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A massive compendium of all of my homebrew content, I give you Alder's Anthology of the Abstruse!

An ongoing living document, Alder's Anthology is a massive compilation of all of my homebrew 5e creations! This material contains:

  • 18 New Races

  • 2 Race Revisios (Genasi and Tabaxi)

  • Merchant and Witch Classes

  • 27 New Subclasses

  • Hundreds of new items, mechanics, and more!

  • New Monsters

Disclaimer: If Wizards of the Coast releases their own official version of any of the material that appears in this text, it will be removed from this text. This was the case with my Artificer, Changeling, and Warforged homebrews.

A huge thank you to AJ Pickett for his review of the compendium!

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Enigma G November 06, 2018 12:16 am UTC
Hey, I was reading over this and I’m actually going to use your Merchant class in a future campaign, but I found that the Master Miser ability isn’t explained, could you help with that?
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Taron P November 06, 2018 5:53 am UTC
Ah yeah, that must have gotten lost in an edit. I'll update and reupload within the week.
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Daniel S October 24, 2018 7:13 am UTC
I have a few questions regarding the witch class:

(1) Are your bound spell slots supposed to recover on a short or long rest? I'm guessing a long rest, because the possibility to cast 4 9th level spells per short rest might be a bit much ^^.

(2) Is the bond to your familiar (and staying within 100ft) enough to use them as a spellcasting focus or do you have to touch them?

I love the class so far, as well as a lot of other stuff you put into this :)
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Taron P October 25, 2018 4:21 am UTC
Thanks for the kind words and letting me know about this. I'm adding wordage in for it right now.

The bond to your familiar is enough.
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Daniel S October 26, 2018 6:04 pm UTC
Thanks, mate :)

Also, your Firearm Expert Feat is a bit weird, since the second option requires a light firearm, of which there are none in the whole document ^^

If you ever want to do a major update, here is something you might want to think about:

The Witch's basic thing is hex, which requires concentration to maintain. Most of the spells you would want to use with it and most of the Witch's spells in general require concentration, so you can't use them or you will drop hex. There are some ways around it, like using a 5th level bestow curse instead, but that is only available starting level 9, has a range of touch and kinda invalidates the first part of JuJu. Finding a solution for this problem would really help the flow of this class.
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Karen M June 12, 2018 6:50 am UTC
Hey, good product! I had a question about the Lightless Race's Description. It says that light makes their skin "appear to vanish entirely" did you intend this to mean you see their exposed muscle or that they're humanoid shadows?
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Taron P June 12, 2018 6:15 pm UTC
Thank you! They are humanoid shadows. Imagine looking at someone who had Vantablack for skin.
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Karen M June 20, 2018 3:26 am UTC
Thank you for clarification :)
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Ben B June 11, 2018 5:14 pm UTC
This looks awesome!
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Taron P June 11, 2018 6:46 pm UTC
Thank you! It's been a major passion project of mine.
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