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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.

v2.2 (2nd of August 2018) - Wording and balance, added subsection with guidelines for creating epic combat encounters, added expanded spell list for paladin and ranger.

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Titles in the Epic Campaigns Series

Epic Characters  Ulraunt's Guide to the Planes: The Shadowfell

Titles in the Oriental Adventures Series

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

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Steph M October 24, 2018 5:09 am UTC
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I noticed that in the Roguish Archetype feature for level 27 that there is nothing for Inquisitive Rogues, nor is there something for Scout Rogues. Is there something coming for those two archetypes eventually? It would be nice to be able to have something at that level instead of nothing at all.
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Mitchell C October 11, 2018 3:17 am UTC
Hi,
I saw that the Fantasy Grounds version of this book has mythic tier spells in it, is there any chance we will see such spells added to this book?
Thanks.
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Francesca G October 11, 2018 12:23 pm UTC
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Mythic spells were added on Epic Characters (final pages). Have you checked ? :))
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Liam B October 09, 2018 5:23 am UTC
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It's unfortunate that they don't have mystic available for level 30 levelling
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Daniel R October 09, 2018 12:06 pm UTC
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Give it time, he's working on something else before coming back to this.
He has stated that he intends to do Mystic and Artificer for this, but he's not doing it right now.
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Liam B October 18, 2018 3:09 pm UTC
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If the rest of this book is anything to go by, it will be well worth the wait
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Francesca G October 08, 2018 12:50 pm UTC
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Hello!, Just wondering if we can see the list of Monsters and CR from ulraunt's Index, (if its possible) of course.

thank you!! xx!
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Daniel R September 25, 2018 2:51 pm UTC
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Hey, just been looking through the PDF and I don't think you made a mention of whether spellcasting monstrosities use up the druid's spell slots while in monstrous wildshape. If it does, that puts an extreme limitation on the usefulness of the feature, as the top two official large CR monstrosities (Guardian Naga and Spirit Naga) are primarily casters with less than desirable physical abilities, and the following most desirable form would be the CR7 Yuan-ti Abomination that relies on weaponry (Scimitar and Longbow) rather than claws, talons, etcetera. The only other CR7 (3 below the limit) form would really be the Grick Alpha, which is, while not terrible, not particularly amazing either.

Relaxing the restriction on size and bipedal nature would open it up to the three other high CR monstrosities that would be desirable. The Abominable yeti is both huge and bipedal, the froghemoth is huge and bipedal, and the hydra is huge. The only one of these that could potentially be a problem is the hydra due...See more
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Daniel R September 25, 2018 3:17 pm UTC
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I think that part of my complaint comes from the fact that in epic, you allow all Druids to acquire up to CR5 beast shapes, which somewhat trivializes what the Moon Druid can gain. True, Moon Druids can go up to CR10 now, but damage does not scale anywhere nearly as quickly as hp does, and with Archdruid granting infinite wildshape, it's not HP that you want, it's damage output. A giant croc has a damage output average of 35 already, which is the equivalent of around 3 attacks a turn from a fighter. Unless the Wildshape improvements on the Druid progression table also apply to the Moon Druid (allowing CR 14 or CR 15 forms), then they lose out quite a bit in epic levels, even with Monstrous forms now being available. Dropping the size limitation and applying the improvements to all druids, rather than all but Moon Druids, would be a nice equalizer.

Moon Druids would then max out at the CR15 purple worm, a gargantuan monstrosity with an average damage output of 41 plus extra (poison is so oft resisted/immune...See more
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Daniel R October 02, 2018 12:15 am UTC
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Having gone over my comments and in effort to clear out what I appear to be rambling on about:

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Point: Nowhere aside from the level progression table and a small table below that for Beast Shapes is Wild Shape Improvement actually explained.

Idea: For this, I'd put down something like "Druids may now assume a form of Challenge Rating equal to their level divided by 5" and "For druids who can already assume forms of that level, their ability to assume forms is improved by one step. For example, a Circle of the Moon Druid who could previously take a form with a Challenge Rating equal to one third of their level can now assume a form that is one half of their level. All other limitations still apply".

Explanation: A subclass is meant to improve upon a core class features. At present, the druid progression contains 4 items that are completely useless to a Circle of the Moon Druid. While they do improve upon their wildshape due to their "Circle...See more
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Cameron G September 20, 2018 2:38 pm UTC
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I still disagree with the changes made in the 2.0 update, but it isn't my project, so, I'll give 2.2 a look-over, but I probably will still be using 1.3 for my home game.
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Marc A September 25, 2018 8:09 am UTC
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Hi Cameron,

Some aspects have become more homogeneous (like extra attack for martial classes and epic spell capacity for all full casters).
This has been done based on testing and to have a strong baseline to balance epic monsters against.

Which part is it you dislike? I'd love your input on the matter.
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Cameron G October 03, 2018 1:32 pm UTC
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The removal of the Prestige Classes, primarily. The flavor of them was something I really enjoyed, and certain ones, primarily the Strange Traveller and the Warshaper, were integral to a couple of my main villains in my current campaign
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Linda T September 10, 2018 10:34 pm UTC
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The only thing I feel is missing is support for multiclassed characters. Is a level 10/11 character epic? In the 3rd edition version it was. Only single classed characters are rewarded in this version.
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Damian F September 20, 2018 6:15 pm UTC
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Multiclasses would benefit more from the Mythic Boons, I think...well, as long as one of their classes is lv20.
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Marc A September 25, 2018 8:01 am UTC
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Hi Linda,

You can absolutely multiclass as you suggest.
Let's say you're a level 10 paladin and a level 11 warlock. That's a 21st level character which would make it epic.
I realize the book doesn't grant anything in that example but you still gain additional features as you level up either class.

See it like this: You can multiclass and continue to gain features that way. You wouldn't need this book for that.
Now, if somebody in your party prefers to focus on a single class, then this book would allow them to do that while staying on par with you.

As Linda correctly points out, several of the mythic options available require 20 levels in a class, not 30. This should allow for some multiclassing while still going beyond epic.
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Francesca G September 09, 2018 2:48 am UTC
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Hello! Is there any update on Ulraunt's? :/
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Marc A September 25, 2018 7:56 am UTC
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Hi Francesca,

It is progressing nicely.
Here's a little preview of the Malaugrym, one of the monsters included in the book: https://imgur.com/a/ADPRWPV
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Graham G August 25, 2018 1:45 am UTC
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Do you have a recommended way to create character sheets for epic level characters? In a similar line of thinking, is it likely/possible for this to show up on D&D Beyond?
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Marc A September 25, 2018 7:48 am UTC
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Hi Graham,

My current plan is to include some epic level character sheets. This isn't something I can do myself, however.
I'll try and get some done in a professional manner.

I don't believe this can show up on D&D Beyond. Not that I don't want it to, mind you.
Hopefully, we'll see them add support for it in the future. Fingers crossed!
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Connor G August 23, 2018 10:13 pm UTC
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Hello, just wondering if you plan on adding Epic Artificer progression?
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Marc A September 25, 2018 7:44 am UTC
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Hi Connor,

Absolutely. It's all about finding the time as I have my hands in too many projects right now.
The first step is finishing Ulraunt's. Then I'll find time for smaller projects such as the artificer.
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Francesca G August 21, 2018 4:35 pm UTC
Hello!! any plans to add Epic character sheet, for these compendiums ?
ETA for Ulraunt's?

Thanks! (:
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Marc A September 25, 2018 7:43 am UTC
CREATOR
Hi Francesca,

Yes to the first question. No ETA for that or for Ulraunt's though. Not yet anyways.
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MR. S August 19, 2018 8:01 pm UTC
Hi Marc, quick question here.

Would you consider characters at these incredibly high levels to be essentially gods?
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Marc A September 25, 2018 7:42 am UTC
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Hi Mr. S,

I'd say demigods. The mythic progression system surely brings PCs to godlike levels though.
That being said, it can be whatever you want it to be in your game. You could absolutely be a deity at 21st level if that's how you want to run it.
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Chris M August 12, 2018 10:04 am UTC
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Quick question, since I noticed an image for the shadowfell epic monsters book. Do you have an idea of when it might be released?
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Marc A September 25, 2018 7:40 am UTC
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Hi Chris,

We want it out ASAP. That said, it won't be out before it has been polished and refined to an acceptable level.
I don't want to make any promises.
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Zack M August 09, 2018 10:56 pm UTC
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Minor error in v2.2: on the Ranger page under Extended Spell Capacity it says "... as shown in the Paladin Expanded Spell List ..."
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Marc A September 25, 2018 7:39 am UTC
CREATOR
Hi Zack,

Thank you! Fixed with next update.
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Gert-Jan G August 08, 2018 5:27 pm UTC
I really want this, but I'm more of a physical kinda guy! Is there a date or something you can give us on when these will be available?
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Marc A August 09, 2018 1:24 pm UTC
CREATOR
Hi Gert-Jan,

Epic Characters should be available in print soon.
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Chris M August 05, 2018 9:21 pm UTC
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Hey Marc,

Just wondering what the 2.2 update includes?
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Damian F August 06, 2018 3:02 pm UTC
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I don't know any of the finer details, but among the 2.2 changes was the inclusion of an XP threshold table so you can plan encounters for epic tier characters.
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Marc A August 09, 2018 1:24 pm UTC
CREATOR
Hi Chris,

I updated the product page to describe the changes.
Also, thanks for chiming in, Damian.
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