Podcast: Roleplaying Session

Unearthed Arcana Review: Wild Soul Barbarian

A barbarian with glowing eyes and a big ax.
Unearthed Arcana (UA) is a system Wizards of the Coast uses to test new D&D 5th Edition content before it makes its way into any official material. Players are invited to use these new additions to the game and give their feedback on balance and possible changes that should be made before an official release.* Recently Wizards released new UA containing an additional subclass for each of the twelve official classes. As our resident 5th Edition expert I’d like to throw my two cents into the discussion and take a detailed look at each of the subclasses, what they bring to their parent class, and any changes or improvements I’d make. First up, we have the barbarian.

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Story

Another Day, Another Diamond

Outside Joan’s window, humanity ran amok. The far hillside was covered in hobbyists building a mansion from macaroni. In the valley below, gamers fought epic bubble battles in towering tanks. Winding through it all were hikers on the 100-mile trail of ruffled roses. Her window framed the scene superbly, providing a portrait of society no artist could accomplish. Joan didn’t see it. She kept the shades pulled so the best view on Earth wouldn’t distract her from the most boring job there was. After all, it was the only job there was. Read more »

Q&A

How Can I Use Realistic Disease in My Story?

questions and answer talk bubbles

Disease and infection were deadly, particularly before modern medicine, germ theory, vaccinations, etc. However, having the main character get a coughing fit, diarrhea, and pustules does not usually make for a great adventure story. You can’t outwit or outfight cholera. You mention “A Basic Understanding … read more »