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"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...
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Jonathan C July 12, 2020 4:26 pm UTC
I love the ideas presented here but there are too many issues to make for confident use. I immediately noticed issues with Sacred Kin Barbarians cantrips and the Way of Atonement Monk.

Gotta fix this up with revisions or errata or something.
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Gleb K June 15, 2020 10:53 am UTC
Hello, is there any way to contact you? I would like to offer to translate your product into Russian.
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Richard R May 31, 2020 11:58 pm UTC
Is there any plans to add this to Fantasy Grounds Unity?
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Trevor A June 06, 2020 8:28 pm UTC
Hi Richard,

This is now available for Fantasy Grounds:
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Richard R June 12, 2020 12:13 pm UTC
Thank you.
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Anthony R May 28, 2020 6:37 pm UTC
I noticed there are a lot of "notes" in the module One with red writing and a circular sunburst symbol and one with blue writing with no symbology. Who are the writers of these respective notes?
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Cinar D May 31, 2020 12:58 pm UTC
That is the same symbol that is in the Xanathar's Guide to Everything book, which states the notes are from the beholder Xanathar himself
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Serena T May 15, 2020 9:58 am UTC
It would be very nice to see this updated, with some updates for some of the sub classes and races updated to reflect how things are being balanced today. Things like the 18th level fey magic sorcerer origin being roughly the same as one of the generic metamagic options introduced in the class features UA, and the circle of seasons could be made...good, not a bunch of mild effects that take up your concentration, mixing the new Genie UA with the Noble Genie in this could create a very nice sub class. Over all a solid Book.
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Alan S May 08, 2020 9:21 pm UTC
Are there any plans for a further update or errata? I cannot find any news regarding future plans, but even at a quick glance there do still seem to be a handful of typos. So far, I've noticed that Tumble Through Chaos for the Chaos Patron references a rolling a d4, but the table is a table for a d6. Also, the Survival Domain Domain Spell section is copy/pasted from the Entropy Domain.
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Wheelercub L March 27, 2020 8:14 am UTC
So I've been spending a lot of time with the subclasses, playing a Beguiler for a year now, and it has made me love the Wizard class possibly more than I've ever loved my Arcane Trickster -- great balance, and a wonderful take on the opposite side of the same coin.

Recently I turned my gaze to the Mage Hunter and after DMing for one for several mid to high levels, I think this subclass needs some adjusting. More specifically, I think it needs to feel more like an actual "Hunter" of Mages. A Wizard who can use their Intelligence bonus for a single weapon attack, is slightly less useless than a Wizard who uses Strength or Dexterity. I felt like we need to give a Wizard an actual reason to use their weapons at all. So I came up with the following changes for my campaign that I want to share with everyone. Feel free to playtest them and then throw me your feedback.

* Arcanist Investigator: When you adopt this tradition at 2nd level, you learn the Detect Magic and Hunter’s Mark...See more
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Diego R March 13, 2020 6:18 pm UTC
i can buy the 1.0 version?
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Christopher H January 22, 2020 9:15 pm UTC
Don't know if this has been mentioned, but under Survival Domain (Cleric), the Domain Spells paragraph is a cut and paste of the paragraph from the Entropy Domain.

"You gain domain spells at the cleric level listed in the
Entropy Domain Spells Table. See the Divine Domain
class feature for how domain spells work."
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joel M January 02, 2020 10:12 pm UTC
I don't quite understand how path of atonement works. At third level:
1. whenever you use hit dice to heal, you must also roll an equal amount of hit dice and deal damage to yourself equal to the amount rolled, potentially doing even more damage than you gained first.
2. You bond yourself to a nonmagical simple weapon, you can't be disarmed of it, and it counts as a monk weapon, even though monks are proficient in all simple weapons.
3. you expend a hit dice and a ki point to deal quite a bit of extra damage.
4. Whenever you gain a permanent magic item (don't really know what a that means) You need to spend additional hit dice and Ki to use your only beneficial ability up to that point.
If this is incorrect, it really needs to be explained better. the subclass only gets anything good at 6th level, which means for any low level campaign, your going to be lagging behind until then. the ONLY beneficial things with the 3rd level feature is you can't be disarmed of a single weapon, and...See more
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Scried R December 26, 2019 6:00 pm UTC
I converted this to fantasygrounds for my own usage, let me know if you want to add it to your distribution. You can contact me at
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Richard R June 01, 2020 1:02 pm UTC
Yes I would be Interested! I have Unity version, will it work with that?
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Bruno C December 16, 2019 8:30 pm UTC
Is there a plan to make the Fantasy Grounds Module? If not, I'll be interested in work together.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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Jerry T 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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Cassiel H May 03, 2019 5:56 pm UTC
This! I am also very interested in a fantasy grounds version of this book
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Trevor A June 06, 2020 8:30 pm UTC
Hi Caleb,

This is now available for Fantasy Grounds:
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