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A reincarnated avenger, having lived a hundred lives, returns again to battle the wicked assassins of Set among the Plains of Purple Dust. A lone wolf scout in the Forest of Tethir tracks down his marauding prey among the dark boughs. In the Underdark, an ooze takes on humanoid form to converse with a marble-skinned human woman, who is not quite... human. A cleric of Sune frolics, while a warlock of Cyric plots. A High Old One of Dumathoin's body starts to calcify as he begins his transformation into a deathless thorsamsonn. All while the Jordain bodyguard disrupts the magical bolt of force launched at his elder Halruaan lord. A dwarven berserker, a lewd song on her lips, flips over the tail of a hydra while smashing her greatsword into the monstrosity's flank. All of these characters have a home in the Forgotten Realms of Faerun. This ancient world has come out of a century of upheaval, but is still in dire need of heroes like you.

Well met fellow boldblades. This supplement offers several new character options for the 5th edtion of Dungeons & Dragons, grounded in earlier editions of the Forgotten Realms, but useable in almost any setting, including 21 new races and subraces, 41 new subclass options, 3 new classes and prestige classes, 5 backgrounds, 7 feats, 18 new spells, and more.

Thomas M. Costa was a regular contributor to and game designer for the Forgotten Realms from 1998 through 2008. His credits include: Demihuman Deities, Races of Faerun, Dragons of Faerun, Grand History of the Realms, and 10 other game products; 13 Wizards of the Coast website articles; 12 Dragon Magazine articles; and 3 fan-based Forgotten Realms supplements co-written with Eric L. Boyd.

Thanks to everyone who gave the product a chance. If you are one those splendid folks, I would appreciate hearing from you and getting more feedback/reviews when you have a chance.

I've also made some minor updates to version 1.1:

* Allowed duelist to wield a shield with unarmored defense.

* Granted a wider range of weapons tto Charm domain.

* Made some tweaks to suggestions for handling the goblin pantheon.

* Added suggested backgrounds to a couple domains.

* Made minor clarifications and editorial fixes.

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Thomas C April 04, 2017 7:47 pm UTC
Hi all, I'm planning on posting an updated file in the next couple of weeks (so far only editorial and minor tweaks) and would love to incorporate any feedback you might have. Thanks, Tom
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Thomas C April 20, 2017 10:40 pm UTC
Update posted.
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Thomas C March 21, 2017 10:15 pm UTC
Also thanks to the two folks who've given me 5 star reviews. I'm flattered and excited that its working for you.
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Daniel H March 21, 2017 6:44 pm UTC
So I'm a big fan of this document. I'm still working through some of it, you've given us a lot to ponder. As a DM who typically runs homebrew, this has been some great inspiration for races and NPCs to flesh out my world with, and I intend to offer up a few of these options to players who might enjoy them.

I especially like the Spellfire rules thus far, it's something I'm really interested in giving to a player to see what they do with it. I'm especially interested in the PrC you've created, which is an area of design I'd love to see explored more in 5e.
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Thomas C March 21, 2017 10:15 pm UTC
Thanks so much. I really appreciate it and glad you're going to give a few things a try. I'd love feedback on how things work out in your games -- positive or constructive.

I went back and forth on spellfire as a full class or a feat or PrC, but it didn't seem like enough to flesh out a whole class. It also needed to be somewhat (or grossly) tamed down from 2nd and 3rd edition when compared to other spellcasters. I hope I found that balance.
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Thomas C March 14, 2017 3:13 am UTC
Thanks to all who have given this product a chance. I really appreciate it. If you have any comments or constructive feedback on how I might improve it (errors, things that you don't think quite work, whatever), please let me know so I consider tweaks in the next iteration. Axes High, Tom
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