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Death Dealing: A card-throwing rogue subclass for 5E


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Death Dealing is a card-throwing rogue subclass for 5E. This is the sequel to Intoximancy, a 2023 ENNIE Award Nominee for Best RPG Supplement.

This book contains everything you need to add the Death Dealing rogue subclass to your 5E campaign! Plus new spells, items, and creatures!

This book includes…

  • Rules for the Death Dealing rogue subclass: a fun, powerful, and playable subclass for fifth edition
  • A guide for creating each Death Dealing rogue’s unique Deck of Cards – magic weapons which level up and gain powers as your Death Dealing rogue does
  • New spells and cantrips like Debamfify and Electroarchanic Magic Pulse (EMP)
  • New magic items like the fearsome Card Shark and the Hourglass of Rest
  • New creatures like the Shuffling Mound and The House.

This is a 32-page PDF (plus cover).

Death Dealing is written and illustrated by Steve Conley, the writer and artist of the acclamined fantasy webcomic The Middle Age.

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Jason N October 11, 2023 3:18 pm UTC
I like the flavor, the use of a deck of cards as a Crit Chart is fun and clever. There are a couple things that , on the surface, look wonky.

13th and 17th Level Features seem overpowered.

13th- Granting sneak attack even on a disadvantaged roll is lopsided.

Obviating an enemy's resistances for the whole party with an investigation check @13th heavily weights advantage to the players against many enemies. Maybe a card draw on a successful check to get obviation on a random resistance is more balanced.

Auto-hit any enemy at 17th with any weapon with which you are proficient and auto-sneak attack damage also seems overpowered.

I enjoy the flavor, but allowing this class at a table requires a ton of reformatting every combat encounter.

Intoximancer suffers from similar balance issues. I have purchased them both from your website.
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