Sunday, January 24, 2021

Why Did It Have To Be Snakes? - the Making of the Mikori

    It’s Mikori time, nerds. Keeping with my habit of making a thing that already exists kind of but differently (everyone who said the Iphik were just Thri-kreen may as well have personally jabbed me in the liver. Just saying) I made some snake people. Not Yuan-ti, not Nagas, not lizardfolk - Mikori. Different. There are similarities of course, but there’s similarities between all sorts of races and monsters, so I don’t really mind that - and neither should you. More things is good if those things are good, right?

    Right.

Monday, January 18, 2021

Player Race - the Mikori

DnD has a bad habit of treating snakes as the bad guy. Whether it's constrictors at level 2, yuan-ti at level 7, or dragons at level 16, serpentine creatures are almost always villains, and that extends to player races. Yuan-ti in Volo's are naturally diabolical, not to mention blatantly overpowered. However, all is not lost. Now, with the Mikori, there is finally a snakey race that doesn't force a player to write half a novel to explain why their character has a shred of empathy. Let us know what you think, and tell us about your Mikori PCs once you make one! Happy constricting.

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Monday, January 11, 2021

Subclass Development 101: Adapting Skitter Facts

    Hello again. It’s been a little while since the last time we’ve had a normal sized archetype to talk about. Today, I’m going to tell you a bit about my design process for the Circle of the Hive, an archetype that I’ve been developing on and off for quite some time. I’m very happy with how the archetype turned out. For me, it’s particularly interesting in that it is an archetype adapted from a character from an existing work of fiction, and that sort of homebrew writing has a special pile of new issues to contend with. Hopefully, I’ll be able to offer some insights into how to adapt some of your own favorite characters.

    So, before we go any farther, I warn you that this article will contain minor spoilers for the web serial Worm, as the Circle of the Hive is an adaptation of its protagonist. If memory serves, nothing I talk about will matter as a spoiler past arc 3-4 (out of 30), so have that in mind as you decide if minor spoilers matter to you. If you want to go in completely blind, now would be the time to jump ship.

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    Now, let’s dig in, shall we?

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Druid Subclass - Circle of the Hive

Here at Gelatinous Cubicles, we are big believers in the power of community; we all have to help each other to succeed, after all. That said, there are some among us that take things... a bit too far. Regardless, our latest archetype is a druid with a talent for battlefield control and espionage, and we hope it makes an interesting addition to your next adventure. Just be sure their friends don't crawl into anywhere important.

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