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Optional Rules & Random Tables Indexes: A Guide and Toolbox for Expanding Campaign Rules
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Optional Rules & Random Tables Indexes: A Guide and Toolbox for Expanding Campaign Rules

  • Indexes of optional and variant rules from the core rulebooks!
  • Indexes of all the random tables from the core rulebooks!
  • Tons of advice on how to choose the right options and variants to build a campaign with a unique tone and mechanics!

Some of the most memorable games are the ones that have a feel all their own. One of the best ways to achieve that is by strategically picking the right options and variants to create the tone and mechanics that best exemplify the unique nature of the campaign world. Using the indexes included herein, DMs can quickly piece together the right options and variants, and refer to tips and tricks that make keeping track of the changes easy. Additionally, the indexes of random tables found throughout the Player's Handbook and Dungeon Masters Guide give you all the tools you need for stocking dungeons, adding depth to your NPCs, and populating the few points of light in your campaign setting!

Compiled and edited by Tim Bannock. Cover stock art photo by Arcana Games. Interior art by Matthew Richmond and Patrick E. Pullen.

If you like what you see here, check out Tim Bannock's other RPGs, supplements, and collaborations!

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Old School Hacks series:

Old School Hacks Vol. 1: Hexcrawling - Wilderness Exploration and Random Encounters   Old School Hacks Vol. 2: Player Roles

Full-length adventures:

Modrons, Mephits & Mayhem! - Adventure for Levels 5-8   Curse of the Gumdrop Ooze

Campaign tools, handouts, and custom Dungeon Master Screen inserts:

The Hag’s Hexes   Forging the Forgotten Realms: A DM’s Kit for Running the Realms   Calendar of Harptos   Optional Rules & Random Tables Indexes   Curse of Strahd DM's Kit & Screen   Out of the Abyss DM's Kit & Screen

Free adventures and previews:

The Dam Kobolds Expansion! - An expansion for Encounters in the Savage Jungles   Modrons, Mephits & Mayhem (Free Preview Edition)

Tim Bannock is an RPG enthusiast since 1985. He got his start in the RPG industry as a game reviewer, then an editor and playtester working with Inkwell Ideas and several indie publishers. He now designs, writes, and handles project management for releases on the Dungeon Masters Guild and the Cortex Plus Creator Studio through DriveThruRPG.

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Tim B February 28, 2018 10:01 pm UTC
FYI to previous and prospective purchasers: I am working on update as we speak to add tables, options, and variants from books like Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide, Volo's Guide to Monsters, and Xanathar's Guide to Everything!
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Colbert R April 15, 2018 3:30 pm UTC
That would be huge. If it has xanathars i'd instant buy.
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Tim B April 15, 2018 5:26 pm UTC
No doubt! I apologize for being so slow on this update. I'm shooting for an early Summer update. For what it's worth, I've updated all of my other works this year except this one and the Out of the Abyss Kit, so hopefully that speaks to my dedication, if not my timeliness ;-P
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Tim B August 05, 2016 9:02 pm UTC
The most recent version uploaded should be the final one! Thank you all for your support. Enjoy!
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richard F February 16, 2018 10:58 pm UTC
Any plan to add on or release a volos and Xanathar's version?
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Tim B February 18, 2018 10:52 pm UTC
Yes! Apologies it's taking a while, but that is definitely in my work queue!
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Matthew R April 27, 2016 12:45 am UTC
Thanks you so much for the artwork credit, I really appreciate it.
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Tim B April 28, 2016 4:12 pm UTC
My pleasure! Your artwork is great, so anything I can do to help spread the love ;-)
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