ICARUS' BUILDS & STUFF
I felt the need to start this thread to have a place to drop character stats, new rules, equipment and ideas from my games. Hope you guys find something you can use in your own games.
Special thanks to Kot the Protector for his kind words about this thread on his amazing Dragon Age podcast, Wonders of Thedas.
My Dragon Age Optional Rules
Faster Damage ... This rules combines attack and damage rolls into a single roll that makes combat much faster and much more "AGE-like". Getting rid of a separate damage roll makes the combat system work just like other rolls in the AGE system - the dragon die determines damage and how well you hit!
Grunts in Dragon Age ... Minions, grunts, underlings... How to deal with minor characters that can be dispatched quickly so the heroes can move on to bigger threats.
Learning Weapon Groups ... Or "why my mage can use a sword in the game but not in the RPG?" and how to deal with it.
No Weapon Groups and Armor for All ... These rules remove weapon groups and the Armor Training talent from the game; instead, all characters can use weapons and armor if they have high enough ability scores. These rules make the RPG into something closer to what we see in the Dragon Age: Origins game.
Specialization: Lyrium Warrior (as Fenris from DA2) ... My take on (imho) one of the most interesting characters in Dragon Age 2.
Stamina for Rogues and Warriors (No-Stunt Rule) ... More freedom in your combat.
New Rules for Animal Training, Rangers, and Animal Companions ... Because animal companions are fun! These rules expand the use of the Animal Training talent and the Ranger specialization, allowing trainers to get more interesting and powerful animal companions that evolve with the character.
Power of Blood ... The Grey Wardens are known to not avoid taboo practices as blood magic - they use everything in their power to stop a Blight. Power of Blood abilities are gained through mystical means (dark blessings, alchemical concoctions, etc) and "enhance" the power the Warden gained from the darkspawn taint.
Specialist Mages, Rituals and Revised Spell TNs ... Specialist mages give up a school of magic in exchange for increased power with the others. Also included ideas on ritual magic and a spell TN revision (because some TNs are just ludicrous).
Character Re-Escaling ... Tired of playing weak 1st-level characters? Here's some rules to play powerful 1st-level characters with a few characters from Dragon Age: Inquisition Multiplayer as examples.
FAGE-inspired Arcana Talents for Dragon Age ... A new way to learn spells in Dragon Age, inspired by the Fantasy Age game and closer to what we see in Dragon Age: Origins. NEW
Agents of the Inquisition
A pdf file with most characters from Dragon Age: Inquisition Multiplayer and a rough draft/idea for a campaign using them or similar characters. Missing three of them. It should be updated to all very soon.
Dragon Age: Origins - The Six Origins
Kallian Tabris (City Elf Origin)
Natia Brosca (Dwarf Commoner Origin)
Aedan Cousland (Human Noble Origin)
Duran Aeducan (Dwarf Noble Origin)
Theron Mahariel (Dalish Elf Origin)
Neria Surana (Circle Mage Origin)
Dragon Age: Origins Characters
Teyrn Loghain Mac Tir (fereldan noble champion)
King Cailan of Ferelden (fereldan noble warrior)
Ser Cauthrien, Commander of Maric's Shield (fereldan freewoman champion)
Bhelen Aeducan (dwarven noble warrior)
Mhairi (fereldan freewoman champion, Grey Warden recruit)
Riordan, Senior Warden (fereldan freeman duelist, senior Grey Warden)
Dragon Age: Origins - Leliana's Song Characters
Tug (dwarven warrior)
Silas (fereldan warrior)
Sketch (elf apostate)
Dragon Age: Origins - Witch Hunt Characters
Ariane (dalish elf champion)
Finn (human circle mage spirit healer)
Dog (epic mabari)
Dragon Age Journeys Characters
Ryanth, Ardum, and Martine
Dragon Age Legends Characters
Dragon Age: Redemption Characters
Tallis (city elf assassin)
Cairn (free marcher templar)
Josmael (dalish apostate)
Nyree (nevarran adventurer reaver)
Dragon Age: Knight Errant
Vaea and Ser Aaron Hawthorne
Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker
Cassandra Pentaghast (and special optional rules for high-powered characters)
Regalyan D'Marcall (orlesian circle mage)
Knight-Commander Martel (orlesian templar)
Frenic (orlesian blood mage)
Unique Creatures of Thedas
Hurlock Dragon Tamer (Epic Hurlock Alpha)
Genlock Necromancer (Elite Genlock Emissary) & Risen Ogre (Epic Undead Ogre)
The Baroness (Elite Boss Rank Blood Mage Abomination / Pride Demon)
~ Queen of the Black Marsh (Elite Boss Rank Spectral High Dragon)
Organizations, Quests & Quest Seeds
The Blackstone Irregulars: stats for the mercenary organization's leaders and members and quest ideas directly from DA:O.
Epic Organizations of Thedas (on the works)
The Chantry, The Mage Rebels, The Templar Order
Empire of Orlais, Kingdom of Ferelden
The Venatori, The Inquisition
Treasures, Items & Other Stuff
Magic Staves: Final Reason, Call of the Inferno, Winter's Breath and Lightning Rod
Shields: Bulwark of the True King
Dragon Age: Inquisition Multiplayer
Korbin (Warrior/High-Born Dwarf), Hall (Rogue/Chasind Wilder), and Neria (Mage/Elf Apostate) ... Characters created with progressions (see accompanying rules). NEW
From the Multiverse...
Characters from other sources with Dragon Age rules.
Opening this section we have the heroes from the Record of Lodoss War series, stats based on the Grey Witch manga.
And Xena the Warrior Princess, because, why not?
The Fade Walker, an extremely powerful character type based on a campaign I ran inspired by the Shadow of Mordor and Shadow of War games. NEW
Zombicide: Black Plague Survivors with AGE Stats
General rules. Zombies: Walker, Fatty, Runner. Survivors: Ann, Baldric.
Survivors: Ariane, Glynda, Morrigan.
Lord of the Rings Backgrounds, Specs and Stuff
Part 1, with the Barding of Dale, Beorning and Elf of Mirkwood backgrounds and the Beorning Skin-Changer Specialization.
Part 2, with the Dwarf of Lonely Mountain, Hobbit of the Shire, Men of Bree, and Woodmen of Wilderland backgrounds.
Coming up: advanced backgrounds and creatures!