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The engines screamed as Vincent slammed the throttle open, banking the old D-Grade aircraft into a sharp, declining tailspin. The flak cannons from the gigantic B-Grade airship opened up in response, peppering the air with clouds of deadly shrapnel. Dipping low beneath the exploding shards of metal, Vincent fought the battered aircraft for control; the cowling ripping off in a shower of sparks as the biplane skimmed the surface of the ocean. He pulled upward, taking aim at the steel behemoth flying above him, before squeezing the trigger.

What is the Dogfighter's Handbook?

This supplement brings a host of new rules for airship combat to the world of D&D! From tiny, one man fighters to vast flying fortresses, The Dogfighter's Handbook is a perfect tool for players and DMs to create their very own personal aircraft. Dart into deadly dogfights, or even massive fleet battles.

Modify your aircraft and watch as it grows from a simplistic fighter into a specialised weapon of destruction that compliments your character's playstyle. Or grab a flying mount and take the fight directly to the heart of the enemy with rules for grappling and boarding!


  • Rules for aerial combat, including flying mounts, creatures and boarding assaults.
  • A complete guide to aircraft construction, from D-grade fighters to A-grade flying fortresses
  • Fuel Management, usage and refueling costs
  • Bounty mechanics and encounter balancing when using aircraft in combat
  • Rules for crew management, including recruitment, repairing, and upgrading aircraft.
  • 5 different chassis and engine types
  • 30 different weapon options
  • 5 experimental weapon types
  • 22 different specialist upgrades
  • A form fillable aircraft character sheet, and 5 example aircraft to get you started, designed by Matthew Mutch.

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Dylan C March 22, 2019 4:28 pm UTC
does this mesh well with the greasemonkey's handbook
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Dylan C March 22, 2019 4:51 pm UTC
all the examples are blank on my end and it is not form fillable.
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Vall S March 22, 2019 5:01 pm UTC
Hi Dylan, thanks for the message!

The Greasemonkey's Handbook was designed to be compatible with the Dogfighter's Handbook, and certainly meshes rather well. We've been using both supplements in our own campaigns and so far had no problems. :)

Could you give me more information about the 'examples being blank and not form fillable'?
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Alexander S December 13, 2018 5:02 pm UTC
Might it perhaps be possible to get a proper Form-Fillable version of the ship sheet? It's possible that something just went pear-shaped on my end, but it would be tremendously helpful.
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Vall S December 13, 2018 5:39 pm UTC
The sheet should be form-fillable using adobe reader. If it isn't, please let me know and I'll see what I can do. :)
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Alexander S December 13, 2018 6:07 pm UTC
At least for me thus far, the sheet hasn't been fillable; There is some fair chance that something is just squirrely on my end. I do apologize for the trouble, in any case.
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Vall S December 14, 2018 2:57 am UTC
No worries! Did you try opening it on the latest Adobe Reader? Is the sheet displaying weird, or is it just not letting you fill things?
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Alexander S December 17, 2018 12:32 am UTC
Apologies about the delay; Life caught up to me.

I'm using the latest version of Adobe Reader. The actual sheet artwork is displaying just fine, but on my end it's missing all of the actual form fields.
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Vall S December 17, 2018 3:34 am UTC
No problem, life comes first! :)
That is strange though.. I'll have a look at the form fillable my end and see if something broke during an update.
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Deggas S September 20, 2018 11:52 am UTC
Hey this is really good but its been really hard for my group to pick up the combat. Could you provide a few example combat scenarios to work off?
Like a 3-way between E class ships, 2-way between two C class and something else?
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Vall S September 20, 2018 3:27 pm UTC
I'll see what I can do. :)
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Vall S May 27, 2018 3:31 pm UTC
New V 1.2 update! Streamlined Ramming Rules and clearer repair prices, among other minor tweaks!
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