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Elminster Takes Initiative


DMs, are you tired of the bookkeeping that goes into determining initiative order? Players, are you tired of your DM screwing up initiative order? Are you looking for new and exciting ways to spice up your combat order? Elminster has heard your cries and taken the initiative. In this supplement, you'll find five new ways to approach initiative. 

From the streamlined (Convention Initiative, Monster Initiative Score, Initiative DCs) to the intuitive (Initiative with Different Abilities) to narrative (Elective Action), Elminster has options for every kind of player and DM!

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July 28th, 2018
Full disclosure: I don't love standard initiative in D&D and similar games. It's not terrible, but I feel like it can be done better. It generally only affects the first round of combat, and after that it's just a neverending circle until the enc [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on July 27, 2018.