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What’s Behind Your Mask?

A Barovian wizard named Sir House has transformed his old spellbook into a chronicle of the people and adventures he's encountered since leaving his homeland. His account of the world goes into the finer details that most people never see, uncovering masks and revealing secrets hidden in plain sight.

The Book of House is a 5th Edition Supplement for Dungeons & Dragons that provides a bird's eye view on lore old and new. It's jam packed with a variety of new player and rule options. You'll find:

  • a thorough exploration into the society of clonns, a clown-y race of people just trying to succeed
  • four new playable race options, including clonns, gnolls, sprites, and a spider-y young race called the tula
  • five new subclass options, featuring the Bardic College of Culinary (chef), the Monk-y Way of the Caretaker (butler), the Mind Trapper ranger, the Merchant rogue, and the Residual Magic sorcerer
  • new rules for playing a lycanthrope adventurer, including new options for weresquids, wereoctopuses, weresharks, and werewasps
  • new feats and backgrounds, allowing players to become cowboys, mimes, and even juggalos
  • 10 new magic items and 12 new spells
  • new rules for enhancing combat, including striking specific parts of the body, scaling effects, new actions everyone can take, and throwing rocks really good
  • 12 new monster modifiers and 12 new monster stat blocks to go with them
  • 3 legendary enemies to make for a thrilling capstone to your campaign

Amid the book's details, Sir House has left his notes and observations throughout the pages. The mystery of his scattered birdbrain may never be solved!

And now included in the digital version: The Lost Notes of Sir House! Two new subclasses for the Artificer (Painter) and the Warlock (Great Wyrm)!

The Painter Cover Art   Great Wyrm Patron Cover Art

NEW: Now comes with an Artificer Specialist version of The College of Culinary. Make your next Artificer a Kitchenette, where you'll throw everything at your opponents but the kitchen sink!

"The contents of The Book of House are unique and seriously inspired. It’s not just a rehashing of 5e mechanics that we’ve seen before or one or two new things added into the mix. Everything is new, completely different, but at the end of the day, still feels like D&D 5e." - Eldadres, Dungeon Solvers

"All in all, [the Book of House creators] have surprised me and perhaps all of us with The Book of House. It feels like a contender. This purchase is a supplement that I can see DMs recommending to each other. I can see this download inspiring encounters and perhaps whole scenarios." - Andrew Girdwood, Geek Native

You can grab the races and classes you want from the book individually!

Playable Races (Clonns are FREE!)

Clonns Cover ArtTempered Gnolls Cover ArtSprites Cover ArtTulas Cover Art

Subclass Options

Culinary Bard Cover ArtCaretaker Monk Cover ArtMind Trapper Ranger Cover ArtMerchant Rogue Cover ArtResidual Sorcerer Cover ArtThe Painter Cover ArtGreat Wyrm Patron Cover Art

And be sure to check out these supplements related to The Book of House Material!

Magicoulro Items Cover ArtCulinary Weapons Cover ArtNecromancy Can Be Good coverBuild-A-Were Workshop cover

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Natalie N November 23, 2021 1:58 am UTC
Here's a simple
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Natalie N November 23, 2021 1:22 am UTC
Willy A, Do you want to do a collaboration I'm making something in homebrewery on a Turnspit Dog and Cooking. Please send me your email with your Discord Username if you are interested. I have made the Background, Two Items, An Animal Stats all I need now is the Wonderous Items, Finished the Spells, and A Subclass.

- Natlugubrious
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David S January 04, 2021 6:14 pm UTC
So, I purchased the digital version, but it is only giving me the download links for The Lost Notes of Sir House included, and not the main PDF itself. Does anyone know why this might be?
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Willy A January 04, 2021 6:22 pm UTC
Thank you for the heads up, David!

Try looking in your downloads again. Some things got screwy in a recent update, but I think we've fixed it now
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David S January 04, 2021 6:24 pm UTC
That did fix it, thanks for the help!
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Joes V August 10, 2020 5:22 pm UTC
Hey, big fan of your work, love it to bits. Although one thing is a bit unclear to me with the lycanthropes, do the lycanthrope racial traits replace the sub race traits or anything or do they get them along with their normal racial traits, same question for Lycan ASI. As for the shapechanger feature, can they do it as many times as they'd like, and it's also stated that the equipment that is worn does not transform, does that mean in hybrid form I don't have the AC of my armor anymore?
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Kaleton M July 30, 2020 5:00 pm UTC
The Painter artificer needs to be revisited - it looks like it still follows one of the Artificer UA formats (gaining its abilities at levels 3,6, and 14, instead of the new layout for subclass features, which is 3, 5, 9, and 15, which may require some readjusting of its abilities). I hope you can tackle that before too long, since I'm hoping to use that subclass soon~
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nyal J June 14, 2020 1:15 am UTC
How does the Wok work for the Bard? They are not proficient with Shields but proficient with the cooking tools as weapons. Does that weapon proficiency extend to the shield aspect of the Wok as well? I assume yes otherwise they suffer for using the wok
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Willy A June 14, 2020 1:31 am UTC
Hi nyal! Great catch!

Correct, the weapon proficiency of the wok is intended to provide the bard with a shield they can use without a proficiency in shields. There is probably a clearer way to write it out RAW, though.

Stay protected, young chef!
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Dom F March 26, 2020 2:38 pm UTC
So I want to know how do Tula's even reproduce?
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Willy A March 26, 2020 4:27 pm UTC
Hey Dom! A phenomenal question!

When Sir House was conducting research and interviews with tulas, his sample size was limited to those who awakened from regular spiders. I can provide a few more details that he wasn't able to acertain.

A lot of the tula biology remains the same as their spider and tarantula counterparts, which involves laying a clutch of fertilized eggs. THAT SAID as children of Lolth, I would not be surprised if reproduction with elves (particularly drow) was possible. As draegloth are the result of a drow/glabrezu coupling, you might very well be able to achieve a pseudodrider under the right circumstances.

Hope this provides you with the insight you were looking for!
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Ryan L October 14, 2019 11:44 pm UTC
Hello! I'm hoping to use a couple of these races in my upcoming "Ancestries of the Guild" and will give you a minor royalty share for doing so. Please contact me at RealmwarpMedia AT gmail DOT com
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Willy A October 15, 2019 12:10 pm UTC
I sent an email~!
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Alexander C July 22, 2019 12:45 pm UTC
Does the Clonn's "ignore -1 ability checks" means that all -1s are treated as 0s? Along with it's power to trun all +1s & 0s to a +2
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Willy A July 22, 2019 12:52 pm UTC
Hi Alexander! I think you've got it, but let me clarify!
- If the bonus is normally a +0 or a +1, it becomes a +2
- If the bonus is normally a -1, it becomes a +0
- If the bonus got changed into a +0, it stays a +0
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Alexander C July 23, 2019 4:39 pm UTC
Cool, that's what I assumed it did, but wasn't 100% sure at first glance.
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Alexander C July 31, 2019 3:00 pm UTC
I've now bought full book & adore everything, just wish I could get an anwser to the pluzzle, sure there is a part solved part on this discussion page. But still... Part of me wanna skip the whole puzzle-solving & just get knowing the neat info stuffs. But I guess I gotta do the legwork of puzzle solving.
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Jeffery R June 03, 2019 11:19 pm UTC
Question about the Make a Snack feature for the College of Culinary subclass: When creating snacks, are all of the snacks you create the same flavor or can a combination of flavors be created? Does this ruling also apply to adding a second flavor when using fresh ingredients? For instance if I roll a 3 on my inspiration die and use fresh ingredients, can I make one snack savory and spicy and the other two sour and salty?
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Willy A June 03, 2019 11:55 pm UTC
Hi Jeffery! Very good questions!

So the ruling as intended was that you were granted:
- one flavor of snack per inspiration die you roll
- a number of snacks equal to the number rolled on the inspiration die, all featuring that flavor
- the potential add a second flavor to any of those snacks (1/2 of fresh ingredients per snack)

So say you use an inspiration die to make savory snacks. You roll that die and get a 4. Now say you have a pound of sweet ingredients and a pound of spicy ingredients. You would be able to make 2 savory/sweet snacks and 2 savory/spicy snacks.

That said, I don't see an issue with rolling another inspiration die during the same rest that features a different base flavor! What you proposed also wouldn't be too overpowered, but I would make sure it's cleared with the DM first since the text might not help with the ruling.

Hope that helps!
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Jeffery R June 03, 2019 11:59 pm UTC
Perfect! Thanks for the timely response and clear answer. Love the subclass!!!
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David J May 02, 2019 12:38 am UTC
Hi, quick question about the "Midus Touch" ability for The Merchant rogue subclass. It says "As long as your lucky coin is on your person, you can spend 1 gp from your Bank when you declare an attack on an enemy you can see to give yourself advantage, or 10 gp if you would attack at a disadvantage." I'm a bit confused on the wording of the last part.

Would that be granting you advantage if your attack had disadvantage (making it no advantage at all), granting you advantage regardless of disadvantage (so you'd have advantage), or granting your attack disadvantage? I really hope it's not the last one, 'cause that seems quite awful, haha.
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Willy A May 02, 2019 12:52 am UTC
Hi David! Sorry about the confusion!

The intent is that you're paying to get advantage in the end. So if you were going to attack, and it would normally be at a disadvantage, you can pay 10 GP to instead attack at advantage.

I hope this helps! Maybe try to sneak attack with a net ;)
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Gregory G April 25, 2019 9:43 pm UTC
Is the text on 64-67 supposed to be gibberish, or am I having compatibility issues?
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Gregory D April 27, 2019 3:54 am UTC
I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be in gibberish. Presumably it does actually mean something, but is encoded, as the writing on page 66 is formatted the same way as a spell.
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Gregory D April 27, 2019 4:28 am UTC
Here's what I've managed to decode so far of the spell on page 66. I'll post the rest of the text when I finish decoding it.

Create Divine Spark

12th level transmutation

Casting Time: 1 hour or 10 minutes (see below)
Components: V, S, M (ten level 20 spellcasters, a silver pendant worth at least 50,000 gp)
Duration: Instantaneous

Casting this spell the first time readies the pendant to serve as a
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Gregory D April 27, 2019 5:15 am UTC
I've realized that posting the content of a thing you need to pay for (even if I'm only posting a small amount) is probably illegal, so I'm just going to post the cypher they used. I haven't figured out E, I, M, V, or W, but it shouldn't be too hard to work out what those translate to.

A=M B=O C=L D=F E=? F=C G=R H=I

I=? J=T K=U L=S M=? N=B O=H P=D

Q=V R=P S=A T=E U=G V=? W=? X=W

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Willy A April 27, 2019 6:49 am UTC
Hey Gregory!

You did some great work on the cipher! It's a shame that some folks might have a strong head start now, but I appreciate the effort you put into it

I do have another riddle that'll make solving the cipher a bit easier for folks who catch this comment:
"The raven may be out of sight,
but fallen feathers mark his flight."
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Isaac W February 18, 2022 9:14 pm UTC
Q'ss oj ihbjae, Q bjxjp eihgrie eh mlegmssk lhyoqbj mss eihaj hotjlea gbeqs Q pjmf khgp lhyyjbe. Mb jwvgqaqejsk lpmcejf dgnnsj qbfjjf. ;)
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Adam L March 14, 2019 8:13 pm UTC
I just wanted to let you know that making Guy Fieri the face of the College of Culinary is fucking brilliant. Well done, my dude.
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Kaleton M March 06, 2019 12:32 am UTC
Is anyone else having difficulty downloading this pdf? I thought that it might be my computer, but after clearing caches, history, resetting the browser, trying different browsers, and more, it still fails to download - around 15 mgbs, it stops and the speed reduces to 0b/s.

Is there any way to request another means of downloading the file? I can send over some sort of proof of purchase if necessary, but I really can't seem to access them as it currently stands.
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Willy A March 06, 2019 12:51 am UTC
Hi Kale! That's really weird that it isn't downloading for you!
Send me an email at Willy.Abeel(at) and I'll try to help asap
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