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D&D 5E Unearthed Arcana: Travelers of the Multiverse

New free content from WotC - the latest 4-page Unearthed Arcana introduces six new races: astral elf, autognome, giff, hadozee, plasmoid, and thri-kreen.


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Looks like Spelljammer and/or Planescape is back on the menu!
 
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Russ Morrissey

Russ Morrissey















Lidgar

Hero
This Giff ability (a weaker version of halfling luck) seems a little wonky in terms of description (but funny):

Damage Dealer. Like a hippopotamus in a crystalware shop, you are naturally adept at damaging things. When you roll a 1 on a damage die for a melee attack, you can reroll the die and use the new roll. You can do so no more than once per turn.
 


ersatzphil

Adventurer
...huh. I automatically assumed these were for a Spelljammer book, but could they be options for the new 'Monsters of the Multiverse' book? I don't know if 'spacefaring' counts as 'setting agnostic'.
 

Charlaquin

Goblin Queen
...huh. I automatically assumed these were for a Spelljammer book, but could they be options for the new 'Monsters of the Multiverse' book? I don't know if 'spacefaring' counts as 'setting agnostic'.
I don’t think so, as that book sounded like it was going to be entirely or almost entirely monster reprints. But I do think “the multiverse” is going to be a big theme for the next few products, likely pointing towards the possibility of an upcoming planescape and/or Spelljammer book.
 

Some impressions:
-Astral Elf, not much about them stands out from other types of Elves, I know previous editions had this sort of subrace, but I felt they were mostly taken by the "Eladrin" Elves.
-Autognome, I remember those Tinker Gnome creations, and I like how it's gets around the construct type issues by being able to be affected by Healing spells, and having mending allow the healing with the cost of a hit die. I feel other construct races are probably going to end up like this one. They lack the electrical attack they had, but at least they won't randomly explode.
-Giff are a rather simple "big" race with the damage dealer trait.
-Hadozee the main thing is bonus use an action, we've seen glide before as an ability with the Simic Hybrid (which could be Xixchil Hybrids in Spelljammer).
-Plasmoids I like as they're unique in being oozes, though I see in many cases they might leave behind clothing and armor to fit into tight spaces. Should Shape Self allow a Plasmoid to don armor as a single action?
-Thri Kreen is a good way to deal with extra arms that might have made them too powerful, yes it means they could use a heavy weapon and wield a light weapon with two-weapon fighting. I like that they used what's inspired by the Chameleon psionic power. They've removed the natural attacks and poison bite though, those things could have either been too powerful or too weak.
 

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