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The Master Mechanic's Steampunk Manual


"From the shadows of Victorian England, the genre of
Steampunk takes the Age of Steam and throws it into
overdrive, mixing dark intrigue and social conflict with
technological wonders and a world of opportunity."

Bring your D&D game into the Age of Steam with this 180 page expansion for 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons!

The Master Mechanic's Steampunk Manual provides content for both Dungeon Masters and Players who want to experience adventures in a Steampunk setting. Designed for both official and original Dungeons & Dragons settings, you'll find extensive rules and resources inside for building your Steampunk character or adventure!

Included in this expansion:

  • Extensive lore and material on adapting existing settings to the Steampunk genre
  • Optional rules, 2 new skills and industrial environmental effects
  • Rules for firearms and vehicles, including airships
  • Gadgets: a new set of rules for technological alternatives to magic items, with 41 example gadgets
  • 5 new races, including subraces, and 3 new subraces for existing races
  • 2 new classes: the Diplomat and the Mechanic
  • 29 new subclasses, with at least 1 new subclass for each official class
  • 7 new backgrounds
  • New feats and spells
  • 30 monster statblocks, including many new NPCs and vehicle combat stats.
  • And more!

Recommendations for improvements are always gladly accepted! Credit to artists (see page 2) and to Scott Tolksdorf for producing NaturalCrit's The Homebrewery, which was used to format this supplement.

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Update v2.0:

  • Artificer section updated for The Artificer Revisited Unearthed Arcana article.
  • Addition of Artificer Speciality, the Magitechnician.
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Richard S February 05, 2020 5:30 am UTC
Will there be an edit/update to the Magitechnician now that Artificer has been published in Rising From The Last War?
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Toby L February 06, 2020 1:06 pm UTC
I am working on this but currently inundated with other commitments. Will update and release as soon as I have the time to get it all put together!
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Austin W December 20, 2019 7:46 am UTC
Man, I wish there was a hardcover copy of this to buy
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Toby L December 23, 2019 12:38 am UTC
In all honesty, me too. It is my one frustration with DM's Guild that there's no easy way to get hardcover publication - I have tried to recommending this to the team for consideration for the hardcover publishing scheme, but they never got back to me...
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Terrance H April 15, 2019 12:10 am UTC
My DM has a copy of this and while looking through it I noticed that the diplomat has medium armour proficiency, but the prospector archetype lists medium armour in the bonus proficiencies.
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Toby L April 16, 2019 9:51 am UTC
Thank you for pointing this out! While I tried to thoroughly edit the original document, I am unsurprised if a couple of things slipped past my eye!

Medium armour on the general Diplomat class is a mistake - they should only have Light armour, with Medium armour granted by the Prospector subclass. I will publish an updated version of the document asap!
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christopher D March 02, 2019 1:39 am UTC
I know it JUST came out but are you planning on updating the artificer section to be compatible with the new revised artificer?
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Toby L March 07, 2019 11:44 am UTC

I am quite excited by the revised Artificer and hope to add some content for that into the Artificer section in this manual at some point in the future. However, I don't have anything currently underway, so it could be a few weeks/months before I can get the time to get that together!

In short, keep an eye out for updates on this front but don't hold your breath for it!
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Toby L April 11, 2019 4:36 pm UTC

As you'll see from the updates log, I have no added some new content to go with the revised Artificer - hope you enjoy it!
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Jake H February 26, 2019 3:17 am UTC
Would this make a good companion to the Artificer Class?
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Toby L March 07, 2019 11:40 am UTC
This supplement is designed to work well with the Artificer Class, as both have a strong Steampunk theme, and includes a section detailing adapting the previous version of the Artificer to the Gadgets mechanics. (If Wizards had not already released an Artificer class, I would have included one in this!)

The supplement does not currently include anything *for* the revised Artificer, but it should still work well with the supplement.
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Jake H March 15, 2019 4:01 am UTC
Awesome thank you! I look forward to seeing if I can make this work with the brand new artificer.
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Shekinah Glory K February 04, 2019 12:29 pm UTC
Hello, I cannot seem to download the original version. Although there is no problem downloading the printer friendly version. Can you help with this? Thanks.
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Shekinah Glory K February 06, 2019 1:45 am UTC
Update: Issue solved, the problem was from my end. I apologize.
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Toby L February 11, 2019 2:50 pm UTC
Hello! Glad to hear the problem's resolved - hope you enjoy the book!
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