Owlbears are right at home as a Wild Shape option, due to their historical theme and their statistical similarity to beasts with matching CR.
Category: Design Evolution
Do Vecna’s New Stats Mean D&D is Killing the Phylactery?
Hopefully, yes and no.
Feat Trees’ New Roots in 5e D&D
D&D is reviving "feat trees" from older editions. Learn about what WotC has in testing and how it's being adapted to 5th Edition.
D&D’s Newest Resource Pool Blends Proficiency Scaling and Arcane Recovery
How many uses can you get out of the Runecrafter wizard's new resource pool, which combines proficiency scaling with Arcane Recovery?
Why DMs Are Banning Silvery Barbs
Find out why DMs are banning Silvery Barbs before its even released in D&D's new Strixhaven book.
D&D: The SADdening
Examining D&D's added ability score flexibility and how the SAD/MAD balance affects characters.
Is D&D’s “XP Valley” Killing Campaigns?
A sneaky system design quirk may contribute to D&D campaigns fizzling out before they reach high level.
Give Giff Guns
New Giff features are stacked in a way that hides their value, but they're still missing a critical component of their identity. Guns!
Is D&D Shadow Banning Counterspell?
No. Well, not really.
D&D is a Combat Game
D&D's new adventure, The Wild Beyond the Witchlight, is advertised at 5e's first pacifist adventure. Does D&D work as a non-combat social game?