Articles By Author - James J. Haeck

Beyond Damage Dice: Midgard Weapons

  A weapon is more than the damage it deals. In combat, skilled warriors use their weapons to confuse, disorient, and disadvantage their enemies before moving in for the kill. Beyond Damage Dice ties unique maneuvers to weapons from both the core rules and the Midgard Campaign Setting, giving them a distinct impact on the battlefield. The following maneuvers can be used by any character as long as they are wielding and proficient with the...

Beyond Damage Dice: Thrown Weapons

A weapon is more than the damage it deals. In combat, skilled warriors use their weapons to confuse, disorient, and disadvantage their enemies before moving in for the kill. Beyond Damage Dice ties unique maneuvers to weapons from both the core rules and the Midgard Campaign Setting, giving them a distinct impact on the battlefield. The following maneuvers can be used by any character as long as they are wielding and proficient with the...

Beyond Damage Dice: Polearms and Axes

A weapon is more than the damage it deals. In combat, skilled warriors use their weapons to confuse, disorient, and disadvantage their enemies before moving in for the kill. Beyond Damage Dice ties unique maneuvers to weapons from both the core rules and the Midgard Campaign Setting, giving them a distinct impact on the battlefield. The following maneuvers can be used by any character as long as they are wielding and proficient with the...

Beyond Damage Dice: Swords

A weapon is more than the damage it deals. In combat, skilled warriors use their weapons to confuse, disorient, and disadvantage their enemies before moving in for the kill. Beyond Damage Dice ties unique maneuvers to weapons from both the core rules and the Midgard Campaign Setting, giving them a distinct impact on the battlefield. The following maneuvers can be used by any character as long as they are wielding and proficient with the...

Heritage of Heroes: Gearforged

For all the races in the world… what about the subraces? Heritage of Heroes brings you variant racial features for Midgard to help your hero stand out from the pack. The following variant traits allow you to play a gearforged that is inhabited by the spirit of an elemental, rather than the soul of a creature that has passed away. Elemental Gearforged Gearforged in Midgard were originally crafted by wealthy humans and dwarves as ways to survive...

Heritage of Heroes: Orcs

For all the races in all the worlds… what about the subraces? Heritage of Heroes brings you variant racial features for Midgard to help your hero stand out from the pack. The following variant traits allow you to play a full-blooded orc, using the half-orc as a chassis. You lose the Savage Attacks feature. Your other “half-orc” traits remain the same. Orcs in Midgard Orcs are reviled across Midgard and rarely included among the ranks of the...

Heritage of Heroes: Humans of Midgard

For all the races in all the worlds… what about the subraces? Heritage of Heroes brings you variant racial features for Midgard to help your hero stand out from the pack. One of the following feats can be selected at 1st level as part of the variant human’s racial features. Zobeck Dilettante Prerequisite: Must be chosen at 1st level by a human of Zobeck Humans of Zobeck must learn the ways of many different peoples. Thanks to your lifetime in...

Heritage of Heroes: Abyssal Tieflings

For all the races in all the worlds… what about the subraces? Heritage of Heroes brings you variant racial features for Midgard to help your hero stand out from the pack. The following variant traits allow you to play a tiefling descended from chaotic demons rather than lawful devils. Your other tiefling traits remain the same. Abyssal Tiefling Names Tieflings with abyssal heritage usually go by their family name, an Abyssal surname that has...

Heritage of Heroes: Gem Dragonborn

For all the races in all the worlds… what about the subraces? Heritage of Heroes brings you variant racial features for Midgard to help your hero stand out from the pack. The following variant traits allow you to play a dragonborn descended from gem dragons. Your other dragonborn traits remain the same. Gem Dragonborn Traits Draconic Ancestry. Choose one type of dragon from the Draconic Ancestry table. Your breath weapon and damage...

Lethal Lairs Finalist: Monument to the Thunderer

Welcome to the first of the Lethal Lairs finalists, which are presented in no particular order. Our esteemed judges have enjoyed going through each of the entries for this contest, and now you can read each of the five they chose as finalists! After we present all five — unedited — you’ll have a chance to vote for your favorite. Thanks go to both our entrants and our judges for their work! And now, finalist James J. Haeck...

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