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This 71-page handbook contains progression from 20th to 30th level for all twelve core classes as well as all subclasses found in the Player's Handbook, Dungeon Master's Guide, Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide, and Xanathar's Guide to Everything.
It also includes epic racial bonuses for all races found in the Player's Handbook, Elemental Evil Player's Companion, and Volo's Guide to Monsters.

Epic progression for classes, subclasses, and races from our other titles, Heroes of the Orient and Monsters of the Orient, can also be found within.

Lastly, several of Matthew Mercer's character options, such as the Blood Hunter class, the College of the Maestro, the Gunslinger martial archetype, and the Totem of the Duck, have also received epic progression.

Please leave a review after purchase, so I know what you like and/or dislike. It'll help me with future iterations of Epic Characters, as well as with the other products I have in the works.

Changelog

v1.1: Fixed minor errors and typos, removed D&D logos

v1.2 (6th of July 2016): Wording and balance, navigation improvements, two new prestige classes, epic levels for Heroes of the Orient, epic levels for the villainous archetypes found in the DMG

v1.3 (28th of November 2016) - wording and balance, new eldritch invocations, added Unearthed Arcana support, and Volo's Guide to Monsters support.

v2.0 (1st of May 2018) - Complete rebalancing, new artwork, epic flavor, and the inclusion of Xanathar's Guide to Everything. Unearthed Arcana and Prestige Classes have been removed. Added mythic progression as a means to continue advancing after 30th level.

v2.1 (11th of June 2018) - Wording and balance, slight tweaking, including a few elements that had disappeared in the 2.0 release.

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Epic Monsters Playtest

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Heroes of the Orient Monsters of the Orient: Complete Bestiary Heroes of the Orient: Unearthed Kensai

 
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Joshua C June 16, 2018 2:19 pm UTC
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I first off wanted to thank you for the amazing product which has both brought joy and fear to my players, and secondly i wanted to ask if the next update will included the Maho-Tsukai from Heroes of the Orient?
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Marc A June 19, 2018 10:46 am UTC
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Hi Joshua,

Thank you for your kind words. Joy and fear is a great mix in D&D.
As for the Maho-Tsukai, I'll make sure to include it along with the MToF races and UA content.
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Fernando F June 15, 2018 9:11 pm UTC
any date fro the MToF update?
With the addition of new Elf sub-races and Gith
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Marc A June 19, 2018 10:43 am UTC
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Hi Fernando,

No date yet, no.
For now, the focus is back on epic monsters. I'll get on MToF right after that though.
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June 14, 2018 4:02 am UTC
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Really love version 2.1. Do you have plans to created a printed version that I can purchase and have sent to me?
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Marc A June 19, 2018 10:39 am UTC
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Hi there,

Glad you like it.
And yes, the aim is to have a PoD version.
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Jerald G June 10, 2018 1:55 am UTC
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I noticed that on the Epic Racial Features, you seem to be missing Halflings and their subraces.
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Marc A June 11, 2018 4:30 pm UTC
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Hi Jerald,

Halflings are back with a vengeance in 2.1 ;)
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Alex H June 06, 2018 9:56 am UTC
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Hey Marc , i have noticed a slight discrepancy with the epic druid i believe that the titles for the circle of dreams and Shepherd are the wrong way round just thought you needed to be informed on v2.0 file
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Marc A June 11, 2018 4:29 pm UTC
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Hi Alex,

Yeah, that's a silly mistake.
It's fixed in 2.1.
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Jacob W June 05, 2018 1:48 pm UTC
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Hey I noticed a slight issue with the Shogun. They suddenly go from having 5 command dice at 20th level to 9 at 21st. Was that intentional or does something need to be changed up?
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Marc A June 11, 2018 4:28 pm UTC
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Hi Jacob,

You are absolutely correct!
In HotO 2.1 the shogun will have 3 more command dice compared to what it has now.
So you'll have 4 at 2nd level and 8 at 20th level.
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George H May 29, 2018 3:05 am UTC
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How am I supposed to print this PDF? It has the cover on page 1. All fine. Then pages 2 and 3 (and so on through page 70) are both on 1 landscape 11x17 page? So do I print all these pages single sided on 11x17 paper (single-sided only), fold the paper in half and bind it that way? And, can there be a printer friendly version that doesn't have the beige background on every page? V13 was just fine (even with the beige background) so why change to this bizarre print style? I know, wait until 2.1. :(
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Christian A May 31, 2018 1:35 pm UTC
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2.1 Version will fix for print purposes :))).. we have to be patience.
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Christian A May 25, 2018 2:49 am UTC
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2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1

:D need to print this ASAP!!!
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Alex B May 24, 2018 7:17 pm UTC
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I am super excited and pleased with the 2.0 update, however, the double page is really difficult to read. Any chance of getting a version with single pages similar to the format of previous versions?
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Chris T May 25, 2018 5:51 pm UTC
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Scroll down about 5 posts.
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Alex B May 20, 2018 3:50 am UTC
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Is there a plan to add Mystic and Artificer information for a 2.1 release?
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Marc A June 11, 2018 4:26 pm UTC
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Hi Alex,

Unfortunately no.
2.1 focuses on non-UA material.
I'll get to them though. However, I want to do them justice.
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Joshua S May 16, 2018 3:55 am UTC
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So happy to see Matt Mercer's content added! Thank you so much!
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Marc A May 16, 2018 1:04 pm UTC
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Hi Joshua,

Yeah, his material is fun!
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Ryan P May 15, 2018 8:22 pm UTC
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Hey Marc,
Until the epic monsters is released, I was curious how you'd say the monsters by Dave2008 on enworld would be in comparison. And thank you for the amazing update!
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Marc A May 16, 2018 1:01 pm UTC
CREATOR
Hi Ryan,

Thank you for your kind words!
It's hard to gauge whether or not those monsters would fit the progression presented in Epic Characters as I don't know how (or even if) they have been playtested.
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Matthew K May 13, 2018 8:04 pm UTC
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Hi Marc,

First off, I love the book, you did a fantastic job. My only concern is that I like to print these off for myself as I prefer to read them on paper. The most recent rendition (v2.0) of the book is not very printer friendly. If there is a way for you to release a version where there is only one page of the book on each page of the pdf (instead of 2) I know I would be eternally grateful.

Thank you kindly!
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Marc A May 15, 2018 8:05 am UTC
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Hi Matthew,

Thank you for your kind words.
I'll make sure to include spreads and single pages for v.2.1.
Coming soon!
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Mircea M May 13, 2018 6:53 pm UTC
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Hello Marc
I just wanted to tell u that u did a rly great job with the new update of epic characters!!!
Love it and I will use it the upcoming weekend for a one shot.
Thank u for all the hard work
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Marc A May 15, 2018 8:03 am UTC
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Hi Mircea,

Thank you so much for your kind words. It means the world to me!
I wish you and your party a truly epic session this weekend.
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May 12, 2018 2:38 pm UTC
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Epic Spell Capacity
Beginning at 22nd level, you gain... and at 29th level you gain a 10th, 11th and
12th level spell slot.

When you say "at 29th level you gain a 10th, 11th and 12th level spell slot" does that mean you gain a class-appropriate Mythic level 1, Mythic level 2 and Mythic level 3 spell slot? If not, please explain how this rule is intended to be implemented. Are the slots intended to be used to upcast level 1-9 spells?

Thank you!
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Hayden Q May 12, 2018 3:13 pm UTC
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Mythic Spells Slots are completely separate from the 10th, 11th, and 12th level Spell Slots that you get at level 29. The 10th, 11th, and 12th level Spell Slots can be used to cast Non-Mythic Spells at those Spell Slot levels. For example, you are able to cast Fireball using your 12th level Spell Slot which will do 17d6 damage. For more information about the distinction between Mythic Spell Slots and Non-Mythic Spell Slot, please read page 60 under the Spell Slots header.

For the next update, it might be best to distinguish between Epic Spell Capacity and Mythic Spell Slots better.
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Marc A May 12, 2018 5:54 pm UTC
CREATOR
Hayden is correct.
Spell slots above 9th level are explained in the Epic Spell Capacity sidebar on page 8.
Epic Spell Capacity would specify mythic spell slots if the intent was to grant those.

Mythic progression is intended as a system to allow campaigns to continue past 30th level and offers exceptional power.
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Eric M May 12, 2018 6:39 am UTC
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Love that the update finally came, so much has changed!! I have one question however, as it hasn't been adressed in any prior updates. Multiclassing. How do the spell levels work with these higher levels? Example: Paladin 25 Sorcerer 5, how would the spell levels function for those confusing level changes?
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Marc A May 12, 2018 10:10 am UTC
CREATOR
Hi Eric,

Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm glad you like it!

Spell progression is baked into the classes at epic levels, rather than being a universal progression system.
However, that universal progression system from 1st to 20th level still applies.

In your example, you'd have the progression of a 17th level spellcaster. Being a half caster, the paladin advances at half the rate of regular casters.
So that's a 12th level spellcaster there. Add 5 levels of sorcerer and you're at 17.
Any progression you get from epic paladin levels is added on top of that.
Side note: Interesting build with a "full caster" paladin :)

I'll make sure to add a few paragraphs on multiclassing for 2.1

Cheers!
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