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Teachings of the Inner Temple: A Monk Handbook


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Are you looking for more Monk options in 5e? Perhaps something with strong martial arts flavor?

Within this 20 page guidebook for Monks you will find 6 new Monastic Traditions, 4 new feats, 3 new epic boons, 3 new magic items, and 6 new weapons in 2 new categories (fist and flexible). I've also added level 27 archetype features for each new monastic tradition, following the epic system presented in Epic Characters. In addition, an introduction section provides background on various philosophical Monk concepts, to help you add layers of Monk RP to your character.

My approach to the Monk was to incorporate as many styles and philosophical ideas from Chinese martial arts as I could, to create a Monk that stayed very true to its martial origins. Therefore, if you are fond of Asian styled campaigns and using a mainly Japanese inspired resource, such as Marc Altfuldisch's fantastic Heroes of the Orient, then this is a great supplement for you to add into your game.


v1.2 (17 October 2016): Added class magic items

v1.1 (24 August 2016): Fixed a couple typos, tweaked balance and changed some language for clarity, added level 27 features

My Bard Handbook is provided as Pay What you Want so that you can sample the style and quality of my work before deciding if you want to purchase any additional titles. Also, I have more class handbooks in the works and welcome any comment or review you want to leave. Thanks!

My other available titles:

My current queue for future releases:

  • Ranger Handbook
  • Druid Handbook
  • Wizard Handbook
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December 19th, 2018
Hands down - no - Fists, Elbows, Knees and Sweet Roundhouses down this is my favorite supplement for Monks. All of these subclasses are inspired and nicely balanced. The lore and reasoning behind them feels real and some teachings even reference each [...]
August 21st, 2016
Really impressed with this book. Not only are all of the monastic traditions, weapons, boons and feats usable and well balanced, but the research and passion that has gone into the advice on playing a monk and understanding the mindframe of one is bril [...]
July 10th, 2016
If you like to play a monk, this is almost a must-have. There are many interesting archetypes included, and there is deep insight into the motivations and spirituality of the monk as well. [...]
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