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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Unearthed Arcana 2020, Subclasses Part 5 (D&D 5e)

We’ve had a little bit of a break from Unearthed Arcana releases, and I’ve been anxiously awaiting the “final” version of lots of the material that I’ve reviewed over the last year when Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything releases next month. But, even before we get that book, we’ve got another Unearthed Arcana to look at today. Unearthed Arcana 2020, Subclasses

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The Care and Feeding of d20 Fantasy Factions

I’m moved to write about factions and how they have developed and shaped various d20 fantasy settings over the years. Now, here’s the trick . . . this is largely filtered through my own lens. That means the order in which I have encountered these things, and the degree to which I have taken them to heart, is largely shaped

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Unearthed Arcana 2020 Subclasses Part 4 (D&D 5e)

Time for another round of first impressions with the release of a new Unearthed Arcana today. Press play on your MP3 of Alice Cooper’s “I Love the Dead,” because that’s kind of the theme of today’s offerings, with two new subclasses that deal with spirits from beyond. In this case, the subclasses are for bards and warlocks. The College of

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Armaments of Legend (Dungeon Masters Guild Product)

Magic items in Dungeons and Dragons started off as one of many, many tropes that got added to the game to emulate all the various sources that inspired the game. Everything from classic mythology and folklore to pulp stories describe various items, which got stats and could show up across the board. In early D&D, this meant people could randomly

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Unearthed Arcana: Feats (2020)

Today saw another Unearthed Arcana drop for the first time in a while, and this time around, it’s all about new feats. I’m going to look at all of them individually, but first, I wanted to list all of the feats that are in the document, and I’m going to put a star next to all of the feats that

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What Do I Know About House Rules? Psionic Talent Dice and Random Numbers In My Brain

I can’t stop thinking about the ways you can play with Psionic Talent die that was introduced in the most recent Unearthed Arcana for psionic characters. I really like the concept, but my brain is bouncing around thinking about what it should represent and what could be done with it. Unearthed Arcana Psionic Options 2020 For some reason, increasing the

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Unearthed Arcana 2020 Psionic Options Revisited (D&D 5e)

  Psionics continue to evolve in Unearthed Arcana. If you haven’t been keeping track, WOTC’s first playtest of psionic material was the Mystic, the dedicated psionic “caster” class. That disappeared for a while, and last year, WOTC introduced several psionic subclasses, flavors of existing classes with psionic themed abilities. Online, many voices cried out that anything psionic must have a

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Skullport: Shadow of Waterdeep (Dungeon Masters Guild Product)

Way back in ancient days, when boxed sets roamed the land, and armor class descended, I had a second edition Advanced Dungeons and Dragons game that spent a lot of time in Waterdeep, the Yawning Portal, Undermountain, as well as Skullport. I even ran a short 3.5 campaign set in Skullport, with my players all being agents of various nefarious

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Legendary Bestiary, Legendary Actions for Low-Level Monsters (Dungeon Masters Guild)

For a while I have been discussing how I would love to see more alternate monsters with slightly different traits for D&D 5e, or more monsters with legendary actions. I have also mentioned how I like the idea of that one really tough, singular beast that lives in the woods, a creature that doesn’t need to be overtly supernatural to

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Unearthed Arcana 2020 Spells and Magic Tattoos

The pace of this year’s Unearthed Arcana articles was going really fast, but recently, we’ve had a bit of a chance to digest the previous offerings. Good thing nothing major has happened in the world since the last time we had one of these. Ahem. Anyway, let’s take a look. Today’s Unearthed Arcana is for Spells and Magic Tattoos. Most

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