Classy Considerations: Thematics

Designing and Dragons

As discussed last week, I think D&D 5e is very well designed in terms of encouraging homebrew material, especially for new class options. However, there are still a number of character archetypes that aren’t really covered under the existing classes. Taking a look at other media and even previous incarnations of D&D, we can see some base classes that exist in those games. Shouldn’t these be options–or at least starting points–for creating new classes out of whole cloth? We’ll begin this series’ more detailed look today by talking about the dimension of thematics for creating new classes.

Theme is a difficult thing to discuss, as its somewhat subjective and there’s no “correct” answer when it comes to whether a certain class can be a certain theme or not. On one hand, you probably have people who wish we had the basic Thief, Fighter, and Magic User classes and could…

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BRIEF BIO: Jack Gunter is a writer of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and songs. He is the co-owner of Open Door Communications, a copywriter, an inventor, and a former broker and private investigator. He is a naturalist and an amateur scientist and cryptologist. He likes to compose music and to design and play games and puzzles of all types. He homeschooled his children. He lives in the Upstate of South Carolina with his beautiful wife, talented two daughters, his old friend and Great Dane Sam, and his three Viking Cats.

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