This month, we explore how to make a character who bears a dragonmark, a mystic sigil that appears on the skin. The mark is a source of magical power and enhances the bearer’s ability to perform certain tasks. In the world of Eberron, each mark is tied to specific bloodlines. The families that carry these marks joined together to form the Dragonmarked Houses, powerful forces that dominate different industries. Even though these marks are associated with Eberron, you could explore using them in other worlds as well.

The material in this month’s Unearthed Arcana also appears in the Wayfinder’s Guide to Eberron, available on the DMs Guild. Later this month, a survey will appear on the D&D website. Please let us know in that survey what you think of today’s Unearthed Arcana. If your feedback inspires change, we’ll update the Wayfinder’s Guide for free to include the changes.

This Is Playtest Content

The material in Unearthed Arcana is presented for playtesting and to spark your imagination. These game mechanics are in draft form, usable in your campaign but not refined by final game design. They are not officially part of the game. For these reasons, material in this column is not legal in D&D Adventurers League events.


Dragonmarks