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UA 2020: Subclasses, Part 2 Breakdown

Tonight, at the Pit, Everyone. Gets… A New. Subclass. In the second part of the deviously-named “Subclasses” series of UA drops, we get a bardic college, a cleric domain, and a sorcerous origin. For those of you keeping score at ...
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UA 2020: Subclasses, Part 1 Breakdown

New year, new Unearthed Arcana – this time bringing us four new subclasses. We have the barbarian Path of the Beast, the monk Way of Mercy, the paladin Oath of the Watchers, and the warlock Noble Genie Patron. I am ...
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Unearthed Arcana: Psionics, Round Four

That’s not the proper name for this UA release, which would be either Fighter, Rogue, and Wizard or PsychicSoulPsionics, but as those are both unhelpful names, you get Psionics, Round Four. This is a new, very 5e take: what if ...
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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 ...