Advanced Search

Xanathar's Lost Notes to Everything Else
Quick Preview
Full‑size Preview
Selected Option:
Softcover, Premium Color Book
PDF + Softcover, Premium Color Book

"A quick glance down the authors column of this high quality book reveals some of my favourite D&D creators - and they certainly deliver the goods! Everyone will find something to love in this fantastic volume. The DM in me really enjoyed the new sanity rules, the story items, and - chaos armor! Players will savor the host of new subclass options. And the whole thing looks FANTASTIC - as if it just rolled off the presses from WOTC. This book will sell thousands..."
M.T. Black, DM's Guild veteran author/designer

Xanathar’s Lost Notes to Everything Else is a massive collaboration of DMs Guild Adepts that expands the options for players and dungeon masters presented in the D&D core rulebooks and supplements.

This sourcebook provides a plethora of scribbles, scrolls, and schemes curated by Volothamp Geddarm’s protégé, Aladair, pilfered from Xanathar prior to publication of his Guide to Everything. Presented in the crime syndicate’s unique style, including a high fashion collector’s cover, the DMs Guild Adepts bring you new player options, including subclasses for every class, backgrounds, magic items, a race, DM rules options, and an adventure!

Inside this massive tome of full color art, you get:

  • 25 New Subclasses
    • Barbarian Path of the Courageous Heart
    • Barbarian Path of the Red Reaver
    • Barbarian Path of the Sacred Kin
    • Bard College of Discord
    • Bard College of Keys
    • Bard College of Mourning
    • Cleric Entropy Domain
    • Cleric Survival Domain
    • Druid Circle of Seasons
    • Druid Circle of the Spiritlord
    • Fighter Dragoon
    • Fighter Runeguard
    • Monk Way of Atonement
    • Monk Way of Empathy
    • Paladin Oath of Predation
    • Paladin Oath of Providence
    • Ranger Burghal Explorer
    • Ranger Wasteland Wanderer
    • Rogue Divine Herald
    • Sorcerer Fey Magic
    • Warlock The Chaos
    • Warlock The Noble Genie
    • Wizard Beguiler
    • Wizard Mage Hunter
    • Wizard Reconstruction
  • 5 New Backgrounds
    • Dead
    • Heretic
    • Legendary Lineage
    • Polymorphed
    • Retired Adventurer
  • Feyblood, a New Race
  • 6 New Rules Modules for DMs
    • Expanded Critical Hit Effects Rules
    • Critical Miss Effects Rules
    • New Rules for Death and Dying
    • Expanded Injury Rules
    • Expanded Sanity and Corruption Rules
    • A New Table for Uncovering Story Items
  • More than 20 New Magic Items

  • An Adventure in Chult for Tier 1 Characters

Update Version 1.1 - 1/11/2018 — This update includes:

  • Multiple typo corrections
  • Clarifications on rules and class features for each subclass and the Feyblood race.
  • Added bonus files containing Tier 1 and Tier 2 pregens for each subclass

Update - 8/30/2018

  • Various typo corrections. Fixed incorrect information in subclass level and feature tables.
  • Clarifications to terminology of many of the subclass features. Many feature changes and adjustments for balance in play.
  • Corrections made to magic item entries.
  • New POD to become available soon!
  • Xanathar is pleased. We're not sure whether or not that should scare us...
 More from this Title's Contributors
 Customers Who Bought this Title also Purchased
Reviews (25)
Discussions (67)
Customer avatar
Alexander T October 12, 2019 2:26 pm UTC
I'm pretty interested in getting this book in softcover format, but I'd like to know: approximately how many pages is it?
Customer avatar
Chuck W October 13, 2019 5:31 am UTC
Page counts are listed on the right-side information bar. This one is listed as 86 pages, which matches with my softcover I bought last year.

Btw, if you or anyone else is wondering about the print quality, it's very good. As a soft-cover book, it's just a little smaller than the hardcovers on my shelf. The cover itself is glossy, and the pages are made from some heavy-weight paper.
Customer avatar
Alexander T October 14, 2019 2:33 am UTC
Thank you very much for the clarification! Will definitely be buying this when I get the chance.
Customer avatar
Frosty P June 26, 2019 1:05 am UTC
If I were to order the softcover copy of this, how soon could I expect it to arrive?
Customer avatar
Dale S June 26, 2019 3:39 am UTC
I normally get my POD in a week to ten days... Could take a bit more, but not normally.
Customer avatar
Julie S May 24, 2019 8:19 pm UTC
Already looked through it before they cracked down on PDFs, and it's honestly not worth paying for. There's some great ideas in there, but it's so unbalanced that no one should be expected to spend money for access.
Customer avatar
Drew S July 25, 2019 11:11 pm UTC
Should point out, they have updated it considerably since then. It is pretty well balanced nowadays, I find.
Customer avatar
Caleb H May 02, 2019 1:40 am UTC
Any chance of this becoming a Fantasy Grounds Module? I know I'd get it on the spot if it was, there's a few Anti-Magic Classes and Archetypes I know my DM would love.
Customer avatar
Cassiel H May 03, 2019 5:56 pm UTC
This! I am also very interested in a fantasy grounds version of this book
Customer avatar
Dale S April 24, 2019 11:28 pm UTC
Any chance of this becoming available on HeroLab?
Customer avatar
Geoff T February 28, 2019 10:05 pm UTC
Is there an errata available as I bought the print version a year ago?
Customer avatar
Pia P January 13, 2019 5:19 pm UTC
The Runeguard Augmentation Activation. During your turn, you can activate a single runic augmentation by focusing on the rune’s power. You can activate one of these augmentations on your turn using your bonus action to empower your attacks (Sokn), your reaction to entrench your defenses (Vard), or your action to enhance your skills (Hagr).

As I understand it, you don't use reactions on your own turn, so I'm guessing they activate the Vard augmentation when they first get hit during a fight (if they want to)?
Customer avatar
Richard H April 01, 2019 9:22 pm UTC
You can use reactions on your own turn (Player's Handbook page 190), but I think the intent with Vard is that you use it when you get hit.
Customer avatar
Grantham S December 25, 2018 4:43 am UTC
Looking at the Oath of Predation, isn’t it objectively stronger than any other paladin subclass because of its bonus proficiencies?
Customer avatar
Daniel C December 15, 2018 12:04 am UTC
So i was looking at the divine herald spell chart, and it says that at 10th level they get a fourth cantrip, but at 13th level they go back down to 3 cantrips, is this a misprint?
Customer avatar
Chuck W December 15, 2018 5:40 pm UTC
It's correct in my v2 PDF. I'll have to check my printing. Hopefully, this is one of the things that was fixed in the update.
Customer avatar
Daniel S October 18, 2018 9:56 am UTC
Thank you for the update. Unfortunately my DM still can't seem to grasp how the hit-dice mechanics of Way of Atonement are actually supposed to work.
For the purposes of clarification, is the following correct:

Path of Atonement

Step 1: The monk rolls x hit dice (1d8 each) and adds his constiution modifier each time. He gains the total as hit points, up to his maximum.

Step 2: He rolls those x hit dice again, without adding his constitution modifier, and takes the total as damage.

Strength of Faith - "spending" your hit dice only reduces your hit dice number by 1, the dice isn't rolled or any modifiers applied.

Again, I'm really sorry for having to ask this again. It is perfectly clear to me, but not to my DM, apparently.
Customer avatar
Rich L October 18, 2018 5:55 pm UTC
I'll notify the corresponding designer regarding that (and Craig's question below) to provide some clarification.
Customer avatar
Daniel S October 19, 2018 6:32 am UTC
Thank you very much.
Customer avatar
Richard H April 01, 2019 9:35 pm UTC
I have another couple of questions about this:

Do you have to atone every time you rest? Is there supposed to be some kind of benefit to atoning? (I assume if it were just a roleplaying thing there wouldn't be game mechanics for it.)

You roll atonement dice equal to the dice you spent (for healing, I guess?). But you don't spend hit dice during a long rest.
Customer avatar
Craig K October 15, 2018 9:47 pm UTC
Should there be a range or "creature you can see" restriction on Hornet Ring? Just refers to "target creature", seems like a piece of info is missing.
Customer avatar
Bjørn J October 11, 2018 7:48 pm UTC
Is it already out of print?
Customer avatar
Chuck W October 15, 2018 7:14 pm UTC
I've been checking it. I don't think it made it to print after the update.
Customer avatar
Bjørn J October 15, 2018 7:33 pm UTC
I see. Because last week it was in print, and I thought that was after the update. Maybe Im mistaken.
I just really want this book in print :)
Customer avatar
Rich L October 15, 2018 7:56 pm UTC
We're just waiting for the finalized proof to come in with all the updates. Once that's verified, we'll have it up for print again.
Customer avatar
David F October 02, 2018 6:47 pm UTC
Is it AL legal?
Customer avatar
Colin P October 03, 2018 1:55 pm UTC
Per the Content Guide, "Only the adventure and Appendix A are legal for AL play. None of the character content is valid for AL play."
Customer avatar
Guillaume F April 06, 2019 4:29 am UTC
Does that mean the Gens are legal for Conjure Minor Elementals, and that the Urban Dryads are legal for Conjure Fey?
Customer avatar
Daniel S September 29, 2018 12:07 pm UTC
A question regarding Way of Atonement: When using your Path of Atonement feature, you essentially spent hit dice to do damage to yourself. Do you add your con modifier to that damage, as you would if you were healing yourself with those dice instead? Because, as I read it, you explicitly roll only the hit dice.
Customer avatar
Daniel S October 05, 2018 5:46 pm UTC
Also, is this supposed to mean that the cost any ki features can't be reduced below 1 ki point?

"After meditating in this way, your features that cost ki points cost 1 less ki point
per Hit Dice you rerolled in this way (minimum of 1)"
Customer avatar
Oliver S September 08, 2018 9:46 pm UTC
Any news on when we can get a physical copy?
Customer avatar
Rich L September 11, 2018 11:56 am UTC
The lead designer on this project is going through a final review to make sure everything is in order before we pull the switch on this. It may be another week, but he wants to make sure everything is in order and correct.
Customer avatar
Michael S September 12, 2018 10:07 pm UTC
I like hearing that, next paycheck I will see about getting a print copy of this.
Customer avatar
Carlos R September 02, 2018 2:23 am UTC
Any chance for the book to be available in dndbeyond as well?
Customer avatar
Rafael M December 12, 2019 8:14 am UTC
I believe this series is DMs Guild exclusive. Also, D&D Beyond normally only adds officially released WoTC material.
See 16 more
Narrow Results
 Follow Your Favorites!
NotificationsSign in to get custom notifications of new products!

Product Information
Mithral seller
Community Content
Rules Edition(s)
Original electronic
Scanned image
These products were created by scanning an original printed edition. Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.

For PDF download editions, each page has been run through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to attempt to decipher the printed text. The result of this OCR process is placed invisibly behind the picture of each scanned page, to allow for text searching. However, any text in a given book set on a graphical background or in handwritten fonts would most likely not be picked up by the OCR software, and is therefore not searchable. Also, a few larger books may be resampled to fit into the system, and may not have this searchable text background.

For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book. We essentially digitally re-master the book. Unfortunately, the resulting quality of these books is not as high. It's the problem of making a copy of a copy. The text is fine for reading, but illustration work starts to run dark, pixellating and/or losing shades of grey. Moiré patterns may develop in photos. We mark clearly which print titles come from scanned image books so that you can make an informed purchase decision about the quality of what you will receive.
Original electronic format
These ebooks were created from the original electronic layout files, and therefore are fully text searchable. Also, their file size tends to be smaller than scanned image books. Most newer books are in the original electronic format. Both download and print editions of such books should be high quality.
File Last Updated:
October 02, 2018
This title was added to our catalog on December 08, 2017.