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D&D Revisits Warriors of Krynn With New Dragonlance Unearthed Arcana

April 25, 2022 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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With Dragonlance on the way to D&D Fifth Edition, Wizards of the Coast has released a new revision of its Warriors of Krynn Unearthed Arcana. The playtest document was released today on D&D’s official site and presents reworked versions of the playtest material based on player feedback to the previous playtest.

In a video released alongside the UA, D&D game architect Jeremy Crawford reveals that the new UA was based on a mixed response to the previous UA, with high marks for the Lunar Sorcerer subclass . As a result, they’re moving the Lunar Sorcerer forward in their development and have revised the Kender race as well as some changes to the feats presented and backgrounds. Crawford noted that in the context of the War of the Lance, PCs in such a campaign will have some extra capabilities that will be represented by free Feats at 1st and 4th level. The Level 1 Feat will be dependant on your Background; players who take the Knight of Solamnia or Mage of High Sorcery Backgrounds presented in the UA will get Squire of Solamnia or Initiate of High Sorcery, respectively. Players who choose a different Background can choose between the UA feat Divinely Favored or either Skilled or Tough. At Level 4, you gain another Feat from a curated list that includes Alert, Mobile, Sentinel, War Caster, or one of several new feats from the Warriors of Krynn Unearthed Arcana.

Meanwhile, Kender have been overhauled from the previous version. While they maintain the race’s famous Fearlessness (now they are immune to being frightened as opposed to just having advantage on saving throws against being frightened) and gain a choice of proficiencies, they are no longer fey creatures who can just pull random items out of their magical bag. Crawford noted that they are going back to the feel of First Edition Kender. They retain their Taunt ability, which involves throwing insults at a creature which requires a Wisdom saving throw. Failing it means that they have disadvantage on any attacks against anyone else.

Crawford noted also noted that the upcoming Dragonlance: Shadow of the Dragon Queen adventure will see healing magic having returned to Krynn. No release date and few details have been released about the Dragonlance adventure yet, which was announced last week at D&D Direct.