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"To say I'm a fan of what MT Black writes and motivates in others would be an understatement, as would simply saying 'He's done it again!' I can speak from experience when I say that working closely with a ton of designers, on a project with no upfront payment, is a daunting task. Yet, the Player's Companion is a superb achievement in page count alone, never mind the ingenuity of many of the features, spells, and equipment. Finally, his crew of designers (which rallies a list of names you should already know) use Chapter 7: Better Gaming to address something we all talk about at length but few ink succinctly and with such vigor. The product gets 5-stars from me and... MT, as always, you continue to amaze and inspire me. Thank you." (Ruty Rutenberg, Guild Adept, Co-Creator & Dungeon Master of Maze Arcana)

"This should be called the Players Handbook 2. It's a magnificent tome of inspiration and awe-inspiring content! As someone who focuses on story more than numbers this book has my mind spinning in wheels - can I leave work and just go play with this book please? The Player's Companion is a masterful work that genuinely expands the narrative options for role-players, experienced and new... it adds to the Dungeons and Dragons arsenal of storytelling like no other... this is a book that Wizards should have released themselves... I love it..!" (Guy Sclanders, Host of the How to be a Great Game Master and Co-founder of RPG Table Finder)

"...an impressive plethora of player character options from several of the Guild's finest authors... this is a book every Fifth Edition D&D player will want. Check it out!" (Tony Petrecca, author of Amazing Adventures!)

"There is so much I can use in here—I'm building a half-dwarf Janissary as we speak! Ready to kick some ass..." (Mr. Tarrasque Reviews)

Take your game to the next level!

This essential volume is dedicated to the players of Dungeons & Dragons! It contains exciting new options, and will help you make your characters the very best they can be. Whether you are creating a new character or enhancing your current one, this book has something you need! Between the covers you will find:

  • 8 remarkable new races
  • 21 fantastic new feats
  • 24 sensational new subclasses
  • Over 140 superb new spells, covering all schools, levels, and spellcasting classes
  • Over 200 new items of equipment (including trinkets)
  • Over 3500 character names
  • A guide to elementary combat tactics
  • ...and even more!

This book contains nearly 180 pages of content, and every page is crammed with exciting and colorful new options. The Player's Companion is the must-have sequel to the Player's Handbook, and will take your game to the next level!

 
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Michael S September 12, 2018 10:05 pm UTC
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I am enjoying this so far but I do wish there was a print version as well. Let me know when a print on demand version and I will glad buy it again in print.
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Charles L August 29, 2018 5:57 pm UTC
Any update on the print edition?
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M.T. B August 29, 2018 8:03 pm UTC
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Still some way off, I'm afraid!
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Thomas W August 02, 2018 12:57 pm UTC
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Very impressed. I like this version of the Shadar-Kai better than the official version in Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes.

Any chance that there will be a print-on-demand version in the near future?
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Kevin D June 18, 2018 3:30 am UTC
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I'd like to see more on the Saurian race, Gods, Racial feats etc.
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M.T. B June 18, 2018 10:38 am UTC
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Nice suggestions! I happen to know there is a mega book on gods and faith coming to the Guild very soon!
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M.T. B May 25, 2018 9:45 pm UTC
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We are working on revisions now, and will soon be preparing a print edition!!
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Mathieu M May 21, 2018 1:58 pm UTC
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Been using this book for a short while now. It is honestly awesome! One of the best around for players and DMs.
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M.T. B May 21, 2018 8:08 pm UTC
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Thanks so much!!
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Walker R May 03, 2018 1:29 pm UTC
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I really love this book. The content is fantastic. It's opened up a ton to my players and is allowing certain storylines I wanted to make happen, happen.

My only complaint is some of the layout. Having the Subclasses for different classes not sharing the same page for example. If that's to save space on...whatever, okay, fine. It's not a huge deal, I think it would just make it a bit easier to take in visually. That's my only complaint though. Buy this book.
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M.T. B May 03, 2018 9:00 pm UTC
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Thanks Walker! In hindsight, we should have laid it out a little more like the PHB. We will be revising for the print edition at some point, and we will have a look and see if its feasible then
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Kite L April 18, 2018 1:02 pm UTC
Is accelerate metabolism 6th or 5th level? In the Cleric spell list it is 6th level but in the actual spell's description, it is 5th level. Which is it?
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M.T. B April 18, 2018 8:27 pm UTC
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5th level. Thanks for pointing out the error, we will fix it when we do a revision
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Vi G April 16, 2018 2:28 pm UTC
Looking into buying this, but I'm very short on cash and a bit worried about balance. I'm hoping to give it to my players without having to go through and read everything beforehand as I'm a bit strapped for time and money. Would anyone mind letting me know their thoughts on the feats, spells, and subclasses?

If I do end up buying it I'll probably be willing to *attempt* to break the classes and let the creators know about any potential game-breaking items or anything that may need some looking into.
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Vi G April 16, 2018 2:37 pm UTC
I should add that the group in question that I'm DMing are new to D&D (most of them it's their first game) and this will be a long-running campaign. Noting how complex/over detailed it may be would also be appreciated.
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M.T. B April 16, 2018 7:57 pm UTC
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Hi Severian, there are nearly 20 pages worth of preview content available above. I'd recommend you look at that and see if you like it.
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James M March 31, 2018 12:08 am UTC
This book from what I've seen so far seems extremely unbalanced and haphazardly put together.
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M.T. B March 31, 2018 12:25 am UTC
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Hi James, hundreds of hours of work went into creating this book, and it was far from haphazard! But thankyou for taking the time to have a look at our product anyway.
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chris D April 11, 2018 5:26 am UTC
I bet if you actually provided better feedback then just a generic statement it would help the creators understand what you mean and what exactly is unbalanced and what you consider haphazard.
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Gordon D March 22, 2018 12:25 pm UTC
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I love physical copy. If this was available as a physical copy I’d pay 50$+ for it but as a players compaion I will not buy as a PDF
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M.T. B March 31, 2018 5:51 am UTC
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When this becomes an option, we will certainly pursue it.
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Gordon D April 12, 2018 11:38 pm UTC
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Please let me know if it becomes available as a actual book. I have read many good things and would love to add it to my library
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M.T. B April 13, 2018 3:11 am UTC
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We will do. This door is starting to open up, and we are pursuing it.
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Vi G April 16, 2018 2:20 pm UTC
There's always the option to buy it, print it at a library, hole punch it and put it in a binder.
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M.T. B April 16, 2018 9:08 pm UTC
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We will be making revisions and making a print edition available as soon as we can
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Mathieu M May 21, 2018 1:59 pm UTC
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Do you have any updates on that?
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M.T. B May 21, 2018 8:39 pm UTC
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It is coming - we are just finishing off Elminster's first
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Jonathan F March 01, 2018 8:13 pm UTC
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The spell accelerated movement is listed on the spell lists as a first level spell, but the description says it's a second level spell.
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Rune H March 03, 2018 8:02 pm UTC
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And the 'Quickling Step' spell (supposedly Wizard 0), anybody find that one?
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M.T. B March 14, 2018 5:43 am UTC
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Thanks guys - we will have a look
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Jonathan F February 27, 2018 4:48 am UTC
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The spell shifting shadows is on the spell list, but it does not have a spell description.
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M.T. B March 14, 2018 5:43 am UTC
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Hi Jonathan, I will chase it up
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Wesly H February 26, 2018 4:24 pm UTC
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So did anybody else have problems opening the file once it's downloaded? No matter what i use it says it does not support the file type so i can't look at this at all.
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Thomas M February 28, 2018 3:01 am UTC
What file type is it? What program are you using to open it?
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Wesly H March 03, 2018 5:49 am UTC
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I'm on my mobile so it automatically tries it as a .pdf file. I tried adobe reader to check it out on pc. Will it maybe work if i try it as a word doc format?
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M.T. B March 14, 2018 5:42 am UTC
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Wesly, did you manage to open your file? It is a regular PDF
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Jonathan F February 25, 2018 2:43 pm UTC
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You might have already seen it, but Embrace Destiny, a first level spell, is on a few lists as a cantrip as opposed to a first level spell.
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christopher M February 19, 2018 7:54 pm UTC
Does this supplement have the Scholar Class?
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