The Brute, Revised

Last week, I threw some shade at the Brute subclass. Now, please allow me to put my money where my mouth is and take a shot at re-building it.

Unearthed Arcana Review: Three Subclasses

This month's Unearthed Arcana brings us three new subclasses: the Circle of Spores, the Brute, and the School of Invention. But how do they pan out?

Unearthed Arcana Review: Encounter Building

So the D&D crew finally came up with some new encounter building rules. Well, let's see if I can tear them apart, shall we?

Unearthed Arcana Review: The Ranger, Revised

Mike Mearls' newest version of the ranger is a return to form for the class. But is that return to form a good thing, or simply a rehash of what's been done?

It’s Time to Talk About Superiority Dice

This week, I discuss the positives and negatives of using Superiority Dice in your system, and offer an alternate take on some subclasses that use them.

Why the Mystic is Bad at Eating Cake

The Mystic is a great example of how to make a multi-faceted class that covers a lot of bases. However, it's a terrible example of how to use incentives to improve game design.

Unearthed Arcana Review: That Old Black Magic (plus a new Tiefling!)

So…this Unearthed Arcana is only three pages long. It’s a new tiefling variant and a few spells and…well, actually, that’s it. But that’s okay. I get it. It’s the holiday season. Not only is the team probably quite busy working on 2016’s lineup of products, but it’s that time of year where you cuddle up... Continue Reading →

Re-Post: Unearthed Arcana Review: Waterborne Adventures

This is an interesting one. Two of the subclasses in this document, you see, actually made it into the Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide. It's neat looking back and seeing what I thought of the Proto-versions of these subclasses, as compared to their final versions. And I still love the minotaurs. Their culture continues to make me smile.... Continue Reading →

Unearthed Arcana Review: Light, Dark, Underdark!

Deep Stalkers, Shadow Sorcerers, and Undying Lights, oh my! What awaits us in November's Unearthed Arcana, and is it even worth reading?

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