Tabletop RPGs

Some factions are created by an environment.

So with Gaxton's Garrison, the soldiers that patrol Wintershold Castle in the coastal city of Blackcrag. Unusually for this part of the country, only about half are peasants fulfilling part of their duties to their lord by serving in the castle for a mo...

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For this week's faction, I want to start with a stereotype, then push past it.

Moralim leads a hardy tribe of dwarves who mine the crystal shafts near the coastal city of Blackcrag. Several dozen male and female dwarves work the mine each day, while their children (about twice as many in number) l...

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Some factions are summed up by their leader.

Durwin Darkweather rose to prominence as the most tenacious lawyer in the city of Blackcrag. As disagreements arose over inheritance and ownership of the increasingly crowded and prosperous city, Durwin found ever more work coming his way, and he took i...

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I've been creating factions out of each class in Xanathar's Guide to Everything. Today we reach the final class, the wizard, where our options are severely limited. There's only one sub-class, the war mage. So let's do that!

If you're raising an army and need an edge, call on the Blue Flame. A r...

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I've been creating a series of factions inspired by each class in the D&D book Xanathar's Guide to Everything. Today I reach the warlock, which has two new sub-classes: the Celestial Pact, and the Hexblade. I've already created a holy order last week inspired by the Divine Soul Sorcerer, so let'...

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Many years ago, there lived a man named Thal. Though poor, he had a large family who loved him, and he was always happy.

Then war came to his nation, and in only a few weeks, he lost every member of his family. All gone. In utter despair, he gave up all his possessions and devoted himself to praye...

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I'm creating a set of factions inspired by one sub-class for each class in Xanathar's Guide to Everything. Today's sub-class is the Rogue Mastermind, which suggests a smart secret organization.

There are rumors of a strange cabal that meets outside the city. They all wear metal masks, and they w...

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I'm creating factions out of sub-classes from each class in Xanathar's Guide to Everything, and today we come to the ranger. The one sub-class that leapt out to me was the Horizon Walkers, rangers who walk the planes and protect the gateways between them Perfect!

They call themselves "Those Who...

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