From Book Riot:
Dungeons & Dragons players are notorious for stockpiling character ideas that they’ll — probably — never get to play. But what happens when your character creation well runs dry? This list of must-read books based on your D&D class has some truly fantastic reading recommendations that are all chock-full of great character ideas you can pilfer for yourself, because what good TTRPG player — or, ahem, Dungeon Master — doesn’t steal like a rogue?
The world’s most popular role-playing game has been the focus of some truly terrible PR in recent months. A leaked draft revealed that D&D publisher Wizards of the Coast planned to replace the system’s Open Game License (OGL). That license allows third parties to make and distribute D&D tie-in materials within certain parameters. Perhaps most importantly, it allows the people who write unofficial Dungeons & Dragons supplements, such as monsters and adventures, to make money and retain the rights to their creations. Under the proposed OGL replacement, however, “Wizards would be able to use content made by third parties without recourse, royalties, or even asking permission.”
Fans were understandably furious. Wizards of the Coast eventually rescinded their plans to replace the OGL after users canceled their D&D Beyond subscriptions en masse. By then, many lifelong D&D players had turned their backs on the system. In two weeks following the leak, Pathfinder publisher Paizo sold eight months’ worth of copies of the Pathfinder Core Rulebook.
This is all to say that, if you’re not a D&D player for reasons related to the OGL, I get it. I’m not either. I’ve used D&D classes to make this list, but there’s no reason why one of these books couldn’t inspire your character for another TTRPG, such as Pathfinder, Mage: The Ascension, or Stars Without Number.
Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim – Artificer
The emperor’s getting married, and his bride-to-be must have three perfect, magical dresses. To make sure she has only the best the empire can offer, her groom summons 12 renowned tailors to compete for the job of dressing her. When one of the invitees’ ailing health prevents him from competing, his daughter takes his place. Girls cannot work as tailors in the empire, so Maia must disguise herself as a boy to enter the competition. Intrigue abounds, however, and this young tailor will need more than magical needlecraft to win the emperor’s favor.
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Unfortunately, this article and its concepts are unhelpful to me because my class is not recognized in D&D:
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