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Epic Characters

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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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Epic Monsters Playtest

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Hunter C April 06, 2018 4:20 pm UTC
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I just want to SAY, PEOPLE CALM DOWN, at this rate with all your comments an stuff, you're going to end up rushing them and that could easily end up with a half assed update, personally yes i can't wait for it I come on here every day to see if it has come but i REALLY would hate it if it wasn't as good as it could have been
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Marc A April 06, 2018 5:09 pm UTC
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Hi Hunter,

That's perfectly okay.
I'll still put the necessary work into it, I've simply shifted things around a bit so this gets published before the next title in the series, rather than simultaneously with the next title.
In all fairness, the 2.0 update should have been done long ago. I've just been very busy with that next title, wanting to give you guys some epic monsters to fight.

Here are a few art previews from that next title, showcasing a few monster concepts.
Link: https://imgur.com/a/ATvjm
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Hunter H April 04, 2018 1:16 am UTC
wont purchase until the new update
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Christian A April 04, 2018 9:12 pm UTC
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Hi hunter! you can buy this propduct anyway!, its just an update and you will be able to get it as well.

;)
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Francesca G April 03, 2018 5:18 pm UTC
Finally April has come and no news at all :(
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Marc A April 04, 2018 7:45 am UTC
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Hi Francesca,

Please see my response to Chris M further down.
Shifting things in the pipeline to get this done ASAP.
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Andrew P March 30, 2018 3:16 am UTC
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Hey Marc,

so i was wondering if the blood hunter will be on the new update?
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Chris T March 30, 2018 5:44 pm UTC
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If you scroll down to the creator's last reply, you can see that he's still trying to get permission from Mercer for his homebrew classes.
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Marc A April 04, 2018 7:31 am UTC
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Hi Andrew,

Yes, I'm trying to get Matt Mercer's blessing to include it.
Right now, I can't make any promises as to whether it will be there or not.
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Dillon S March 28, 2018 12:09 am UTC
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Hey Marc,

Love this thing to death, however with the release of Xanathar's it's kinda outdated.
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Chris M March 28, 2018 3:11 pm UTC
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He’s planning to release an update that includes both xanathar’s & UA
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Marc A April 04, 2018 7:43 am UTC
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Hi Dillon,

As Chris pointed out, I'm working on it.
Everything from XGtE will be included.
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Chris M March 27, 2018 7:10 pm UTC
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Hey Marc,

Hope all is well. As you can probably tell, we’re all itching for the update. Is there any word of when that might be happening?
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Marc A April 04, 2018 7:42 am UTC
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Hi Chris,

Sorry for the late reply.
My aim has been to release the update simultaneously with my next title, but I get the sense that there's a number of people who just really want to get their hands on the archetypes from Xanathar's.
With that in mind, I'm moving the release of EC 3.0 so it will be out sooner.

Now, when is that? I'd rather not make any promises. But I'm working to finish it ASAP, postponing work on my other projects.
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Chris M April 04, 2018 5:11 pm UTC
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Hi Marc,

Thanks so much for replying and no worries. I get you've been busy and have other things to do. I appreciate that you do not wish to make any promises, I just hope we'll be able to see something soon. I'm hoping to run a new epic game for players that never even thought of the idea of level 30.

I look forward to seeing what you have in store for us all.
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Chris M March 27, 2018 7:10 pm UTC
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Hey Marc,

Hope all is well. As you can probably tell, we’re all itching for the update. Is there any word of when that might be happening?
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Francesca G March 14, 2018 3:08 am UTC
hi all again, :)
Still not news about the release (Epic Characters new update) ??

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Hunter C March 18, 2018 3:32 pm UTC
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I wanna assume since there isn't a reply yet that it's will be out very soon like this month or very early next month

So I really hope
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Tommy R March 13, 2018 1:59 am UTC
if I had 10 bucks in a credit/debit card I would totally buy this.
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Patrick W March 10, 2018 10:25 pm UTC
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will u be doing a version of xanathar's guide to everything by an chance or volo's monster guide of the race features to
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Hayden Q March 11, 2018 12:38 am UTC
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Yes he is, he's currently making a new version of this PDF which will include all source material content and a large amount of Unearthed Arcana.
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Chris M March 02, 2018 1:08 pm UTC
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Hi Marc,

I won't ask if there's a date for the update since I know you're all working hard. What I will ask though is have you had any luck with getting permission for blood hunters, gunslingers etc??
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Hayden Q March 02, 2018 1:10 pm UTC
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He's tried to reach out to Matt Mercer, but hasn't received a reply as far as I know.
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Marc A March 02, 2018 2:07 pm UTC
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Hi Chris,

Hayden is correct. I've tried a few things now, including tweeting him.
My twitter is @dnd5eoss - feel free to retweet it ;)
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Chris M March 03, 2018 3:47 pm UTC
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I believe I was one of the first to re-tweet it but I have methods
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Jacob W March 07, 2018 2:18 pm UTC
Awe... I hope he responds. I have a fighter I play and I would love to go epic with him!
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Jacob W March 02, 2018 1:20 am UTC
Also one question for Marc. I know some Arcana Unearthed stuff will be included. Does that include the artificer and mystic? I know wizards hasn't fully released them yet but I still thought I would ask
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Marc A March 02, 2018 11:18 am UTC
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Hi Jacob,

Those two are a bit of a struggle.
I do want to include them, but only if I get them to feel right.
If they aren't ready in time for 2.0, I'll include them as soon as they're ready for publication.
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Jacob W March 02, 2018 1:30 pm UTC
I figured that would be the case. I love both of the classes but they are a bit of a handful
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Jacob W March 01, 2018 11:42 pm UTC
So I came up with a 27th level ability for Matthew Mercer's College of the Maestro. Nothing fancy really. They get another use of bardic inspiration and know all the conducting techniques. Any thoughts?
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Marc A March 02, 2018 11:31 am UTC
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Hi Jacob,

It's a good concept as it strengthens the archetype's core mechanics. Kudos!
However, I think adding all conducting techniques is a bit overkill.
Going from knowing 4 to knowing 10 is a massive bump up. It also removes any interesting choices and waters down the differences between maestros.
I think another use of bardic inspiration and two to three additional conducting techniques is a nice fit.
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Jacob W March 02, 2018 1:28 pm UTC
Okay that would work pretty well! Thank you for the feedback
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Adam B February 28, 2018 11:13 pm UTC
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Will there be an update at all with regards to Xanathar's Guide?
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Marc A February 28, 2018 11:48 pm UTC
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Hi Adam,

Yes, absolutely.
It'll get a 2.0 release along with another title to compliment it.
If you're interested, you can find more info on that in my comments below.
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Francesca G February 21, 2018 4:25 pm UTC
Hello, when "Epic Monster Manual" will be released? Will there be any update of the "Epic Characters"?
thanks
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Chris M February 21, 2018 6:13 pm UTC
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Hey Francesca,

From my understanding epic monsters is being play tested since it is going to be released modular I believe from earlier comments. There's a large update in the works, that they're working on.

Thanks,

Chris
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Marc A February 22, 2018 2:42 pm UTC
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Hi Francesca,

Yes, Epic Characters will receive a major update simultaneously to the release of the first "Epic Monsters".
It won't be called Epic Monsters though, as it will include much more than just monsters.
There'll be some lower CR monsters as well, but it will also include monsters with CRs above 40. Developing a system for that and playtesting it requires a ton of effort though.

There'll be over 100 statblocks, 14 of them being CR 30 or above.
There'll also be five deities, complete with statblocks and everything. Fancy killing some gods? They'll be quite deadly even for a full party of level 30 characters.
It will also include some new character options such as archetypes, feats, and spells.

As for a release date: I was hoping for about now, but changing creative direction, art acquisition, and some illness has caused it to be postponed a bit.
The good news is, that a lot of the groundwork for the next two titles is already...See more
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Jacob W February 26, 2018 10:58 pm UTC
Would one of those gods be Tharizdun? I have some players doing elemental evil and I had an idea of having them get to epic by traversing the elemental planes and eventually fighting Tharizdun, since the cults are connected to him as the Elder Elemental Eye.
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Marc A February 27, 2018 1:08 pm UTC
CREATOR
Hi Jacob,

Tharizdun won't be included in the upcoming title, no.
Everything ties together thematically, but we're working on several more titles that have other themes.
I do want to include him somewhere down the line.

Tharizdun is among the most powerful entities out there though. He would likely be a deadly encounter for a full party of level 30 adventurers. Caution is advised :)
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Jacob W February 27, 2018 2:44 pm UTC
Aye! It could be difficult for them! But I think its a an epic climax! Thank you for your response though! I look forward to seeing what epic monsters await and laughing maniacally as I unleash them. GEHAHAHA!
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Mircea M February 21, 2018 8:46 am UTC
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Hi Marc how are u? I have a question regarding de epic characters book. Will u update it and include the options available now such as for ex Xanathars?
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Chris M February 21, 2018 1:16 pm UTC
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Hey Mircea,

So Marc is working on an update at the moment that should include both Xanthar’s and UA content as well as any updates for the base stuff.

Hope this helps,

Chris
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Marc A February 22, 2018 2:25 pm UTC
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Hi Mircea,

I'm very well, thank you! Very busy though :)
And yes, much like Chris mentions, the upcoming update will include both XGtE, UA material that wasn't covered in XGtE, and general updates for all the base classes and their archetypes.
Having gathered feedback over the past two years has allowed for some refining.
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Mircea M February 24, 2018 1:35 pm UTC
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OK thank you for the info :)
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