Unearthed Arcana: Fiendish Options for D&D 5E
The latest Unearthed Arcana playtest material for D&D 5E sets out a wide range of options for adding a bit of infernal flavour to your table.
The article, which can be downloaded from the D&D website, includes new material for both players and DMs.
Players get several new subraces for tieflings – humans cursed with an infernal bloodline – that reflect ties to ways to devilish overlords from throughout the nine hells. These all offer up variation on stat bonuses, as well as new abilities and natural spells to cast.
On the other side of the screen, DMs get information how how to customise diabolical cults, including alterations that give NPCs a unique twist. There are also rules for elevating enemies – or possibly even evil players – as the favoured subjects of demonic overlords, in the form of powerful boons.
The Unearthed Arcana series of articles set out potential playtest ideas and allow the D&D team to try out ideas before making them official.