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Unearthed Archetypes: Heroes for the Ages


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Now updated with new and revised content! With 14* new class archetypes, 7 human racial variants, 7 age categories for characters, 85+ new magic spells and more, Unearthed Archetypes: Heroes for the Ages contains everything you need to play classic fantasy tropes including...
  • Human bloodlines of mythic origin or supernatural power (for playing characters similar to the Starks or Targaryens in A Game of Thrones, the Numenoreans in The Lord of the Rings, or the Melniboneans of the Elric tales);
  • Child heroes (a la Narnia, Harry Potter, The Neverending Story, Arya Stark, etc.);
  • Characters visiting a fantasy realm from a nonmagical world similar to our own (as in the old D&D cartoon, A Princess of Mars, The Wizard of Oz, The Chronicles of Narnia, etc.);
  • Heroes who advance into old age over a long career (like Conan, Bilbo Baggins, or the Earthsea novels' Sparrowhawk);
  • Skinchangers, druids who prefer to possess wild beasts rather than change their shape; 
  • Warlocks of the Pact of the Scar, who harvest power from blood sacrifice;
  • Clerics of the Hearth domain, devoted to protecting home, family, and community;
  • Arcana paladins who defend their allies with sword and spell;
  • Three specialized fighter archetypes;
  • NEW: Subclasses for barbarians, bards, monks, paladins, sorcerers, and wizards!
  • Masters of disguise, characters born with prophetic gifts or devoted pets, Mongol-inspired horseback-raiding tribes, the classic thief-acrobats, and more! 
The current price includes all the added bonus content as well as all new content to come!  This living document has grown and improved based on your feedback-- with early purchasers who pay a lower price getting all added content at no extra cost. A second, printer-friendly version of the PDF is included as well.

If you enjoy this product, please check out these and other bestselling DM's Guild titles by author Jeremy Forbing:

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A content-packed resource for players and DM's alike, Unearthed Archetypes: Heroes for the Ages allows you to bring all the glorious ideas of fantasy literature into your 5th Edition D&D campaign!

If you think this product could be improved, please Review or at least leave a comment-- all input is read and considered, and could show up in a newer version of the product!

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Nod H March 31, 2019 4:31 am UTC
What's the time estimate for release of a PF version of the updated document?
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Jeremy F April 02, 2019 5:33 am UTC
The printer-friendly PDF should be downloadable by purchasers now. Apologies for any delay.
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Edward R May 19, 2017 1:05 am UTC
Why is this using the Spears of the Dawn cover?
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Jeremy F May 20, 2017 3:29 pm UTC
Sine Nomine Publishing was kind enough to release was kind enough to release all that art into the public domain after meeting a Kickstarter goal. They do that with a lot of their games, and it is a huge contribution to independent publishers. I was happy to be the first to use this cover here on DM's Guild's separate product ecosystem.
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Christian K May 07, 2017 4:41 pm UTC
Is there a printer friendly version without all the dark backgrounds?
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Jeremy F May 11, 2017 6:27 am UTC
There is now! Thank you for the suggestion. The printer-friendly version also includes a new paladin archetype (adapted from Forgotten Realms Archetypes II: Champions of Mystery) and added spells.
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Bradley B May 04, 2017 4:24 am UTC
So I just purchased and based on the preview information I find myself let down. The "human bloodlines of a mythic origin or supernatural power (such as the Targaryens in A Game of Thrones, the Numenoreans in The Lord of the Rings, or the Melniboneans of the Elric tales);" are not the human bloodlines you receive. I am looking at designing modified races for my campaign and since one of the concepts comes close to a Melnibonean, I purchased this title. On this basis I struck out with this purchase.

There is good work in this product, but buying this product expecting the following bloodlines is a let down. The author might be on more solid ground by using less specific of a selling point. That being said the bloodlines presented have their own merits. Most of the other salient features described above are accurate and worth a read.
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Jeremy F May 04, 2017 8:47 pm UTC
The Targaryens and Melniboneans were my specific models when I was designing the Human (Variant) - Tainted Aristocrat. You feel I did a bad job? How could I have more accurately adapted them within the framework of the 5E rules (and within the bounds of copyright, obviously)?
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finn D January 10, 2017 10:42 am UTC
SkinCHANGERS is quite a weird name for people who do not want to change their bodies.
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Jeremy F February 26, 2017 1:12 am UTC
Heh, I was working from source material. A certain series of fantasy novels popular both in print and on television...
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Blake M December 10, 2016 7:32 am UTC
Bought this product outright based on the quality of your previous work. Keep it up.
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Jeremy F December 11, 2016 11:25 pm UTC
You're too kind. Thanks.
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