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Lorekeeper's Guide to Falconry

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Soar through the skies!

Lorekeeper’s Guide to Falconry provides a new player option with: Falconers - a new background and alternative proficiency you can swap into a number of select pre-existing backgrounds.

With these rules characters of all classes can use pets and enjoy the opportunity of raising and training their own raptor companion. Choose from:

  • a Falcon
  • Hawk
  • Eagle
  • Owl
  • Vulture
  • (or other pets like the Parrot, Raven, and Bat!)

Share the document w/ your DM - there are tips and guidelines for both DMs and Players in this document - together you can use the rules within to train your raptor, teaching it new commands to follow.

In time, your pet companion will grow with you as your own character levels up, making your background more than just a backstory, but a central part of your character’s identity.

This book even includes 5 Falconer adversaries for DMs to use to challenge their players, like the terrifying Eagle Riders and the ominous Scourge Herald.

Read, enjoy, and play!

 
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KELLY M June 30, 2018 10:50 pm UTC
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This is great! I was just thinking to myself earlier that I wish there were more animal companion options for 5E.

I noticed a few errors in the text though. First, the * for the Disengage behavior doesn't seem to be formatted right. It's showing up on the line below after and underscore. Then, the entry for the parrot still lists the raven under its mimicry ability. Finally, Sylvan Inheritance says increase your's owl's size from Small to Medium in the first tier, but the Owl's stat block lists them as Tiny creatures.
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Jeremy M July 01, 2018 10:45 pm UTC
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Hey Kelly! Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for reading it so closely and taking the time to let me know about the errors. I fixed the formatting error for Disengage as well as the listing of raven for the parrot.

I've also updated Sylvan Inheritance! It's supposed to be available to take your Owl all the way from Tiny to Large (3 steps!).

The new file should be updated and available now!
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GRAYSON KENT K June 29, 2018 8:59 pm UTC
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I purchased this product and for some reason, it not let me download it. It doesn't give me any option. What's going on?
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GRAYSON KENT K June 29, 2018 11:26 pm UTC
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It just allowed me to download it. Very weird. Anyways, a cool supplement and very pleased with it.
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Jeremy M June 29, 2018 11:27 pm UTC
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Sorry you had that trouble, Grayson! Don't think it was an upload error on my end - I get that bug sometimes when I checkout and have to access files from my library!

Glad you're enjoying it! If you have the time, a review would be much appreciated!
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Arden W June 29, 2018 11:55 am UTC
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You should consider upgrading the crow/raven to full status with it's own special feats. For example D&D has had giant ravens in the past, in addition crows/ravens are very iconic birds. Especially with things like Huginn and Muninn from Norse mythology.

Actually now that I think about it you should include the Pigeon (Commonly trained bird), the Crow/Raven, and Parrots (For pirates etc) as all these birds have a special place worthy of full inclusion. I know they aren't raptors, but they are so iconic they might as well be for the purpose of the book.
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Jeremy M June 29, 2018 7:12 pm UTC
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Hey Arden! First of all, thanks for picking up the project! I was really focused on the birds of prey for this supplement, but I think you're right about the significance of the crows/ravens. I'll give them some more thought to see if I can come up with some specific feats for them.

I've gone ahead and added the Parrot already. They make a lot of sense as an option for players and will think about the pigeon, too. They are commonly trained though not usually in an as involved a capacity as the other birds. But with bats and now parrots in there, too. There may be a place for them!

Thanks for reading through! Hope you put the rules to use and enjoy them!
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Arden W June 29, 2018 8:58 pm UTC
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Thanks for reading my reply and responding.

As for unique traits, things to keep in mind. Ravens and crows are more problem solvers than the raptors are. They make more use of tools and are in general more intelligent by a large degree. They also tend to collect strange things. Not sure if this helps any, but just things of note from the real world. Any animal known for regularly outsmarting humans and their attempts to thwart them as well as taking part in not only tool use, but figure out things such as raising water level with rocks deserves that intelligence represented in some degree. Animal intelligence being something D&D has been notoriously backwards in. Parrots fit in there too, well some breeds anyway. The increased intelligence does come with some side effects though as it leads to greater independence and personality. Having a Raven has been compared to having a perpetual teenager as a companion.

Speaking of parrots, where you aware Falcons are surprisingly...See more
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Jeremy M June 29, 2018 11:30 pm UTC
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Of course!

Thanks for the notes! What you say about animal intelligence definitely makes sense - giving me a lot to thin about.

I didn’t know falcons were more closely related to parrots than other predatory birds!

Haha, never heard of bat trainers either - just felt it fit with the fantasy option.

Glad you and you’re players are going to use the rules! And thanks for taking the time to leave feedback, Arden. Means a lot! I’m hoping to make more supplements & even some videos about D&D. Been homebrewing for a long time but this is my first time sharing something I’ve made on the guild.

If you have the time, a review would be highly appreciated!
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Arden W July 03, 2018 8:51 am UTC
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Of note, Parrots are definitely not smarter than crows or ravens. Also seeing as D&D doesn't allow beasts past int 3, not even porpoises or octopus, you probably shouldn't have 6 int on the parrot no matter how much I disagree with D&D's interpretation of animal intelligence. Once past three intelligence things tend to no longer be considered a beast.

As for a review need to test it more before I give a full review.
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Jeremy M July 03, 2018 4:19 pm UTC
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Noted, thanks Arden!
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