The Curriculum of Choas is described as being set in Magic: The Gathering’s upcoming Strixhaven world.
Now, Wizards of the Coast playtest Unearthed Arcana has published five new subclasses associated with the mages of Strixhaven. Playtest content which might be headed for a book out before the end of the year.
Strixhaven’s colleges are;
- Lorehold – history through conversation with ancient spirits.
- Prismari – visual and performing arts boosted by magic.
- Quandrix – the manipulation of core mathematic principles.
- Silverquill – the magic of words.
- Witherbloom – the alchemy of life and death.
Strixhaven’s subclasses are very different
In D&D 5e, subclasses are usually tied to a class. That’s not the case here and Stixhaven’s subclasses are compatible with more than one core class.
- Lorehold – for Bards, Lorehold counts as your college; for Warlocks, the college is your patron; for Wizards, the college is your tradition.
- Prismari – for Druids, the college is your circle; for Sorcerers, the college is your origin; for Wizards, the college is your tradition.
- Quandrix – for Sorcerers, the college is your origin; for Wizards the college your tradition.
- Silverquill – for Bards, the Silverquill is your college; for Warlocks, the college is your patron; for Wizards, the college your tradition.
- Witherbloom – for Druids, the college is your circle; for Warlocks, the college is your patron.
The 9-page playtest document is full of spells, as you would expect by gathering five magical colleges together.
There is may well enough time for the playtest to complete, for results to come in, the book finished and sent to the printers. If, indeed, that’s the plan. I can’t imagine Wizards of the Coast can go too slowly, though.
- Mages of Strixhaven (PDF Link).
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