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This 30-page handbook contains progression from 20th to 30th level for all twelve classes and the 51 archetypes. It also includes epic racials for all 21 subraces and 4 epic prestige classes.

The book will be updated as more official classes, archetypes and races are released.

All art within the book is courtesy of and copyright by dleoblack, Tom Edwards, and Daniel Kamarudin respectively.

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 improvments, 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.

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Jesse M February 11, 2018 1:53 am UTC
Hey Marc,
Wanted to start off by saying that this is amazing, so thank you for creating it. I was using it for my druid and I had a couple of questions. With the Unhindered Beast Spells feature, what does that add that the second half of the Archdruid feature doesn't already grant? Additionally, does the Monstrosity Wild Shape feature limit you only to Large monstrosities or does it allow smaller sizes as well?
If you could clear those up for me, I'd really appreciate it.
Thank you,
Jesse
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Hayden Q February 11, 2018 5:39 am UTC
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Hey Jesse,
By looking at the wording of both Unhindered Beast Spells and Archdruid, Unhindered Beast Spells is the same as Archdruid except for the fact that it also includes Monstrosity Forms into the equation. With your second question, it seems like Monstrosity Forms can only be large, but Beast Forms can be any size within the rule limits. So I guess the takeaway from this is Epic Druid considers Monstrosity and Beast Forms to be two different entities.
Hope that helps,
Hayden
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Marc A February 11, 2018 9:42 pm UTC
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Hi Jesse,

Currently, Unhindered Beast Spells just enables you to do the same in monstrosity form, which is really only of relevance to the moon druid. In the next update, the feature is replaced with something useful for all druid circles.

As for Monstrous Wild Shapes, the intention is that the monstrosity can only be Large in size.
The reason for this is really because the larger monstrosities generally resemble beasts the most.
Medium sized monstrosities, for example, are often very humanoid in nature, and it seems out of place for a druid to suddenly change into a doppelganger or a medusa.

Also thank you Hayden for chiming in. Beast and Monstrosity forms are very much considered different entities, yes.
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Chris M February 04, 2018 12:57 pm UTC
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Hey Marc,

Sorry to be a pain but I have a group of 20-30 people hungry for the update and I said I would ask the question. Is there any indication of a release date for the 2.0 update? I know you said hopefully around February, just hoping you may have a date in mind. If not, I understand that and I'll tell the hyenas to calm down! lol.

Thanks again for all your great work!

Chris
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Marc A February 05, 2018 10:42 am UTC
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Hi Chris,

Thank you for your kind words!
And no worries, I welcome any questions you might have.
As for the update, we're aiming for a simultaneous release with the first "expansion" to so to speak. It'll include lots of monsters, locations, new character options, etc.
We're a little behind schedule though.

Long story short, I can't give you an exact date. I'd also rather postpone a month than publish something I'm not happy with. I want it to be the absolute best I can make it and I don't want to let anyone down.
We're restructuring quite a few things, re-evaluating a lot of the existing material based on community feedback, and adding lots of new stuff.
I'm still hoping for a February release though, but as I said: we're a little behind schedule.
I'm sorry I can't be more helpful!

I just recently got on twitter as well, so if you want to get updates there, feel free to follow me: @dnd5eoss
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Chris M February 05, 2018 5:59 pm UTC
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Following on twitter!
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benjamin E January 30, 2018 4:09 pm UTC
Will the update include the Theurgy arcane tradition?
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Marc A February 01, 2018 9:40 am UTC
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Hi Benjamin,

Yes, the plan is to include all UA material that wasn't included in XGtE.
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Robert B January 30, 2018 3:40 am UTC
Does this volume include the Monk - Way of Tranquility archetype from UA?
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Chris M January 30, 2018 7:26 pm UTC
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Hi Robert, I can confirm it doesn't but it might get included in the update. I'm not 100% sure.
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Robert B January 30, 2018 9:50 pm UTC
Thanks for the reply. I guess I’ll wait it out.
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Marc A February 01, 2018 9:40 am UTC
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Hi Robert,

Christopher is right in that it isn't there yet.
As for the next update, the plan is to include all UA material that didn't make its way into XGtE.
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lisa B January 30, 2018 12:45 am UTC
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Well I have loved his book since it first came onto the guild and will finally be getting a chance to use it soon. I've been delaying it slightly in hopes of getting the Epic monsters book to go with the campaign idea i'm planning but my friends are getting anxious so until it's out I will have to settle for a similar supplement. I'll update you on How it plays and hopefully when Your manual plays out My players will have some real epic level practice to bring to their new foes.
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Marc A February 01, 2018 9:38 am UTC
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Hi Lisa,

Thank you for saying so, that means a lot!

As for epic monsters, I can tell you that I have more than one in the pipeline. They'll be several smaller ones, instead of one massive tome. Hopefully, once it gets going, I'll be able to publish a new one every 3 months or so.
They'll include more than just monsters though. There'll be locations, races, archetypes, spells, and feats as well. And of course a few deities.
And I'm working on a progression system for levels 30+. Sort of a build-a-deity system, which would pretty much be the only place to go after hitting level 30.

All in all, there should be lots of new things to get into. I just hope it's worth the wait :)
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lisa B February 02, 2018 6:36 pm UTC
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That is really exciting to hear now i need to plan for taking epic level to godly level and what should happen from there.
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Jacob W January 28, 2018 1:23 am UTC
Hey Marc! My roommate bought this and has been showing them to me and I love them!!! I was wondering if you will ever do an update for the new Xanathar stuff? I have a hexblade warlock in a party I'm dming for and I want to bring them up to epic to use your stuff because its just so well made. I was also wondering if you had any ideas for the Matt Mercer bloodhunter class or the gunslinger or college of the maestro subclasses?
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Hayden Q January 28, 2018 4:15 am UTC
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Hey Jacob, I believe he is planning a large update which will be released in the coming months. This will include Xanathar's content.
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Jacob W January 28, 2018 2:33 pm UTC
Yay!!! I'm very excited to see his knew stuff. Marc has made some of my favorite homebrew content I've found on here!
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Marc A February 01, 2018 9:30 am UTC
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Hi Jacob,

That's awfully kind of you to say with all the great stuff here on the guild. Thank you so much.

Regarding your question, Hayden is right, I'm working on an update that will include everything from XGtE.
As for bloodhunter, gunslinger, and maestro, I do have some ideas, but they're just ideas for now. I'd love to flesh them out and include them as well!
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Jacob W February 07, 2018 5:12 am UTC
Excellent! I look forward to it!
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Rob T January 23, 2018 7:36 am UTC
Marc, have you considered converting these to Fantasy Grounds? IF you have an interest, please contact me at rob.twohy AT gmail DOT com. Great stuff!
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Levi A January 23, 2018 3:33 am UTC
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I hope my group one day reaches these heights, as they're pretty awesome. But I had a question. Was there a particular reason the Epic Shogun doesn't get the death saving throw advantage that the other classes get?
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Marc A January 23, 2018 6:22 am UTC
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Hi Levi,

Thank you for saying so!

To answer your question:
Mostly for flavour, really. There's a big difference between the different archetypes and it wouldn't necessarily fit well with all of them.
That said, it wouldn't break anything at those levels anyway, so you could just add that yourself.
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Hunter G January 22, 2018 11:43 pm UTC
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Great stuff! However I gotta ask, is there any reason why you didn't include the UA from "Modern Magic"?
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Marc A January 23, 2018 6:18 am UTC
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Hi Hunter,

Thank you, I appreciate it.
I excluded it primarily because it didn't mesh well with the rest of the book, and even with the Behind the Screen article it didn't seem like there was anywhere near enough to make a full campaign based off of it anyway.
Are you playing in a modern setting?
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Hunter G January 23, 2018 6:27 am UTC
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Yes, I am! But I'm using the Modern Magic UA in conjunction with Ultramodern 5 and some stuff from Middle Finger of Vecna.
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Liam L January 24, 2018 6:54 pm UTC
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I had this same thought! I designed some archetype features for the spell-less ranger variant, the Modern Magic archetypes (including an invocation for the Ghost in the Machine, for equal opportunity Warlock-ing), and the Matt Mercer options (excluding the Lingering Soul). With Marc's permission, I could pass those along to interested parties or gift them to him for revision.
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Marc A January 26, 2018 9:08 am UTC
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Hi Liam,

By all means, share :)
You can send it to me directly at dnd5eoss@gmail.com

I'd love to include everything, but I'm not sure if it fits in this book in particular. Nevertheless, i'd love to take a look at it.
It could probably fit as a separate file in the form of a companion pdf.
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Hunter G January 29, 2018 9:35 pm UTC
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Yeah, mail me that at huntergray38@mail.com
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Liam L February 01, 2018 9:46 pm UTC
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Sorry it took a while. I was out of town on business for a week. If you check your inboxes you should see a couple emails. My email client seemed to refuse to attach anything (great), so you'll have one email with (maybe) an attachment and one that just has the features written out.
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Liam L January 19, 2018 8:35 am UTC
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Bought this a while back, and super excited for the update coming up. One thing I noticed was a slight omission from the last update was a racial feature for Ghostwise Halflings from the SCAG. I have one in my party, and was hoping you might plug that hole. If you missed it, might I suggest Telekinesis 1/day? Fits the "diet psychic" theme.
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Marc A January 19, 2018 9:40 am UTC
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Hi Liam,

Thank you for your kind words and your feedback!

I actually have the ghostwise ready for inclusion in v2.0. Not including it in 1.3 was a complete oversight.
I've given them the ability to cast either Detect Thoughts or Dream once per long rest, as it is also about entering the minds of others.

I'd love to hear how you and your player feel about that approach :)
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Liam L January 24, 2018 6:56 pm UTC
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Oh, I'm all about it. Especially since the halfling in question is a blood hunter, it makes for cool "psychic inquisition" scenes.
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Chris M January 17, 2018 4:25 pm UTC
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Hi Marc,

Thanks for your response and I thought I would let you know that I have now included this into a West Marches game I co-run which has around 20-30 players, so shall be an interesting experience. Though I do have a question, the epic bard's empathic learning feature where you learn a 1st level feature from another class. If a player chose to get rage, second wind or even sneak attack, do they increase with the characters level or are they capped at the 1st level version of the feature?

Soooooooooo many thanks for this book and I can't wait for the update or the MM!!

Chris
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Marc A January 17, 2018 8:13 pm UTC
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Hi again Christopher,

Wow, that sounds amazing! I'd love to hear how it's received if you can find the time to let me know!

Regarding the empathic learning feature: it's intended as a unique and flavorful ribbon ability rather than something that can be min/maxed.
So it is indeed intended as being capped as a 1st level feature.

Working hard to get v2.0 and the first MM ready - although the MM won't just be epic monsters. There'll be a few other things as well :)

Cheers!
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Chris M January 21, 2018 8:57 pm UTC
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Hi Marc,

Well we have ran a few games with the epic levels and had to create suitable monsters/deities for them to fight. The players really enjoyed the extra features that epic level provide and a lot felt it was incredibly balanced, considering I had to homebrew a monster for them to face. We had a variety of classes in the games so we got to see how each class really excelled in the epic levels, there's been a lot of questions about the update and I've told them it's coming soon. "All good things come to those who wait!"

I'm glad I bought this book, though I have to say monks and therefore epic monks are my favourite class hands down!

Hope the feedback helps!

Chris
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Marc A January 22, 2018 9:08 pm UTC
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Wow, that sounds amazing!
I'm glad they're enjoying it. Thank you for sharing, Christopher. You made my day :)

Cheers!
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Scott S January 11, 2018 6:52 pm UTC
Hi Marc,

New to DM Guild but like the look of your handbook. Quick (and possibly stupid) question. If i purchase now, do i have to purchase the v2 and future updates separately or are they included as part of the original purchase?
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Robert T January 11, 2018 10:07 pm UTC
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All updates to products that you've already purchased are automatically available to you either on the product's page or under the my library section of your account
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Scott S January 13, 2018 4:44 pm UTC
Thanks Rob
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Dalton S January 08, 2018 6:55 pm UTC
Hey Marc, I am curious if you were going to make the epic versions for all of the Xanathar's Guide archetypes? If so when could we expect this update or separate booklet?
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Marc A January 11, 2018 5:18 pm UTC
CREATOR
Hi Dalton,

I've actually got them all worked out.
There's still playtesting and such to do though.
It'll be in v.2.0 along with some other new additions.
I'm aiming for a release sometime in February. Fingers crossed!
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Hayden Q December 31, 2017 11:08 am UTC
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Hey Marc, how can I contact you about spelling mistakes, grammatical errors, and typing errors that I've seen in EC, HotO, and MotO?
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Marc A January 11, 2018 5:16 pm UTC
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Hi Hayden,

You can reach me at dnd5eoss@gmail.com
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Chris M December 25, 2017 12:26 pm UTC
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Hi Marc,

I've had this book for a while and now I may finally be able to use it and I am so happy. It is an amazing book and found the classes to be well balanced and I am certainly looking forward to the big update when it comes out. I was just wondering, do you think you would ever do epic versions of Matt Mercer's classes? e.g. Gunslinger, Blood hunter etc. I'm also ready with my credit card for the epic monsters :-D

Thanks again!

Chris
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Marc A January 11, 2018 11:02 am UTC
CREATOR
Hey Christopher,

Thank you for your kind words! Comments like those make it all worth it.
I would love to do epic levels for the bloodhunter and gunslinger, but I'd want Matt's approval before including them.
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Cameron F December 21, 2017 12:18 am UTC
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Was the Grave Domain added with the most recent update?
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Marc A December 21, 2017 1:51 pm UTC
CREATOR
Hi Cameron,

It isn't in 1.3, no.
It will, however, be there in 2.0.

It's currently being playtested along with many other new archetypes.
Aiming for an early 2018 release. February seems plausible, though I can't make any promises.
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Chris T December 21, 2017 11:50 pm UTC
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I've noticed a lot of the Sorcerer things revolve around better efficiency of spell slot management/creation for more longevity compared to some of the other classes with straight up power/skill boosts. However, welcome as it is to be able to freely create 6th and 7th level spell slots, any thoughts to improvements when sorcerers are using the spell point variant? The existing benefits are nice, but most of the extra "oomph" is lost when characters are using a system without hard spell slots.
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Marc A December 22, 2017 10:39 pm UTC
CREATOR
Hi Chris,

Yeah, there are two levels devoted to just that.
I see how that might not seem quite as appealing with the spell point variant.
Thanks for bringing it to my attention, I'll see what I can do.
Cheers!
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Chris T December 23, 2017 3:33 am UTC
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Thank you for creating this, my group and I have been eagerly anticipating our foray into epic levels.
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