Monthly Archives: March 2017


So, let’s make this official. Good morrow friends! Legendary Pants is proud to announce Project Arcana, our efforts to improve the magic of 5th Edition D&D. Really, this project is the brain child of myself (Matthew) and my father, Shawn. We have long complained about the ad hoc and seemingly […]

Project Arcana


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Let me start by restating that I favor the idea that illusory magic affects the mind, acting directly on the nerve pathways from sensory organs to the brain (or whatever reacts to the sensory input in the creature). In my opinion, there is no other reasonable and internally consistent interpretation of […]

Project Arcana: Illusion Makes My Brain Hurt


As part of our efforts to overhaul the magic school system in 5e (Project Arcana), I’m going to take this time to discuss Abjuration magic. Currently, Shawn is working on a similar topic of discussion involving the Illusion school, though you can read his take-down of the singularly potent spell […]

Project Arcana: Why the Abjuration School Makes No Sense



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D&D’s illusory magic is an odd, half-baked duck, and it never quite makes sense. Now, I favor the idea that illusory magic affects the mind, acting directly on the nerve pathways from sensory organs to the brain (or whatever reacts to the sensory input in the creature). In my opinion, there […]

Project Arcana: The Ridiculousness of ‘Mirage Arcane’


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Yeah, it happened, my group converted to 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons. Here’s the upshot: it’s pretty damn amazing. That’s not to say we were disappointed with OSRIC. Though our updates to this site waned about halfway through, that campaign went on for the longest stretch of levels of any of […]

Goodbye OSRIC, Hello 5th Edition!