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Wandering Monsters
Hellenic Half-Humans

By James Wyatt

The half-humans are up next in Wandering Monsters. James goes over centaurs, satyrs, and harpies, plus revisits the minotaur.

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Unearthed Arcana: Barbarian

By D&D Team

Originally published in 1985, Unearthed Arcana brought a wealth of material to the game, for both players and Dungeon Masters alike. For players, the book contained new classes and races to play (including the drow!), further spells and equipment, and even an alternate ability score: Comeliness (reflecting physical attractiveness, social grace, and personal beauty, and was considered a different attribute from Charisma).

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The Barbarian: Irrational Fears and Phobias

By Jason Sholtis

Sure, your barbarian embodies ferocity, with rippling muscles, steely eyes and indomitable will, but you might also consider taking the edge off the grim/dark by adding a character quirk left over from the warrior’s questionable upbringing in the untamed hinterlands.

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Arcane Script Sphere
A Spider and Stone Artifact

By D&D Team

For those Forgotten Realms readers who got their first taste of Jaleigh Johnson’s novels with Mistshore, there is reason to rejoice. Spider and Stone, Jaleigh’s current ebook exclusive, revisits her characters Icelin, Ruen, and Sull as they go in search of a powerful artifact: the Arcane Script SphereWe so enjoyed Jaleigh’s characterization of the artifact that we worked with her to make it playable. Read on for a look at the Arcane Script Sphere and its properties for use in your own game. And if you would like to see how it plays out in Jaleigh’s novel, here is a sample chapter.

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