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Friends and Foes I


Cawood Publishing presents Friends and Foes I for 5th Edition! A 200-page Dungeon Master's guide packed with 185 NPCs (levels 7-12). From the makers of 23 bestselling 5E products.

At the heart of every adventure are unforgettable characters! This collection of NPCs includes friends to aid the heroes and foes to oppose them. Each NPC has its own stat block and detailed background information. Sub-classes and spells from Xanathar's Guide to Everything, and races from Volo's Guide to Monsters can be found in this book. Forty-one monster NPCs are also included, such as beholders, dragons, drow, giants, githyanki, lycanthropes, mind flayers, rakshasas, vampires, and yuan-ti. These fascinating characters will add depth to any RPG fantasy world.

The 200-page book includes:

  • 185 NPCs
  • 72 Good and Neutral NPCs for every class, levels 7-12
  • 72 Evil NPCs for every class, levels 7-12
  • 41 monster NPCs; including beholders, dragons, drow, giants, githyanki, lycanthropes, mind flayers, rakshasas, vampires, yuan ti
  • NPC tables to build your own NPCs
  • All the characters could be used as pre-generated characters

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Our collection for NPCs levels 13-20, Friends and Foes I, is available here:

Our collection for NPCs levels 1-6, Hirelings and Henchmen, is available here:

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CHRISTOPHER S February 08, 2019 3:21 am UTC
Another fantastic addition to the library from Cawood!!! I have continually gone to this book as a source reference. I can pull NPC's from it and drop them right into the story, often as an antagonist who shows up, stirs up the trouble, and then vanishes away. Super helpful to have completely built NPC's. Thank you Cawood.
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Shawn P H May 20, 2018 12:47 pm UTC
Question for you: Are the NPCs just levels 7-12, or does that sentence mean "in addition to levels 1-6, I have levels 7-12 in this"?
Or put simpler, are there lower level NPCs in this product as well, or just levels 7-12?
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Andrew C May 20, 2018 3:49 pm UTC
The NPCs are levels 7-12. This book is a sequel to our Hirelings and Henchmen book on DriveThruRPG which has NPCs levels 1-6. The link to that book can be found above.
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Shawn P H May 20, 2018 3:54 pm UTC
Ah. Ok, thanks!
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