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The Third Edition Tome of Battle - The Book of Nine Swords was a testing ground for game mechanics for Fourth Edition. Ultimately, many of the innovations from the book would be evolutionary dead ends, but I love the style of play it presented. The classes are very high fantasy, wuxia style, martial casters that use stances and maneuvers to create supernatural effects. This is my attempt to port the rules into Fifth Edition while maintaining as much fidelity to the flavor of the original as possible.

This document only updates the rules, for a ton of great flavor make sure and check out the book.

Included are three new classes, the crusader, the swordsage and the warblade, with at least two archetypes for each. You’ll also find a large selection of maneuvers and stances for each
class and a small group of monsters that use the rules presented in this document.

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Tom C October 30, 2018 9:24 pm UTC
A 5e version of the Book of Weeaboo Fightan Magic? If I had the money available, I'd buy it in a heartbeat!

One question, though. Is Iron Heart Surge still included?
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Josh H December 06, 2018 10:54 pm UTC
Of course!
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