• Justin Handlin

Dragon Lore!

Updated: Feb 25, 2020

Listen to Eps 158: 2/26/20

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More ink has been spilled on describing dragons than on nearly any other creature. These ancient, noble, yet savage beasts are a favorite subject of guidebooks, bards’ tales, and ancient tomes and scrolls. Today we share some of our discoveries after months of investigation into the history surrounding these magnificent beasts in the world of Dungeons and Dragons.


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Justin, Austin, Ian,

Help! I’m DMing for first time in a long time and my groups first foray into 5e (we were a bit stubborn on moving off of 3.5).


Here’s my question. The Warlock spell table in the Players Handbook only shows spell slots/levels earned through fifth or six level spells. However, the warlock spell list goes through level 9. How does a warlock get to these levels of spells and slots?

Thanks for any help you can provide. I hope this was the right email to send this to...

Steve H. (A recent but dedicated fan)


Answer: The reason that their levels of spells known goes beyond the spell slots they possess is due to the Mystic Arcanum feature. (PHB 108). This essentially allows you to cast spells up to 9th once a day, without expending a spell slot. Essentially it gives you "more" spell slots, but doesn't let them reset on a short rest like the rest of them.


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MAIN TOPIC: DRAGON LORE

More ink has been spilled on describing dragons than on nearly any other creature. These ancient, noble, yet savage beasts are a favorite subject of guidebooks, bards’ tales, and ancient tomes and scrolls.

True dragons are winged reptiles of ancient lineage and fearsome power. With life spans stretching into mellennia, they are a repository for vast knowledge and ancient secrets. They are most known and feared for their predatory cunning and greed, with the oldest dragons accounted as some of the most powerful creatures in the world.