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UA: Class Feature Variants Breakdown, Part One

I don’t want to alarm you, but this week’s UA is absolutely huge in both its actual volume (13 pages) and its impact (it touches every class in the Player’s Handbook to one degree or another). The article title suggests ...
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UA: Fighter, Ranger, and Rogue Breakdown

UA on a two-week cycle, you say? Don’t mind if I do. This time out, we complete a cycle through all of the Player’s Handbook classes with the fighter, ranger, and rogue. Let’s see where this takes us…
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Unearthed Arcana: Cleric, Druid, and Wizard Breakdown

Another UA release dropped today, with subclasses for the cleric (Twilight – not a vampire thing), druid (Wildfire – not a NERF gun), and wizard (Onomancy: divination through names). Not only am I into those concepts, the file name of ...
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Unearthed Arcana: Bard and Paladin Breakdown

Another Unearthed Arcana already? Honestly didn’t expect this gift, and it makes me suspect that there’s a big announcement coming for the first half of next year. In this round of subclasses, we currently have coverage for barbarian, bard, monk, ...
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Unearthed Arcana: Sorcerer and Warlock Breakdown

Well, I thought I was going to miss a second week in a row of writing, but here we are with a UA release and I just can’t not write a breakdown article. This time it’s a new sorcerous origin ...
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Unearthed Arcana: Barbarian and Monk Breakdown

A new UA article! On a Thursday? Don’t these monsters know that this does strange things to my writing schedule for the week? They don’t? Weird. Anyway. Two new subclasses, one for barbarians and one for monks.
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Unearthed Arcana: The Artificer Returns Breakdown

Welcome back, Unearthed Arcana, we’ve missed you! Now, we’ve known for a few months that UA was going to bring more artificer content when it came back, and that it might be a few months because they’re moving away from ...
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Unearthed Arcana: Artificer Breakdown, Part Two

The new artificer is here, just over two years since its last UA iteration. It’s more Eberron-focused than its predecessor, though a sidebar offers hints for how to incorporate it into other published settings. I appreciate that it includes Dragonlance, ...
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Unearthed Arcana: Sidekicks Breakdown

Oh hey, this month’s Unearthed Arcana covers something I’ve been asking for and working with in my own writing! That’s neat. It’s handled in a 1-20 class progression format, to make sure your favorite NPCs from the early game can ...
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Unearthed Arcana: Of Ships and the Sea Breakdown

This month’s UA article is an substantial 9-page document covering ships, sailing, crews, and ship-related downtime play. Now, obviously, you’ve already purchased Tribality Publishing’s “Naval Combat (5e): Running Sea Encounters for Ships and Monsters,” but I still encourage you to ...