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Hamund's Harvesting Handbook: A Complete Guide to Harvesting and Crafting in D&D 5e

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Welcome dear reader to Hamund’s Harvesting Handbook, written by none other than I, Hamund Holderhek! But who am I you ask?

Well, I am an adventurer at heart, a writer by passion, and a harvester at trade. I have travelled the many planes of the multiverse in search of adventure and story (for more of those stories, pick up any copy of “Hamund’s Harrowing Histories I-XXXV”).

Through my life I have fought and defeated just about every kind of creature you can imagine: I have tussled with treants, skirmished with sphinxes, and even engaged in fisticuffs with a fomorian or two. Never being one to let something go to waste, I always took my trusty hunting knife to these creatures and had a look to see what they had to offer. I have spent many years writing down my findings and anecdotes, and I now present them to you less seasoned adventurers so you may soak in my wisdom.

Yes, what you hold in your hands right now is a helpful guide to harvesting the creatures that a typical adventurer may face. You’ll learn not just how valuable a roc’s guts are, but also which way to twist your knife in order to extract them. The natural world is filled with riches just waiting for bold people like us to take them!

Good luck and good harvesting,

-Sir Hamund Holderhek, O.B.H. (First Class), V.A., N.K.P.

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This book aims to act as a handy reference for DM’s with loot hungry players that just want to carve up anything they have killed. It provides a monster harvesting loot table for every single unique monster in the 5th Edition Monster Manual. These loot tables are easy to reference and contain every piece of information your players could need when they tear their fresh kills apart. It also possesses over 200 new and unique craftable items to be made from your harvesting adventures, and all the information you would need for them. There are of course rules for both the harvesting and the crafting, and a few extra bonuses strewn in here too.

Everything has been written with balance in mind, but you are of course feel free to rebalance anything in this guide to suit your own table, or feel free to message me at driftersgameworkshop@gmail.com or hit me up on Twitter @drifterworkshop to discuss anything in this guide.

Features:

  • A loot table for every single monster in the Monster Manual, with flavourful descriptions of items that DM's can use as plot hooks for small side quests and adventures.
  • Over 200 craftable magic items, made from the materials your players harvest from their kills.
  • A pickpocket/trinket table for humanoids.
  • A new background, feat, and tool kit specifically for harvesting.
  • 6 NPC's you can slot into your campaign to provide crafting and merchant services to your players.
  • Printer friendly version for easy hard-copy referencing
Reviews:

NonZeroSum Games - "Between its approach to appraising and harvesting, the harvest tables, crafting rules, craftable items, and the character options, this Handbook is the definitive resource on harvesting and crafting in 5E"

DM Dango - "The best creation out there for harvesting every creature in the Monster Manual."
https://youtu.be/7Lo7GJxzjkU
All Things Lich - "Quite simply the content here, is 5/5...go out and get this book"
https://youtu.be/3fDJesBODJ0

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Volume II of Hamund's Harvesting Handbook is AVAILABLE NOW! This followup covers the monsters in Volo's Guide to Monsters and contains MANY new features.

Volume 2 cover art

If you like my work, also check out my PLATINUM best-selling guide to ship combat, Captains and Cannons: https://www.dmsguild.com/product/256983/Captains-and-Cannons-A-Ship-Combat-Guide-in-DD-5e

 
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warren G October 07, 2019 7:54 am UTC
Why isn’t this print on demand already?
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Matthew E September 27, 2019 8:25 pm UTC
Is there a difference between this and "Volume 1" or are they the same? Noticed they they say they are the same content but price differences made me question whether they were the same or not.
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Jeffrey Y September 27, 2019 8:29 pm UTC
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The other one youre referring to is the Fantasy Grounds version for Virtual Tabletop.
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Matthew E September 27, 2019 8:47 pm UTC
Thank you, don't know how I missed that...
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Tani L September 17, 2019 11:26 pm UTC
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Under Pixies it notes to consult a Pixie dust effect table but I'm not able to locate it in the PDF. ?
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Jeffrey Y September 18, 2019 2:45 am UTC
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Hi Tani,

Which version are you using? The latest (1.031) should have that included as it was accidentally left out of an earlier release. The newest version should be freely available to download if you check your product page again.
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Tani L September 18, 2019 3:39 am UTC
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I had 1.02. I grabbed the updated one and all is good. Thanks, great work!
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Stewart K September 16, 2019 11:14 pm UTC
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Hey, any chance of bookmarks being added to this in the pdf? Makes browsing on mobile 1000x easier.
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Colby G September 10, 2019 7:11 am UTC
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This is to the creator, do you have any art I can use for my youtube series, I am using your book as a reference to my campaign and planning on giving credit where credit is due.
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Jeffrey Y September 10, 2019 7:46 am UTC
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All my art is taken from the DMs Guild free resources section and is license free, except for the cover art which was licensed from Lukasz Jakolski: www.fadingray.com
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Isaac W September 10, 2019 3:48 am UTC
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This is probably the most nitpicky thing you've probably heard about this, but for some reason, when I went to download the one that said it was the printer friendly file, it was the full color, non-printer friendly, while the non-printer friendly file was the printer friendly one. Again, that's... probably the weirdest complaint you've had about this, but I felt it was something best brought to attention.
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Jeffrey Y September 10, 2019 5:57 am UTC
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Thanks for letting me know. It's kinda important to have the correct file names. Something's going wrong in the backend and Ill be contacting support to see what the fix is.
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Kurtis W September 08, 2019 10:01 pm UTC
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A fantastic supplement for any DM looking to supplement for more than just the "you find nothing on the wolves". Quick thing, it says "the demon must be killed in the 9 hells". We all know what is wrong there ;)
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Jake H September 08, 2019 5:29 am UTC
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Does this have the Winter Wolf?
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Jeffrey Y September 08, 2019 6:57 am UTC
CREATOR
Unfortunately not, only the creatures that are listed in the Monster section of the Monster Manual
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Jake H September 11, 2019 3:34 am UTC
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That is really unfortunate, It's really surprising that the Winter Wolf isn't a normal monster, it doesn't quite seem like a miscellaneous creature to me. I hope you consider adding the miscellaneous creatures in a future update, quite a lot of them would be great candidates for the Harvesting Handbook. Death Dog, Winter Wolf, Giant Spider, Blink Dog, Giant Fire Beetle, Phase Spider, etc.
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Lewis P September 08, 2019 2:16 am UTC
I was working on something like this myself, but this looks like a perfect addition for anyone wanting to add in depth harvesting to their game!
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Kyle G September 05, 2019 2:08 pm UTC
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Regarding the Potion of Dragonstrength, the item entry states that you can use the blood of a wyrmling dragon to create the uncommon version of the item. However, dragon blood is not one of the harvest-able components of a wyrmling dragon.

Additionally, the gynosphinx entry says that the gynosphinx eyes can be crafted into Lenses of Secrets, but there is no such item within the magic items section.
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Jeffrey Y September 08, 2019 8:37 am UTC
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I am so sorry about that. I've updated the pdf again to have those missing things. Thank you so much for letting me know.
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Tracy B September 01, 2019 11:48 pm UTC
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On page five, in the optional rule table, it states "the carcass has undergone extensive purification". This is probably meant to read "the carcass has undergone extensive putrefacation". Just bought this and downloaded it today so I'm assuming it hasn't been reported before. Will reply to this comment with any other things I find.
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Kyle G August 28, 2019 9:24 pm UTC
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Under Medusa there is the Medusa Heart, which can be crafted into a Curse of Vanity; however there is no Curse of Vanity under the craftable items.
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Jeffrey Y August 28, 2019 9:28 pm UTC
CREATOR
Hi Kyle,

Yes that was an oversight, it was fixed in the latest version which is available for download
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Luis H August 22, 2019 2:39 pm UTC
Hey, not to beat a dead horse, but any word on the fantasy grounds version of this? I have an upcoming campaign and would love to get it in time for session 1.
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Jeffrey Y August 22, 2019 2:59 pm UTC
CREATOR
My guy is still working on it sorry. Thanks for the patience though.
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Patrick M August 07, 2019 9:56 pm UTC
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Hey, i noticed that on page 64, for Manitcore, you have the value of Manitcore Tail set at Value, and the Weight set as 10gp. So what is the weight of it?
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Jeffrey Y August 08, 2019 10:03 am UTC
CREATOR
Hi, sorry about that. It is 12 lb. An update will be coming for Volume 1 in a few weeks where I clean up a lot of these errors. Thanks for understanding.
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Matthew B August 04, 2019 1:06 am UTC
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I love this Guide; I use it all the time.
Quick Question, there is a table for all the items in the published books. However, there is no table for things that are not. Is that going to be coming later or is there a reason for not adding it!
Thanks for the Great Guide!
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Jeffrey Y August 04, 2019 2:41 am UTC
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Hi Matt, thanks for the support!

The table for published items is mostly there so that I didn't have to copy paste info from punlished WOTC sources. Originally I was going to include a table for the craftables in Hamunds but decided it was unnecessary in the end. I may end up putting one in when I find the time.
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Andy N July 31, 2019 1:11 pm UTC
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Hello, I really want to buy this book. It looks very helpful, especially with my players. But how will it be with the Volo's Guide? Will it be an extra book or an update? And will people who have the book already get it?
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Andy N July 31, 2019 8:19 pm UTC
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I only now realize that it literally says, volume 2...
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