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Dungeons & Dragons: New Fighter & Bard Class Kits

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Jan 5 2016


In this month’s Unearthed Arcana, WotC offers up a pdf full of FREE new Bard & Fighter Kits inspired by AD&D 2nd Edition.

via Wizards

“If you played AD&D second edition back in the 1990s, you probably remember kits—the character options first introduced in The Complete Fighter’s Handbook.

This month, Unearthed Arcana converts a few of the more popular kits from that era to new class options for the bard and fighter—and wants to know what other classic kits you’d like to see converted to fifth edition.”

The “retro” classes making thier PDF return are:

Bard: College of Swords

Bards of the College of Swords are called blades, and they entertain through daring feats of weapon prowess. Blades perform stunts such as sword swallowing, knife throwing and juggling, and mock combats. But though they use their weapons to entertain, they are also highly trained and skilled warriors in their own right.

Bard College of Satire


Bards of the College of Satire are called jesters. They use lowbrow stories, daring acrobatics, and cutting jokes to entertain audiences, ranging from the crowds in a rundown dockside pub to the nobles of a king’s royal court.

Fighter: Cavalier

The archetypal Cavalier excels at mounted combat. Usually born to nobility and raised in a royal court, a Cavalier is equally at home leading a cavalry charge or exchanging witty repartee at a state dinner.

Fighter: Scout

The archetypal Scout excels at finding safe passage through dangerous regions. Scouts usually favor light armor and ranged weapons, but they are comfortable using heavier gear when faced with intense fighting.

Kits of Old (pdf)

~Grab it while it’s hot adventurers!


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