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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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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 First Impressions? Unearthed Arcana Subclasses Revisited 2020 (May 12th)

More fun with Unearthed Arcana, as we get a new set of playtest subclasses, this time revisiting the previous Revived Rogue, Noble Genie Warlock, and Archivist Artificer, which drifted all the way over to becoming the Order of Scribes Wizard. It feels like we’re seeing a little more of the “second round” of some of these classes before final determination

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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 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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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Unearthed Arcana 2020 Subclasses Part 3 (D&D 5e)

Even more subclasses, this time with (I’m pretty sure) way less controversy attached to them. Unearthed Arcana 2020 Subclasses 3 This time, we’ve got subclasses for the artificer, druid, and ranger. I think it’s interesting that we’re seeing an artificer subclass come up, because that either implies another Eberron source, or it’s a statement of intent that just because artificer

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What Do I Know About Second (?) Looks? Unearthed Arcana 2020 Subclasses Part 2 (D&D 5e) This Time, Officially Released

I’m doing something a little strange today. I’m reposting a blog, because I’ve already written a first impression of the topic. In this case, the Unearthed Arcana Subclasses 2020 Part 2 document was OFFICIALLY released by WOTC now, and it has some changes from the leaked version from earlier this week. Before I start, however, I wanted to restate something

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Unearthed Arcana (Subclasses, 1/14/2020)(D&D 5e)

Remember back in 2019, when Wizards was releasing all of those Unearthed Arcana articles, non-stop, and it seemed like they were never going to end. Everyone was really wondering what they were all leading up to. It’s like it was yesterday. Oh, hey, what’s this? Another Unearthed Arcana article with three more playtest subclasses? Okay, twist my arm, I’ll take

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