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ANTHOLOGY NOTE: This page includes an anthology of 4 products from Wraith Wright Productions. The included books are the COMPREHENSIVE EQUIPMENT MANUAL, the EXPANDED WEALTH MANUAL, the manual of MAGIC ITEM MANAGEMENT, and the ANIMAL HANDLERS MANUAL.

This content is now available in a bundle wherein the (very large) Comprehensive Equipment Manual is updated to reflect the new equipment of recent official publications (and broken into three books of more-manageable size).

 
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Jose B July 17, 2021 1:25 am UTC
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Im trying to get this printed through Lulu and its requesting that some of the fonts in the pdf be 'embedded' can you please provided such format?
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Jose B July 02, 2021 11:43 pm UTC
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Im trying to get this printed through Lulu and its requesting that some of the fonts in the pdf be 'embedded' can you please provided such format?
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Troy S June 30, 2021 12:05 am UTC
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I can't find the pricing for some of the Magic Items. The ones I've found are: Dragon Slayer, Flame Tongue, Duplicitous Manuscript, Elemental Essence Shard, Far Realm Shard, the "rare" Figurines of Wondrous Power, Folding Boat, Fulminating Treatise, Guild Keyrune Simic, Periapt of Health, and Saddle of the Cavalier. Hoping you can update with these.
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Wraith Wright P June 30, 2021 1:30 am UTC
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Thanks for pointing this out! Because we're missing sets of alphabetically sequential items, it looks like we lost some while adjusting the tables to fit the new page layout. I'll do an item-by-item check to find out exactly what's missing and restore those from previous drafts. I'll put this on my task list to close in the coming week.
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Wraith Wright P June 30, 2021 11:59 pm UTC
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A never version of the file (1.3) is now posted. I also updated the list for the magic items of Candlekeep Mysteries and Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft. Cheers!
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Troy S July 01, 2021 8:16 pm UTC
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Wow, that was fast! Thanks!
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Cody H July 11, 2020 2:30 am UTC
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The download link for the wealth manual under this bundle gives me a PDF that has "The Madwood" art on the cover instead of the dragon in the thumbnail. Is the content inside this PDF still the most recent revision?
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Wraith Wright P July 11, 2020 3:27 am UTC
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Thanks for bringing this to my attention. It should include the correct file now!
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Cody H July 15, 2020 5:34 pm UTC
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Thanks for the update! I use Chapter 2 all the time!
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Andrew M August 12, 2019 2:20 am UTC
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Love the book. On page 56 for the description of shikaro, it mentions when making the spyhole subtly to make a dex(subterfuge) non paired check. Is subterfuge a typo? What skill should be listed.
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Wraith Wright P August 12, 2019 2:22 am UTC
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What a strange error. It should be Deception.
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Gage R July 25, 2019 2:40 pm UTC
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I don't understand the point of antitoxins and antipathogens. A sinda berry dose is vastly more effective and at only a tenth of the cost. Either the prices were a typo or there should have been an indication of multiple doses in a container, because I cannot otherwise see a point in choosing either of them when sinda berries are better in every way.
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Wraith Wright P July 25, 2019 3:15 pm UTC
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Sinda berries were designed by Wizards of the Coast and placed in the Tomb of Annihilation adventure. Although I expand slightly on uses for naturally-potent flora, I try not to upset any of these pre-existing mechanics. Antipathogen is purely analogous in system to antitoxin (a standard item from the Player's Handbook), which is another system I didn't feel comfortable upsetting.

So, the answer to your question is that Wizards of the Coast created some odd disparities in the systems, and I'm trying to keep everything as close to the standard rules as possible. My goal is to provide more options rather than changing existing ones.

In my (Forgotten Realms) campaign, players can't find Sinda berries outside of Chult. I also use the optional rule for formulas, making cheaper, stronger concoctions harder to craft. (I also limit their appearance in apothecary shops.)

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Gage R July 26, 2019 2:01 am UTC
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Guess I'll just have to houserule that each vial has about ten uses. That way an 8-hour advantage on only diseases for about 3 gp. per dose is pretty reasonable (while still being a drain on poorer folk), while the extremely potent and versatile sinda berries are about 5 gp per dose (which is more effective for more dire situations but is at a premium compared to antipathogens).

I can see your dilemma however in wanting to not rock the boat too much with regards to some of WOTC's alchemical or herbal substances.
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Jeffrey Q July 05, 2019 6:53 pm UTC
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I noticed you've got a few psionic items in the Equipment Manual, and on page 112 they mention a "Wraith Wright’s Comprehensive Psionics Manual."

Is that still in the works? I can't seem to find it on DM's Guild yet.
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Wraith Wright P July 06, 2019 11:49 am UTC
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It's still happening. It's a huge project and includes several volumes. For example, one volume covers all the unique psionic races from all the editions of D&D. One volume covers all psionic magic items from all the editions. One covers 3 unique classes that represent the core concepts of earlier psionicists. (These have been in playtest for 2 years.) One is just psionic monsters and psionic templates for monsters. Yet another is a deep dive into the Far Realm and the psionic nightmares therein. The project is so large and our team is so small that we don't expect completion until next year.

PS: This was the project that made us regret using "comprehensive" as our brand identity. :D
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Jeffrey Q January 14, 2021 11:08 pm UTC
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Has there been any updates or progress on this Psionics manual?
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Wraith Wright P January 14, 2021 11:15 pm UTC
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Unfortunately, Covid has interfered with our games (our playtesting). Tasha's Cauldron of Everything has narrowed the range of topics and mechanics we can include, and we're eager to test the limits of the new 5e psionics, but we're having to wait until we can meet regularly again. A lot of people are doing a lot of theoretical stuff with psionics on the Guild right now, but I don't want to put out something that's not thoroughly tested. Psionics already has a bad reputation for lack of game balance and I don't want to contribute to that.
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shawn K May 27, 2019 9:05 am UTC
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Any plans for a Printed book? If so when can we expect it?
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Wraith Wright P June 29, 2019 12:44 am UTC
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The Guild is only allowing PoD for a small handful of titles; they don't have the personnel to manage anything more. Unfortunately, they're currently only accepting PoD for new, large titles. This is a somewhat-recent change in their policies. To address this, I am researching how to create files suitable for using other PoD services so I can package them with the PDFs.
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shawn K June 30, 2019 4:38 am UTC
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I got lucky and bought the POD version the first time around but i really like the new art and the other manuals i would totally fork out some serious loot for them all in hardcover.
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Thomas W July 04, 2019 2:03 pm UTC
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Would you consider a service like Lulu or even Drivethrurpg, or are you forbidden by DMsguild licensing?
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Wraith Wright P July 04, 2019 2:06 pm UTC
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The licensing for DMs Guild requires there be no other points of distribution. Also, Drivethrurpg sometimes flags materials that are just there for PoD, being linked from somewhere else. It's a sadly complicated scenario.

EDIT: Let me add, DMs Guild is currently trying to work out a scenario where they can accept more PoD submissions. The problem is it takes so much back-and-forth with OBS employees to get the files correct, and the test printings cost them materials too.
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Daniel H May 15, 2019 10:05 am UTC
Any plans for a Printed book? If so when can we expect it?
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Andrew S March 09, 2019 5:50 pm UTC
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Any chance of pulling back the curtain on your magic item pricing?
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Wraith Wright P March 09, 2019 6:20 pm UTC
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The magic item pricing mechanism is pretty hefty, a document about 13 pages long. It's too big for comment on this page. I've considered cleaning it up and putting it in my blog, which doesn't get much use right now. It would be nice if there was a reference point for that mechanism so DMs could price their own stuff within the CEM's ranges, or to price magic items from recent books.

I've also considered blogging about the weapon-balancing point system, which breaks down and scores all existing weapons and then fits new weapons into those balance numbers. That one's about four pages long.
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Andrew S March 09, 2019 9:54 pm UTC
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I understand it's way too long for a comment page, but would love to see it. I'd even pay for it. :)

I currently am converting Pathfinder adventure paths to 5e at my table, and occasionally "need" to homebrew magic gear.
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Cody H June 05, 2019 10:46 pm UTC
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I'd pay a modest fee to know know and understand that sort of breakdown, so that one could price homebrewed magic items to fit in line instead of just guessing based on items similar in power.
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Andrew M March 06, 2019 10:29 am UTC
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Very awesome book that fills out a lot of what was missing. Love the light touch on the rules as well. Quick question that I didn't see asked.

For mounts, it reads that the combat training and exceptional specimen benefits can stack. When combining the cost, would you take the base value then do each multiplication separate (base x 5) x4, or add the multipliers together for a 9x increase?
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Wraith Wright P March 06, 2019 1:54 pm UTC
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It would be a x9 increase. Each effect is described as an "additional" cost that is based on the "listed" value of the animal. It's not meant to contemplate a modified value from other effects.
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Kenny R February 21, 2019 4:02 pm UTC
Question on the Naginata; is it correct that it lacks the two-handed property? While the munchkin in me is happy to see a one-handed polearm with reach that works with Great Weapon Master while also using a shield to do 1d10+1 damage, that seems a bit excessive.
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Wraith Wright P February 21, 2019 4:07 pm UTC
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Wow, good catch. That is definitely an error.

I've just now fixed it in the working draft for the next revision. Cheers!
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Kenny R February 21, 2019 5:15 pm UTC
I was afraid of that. Ah well; that was OP enough even I would have felt guilty suggesting using it as it was!
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Steven K March 25, 2019 8:05 am UTC
Has this been integrated yet? Do you have an idea of when the next revision will appear? I want to buy a POD copy but I'm trying to wait until any major changes occur.
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Wraith Wright P March 25, 2019 1:55 pm UTC
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I would hold off on buying a PoD version. We're shooting for May as the next release, and we're taking down the PoD option for this version just a few days. (Don't want anyone to buy PoD just a couple of months prior to a new version.) However, PoD won't be immediately available for the next version; there's a process that takes an unknown amount of time, maybe a couple of more months on top of that.

For anyone buying just the normal version, buying now is ok since you'll get access to the new version on this product page when it comes out, without any additional costs.
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Chris D February 01, 2019 12:41 am UTC
I'm considering this book... any chance of adding all of the mundane items from Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue? We STILL use that book even to this day.
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Wraith Wright P February 01, 2019 2:33 am UTC
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We studied Aurora's when we designed the first version of the Comprehensive Equipment Manual, along with every edition's expanded equipment supplements. Aurora's is a tricky beast to include everything from because so much equipment is now subsumed into kits, packs, and artisan's tools. We translated everything we could use from that book, but the whole point of Aurora's was to be a Sears-style catalogue of the mundane, large and small--that doesn't really work unless the whole book follows that design. Our product is closer in form to such things as the Arms & Equipment Guides (2nd and 3rd Editions), Complete Adventurer (3rd Edition), and similar books.
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Chris D February 07, 2019 1:42 am UTC
Thanks for the response! Even to this day, my go-to equipment books are Aurora's and Goods & Gear. I plan to add yours as well. Before I order a hardcover, are there any major updates coming? Thanks again!
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Wraith Wright P February 07, 2019 1:46 am UTC
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Yes, a new version is coming in about 2 months (Revision 3--2019).

If you get the PDF now, you still get the new files free when they come out, but that can't be said for the print-on-demand version. ;-)
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Jonathan O January 02, 2019 8:01 am UTC
Are you offering a discounted rate for buyers who have purchased older editions? - In reference to the PDF version only.
{ I fully recognized the necessity to charge full price for every physical copy sold}
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Wraith Wright P January 02, 2019 1:04 pm UTC
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All updates and revisions to the files on this page are available to prior purchasers at no additional cost. Make sure you are logged in with the same email address, then check the notes at the top of the page. You should see linked files, something like this:

You Have Purchased This Product
(The_Comprehensive_Equipment_Manual_Revised_2.3a_Color.pdf)
(The_Comprehensive_Equipment_Manual_Revised_2.3b_BnW.pdf)
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Daniel W December 27, 2018 6:24 am UTC
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The medieval firearms list gives the firearms there the breaching (2) property, allowing them to penetrate armor more effectively. None of the renaissance and machine-age firearms have this property. Should they?
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Wraith Wright P December 27, 2018 6:33 am UTC
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The later-stage firearms apply this property through their ammunition rather than having it as an inherent weapon property. There were a couple of reasons for this but, primarily, it's to keep the property from applying when shot (pellet) rounds are loaded. For example, attacks with cartridge rounds (machine-age firearms) have breach, but attacks with shotshells do not.
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Kurt T October 19, 2018 4:34 am UTC
Really great for the DM/player who wants a fleshed out setting. Use this a lot!
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