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Unearthed Arcana 2022: Heroes of Krynn Breakdown

Spelljammer Dragonlance confirmed! In the first UA of the year, we get a bunch of player-facing mechanics for Dragonlance: a race, a subclass, two backgrounds, and a fistful of feats. My commentary will, as a result, be all over the ...
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Unearthed Arcana 2021: Mages of Strixhaven Breakdown

Last weekend, Amazon leaked the titles of the next two D&D hardbacks: The Wild Beyond the Witchlight and Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos. Monday, WotC announced those books, and on Tuesday, we got a new Unearthed Arcana with five new ...
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Unearthed Arcana 2021: Gothic Lineages Breakdown

Oh hey, there’s a new Unearthed Arcana release today, the first of 2021! It’s giving us three new races lineages and signaling the future of lineage design for 5e, with the dhampir, hexblood, and reborn. There’s also a substantive lead-in ...
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UA 2020 – Subclasses, Part Four Breakdown

Surprise! Is werewolf. No, sorry, I meant that it is a new Unearthed Arcana release, bringing us a new bardic college and a new warlock patron. We’ve got some Big Spooky Vibes going this time, with a College of Spirits ...
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Unearthed Arcana 2020: Feats Breakdown

Oh hey, there’s a new UA document, this time with sixteen new feats. Relative to 5e, that’s a lot of feats! It’s been awhile since we last had a collection of feats in UA, and a few of these did ...
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Unearthed Arcana 2020: Subclasses Revisited Breakdown

I don’t know how to tell you all this, but we live in a fallen world… the bad timeline… a land of ill omen: the Onomancy wizard didn’t make it to further UA development following surveys. I know you all ...
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UA 2020: Psionic Options Revisited Breakdown

The WotC team plunges in again on psionics design, in the new UA release. Unlike a lot of UA documents, this one spends about a page discussing the winding path of psionic/mystic development in UA to date, including the official ...
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Unearthed Arcana 2020: Spells and Magic Tattoos

A new UA drops while I’m furiously writing my Wildemount review? I picked the wrong day to quit taking horse tranquilizers, y’all. This document holds 11 new spells and 11 new magic tattoos. Let’s hit it.
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UA 2020: Subclasses, Part Three Breakdown

It’s been a couple of weeks since the chaos of Subclasses, Part Two: Revenge of the Bride of the Electric Boogaloo, so yesterday WotC dropped three more playtest subclasses. We have the Armorer artificer, the Circle of Stars druid, and ...
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UA 2020: Subclasses, Part 2B Breakdown

Déjà vu, all over again! There’s been a whole thing that is why this got retracted and reissued. You either know about it or don’t, you have opinions about it or don’t, but I’m not getting into it here.