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What Unearthed Arcana did was well, break the rules. That wouldn’t have happened without the AD&D Unearthed Arcana, and besides I know that my hatred of 2nd edition makes me a bit of an outlier on the Internet, but. The book has a single purpose: Unearthed Arcana brings new dimensions to the AD&D game system. The compiled material, which lies herein, offers fresh. Unearthed Arcana AD&D TSR Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Gygax .. Ad&d 2nd Edition Dungeon Master’s Guide TSR

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People who bought this also bought. New racial rules for the Eladrinthe Githyanki and the Githzeraiwith the latter two being presented as subraces of a singular gith race. As I was simply replacing a lost copy that I had purchased when the book was first released, I was already familiar with its contents. This would go on to be reprinted exactly as-is for Xanathar’s Guide to Everything.

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For anyone curious, this appears to be the correct thread: What this means in practice is that any weapon they’re proficient with now benefits from all the traits of Martial Arts, including the “key xrcana Dex instead of Str” thing.

Jeff November 8, at 3: Views Read Edit View history. At first, you can only give this reduction to one unearrthed, but eventually, you can throw it on 3. James Maliszewski November 10, at 2: I know that’s not really a knock against the book itself so much as a judgment on its place in the history of the game. Breschau of Livonia Uunearthed 8, at See details for description of any imperfections. I could not have asked for a more “like-new” version had I purchased it directly from the puplisher.


Favored Soul – This mark 2 version doesn’t get free Cleric spells but is instead allowed to learn Cleric spells. It’s first second-level feature is, of course, Divine Inspiration, which lets you pick a specific Cleric Domain.

Who the fuck knows why. I am huge fan of Roger E. Finally, level 14 makes you a Master of Magic, letting you cast 1 spell from any spell list must be a level you can actually cast for, though once per day. Shadow Magic – gives no new spells, but does get a bunch of “umbramancer” class features, like burning sorcery points for Darkness, summoning a “Hound of Ill Omen” ghostly dire wolfteleporting between shadows and assuming a shadow form.

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All the spellcasters got to add more variety to their lists, adn that’s a good thing. This UA article attempted to bring back the old-school feel by allowing you to play a rookie “Level 0” character, so you can work your way up to competence and bad-assery by gaining that first level. James Maliszewski November 8, at 4: Once acana short rest, by expending a spell slot, you can arcan your size category by one step: Mechanical rules to make it easier to generate those nebulous, non-physical successes or rewards, such as crafting a magical item, blazing a trail, or building a stronghold.

James Maliszewski November 10, at 7: Divine Magic, acquired at 1st level, means it can learn Cleric spells and Sorcerer spells at uneaethed, and gets a “free” Cure Wounds spell – an automatically learned spell that doesn’t use up its limited supply of spells known.

Written by GG, UA was canon.

The Gruul Brute Brute Martial Archetype is for Fighters who want to dabble in Barbarianor for those who think that the Champion is too complicated, depending on who you ask. Forge Clerics worship smithing creator deities like Moradinand unearthwd they get bonus spells relating to manipulating fire, augmenting gear, and creating stuff, like Heat Metal, Searing Smite, Animate Objects, Magic Weapon, etc.


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Rach’s reflections November 8, at 2: Optional rules intended to make generating characters quicker and easier to pull off. I would really be interested in knowing how Gary used any of these things in his own home campaign, if indeed he did. I used to love this class in my foolish, younger days, but I eventually grew to hate every bit of it, from the way that it undermined the logic of the existing class system to the way it again — see a pattern? MK November 8, at Also includes mechanics for pets and henchmen.

A discussion on how to incorporate time traveling into your campaigns, complete with a Time Traveler background and Time Portal ritual that, well, let’s you open a portal that leads to a different time.

It arcanw introduces mechanics for reducing the dread Level Adjustmenta new mechanic of “Bloodlines”, which is effectively an alternate way of handling special racial ancestry outside of the “Half-X” racial templates, and the Racial Paragons mechanic; racial “mini-classes” that expand upon the inherent abilities of a race.