Cartoons Archive | 2/26/2013
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Unearthed Arcana: Thief-Acrobat
Jason Thompson

The premium edition reprint of Unearthed Arcana has been released! To help celebrate the book, we've also run an interview with the book's "Design Consultant" (and industry legend) Jeff Grubb. Plus, in days past we've offered short excerpts for the new classes (and split-class) featured in the book: the barbarian, cavalier, and thief-acrobat.

In fond memory of these classes, we'd also like to offer the following cartoon—today considering the 1st Edition version of the thief-acrobat!


As it appeared in Unearthed Arcana, this split-class character would begin as a thief for the first 5 levels of experience, and then specializes as a thief-acrobat. While some thief skills were then retained and others lost, new acrobat skills then gained: tightrope walking, pole vaulting, jumping, tumbling...

Click the strip below, for a larger view.


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About the Artist

Jason Thompson (@khyungbird) is the creator of the graphic novel series King of RPGs ( with artist Victor Hao. He also writes about manga for Anime News Network and Otaku USA magazine, and draws comics based on H.P. Lovecraft stories at

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