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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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Robert B April 14, 2019 7:55 pm UTC
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Alternative P.O.D. option - In response to the number of requests for a POD option, have you ever thought about doing a Kickstarter for a Hardcopy version? I'm sure it could be done.
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M.T. B April 14, 2019 8:28 pm UTC
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Under the content agreement, we are not permitted to share this product anywhere except on the DMs Guild. Therefore a kickstarter wouldn't work, as we would not be able to share the product as a reward.
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April 14, 2019 7:24 pm UTC
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Thank you for taking one of my favorite prestige classes from 3rd and and updating it to 5th. Now to just see if I can convince my DM to allow 3rd party stuff so I can be a Daggerspell Shaper.
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clive S April 01, 2019 3:07 pm UTC
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Any updates on a P.O.D. This is an incredible book, I bought the PDF, would love to see it on my book shelf though.
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M.T. B April 01, 2019 7:26 pm UTC
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Thanks for the queries around a POD! At this stage, OBS are only doing POD on a very tiny number of select items, and an older book like this is not likely to join the priority queue. I think once POD gets automated a bit more for the DMs Guild, this will become feasible.
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clive S April 03, 2019 9:41 am UTC
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Thank you for letting me know, I appreciate your response.

Pity it is unlikely to see POD, well I can only hope that eventually happens as it really is a fantastic book.
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Tim B February 02, 2019 1:12 pm UTC
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I'm with many others here when I say well done. I great product, but please, let me knoe when there is a physical copy!
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Cassiel H December 03, 2018 11:04 pm UTC
If this anytime becomes POD, you got yourself a new buyer. This is a really great addition to the table but because of the amount of new stuff, I would only use it with a physical copy. Give me a heads up if you get POD as a possibility
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Paul C V November 22, 2018 9:45 pm UTC
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Any chance someone can work this into Fight Club 5? It would be a lifesaver!

My whole group loves the product btw!
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M.T. B November 22, 2018 10:18 pm UTC
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Thanks for the kind comments!
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clive S October 05, 2018 5:46 am UTC
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I would also buy the printed book

regards
Clive Stewart
South Africa
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M.T. B October 05, 2018 6:25 am UTC
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Thanks Clive! Once again, the cost of preparing it for print is a challenge based on the likely print volumes. But it is still a live option for us.
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Robert S October 13, 2018 5:31 pm UTC
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What about POD?
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M.T. B October 13, 2018 8:51 pm UTC
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At this stage OBS are doing very few POD titles on the DMs Guild. If it becomes feasible, we will let you know.
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clive S October 05, 2018 5:45 am UTC
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An excellent product.

Will there ever be a Fantasy Grounds version.

Regards
Clive Stewart
South Africa
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M.T. B October 05, 2018 6:24 am UTC
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Hi Clive, it's possible, though at this stage an FG version would not be economical for us to produce. We are looking at options.
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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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