As far as Dungeons and Dragons stereotypes go, few classes are as typical as the lawful good paladin. In general, adventuring parties tend to (at least on the whole) serve as a positive force of good in the realm of fantasy. And fancy that– there’s never shortage of evil to be slaughtered. Why is the story usually told from the perspective of the “good guys” beating up on the “bad guys”?
The Heroes of Shadow player supplement presents a wonderful opportunity to turn “that” fantasy world upside down. Go crazy! Use this inspiration to run an evil campaign. Create a deeply flawed, evil character. You know you have wanted to. Go ahead, kill a few peasants… or even a whole town. No worries! Your alignment won’t shift to evil because it ALREADY IS.
Granted, a character “could” use powers from a stereotypically evil power source to do good, but where’s the fun in that? Unless it happens unintentionally. It’s about time we told the story from the perspective of monsters, or evil civilized races, and gave all the goodie goodies a ‘good’ thrashing!
Over the past months, we’ve posted a number of articles related to the upcoming Heroes of Shadow release. With the release to premier stores less then 20 days away (everywhere else April 19th), let us review:
New D&D Classes
New DnD Races
Dark Character Background Opportunities
Fun in the Shadowfell
Why Are YOU Excited?
What are you looking forward to in this release? New races, new classes and builds, or just a grand opportunity to express your dark side?