Aquaman, King of Atlantis Makes a Splash in D&D 5th Edition!

‘You have hundreds of champions to protect a few land masses. I protect the other seventy percent of the world… and there is only one of me. I have responsibilities you cannot even dream of.

The tide is rising Buildies, and the ruler of Atlantis shall rise to meet it! Welcome back to the world’s premiere source of word vomit regarding fictional characters and how to create them in Dungeons & Dragons 5e. Today, we’ll be bringing Arthur Curry, the Aquaman, to the gaming table.

Stow your fish jokes, any comic book fan knows that Aquaman is the baddest thing in any ocean, and even on land he’s capable of going toe-to-toe with DC Comics’ biggest bruisers. So take that fish schitck and shove it! Let’s build this aquatic titan, and prove once and for all who’s king!

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How to Build the Menacing Maleficent in D&D 5th Edition!

‘Now you shall deal with me, O Prince, and all the powers of Hell!’

Is it hot in here, or is it just the vengeful spellcaster in the room? Hello Buildies, and welcome to this week’s Building Character! Gotta say, when this was suggested to me I had to think pretty hard about it, but my love for classic Disney villains runs deep. It’s been a while since we had a good villain, so loosen up those vocal cords and indulge in a deep, cruel chuckle- Muahahahaha! It’s time to take a look at how to bring the Mistress of All Evil to the game table!

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Kratos Rages his Way into D&D 5th Edition!

‘Listen to me: To be effective in combat, a warrior must not feel for his enemy. The road ahead is long, and unforgiving… no place for a boy. You must be a warrior.’

Welcome to the hype, Buildies! This polar vortex we’re experiencing in the States is clearly a maelstrom, sent by Odin to torment us mortals down here on Midgard. Fortunately, the best godslayer in the realm is here to wreak a just vengeance for our chilly suffering. Kratos, god of war and father of boy- I mean, Atreus, emerges onto the battlefields of D&D 5e. Spoilers for the God of War series in general will be in effect, though I will stay away from spoiling the major God of War 4 plot points. Let’s see what the Ghost of Sparta can do when we bring him to the battlefield!

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Persona 5’s Joker Steals into D&D 5th Edition!

“I’ll reveal your true form!”

Hope you’re not harboring any distorted desires, Buildies! Because if you’re contributing to society’s downfall, Joker and the Phantom Thieves will be leaving you a calling card in D&D 5th Edition! I loved Persona 5 to shreds on the PS4, as it’s one of the most mechanically satisfying and stylistically aesthetic RPGs of our generation. I highly recommend you play it, especially if you’re planning on picking him up in Smash Bros. Ultimate… or in Dungeons & Dragons!

I’ll do my best to keep spoilers for the 2nd half of the game away from this build, as we’ll be examining how best to build Joker for your gaming table. Obviously, D&D isn’t set up with Personas in mind, but we’ll be stretching and re-flavoring as much as possible to keep Joker’s feel and vibe. Hopefully you’ll find room in your party for a gentleman thief with his kind of skills. Let’s plug in those keywords and transition to the cognitive realm to take a look at what makes Joker tick!

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Link from Breath of the Wild Glides into D&D 5th Edition!


Hello Buildies! I’m incredibly excited to bring one of my favorite video game heroes to the table today, from a game that gave me hours and hours of joy as I roamed the land of Hyrule. Today’s build will be Link from the Legend of Zelda, specifically from Breath of the Wild!

If you haven’t played Breath of the Wild, I highly encourage you to go and have an amazing open-world experience (Nintendo please sponsor UwU). Obviously, spoiler warning for the game, although we will also be referring to some of the other Zelda titles by necessity as well. That said, let’s look at how the Rip Van Winkle of video games (will anyone get that reference? I don’t know if they teach kids classic literature any more) plays out at your D&D game!

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Leon Kennedy to the Rescue in D&D 5th Edition!

“Hope you got friends on the other side, ’cause no one’s gonna miss you here.”

Happy New Year Buildies! 2019 and we’re all gonna make it. The snow is still rollin’, and the weather is still icy. That’s great, because the cold makes it hard for the undead to move quickly. Didn’t you hear? Building Character HQ has a zombie problem, a regular infestation. The undead are crawling, shambling, and gnawing at the door…

But I’m feelin’ pretty good. Why? Because Special Agent Leon S. Kennedy is on his way! Spoilers for the core Resident Evil games (and a few of the CGI movies). Let’s take a look at the President’s right hand man!

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Santa Claus is Coming to Town! And to D&D 5th Edition!

‘You better watch out, you better not cry! You better not put, I’m tellin’ you why. ‘Cause I’ve come to town!’

Merry Christmas, Buildies! A ho ho holiday quickie of a build just for you loyal little elves. It’s been a great year of hearing from all of you about how much fun you’ve had with these builds at your own gaming tables, and to celebrate, let’s take a look at one of the icons of the season: Santa Claus!

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Weiss Schnee Chills the Hearts of her Foes in D&D 5th Edition!


Marvelous art by Zienu!

‘It’s exactly as you said: I’m a Schnee. I have a legacy of honor to uphold. Once I realized I was capable of fighting, there was no longer a question of what I would do with my life. It was my duty.’

December is here, and with it comes Winter’s (literal) little sister, Weiss! Hi Buildies, and thanks again for dropping by! It’s chilly outside, so close that door, get a fire roarin’, and settle in with some hot cocoa while we create the Schnee Dust Company’s finest huntress in D&D.

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Becoming The Batman in D&D 5th Edition!

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“Criminals, by nature, are a cowardly and superstitious lot. To instill fear into their hearts, I became a bat. A monster in the night.”

It’s been a long time coming, so thanks for sticking with us Buildies! Today we’re tackling a brutal build for a brutal man, the Dark Knight himself: Batman! We’ll be creating the mortal who stands shoulder to shoulder with gods and monsters in Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition, so you can bring the Bat to your gaming table when that epic level 20 session gets called. Let’s summon the Batmobile and ‘Batman Begin’! (The first of many bad puns, I assure you.)

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