- A day or two ago some blogger proposed using your raw Dex score as your Ascending Armor Class. Please leave a link in the comments if you know who I am talking about. What if we combined that with Damage Reduction armor that lowers your Dex? Maybe Leather is -1 Dex/-1d4 damage per hit, Chain -3 Dex/-1d6 damage, Plate -5 Dex/-1d8 damage. Shield users would maybe get a Deflection Save, like a d6 roll. 1 = no damage, 2 = half damage, 3+ no help.
- I wonder if all the best parts of the cool alt-classes in Monte Cook's Arcana Unearthed/Arcana Evolved could be rewritten as simple templates applicable to basic D&D classes (like my Paladin and Druid)? You just lay Warmain over the fighter class, Witches and Runethanes over magic-user, etc.
- If I recall correctly in the Elric stories some demons have gemstones in their hearts. What if that was the source of all gems? Maybe the world is the heart of a cosmic-scale demon. Or maybe gemstone mines dig into the corpses of fossilized demons.
Goblins! - I love goblins. They have been a staple in my games since I started playing back in the late 80s. I started in Basic, ye ‘ol Red Box, then moved to AD&D 2E...