Creatures of Commander 2017 in D&D: Inalla, Archmage Ritualist

Inalla, Archmage Ritualist Inalla’s abilitiy scores, skills and spells list were based on the Archmage (of course), and the different wizard creatures presented in Volo’s Guide to Monsters. Working off her card more directly, the Arcane Ritual ability, based on the card’s second ability, allows her to deal damage and regain spell slots, perfect for … Continue reading Creatures of Commander 2017 in D&D: Inalla, Archmage Ritualist

Creatures of Commander 2017 in D&D: Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist

Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist For Mirri, the goal was to reflect the card’s abilities, and to work into the duelist theme. As such, the Duelist ability directly reflects the abilities of her card, while her high dexterity gives her a substantial bonus to her initiative rolls, to mirror the card’s First Strike ability. To further the … Continue reading Creatures of Commander 2017 in D&D: Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist

Creatures of Commander 2017 in D&D: The Ur-Dragon

The Ur-Dragon The base I used for the Ur-Dragon was the statblock provided for Tiamat in the Rise of Tiamat module. To mirror its abilities both on the card and in the lore, I made a lot of the Ur-Dragon’s abilities ignore whether its target is on another plane. The Call Brood ability is one … Continue reading Creatures of Commander 2017 in D&D: The Ur-Dragon

Creatures of Commander 2017 in D&D: Edgar Markov

Edgar Markov (Yes, I’m aware how huge this statblock is) As a Vampire, I had to make sure that aside from his specific abilities, Edgar had the classic abilities of D&D’s vampires, with an Innistrad twist, such as the Innistrad Vampire Weaknesses, based on the lore from the Innistrad art book. Mirroring his card directly … Continue reading Creatures of Commander 2017 in D&D: Edgar Markov

Creatures of Commander 2017 in D&D

Commander 2017 was released yesterday, so this week’s post is going to focus on some of the cool new Vampires, Wizards, Cats and Dragons that we’ve seen in the new set. As each of them is a particularly powerful creature, they all have somewhat large statblocks, so I’m posting them as four separate posts: Edgar … Continue reading Creatures of Commander 2017 in D&D