What DMS need to know about Heroes of Krynn, the new Dungeons and Dragons Unearthed Arcana 

Maybe its because no one else wanted to do it, or maybe it’s your calling, but for one reason or another you are the forever dm, and keeping up with your campaign and everything that comes with it, as well as trying to stay up to snuff with the newest content can be hard, so here are some of the most important takeaways from the new Unearthed Arcana Heroes of Krynn! 

The Return of the Kinder

Kinder had a good run in 3rd edition and now they are back! Not only have they returned from void but they have brought with them a couple of things to keep your eye on before they completely derail your adventure. 

Kinder Aces 

Kinder have this very unusual ability that has the potential to cause all kinds of trouble, or fun, in your game. The kinder is able to at 3rd level reach into any bag and pull out a random item! HOW COULD THAT POSSIBLY GO WRONG? 

It is limited to your proficiency bonus, and the object is sort of magical, and disappears in an hour but i can already hear the questions rolling in. “Does a goblins chest cavity count as a container? What about my uh.. Mouth?” 

Moon Magic

Okay this is a new one… a spell caster whos magic is linked to the moon… okay cool concept. I get it, they have this neat trait that they display their moon powers differently depending ont he phase of the moon. 

But can you honestly look me in the eye and tell me what phase the moon was in on the last session of your campaign? 

Welcome to a whole new thing to keep track of because on person in your group decides to play a moon wizard. 

Teared feats

Looks like another old thing is coming back, with feat prerequisites. These aren’t exactly like the prerequisites we had in 3rd ed or 3.5 because they rely on your background instead of another feat to unlock them, but more or less they are the same. 

Be prepared for players asking for the feats outside of the restrictions (which is totally okay for you to do but could be pretty unbalancing) 


All said and done the new UA does look interesting, and even if i have to start keeping track of random containers in descriptions and what moon phase it is if my players like it, that’s good enough for me. If you want to read the entire UA for yourself you can check it out on the official site here! https://dnd.wizards.com/articles/unearthed-arcana/heroes-krynn 

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