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5 Minute Workday Presents: Variant Rules

Take your Dungeon Master skills to the next level! Take charge of your game and make it your own,

The product contains a number of variant rules and options, allowing you to customize your campaign while also serving as a staring point for your own house rules. 

Included in the book is:

  • Complex ability checks
  • Defence Bonus
  • Armour as DR
  • Fame
  • Wealth
  • Taint
  • Wound Points
  • Trauma
  • Changing the d20 to 3d6
  • Low Magic
  • Glancing Blows
  • Personal Goals
  • Destiny
  • And more...

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Warren R December 24, 2020 5:43 am UTC
Hello, I am New Game Designer and would like to use the wealth rules for my system. How can I purchase rights to use this information?
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David G December 24, 2020 6:12 am UTC
Hi Warren,
I have good news for you: you don't have to purchase anything.

The Wealth system in this product was inspired by/ adapted from the Wealth rules in d20 Modern, which was included in the Modern System Reference Document and usable with the Open Game Licence. I wrote this product early on in the days of the DMsGuild and included an OGL legal page at the end—not realizing it wasn't entirely necessary for content on the DMsGuild. Which means so long as you use the OGL and include the Copyright Notices from this document, you can pretty much copy the Wealth system from this document verbatim. For free.
And I'm okay with that, because the intent of this document was always to inspire creativity and enrich people's games and not make money.

A simple shout-out and reference to my website ( is more than enough payment.
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This title was added to our catalog on March 17, 2016.