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With the long-awaited release of a Magic: The Gathering (M:tg) setting into the Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) franchise, the expectation of a spell system to suit the new setting was a given … or so many of us thought.

Many magic players who also play and love Dungeons & Dragons have waited with bated breath for this day to officially arrive. We say officially as there have been unofficial attempts over the years by the fanbase to duplicate an M:tg style setting into D&D, complete with a spell system to match. And even with the constant cries from the fanbase for the powers-that-be to adopt those systems and release a setting, those cries, though probably heard, were never taken up … until now.

With the release of Guildmasters’ Guide to Ravnica, many now realized that their long-awaited dreams had finally arrived. Upon opening the book, many also had those dreams dashed with the long-awaited new spell system nowhere to be seen.

Guildmasters’ Guide to Ravnica may replicate the M:tg setting faithfully into the D&D 5e universe but a new spell system, faithful to the M:tg setting, as well as one that can fit into the D&D universe, is what is needed to truly make many M:tg and D&D fans happy.

We, the authors, therefore present to you ….
Advanced Arcana – An Alternative Mana-Based Spellcasting System for Guildmasters’ Guide to Ravnica and Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition.

This publication includes the following:

  • a complete mana-based spellcasting system
  • over 100 new spells and magic items adapted from the M:tg CCG system
  • new mana-based spell lists, including those for each of the 10 Ravnica Guilds
  • new creatures and stat blocks
  • 2 adventures (Tier 1 and Tier 2) for you to use with the system

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November 29th, 2019
The Advanced Arcana document presents a near faithful adaptation of the Magic: The Gathering mana system to Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition. Focusing on the ten guilds of Ravnica, this conversion is thematic, extensive, meticulously balance [...]
June 4th, 2019
Pros: Excellent use of the Ravnica game setting from Magic: The Gathering. 60 new spells, many directly drawn from Magic: The Gathering cards. 40 new magic items, thematically tied to the 10 guild of Ravn [...]
May 13th, 2019
I enjoy this supplement, it really adds MtG flavored casting to 5e appropriately. Though I do have a concern: Something bothering me throughout the supplement was how heavily you leaned on the DM's pre-existing MtG lore. You explain the colors, [...]
March 30th, 2019
To see my full review please come to my channel but in short this is an incredibly ambitious project and if you love Magic the Gathering you will love this. Update: with the [...]
March 25th, 2019
This book is interesting and I like alot of whats going on in it. I think forming mana links should be akin to standing up from prone (costs half movement maybe?) and be associated with movement rather than using the bonus action. That would allow the [...]
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March 23, 2019
This title was added to our catalog on March 17, 2019.