Dungeons & Dragons is testing out some main adjustments to at least one of its core courses. Earlier as we speak, Wizards of the Coast launched a large Dungeons & Dragons Unearthed Arcana playtest stuffed with new Draconic Options. The new playtest utterly overhauls the Dragonborn and Kobold participant races, bringing them in step with the latest design adjustments began in Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything and offering a number of new helpful talents. The playtest introduces three new ancestries that function unofficial sub-races for Dragonborn. Chromatic Dragonborn have a breath weapon and might achieve a brief immunity to a particular sort of harm related to their draconic ancestry. Meanwhile, Metallic Dragonborn achieve a secondary breath weapon that may push creatures away from them and knock them inclined or incapacitate them. Finally, the newly launched Gem Dragonborn have restricted psionic talents and might briefly achieve the flexibility to fly.
The kobold already had its penalty to its Strength rating eliminated, however the brand new playtest grants it the +2/+1 potential rating modifiers normal to each different race. The kobold can be rather more versatile – all of its present racial talents have been changed with a Draconic Legacy that permits gamers to decide on between a number of completely different choices (equivalent to benefit on saving throws, an unarmed strike with a tail, or an innate potential to solid a cantrip) and a brand new Draconic Roar potential that grants each the kobold participant and its allies benefit on assault rolls towards enemies inside 10 toes of the kobold.
The new Unearthed Arcana playtest additionally offers gamers with three new feats to check out, granting them numerous items bestowed upon them by one of the three varieties of dragons. There are additionally a quantity of new spells with draconic themes, many of that are named after well-known dragons from D&D Forgotten Realms lore.
When coupled with earlier Unearthed Arcana playtests, plainly Dungeons & Dragons will probably be specializing in dragons in a significant manner within the subsequent yr or so. Not solely does the playtest counsel that gem dragons will probably be making their full Fifth Edition debut (presently, solely Sapphire Dragons have appeared in official Fifth Edition materials), we might additionally see much more lore and participant choices tied to dragons within the very close to future.
You can try the total playtest right here.