Author Archives: Bill Cavalier

The OVERLY Critical Hit Deck!

Gamers, people often ask me: What do I do when I’m in the THICK OF COMBAT and I roll a one? My answer: I’ll let you know when I find out. But when OTHER people in my party roll a … Continue reading

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Ask the Bastard – XP

GAMERS, do you EARN experience points or does your RAT BASTARD DM just IGNORE your GLORIOUS EFFORTS and arbitrarily AWARD you levels at his stingy, piteous whim?? Check out this LATEST installment of ASK THE BASTARD as I go DEEP … Continue reading

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Special ENnies Announcement!

GAMERS, I am proud to announce that I will be co-hosting the 2014 ENnie awards, alongside the illustrious and talented Jen Page. The ENnies are the only industry award voted on BY the fans, FOR the fans and I’m honored … Continue reading

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Ask the Bastard – PRESTIGE CLASSES

Some people see the core rules as SACRED and don’t bother with all the friddle-fraddle of those convoluted Prestige Classes. OTHER people see Prestige Classes as the ideal way to refine and fulfill their vision of a truly unique and … Continue reading

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GameHole Con 2013 RECAP

…wherein I emerge from the GameHole a stronger, better bastard. Gamers, last week was the inaugural GameHoleCon in Madison, Wisconsin and let’s GET THIS OUT OF THE WAY right off the bat: yeah, “GameHole” is an awkward name with some … Continue reading

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The THIEF!

You know gamers, the CONCEPT of the thief is pretty great. Actually PLAYING the thief, on the other hand… Let’s be honest, they might as well ditch the class altogether and just make SCAPEGOAT a playable race.

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Trick or Lose 10d6 SAN

This is why you don’t make blood sacrifices in the pumpkin patch, people!

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The WIZARD!

It’s cool to be the wizard. Right? Right? RIGHT? LET’S FIND OUT:

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The Paladin!

“Law and good deeds are the meat and drink of paladins.” Then why do so many people play them like they’re turbocharged on Twinkies and Mountain Dew?? I hate this class. LET’S FIND OUT WHY:

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The Fighter(s)

A fighter, a ranger, and a barbarian walk into a bar… NO ONE WALKS OUT! This week in my ongoing guide to picking the ultimate class I take a look at the Fighter and two of its main subclasses: ranger … Continue reading

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