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D&D: Change the Subclass, Change the World

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Jan 24 2018

The Unearthed Arcana Subclasses are now open for business. Er. Feedback from playtesters like you.

That’s right folks. The trio of subclasses we saw released earlier this month–the Circle of Spores Druid, the Brute Fighter, and the School of Invention for Wizards–are now open for the ol’ player feedback survey wheeze. This old chestnut, because apparently we’re somewhere from the 1870’s-1920’s right now, so I guess make sure you’ve got your sock garters rolled out, your spats picked out, and make sure that your valet approves of your selection of neckwear before you write to one of your relatives to explain the latest hijinks of the breakfast set–but this old chestnut, as I was saying, is an invaluable method of determining the future of these subclasses.

Not to be confused with the Brut Fighter

We’ve seen time and again how much WotC adapts these classes. The School of Invention is an update for the Loremaster Subclass, which, again doesn’t quite seem to be where they want it to be. Or at least it’s not really working for me–your mileage may vary. And that variance is important. Your mileage can help steer the game in a new direction.

Your mileage is important to WotC is what I’m trying to say. So head on down to this link, or if you prefer something more direct this link. And start telling everyone what you think. The survey will be up for the next few weeks (about 3, they say), so even if you haven’t had a chance to test this stuff out yet, there’s still time.


And you want to give this a try, the Circle of Spores feels like something the Druid’s been missing. And the Brute grows on you the more you play with them, even if they’re not exactly what you’re hoping for, they’re a nice, simple Champion-esque Fighter that’s a little more focused on damage. The School of Invention…is complicated…but a good idea nonetheless. But who knows, maybe you’re the person who knows how to make it work! Let’s drop that link one last time.

Fill out the Subclass Survey Here

90% of the reason I’m filling out this survey is to lobby for the Druid Subclass to be changed to the Circle of S’mores.

Author: J.R. Zambrano