How to fix the 5e Storm Sorcerer

The 4th Edition Storm Sorcerer was mechanically brilliant, a powerhouse damage dealer with excellent battlefield control from the backline. The 5e version is….an interesting concept, but ultimately deeply flawed. It encourages a playstyle that the base class has zero support for: be on the frontlines weaving in and out with lightning and thunder damage, without…

Building Thom – Level 7

Oh man, have I been waiting for this. Level 7 is going to be a “fix-it” level, making some retraining choices that are going to make him way more useful in the combat space by getting rid of some things that have not been working out for him. But first of all, let’s go over…

D&D Subclasses I really want to try – Version 2

I wrote the original version of this post nearly two years ago in February 2021. Since then I’ve played some new characters, we’ve had some additional subclasses come out, and of course, I’ve revised opinions on some things. I thought it might be fun to go back to it and see if the answers have…

I miss my old WoW alt army.

Dragonflight launched today. It’s the first expansion in the game’s history I haven’t been hyped for. I feel like I should have been. Like I shoulda resubbed for the prepatch to get everyone’s new talent trees situated and their hotbars setup, done the pre-patch event for gear and testing out possible new mains (like I…

FFXIV Write 2022 Prompt #26 – Break a Leg

“All right, Gwen, I think we’ve heard enough embarrassing stories at the Old Man’s expense, I think he’s gotta have at LEAST one about you, right?” Aleister immediately grinned at Rheika’s question. Gwenefyr looked at him in fear. “Oh no. Honey, not the dog story??” Aleister nodded, chuckling sinisterly. “Oh yes. The dog story.” “Nooooooo….”…

FFXIV Write 2022 Prompt #25 – Free Day!

It’s the final Sunday of September, which means our last Free day! One last time, let me remind you that this year, since I was not able to dedicate the whole of Write 2022 towards my alternate universe characters detailed in this post here, I’m using the free days to create a series around them. This…

FFXIV Write 2022 Prompt #24 – Vicissitudes

“Come now, is this truly necessary? Surely you can tell who we are!” The frustration churning in Rheika’s stomach gave way to blood-freezing panic. No. Twelve, not him, of all the goddamn Ancients, not that asshole… The other voice chimed in again. “Who you are, perhaps, but I am far less infamous. Regardless, if we…

FFXIV Write 2022 Prompt #23 – Pitch

It was the morning after their reuniting, and Aleister and Gwen were enjoying a very late breakfast together on the roof of the Rising Stones. The other Scions had wisely given them space, knowing that they would want to spend as much time catching up or otherwise just being together again. Aleister had spent most…

FFXIV Write 2022 Prompt #22 – Veracity

“So….to summarize, Godbert Manderville, a man who is on the Syndicate and thus extravagantly wealthy, was under the influence of this mind-controlling substance, and the villain ordered him to take you all out.” “You’ve got it right so far, Gwen.” “And he started off…by stripping off his clothing? In the same manner by how you…

FFXIV Write 2022 Prompt #21 – Solution

Stephanivien de Haillenarte was absolutely aghast at the sight that lay before him on his personal workbench within Skysteel. He had asked Franks if he might inspect the various weapons and tools he’d designed for the combat discipline, primarily to see how they were holding up after prolonged use. He had expected that the man…

FFXIV Write 2022 Prompt #20 – Anon

Troupe Falsiam had just completed an extended tour of practically every Thavnairian village that still stood in the wake of the Final Days, and now it was time for their own spirits to be lifted – with a celebration at Mehryde’s Meyhane, the place that Ranaa swore was home to the best food in all…

FFXIV Write 2022 Prompt #19 – Turn a Blind Eye

“I would not presume to defend the life Jifuya led before he joined the Front. Nor will I condemn it. Frankly, it is not my place to judge. I will only say this: the Jifuya I know has ever been a man of courage. That he should feel driven to flee bespeaks the depth of…

FFXIV Prompt #18 – Free Day!

It’s another Sunday, which means another Free day! As before, I’ll remindyou that this year, since I was not able to dedicate the whole of Write 2022 towards my alternate universe characters detailed in this post here, I’m using the free days to create a series around them. This picks up directly where Day 11’s response…

FFXIV Write 2022 Prompt #17 – Novel

Fourchenault did not, as a rule, like admitting that he was wrong. So he strove, as often as possible, not to BE wrong. And yet, as he watched the Scion’s champions joining in the massive celebrations that marked the end of the threat of the Final Days, he had to admit that he’d been wrong…

FFXIV Write 2022 Prompt #16 – Deiform

Gwenefyr was, for once, the last one getting home. She walked in to see Aleister seated at their kitchen table, writing out some kind of scale chart. His Grimoire, the magitek one Cid had made for him, was also laid out on the table, and he seemed to be consulting some information within. Snowball was…