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Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Rules for Building your own Homunculus

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Rules to Build a Faithful Companion!

Xanthar’s Guide to Everything offers a quick and easy way to create a homunculus with statistics that can be found in the Monster Manual. It’s a simple 6th level spell with somewhat expensive material components, but all in all, the process is quick, easy, and predictable. Those rules are perfect for the character who thinks of the homunculus as an afterthought, a nicety, or a convenience. But for the Wizard, Warlock, or other student of the arcane that wants a homunculus that is truly an extension of herself, or for the DM who wants the construction of such a creature to be a true experience for his players, there is room for a more complex set of rules.

Blood, Sweat, and Tears seeks to flesh out the process behind the construction of a homunculus. It allows for customization, while also requiring the kind of patience and dedication that is generally necessary for the creation of such creatures throughout the canon of great horror and science fiction.

This guide includes:

  • An expanded ritual to bring a homunculus to maturity, provide it with a personality and abilities, and instill it with a primary temperament.
  • A process for maturing homunculi at higher levels so that they can grow in power right beside their masters.
  • 18 special abilities for homunculi that vary based on their final temperament(s). These abilities include things like flight, increased perception while keeping watch, the ability to shape shift into other tiny forms, and more.
  • Optional additional customization options including mini-feats.
  • Amazing art by Matze Katze.

If you playtest any of this content, I'd love to hear how it goes. There are two many potential outcomes for me to try it all in my home game. And, if you like this title, check out my other DM's Guild work: /browse.php?x=0&y=0&author=Will%20Mayer&affiliate_rem=1639543

 
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This title was added to our catalog on August 09, 2018.