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

 
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Garin J July 20, 2018 1:42 pm UTC
Hi Marc,
We would like to discuss featuring your work on our podcast Dnd Character Lab. Please shoot us an email at dndcharacterlab@gmail.com if you're interested. Thanks!
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Daniel R July 18, 2018 8:35 pm UTC
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Hi Marc,

Don't know if this is an error or something, or just something that needs explaining to me.
For the Circle of the Moon Druids, your pdf says the monstrosity forms they take must be large. Did you mean, no bigger than large? Can't be huge or larger? It just seems a rather arbitrary limitation for no reason.
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Hayden Q July 18, 2018 8:54 pm UTC
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It is most likely a roleplaying reason for the limitation instead of an oversight. The way I see it is the large monstrosity is for when the druid is ready to fight and wants to be intimidating, and his other forms are for everything in between. Besides you don't get many "beast like" monstrosities when it is smaller than a large.
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Daniel R July 18, 2018 9:19 pm UTC
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Personally, I see it as another limiter on what the Druid can use indoors.
I've noticed a lot when playing that when we're in a narrow or restrictive environment (particularly indoors), there's simply not even room for a large or greater creature to fit without squeezing, and that has disadvantages of its own.
I don't know whether that's just because my DM has a love of labyrinthine mazes and tunnels, with generally low CR creatures using the terrain and environment to their advantage, but I don't see why a druid shouldn't make use of a creature that is suited to such an environment, yet also doesn't suffer from being a little on the weak side. Literally, the strongest medium sized beast is CR1, so allowing an epic druid to use something like the Cave Fisher, Basilisk, or the like doesn't seem like much of a power issue. As for 'beast-like' monstrosities, large monstrosities include things like centaurs and driders that may take offense to being called such.
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Marc A July 20, 2018 12:55 pm UTC
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Hi Daniel,

It is intended as Large size only, yes. Not Medium and not Huge.
There are a few reasons for this.

Hayden is right in that flavor has something to do with it.
I wanted to avoid a druid changing into semi-humanoid creatures as well as certain monstrosities.
Changing into a doppelganger or a mimic, which are both Medium, would certainly allow for all sorts of shenanigans that aren't really intended.
Allowing Huge monstrosities would be a tad problematic in that a PC could take up a lot of space, grapple Gargantuan creatures, etc.
Not to mention that a Huge character could be targeted with the Enlarge/Reduce spell to become Gargantuan.

Now, I know there are centaurs and driders in the Large monstrosity category. Those are exactly the type of monstrosity I wanted to avoid.
However, I didn't want to overly complicate it by saying those aren't allowed. It also doesn't take into account any Large monstrosities that might be added in...See more
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Daniel R July 20, 2018 2:13 pm UTC
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Cheers, a friend of mine brought this pdf to a session as we have a tendency to do long campaigns that are epic in length, and druids have always have been a favourite of mine.
That ruling does make sense, and having a look at some of the medium monstrosities (Things like sorrowsworn, yuan-ti, and the mentioned doppelgangers), but does leave out a few poor creatures like basilisks, death dogs, shadow mastiffs, etcetera.

A suggested alternative would be that a druid can't take the form of bipeds? That would eliminate all the human-like creatures that would/could prove to be non-flavourful.

Also, any idea when the next revision will be ready? Gotta say, I've played a little of both Mystic and Artificer and am curious what you would do for them in the epic levels.
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Stone F July 14, 2018 12:56 am UTC
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Hi Marc,
When you are done with Ulraunt's, do you by any chance have an estimate as to how much it'll cost? I don't make very much money, so I was just wondering when I should start saving up for it.
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Francesca G July 14, 2018 1:14 pm UTC
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A thousand dollars for sure :D since it will be a masterpiece... heheh
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Marc A July 20, 2018 12:59 pm UTC
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Hi Stone,

It won't cost a thousand dollars, heh.
Around $20 seems more realistic ;)
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Tucker A July 08, 2018 10:07 pm UTC
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THIS IS SOOOO FREAKIN' COOL!!! Cannot wait for my players to get to this level.
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Marc A July 09, 2018 3:48 pm UTC
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Hi Tucker,

I'm glad you're happy with it!
I wish you and your playgroup many epic adventures.
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ERIC D July 08, 2018 12:09 am UTC
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Hey Marc,
Are there characters sheets that incorporate mythic spell sections and general epic level compatibility?
If not, do you have plans to make one as a supplement for this epic series?
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Marc A July 09, 2018 3:47 pm UTC
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Hi Eric,

Yes, I have been looking into adding some epic character sheets.
No announcements so far though.
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Josh R July 07, 2018 4:13 am UTC
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Hey Marc,

I love this! One of my campaigns I'm in we are level 16 and have decided we are gonna go epic using your guide!

3 questions though.

1. Any idea when Ulraunt's guide will be released? probably Gonna be a bit before we hit 20 so just curious.

2. Can you add Oni to the monstrous racial features?

3. Will you be adding other wiz archetypes such as lore master to the guide? was going through and realized it isn't there and an offline campaign I'm running we have a lore master who was curious to this.

Thank you
Josh
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Marc A July 07, 2018 8:57 am UTC
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Hi Josh,

Thank you for your kind words. I hope you'll have many epic adventures beyond 20th level!

Now, as for your questions:
1. In a month or two, I hope. But I don't want to make any promises.
I want it to be the best it can be before it's published.

2. I don't plan to add support for more third party creators, sorry. The plan is to reference only official works, my own works, and material from Matt Mercer (due to public demand).
There's just too much other content out there for me to reliably include it all. I can't even keep up with UA as it is.
I'm sure you can work out an epic racial for a playable oni race yourself though :)

3. Yes!
As soon as Ulraunt's is done I'll revisit all the UA stuff.
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ERIC D July 05, 2018 10:32 pm UTC
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This looks awesome and I can't wait to run epic characters. I know it may be too early but do you have any approximate eta on when epic monsters are coming out and the planes supplements?
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Marc A July 06, 2018 1:52 pm UTC
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Hi Eric,

Thank you so much for your kind words!

I've recently expanded the team working on the supplements so things should be picking up.
Originally, I aimed to have them done much sooner but we hit a few roadblocks along the way.
Ideally (and without promising anything), maybe a month or two. It's looking to end up somewhere between 230 and 250 pages.
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ERIC D July 06, 2018 7:20 pm UTC
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Awesome can't wait for its release.
Also, I have a question on the 10th, 11th, 12th spell slots. Will there be those level spells added or will they only be slots to upcast 1-9 spells?
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Marc A July 06, 2018 10:35 pm UTC
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Those spell slots are only intended to upcast existing spells, yes.
However, there are also mythic spells now (which are even more powerful).
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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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Jacob W July 06, 2018 10:35 pm UTC
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I can't wait to see it! Also I wondered, have you considered making physical books of your Epic and Orient materials? I know that its prob not likely. But I would love to have them even just to keep for the artwork and use the PDFs for info
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Marc A July 09, 2018 3:46 pm UTC
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Hi again,

No no, that is very likely. It WILL happen.
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Jacob W July 10, 2018 11:40 am UTC
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Yay!!! Can't wait till then! Thanks for all the hard work you put into making amazing stuff for us!
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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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Francesca G 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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Francesca G May 25, 2018 2:49 am UTC
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: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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