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Plane Shift: Amonkhet Breakdown

James Wyatt recently released the fourth conversion of a Magic: the Gathering setting to D&D 5e. Amonkhet is an Egyptian-inspired dark fantasy setting, which James describes in the Introduction as “outside the core D&D experience,” but I’m not completely sure ...
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UA: Greyhawk Initiative Breakdown

Several weeks ago in Twitter, Mearls explained a variant initiative system that he had been playing round with, and today in Unearthed Arcana, he has explained it in full so that people will stop arguing about a piecemeal presentation of ...
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UA: Revised Class Options Breakdown

As the first Unearthed Arcana release following the announcement of Xanathar’s Guide to Everything (coming this November), we have a clearer idea of WotC’s timeline and plans. This article, then, rehashes four subclasses and many of the Eldritch Invocations from ...
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Draconomicon: Dragonbound Breakdown

Back in March, I received a request from Ross Wilkin to consider a breakdown article on his Draconomicon: Dragonbound PDF, available through the DM’s Guild. As you already know, though, we’ve had basically no weeks since mid-March that I wasn’t ...
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UA: Revised Subclasses Breakdown

This, my friends, is the first week of the rest of our lives. (I mean, that’s never not true.) We’ve left the weekly UA schedule and returned to the monthly, but naturally it’s the first of a new month, so ...
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You should be listening to Dragon Talk!

Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble lead us on the Official D&D podcast Dragon Talk. This is just a great podcast that has stellar interviews, new game reviews, along with visits from Wizard of the Coast Alumni such as Jeremy Crawford, ...
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Unearthed Arcana: Feats for Races Breakdown

The final UA article of the Great Content Rush of ’17 is another collection of feats by Robert Schwalb and Jeremy Crawford, this time clustered around races – each race of the Player’s Handbook has one or more feat options, ...
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UA: Feats for Skills Breakdown

A new collection of feats is always an interesting proposition in 5e, since good feat design is a demanding proposition in the current environment, and that’s what we get in this week’s Unearthed Arcana article. Specifically, it has feats that ...
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Unearthed Arcana: Downtime Breakdown

This is the one I’ve been waiting for, y’all: the rework and expansion of downtime activities in Unearthed Arcana. Between my love of domain rulership and mass combat, which you know about if you’ve been reading my column, and my ...
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UA: Starter Spells Breakdown

It’s Monday, there’s a new Unearthed Arcana, and we also learn that we’re coming close to the end of weekly UAs and returning to monthly or semi-monthly UAs. Today’s document is all cantrips and 1st-level spells, which means I have ...