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The Comprehensive Equipment Manual

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* NOW UPDATED FOR TOMB OF ANNIHILATION !!

The standard previews to this product includes just a sample of one small segment, the beginning of the armor rules. This is just the tip of the iceberg. To see the introductory chapter with full table of contents click here:

[EXTENDED PREVIEW] The Comprehensive Equipment Manual

CONTENT SUMMARY

Over 125 PAGES of content, plus introductory pages!!

PART 1: WEALTH. Part 1 talks about various aspects of wealth generally, its types, and how to manage it. This section details various forms of currency, from new coin types to expanded charts for trade goods in various categories. It addresses intangible assets like favors and expands the rules for expenses, food and lodging, and services. This part also addresses the finding of buyers and sellers for expensive equipment like poisons and magic items. It introduces a population-based option to reduce the complication of such commerce.

  • 3 new types of coin
  • 110 new trade goods
  • 14 new variants of food, drink, and lodging
  • 4 new types of services

PART 2: ARMAMENTS. Part 2 adds new armor and weapons to expand the options given in the core rulebooks, and it incorporates weapons found in the Monster Manual and other official products. Part 2 provides a wealth of new armor properties and weapon properties, using a conservative approach that carefully maintains game balance. This part also adds a lot of variant rules that a DM can choose to incorporate into her game for added realism or drama. It also provides rules for making armor and weapons with alternate materials and techniques, including a balanced set of masterwork rules.

  • 14 new types of armor, shields, and modifications to customize
  • 91 new weapons

PART 3: GEAR. By far the largest section of this product, Part 3 greatly expands the selection of adventuring gear and tools. It provides new ammunition types, a huge number of new equipment packs, rules for crafting and collecting poisons and other wondrous alchemies, expanded lists of mounts and their tack. It also offers a wealth of excellent variant rules.

  • 67 new pieces of miscellaneous-category adventuring gear
  • 27 new equipment packs
  • 12 new containers
  • 18 new ammunition types
  • 10 new spellcasting implements
  • 40 new alchemical items
  • 16 new herbal items
  • 107 new poisons
  • 23 new tools (artsian's tools, gaming sets, musical instruments, and more)
  • 6 new mounts
  • 56 new items of tack and harness
  • 16 new land and water vehicles

PART 4: TRINKETS. Part 4 contains pages of new trinkets and it discusses the selection, customization, and use of specific trinket types. All trinkets charted to limit rolling to the technology/magic levels allowed in your campaign.

  • Over 150 new trinkets

PART 5: EXOTIC LISTS. Part 5 includes “exotic” lists of equipment not native to traditional medieval fantasy settings. These are the sorts of things that not all DMs might want to see in their games. Exotic lists group such items by theme, allowing DMs to easily include just the equipment that matches their intended flavor. The release version of this product includes the following: “Double Weapons” (a weapon list and rules for using double weapons), “Extra Polearms” (weapons to satisfy a Gygaxian-level fondness for polearms), “Fantasy Flight” (expanded airship options), “Firearms” (expansive rules separating early medieval versions and advanced renaissance versions), and “Monster Markets” (for the purchase and sale of monsters, particularly exotic mounts and guardians).

  • 10 new sailing ships
  • 20 new double weapons
  • 22 new polearms
  • 5 new types of airship
  • 27 new firearms and siege weapons
  • 15 new tools and modifications for firearms
  • 68 standard monsters stat-ed for purchase and use as mounts and guardians
  • 40 standard dragons stat-ed for purchase and use as mounts and guardians

PART 6: ADVENTURES IN THE ORIENT. Part 6 covers equipment specific to an Oriental Adventures-style campaign. It describes how to use an alternate set of starting equipment for player characters, to outfit characters that come from societies or backgrounds not traditionally associated with medieval fantasy stories. Unlike the Oriental Adventures of prior editions of Dungeons & Dragons, this list is almost entirely inspired by feudal Japanese culture, minimizing the influence of other proximate cultures.

  • 18 new types of armor and modifications to customize
  • 61 new weapons
  • 14 new musical instruments
 
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October 16, 2017 5:49 pm UTC
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"Properties and investments, including their maintenance costs and returns, are addressed in a separate product: Wraith Wright’s The Comprehensive Treasure Manual."

I do have a minor question for this: where can I find "The Comprehensive Treasure Manual"?
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Wraith Wright P October 16, 2017 6:17 pm UTC
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Ahoy! Thanks for purchasing!

The Comprehensive Treasure Manual was a separate product that was originally intended to be part of The Comprehensive Equipment Manual. At some point, we decided to separate the products to facilitate easier, parallel development. However, we have since decided to re-incorporate the two.

The REVISED Comprehensive Equipment Manual will contain all the information from both products in an updated format, along with art from illustrator Johnathan Good. Because this will be an update to the existing product, everyone who has purchased The Complete Equipment Manual at this introductory price will have free access to the new, combined version.

Writing and edits for the combined product are 60-70% done. The art is done. Testing and revision will take some additional time. We're hoping to release in November.
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October 16, 2017 6:18 pm UTC
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Awesome! I've loved this .PDF for several months by now. Great work!
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Christopher B September 30, 2017 1:04 pm UTC
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Did you remove the PDF file? I purchased the product and the product name shows up in my library with DM Guild but there is no file link to download the PDF.
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Wraith Wright P September 30, 2017 1:12 pm UTC
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It should be fixed now. Both files got a small update a few hours ago and I think the upload got interrupted.
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Wraith Wright P September 30, 2017 1:28 pm UTC
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I just purchased it and confirmed it downloads both files now. Thank you for letting me about the issue.
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Christopher B September 30, 2017 7:50 pm UTC
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I was able to download it now, too. Thank you for fixing the issue.
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Randall W September 30, 2017 1:02 pm UTC
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Having a similar issue to the one stated below. After purchase I cannot download the file. The download link in my Library does not work, nor does selecting the purchase and clicking "Download Selected". Even this page says I have purchased but there is no link to download. Any thoughts?
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Wraith Wright P September 30, 2017 1:13 pm UTC
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It should be fixed now. Both files got a small update a few hours ago and I think the upload got interrupted.
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Randall W September 30, 2017 1:21 pm UTC
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Thank you! Everything is up and able to download!
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Derek C September 30, 2017 4:09 am UTC
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I can't tell if this is an issue just on my end, but after purchasing I don't have the option to download this from my library like other resources. I'll check again soon to see if I can. Either way I'm stoked to see the content in this.
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Wraith Wright P September 30, 2017 4:28 am UTC
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Let me know if this issue persists.
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Wraith Wright P September 30, 2017 1:13 pm UTC
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It should be fixed now. Both files got a small update a few hours ago and I think the upload got interrupted.
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Wraith Wright P September 30, 2017 1:28 pm UTC
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I just purchased it and confirmed it downloads both files now. Thank you for letting me about the issue.
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Jerry B September 15, 2017 12:10 am UTC
This product was listed with a format type of "Virtual Tabletop", does that mean that in addition to the PDF that you also have a Fantasy Grounds .mod file or something? If not, you may want to correct this inaccurate flag on this product.
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Wraith Wright P September 15, 2017 12:16 am UTC
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Hmm. We do not yet have virtual versioning. The "Online Tabletop" and "Virtual Tabletop" categories are NOT checked on the product editing page for this product, so it should not be listed with that format.

I just checked the Virtual Tabletop filter on the Dungeon Masters Guild page and couldn't find this product listed. Let me know if you continue to see this error.
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scott H September 12, 2017 11:09 pm UTC
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So far I absolutely love the book, and plan to use a lot of whats in it in my upcoming campaign(especially the tools). Am curious though, as I've seen it mentioned throughout, but where is this Book of Treasure it talks about?
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Wraith Wright P September 12, 2017 11:14 pm UTC
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The Complete Treasure Manual is a separate product that was being developed at the same time. It's got about 3 months of writing and revision left. We're hoping to have it out before January.
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Joseph S October 11, 2017 2:25 pm UTC
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Looking forward to that Treasure Manual with great interest. Could I possibly bother you to shoot me an email when you've posted it for purchase? I'd like to have that in my possession as soon as humanly possible.

Thank you very much. My email is JosephShepard16@yahoo.com
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Wraith Wright P October 11, 2017 2:30 pm UTC
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We've had some design changes in the last few months. The Complete Treasure Manual will be incorporated back into the Complete Equipment Manual, along with new art assets, and will then be released as an update to this product.

Although the price will go up from its initial, introductory offering, anyone who's already purchased the Complete Equipment Manual will simply be able to downloaded the updated files at no additional cost.

Our expected release date is mid November. (I've put a note in our release checklist to email you directly when the files get updated, although I think the DM's Guild might have an email notification system in place for that.)
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Bast L September 11, 2017 10:44 pm UTC
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So far, it's looking pretty neat, but it could really use a bookmarks tab.
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Wraith Wright P September 11, 2017 10:58 pm UTC
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That's something we're working on for the 1.2 version, which also incorporates information from Tomb of Annihilation. The writing is done and it will be tested and pushed within the next week.
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Bast L September 11, 2017 11:38 pm UTC
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Nice. A lot of these ideas are pretty neat. Getting all of my players to buy a copy is another matter. Still, I can use parts of it as needed.
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Carson A September 06, 2017 2:13 am UTC
I'm going back and forth on whether or not to buy this, and I was looking at the preview. I was simply curious as to the difference between a buckler and normal shield. Is there any quantifiable benefit to wielding the buckler other than it being lighter? etc etc. Are there explanations included elsewhere in the book, or is it simply not there at all?
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Wraith Wright P September 06, 2017 2:16 am UTC
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It takes only a bonus action to don or doff a buckler, gripping the interior handle or flicking it back to the forearm to put that hand to some other use. This allows you to switch quickly between combat styles.

It normally takes a whole action to make ready a shield.
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Wraith Wright P September 11, 2017 11:00 pm UTC
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I've updated the Full-size Preview to include the two pages of armor descriptions/rules. Now all the (non-Oriental Adventures) armor text is included in the preview, minus just a bit about masterwork and alternate materials that comes at the end of the chapter.
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Ken C August 23, 2017 4:09 pm UTC
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Question: page 5, 1st column, under 'What's In This Product', Part 0: Introduction, 1st line, is it suppose to say 'forward' or 'foreword'?
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Ken C August 23, 2017 5:20 pm UTC
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In addition, page 9, 'Coin Names' 2nd para, 1st line, 'dang' should be 'dong'.
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Ken C August 23, 2017 6:17 pm UTC
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When can we expect the Treasure Guide to appear? I feel from reading this that both go hand in hand and should be read in unison.
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Wraith Wright P August 23, 2017 8:14 pm UTC
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Ken, thanks for all your feedback. If it's easier, you can send them to me directly at wraith.wright@gmail.com. These are helpful as we get version 1.2 ready, correcting a handful of typos, formatting, and systems issues. I strongly feel that this product will be significantly better with the community feedback we've been getting.

As to the Comprehensive Treasure Guide, we hope to have that up in under 3 months. The Comprehensive Equipment Guide took 6 months to develop but we've worked out a lot of the kinks and we already have a lot of material prepared for the Treasure Guide. We expect a release candidate within half the development time of our last product (the Comprehensive Equipment Guide).

The difference between the two products is sometimes hard to distinguish. (They did start out as a single product.) Where we split it is along these lines: anything you take into the dungeon is Equipment, what you do with the wealth (what you leave behind when you go adventuring) falls under...See more
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Esteban R August 18, 2017 12:57 am UTC
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OK, I buyed it, but the color version is flawed, and it launches "server error". Please fix this, the article isn't for free, you know?
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Wraith Wright P August 18, 2017 2:09 am UTC
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What browser are you using? My technical consultant was just able to load it in Chrome, MS Edge, and MS Reader without issue. Internal hyperlinks seem to be working and do not link anywhere other than the DM's Guild. I don't know where you would get a server error. Unfortunately I don't control the DM's Guild servers and have no way fix any problems or incompatibilities that arise relating to the website, but I am very concerned if the DM's Guild is having server problems. Please keep me posted if this problem persists.
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Esteban R August 18, 2017 12:10 am UTC
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I'm very much tempted to buy this, but I haven't as much money to spend. I'm thinking about expending some of the hard earned money from the DMs Guild, because this sounds good.
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