Category Archives: Dungeons & Dragons

What Do I Know About First Impressions? Unearthed Arcana: Expert Classes, Part Three–Classes and Subclasses

Now, we arrive at the beginning. We’re going to start looking at the classes and subclasses in the Expert Classes Unearthed Arcana. That means, for these purposes, we’re looking at the Bard, the Ranger, and the Rogue. It’s also noted that the Artificer is an Expert, but it wasn’t in the 2014 rulebooks. For reference, here are the links to

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Unearthed Arcana: Expert Classes, Part Two–Spell Lists, Class Groups, and Feats

We’re back for part two of this very, very large undertaking. If you didn’t start with Part One, well, I’m not your boss, read these in whatever order you want to read them. I just wanted to lay the groundwork for some of the changes we see in the classes later on, because some of the nuance of why things

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Unearthed Arcana: Expert Classes, Part One–Rules Glossary (D&D 5e)

I feel like I’ve been through a twelve-round fight, used up all my resources, and have only had a short rest. Why? Well, this Unearthed Arcana, called “Expert Classes,” is more than just presenting three redesigned classes and one subclass each, it’s delving into some revised rules, feats, spells, and spell lists. While we haven’t seen more than the three

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? One D&D and Unearthed Arcana 2022: Character Origins

This week saw some pretty big news out of WotC regarding the future of D&D. While I want to look at the first Unearthed Arcana debuting, it’s going to be hard to discuss this without touching on the context in which the UA exists. And yes, I know, most of you reading my blog have probably heard all this elsewhere,

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What Do I Know About Crowdfunding? Flee, Mortals! (5e OGL)

This monster book snuck up on me. It must be an Ambusher. Okay, if you are wondering what I’m talking about, I’m going to look at the preview material for MCDM’s most recent Kickstarter, for their bestiary Flee, Mortals! Disclaimer James Introcaso at MCDM sent me the preview material early, which I read immediately, but haven’t had time to expound

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Arcadia Issue 14 (5e OGL)

It’s Arcadia O’clock again, and we’re going to be looking at the fourteenth issue of MCDM’s D&D 5e . . . er . . . 5e OGL magazine. Have I ever mentioned how hard it is to come up with introductions for these reviews and first impressions? Well, now I have. Disclaimer While I am a member of the MCDM

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