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Dwarvish Archetypes: 12 Subclasses from the Stout Folk
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Dwarvish Archetypes: 12 Subclasses from the Stout Folk


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This collection includes 12 new subclasses inspired by dwarvish culture, one for each class in the Player's Handbook. Aside from being used by players, these subclasses may serve as a basis for villains or NPCs for your home game. While the history and lore around these archetypes are steeped in dwarven culture from the Forgotten Realms, the game mechanics do not require your characters to be from the Forgotten Realms, or even a dwarf! Each subclass has been designed to be fully playable as any race from any typical Dungeons & Dragons setting.

The Dwarves

Class Name Description
Barbarian Path of the Skullsmasher Collector of bones and fascinated with the dead.
Bard College of Battle Hymns Dominates the battlefield with magic songs of war and glory.
Cleric Morndinsamman Domain Worships all dwarven deities, depending on task and mood.
Druid Circle of the Earthwhisperer A recluse who knows the earth's secrets and bends stone.
Fighter Heavy Bolter Tinkerers who tune their crossbows and throw flames.
Monk Way of the Earthblood Brawlers whose punches and tackles are as hard as a rock.
Paladin Oath of the Tutor Tireless teachers who dedicate their lives to the spread of knowledge.
Ranger Outrider Scouts, securing the countryside on their familiar mounts.
Rogue Envoy Cunning cutthroats and nifty negotiators.
Sorcerer Oremelder Bending metal to their will, or ferrous liquids.
Warlock Patron: The Undying Pyre Torrents of flame, leaving cinder, who burn themselves out.
Wizard Rune Forger Collectors of runes and magical forgers.

The Creators

Dwarvish Archetypes: 12 Subclasses From the Stout Folk is presented to you by Christopher Walz and Christian Eichhorn. You can find Christopher Walz on Twitter under @DMChristopherW. You can reach Christian Eichhorn via mail ( or via Twitter (@squirrelgolem). The six beautiful character illustrations were created by artist Daniel Comerci.


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March 2nd, 2020
Creative? Check. Interesting? Check. Balanced? Check. What more do you want? Skullsmashing? It's got that, too. Like... right up front. This is a great offering of expanded options for your 5e game. I'm glad I purchased it, and I intend to [...]
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