pre-Endwalker goal list, and this week o wanted to check in and see how everything is coming along. Oldman Franks Franks’ goals were pretty simple, given that he’s been my “main” character for most of the expansion. At the time of writing I just needed to…

5 random little things I want in Endwalker

Now that Fanfest has passed and we know a lot more info about what to expect in Endwalker, I want to talk about the little changes I’d really like to see happen, stuff that doesn’t warrant a mention during the keynote, but rather be a little surprise we see in the patch notes. Changes to…

Building Thom – Level 4

The episode isn’t out yet at the time of writing, but our characters in Plus 5 to Hit’s Rime of the Frostmaiden campaign recently achieved level 4 after killing a notorious serial killer, right before being immediately thrust into another combat against some Ice Mephits he had summoned. You all know what that means: time…

Headcanons – Soul Crystals

The exact nature of what a Soul Crystal actually is in the world of Final Fantasy XIV is mostly unexplored. We know they carry a large amount of knowledge related to the job they were created for within them and have the deeds of previous wielders carved into them (with the exception of newly-created jobs…

Synastry

“So let me get this straight. YOU want me to teach you Astrology?” “Yes? I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’m not looking to just take it out from under you or anything. I just want to learn more about how it WORKS. I used to….where I’m from Astrology is just trying to divine the…

Weapon(s) of Choice – Rheika Aliapoh

Continuing this series with my favorite Keeper of the Moon! This time the lore text will be from her perspective. She ain’t exactly the sort to hold back, so if language is a thing that bothers you, well, now you’ve been warned. Gunbreaker – Crownsblade Recollection “Sure, I got quite a few gunblades, but this…

Weapons of Choice – Oldman Franks

Inspired by a post I saw on Tumblr, I thought a little series on the weapons my characters like to use the most would be fun, so we’re gonna start off with Franks. Paladin: The Blood Sword Terrible whispers follow Franks when he carries this blade, claiming it to be forged from the blood of…

Headcanons – The Multiverse

I wanted to start a little series on my tumblr about my various Final Fantasy XIV headcanons within my own Warriors of Light story, nothing that would necessitate a full post here, for the most part. However, my very first entry turned out quite massive, so it gets reposted here as well. Welcome to Brandon’s…

5 Things I feel Shadowbringers got wrong

I’ve espoused how much I love Shadowbringers a lot, enough that I’m not going to do it here. You folks get it. I don’t believe it was perfect, however. It made a few mistakes, ones I’m really hoping do not repeat with Endwalker. So let’s talk about them and exactly WHY they were so bad….

What Measure is a Paladin?

Jenlyns Aesc, Captain of the Sultansworn, was waist-deep in paperwork when the door to his office opened. Without looking up, he simply asked “Yes, what is it?” The door slammed, the force startling him out of his ink-stained hypnosis, and he glared in the direction of his office door, intending to reprimand whatever careless squire…

Champions from Beyond the Rift

“Fight it…You have to hold on!” That was the last her final ally spoke. Then Ryne collapsed, like all the others, struck down by Emet-Selch’s dark bolts of magic. And Rheika Aliapoh, ostensible Warrior of both Light and Darkness, was too overwhelmed by the former to do anything about it. The damnable, poisonous light was…

Pre-Endwalker Goal List

We don’t know exactly when, but we’ve been told this fall, we’ll be seeing Endwalker. That means we’ve only got anywhere from 5-7 months remaining for Shadowbringers. This has been my first expansion that I’ve been playing from start to finish, and it’s been one of the absolute highlights of my life’s gaming experiences. I…

How I run a D&D game, Part 2: House Rules

Most home D&D games have at least one house rule, a rule that’s not present or contradicts a rule in the official rulebooks. I’m hardly different there, although most of mine have arisen from a relative lack of familiarity with 5th Edition’s rules compared to previous ones. A situation will arise, and I will think…

Darkest Before the Dawn – Part 3

Fearless was lost. She’d expected Dahkar to make his way right to the Forgotten Knight, but no one there had seen him. Not knowing where else to look, she’d simply started wandering. She’d never been the best with directions, however, and had managed to turn herself around several times. Was she still in the Foundation…

Darkest Before the Dawn – Part 2

The Skysteel Manufactory, Franks was somewhat surprised to see, appeared to still be in operations. He’d heard the sound of the machines within raising and slamming down, forging superheated metal into weaponry. He smelled the burning fuel from within. If the forges were still going, it stood to reason that people were inside manning them….