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The Art of War for D&D Players

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"Incredibly well-researched"

"Amazing!"

"This is exactly what the players at my table needed... they're already thinking more clearly about their combat."

Over two thousand years ago, a philosopher-general named Sun Tzu wrote The Art of War, the seminal work on military strategy. Discover how you can use these ancient secrets to master the game of Dungeons & Dragons!

This book has the following chapters, each one packed with information:

  1. Making Plans - planning for adventure, planning for battle
  2. Campaigning - seeking quick victories, taking short and long rests, setting up a base camp, managing equipment
  3. Strategic Combat - knowing when to fight, handling superior forces, having a common spirit, using surprise, assessing combat capacity
  4. Tactical Roles - defenders, strikers, controllers, boosters    
  5. Use of Energy - understanding the action economy, using the action economy, class-specific examples, feats examples    
  6. Weak Points and Strong - defense profiles, general damage strategies    
  7. Combat Maneuvers - defending a flank, attacking a flank, hit-and-run attacking, stonewalling, retreating
  8. Various Tactics - combat advantage, fire focus, target priority, ranged attacks, reach weapons, buffing, grappling, tactical healing    
  9. Movement and Development - force development, concentration and dispersal, movement in combat
  10. Cover and Terrain - types of cover, attacking from cover, utilizing terrain
  11. Situations and Combinations - optimization vs narration, multiclassing essentials, class specific combinations
  12. Attacking with Magic - damage spells, buff spells, debuff spells, control spells, utility spells, recommended spells by class
  13. Gathering Information - research, espionage

For novice players, this book will take your game to a new level. For experienced players, this comprehensive guide provides an invaluable reference tool. This is a must-have book for everyone who loves the game!

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shawn K May 23, 2019 9:58 pm UTC
Any plans to do a print/print on demand version of this?
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M.T. B May 24, 2019 2:09 am UTC
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We are working on it, but it’s a few weeks away
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shawn K May 24, 2019 3:42 am UTC
word... I will purchase it then as I enjoy all the works I have bought of yours! i really wish their was a print version of your elminsters guide to magic for it is used by every one at our table.
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M.T. B May 26, 2019 8:37 am UTC
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Thanks Shawn!
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Jonathan K May 23, 2019 1:06 pm UTC
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In case you ever do revisions or a similar product, I would like to put forward the case that monks (and even battlemaster fighters) could be included in the controller group. Their abilities to stun and the open hand's abilities to push creatures around the battlefield make them great for rounding up enemies, putting allies in advantageous positions and breaking grapples.
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M.T. B May 23, 2019 8:48 pm UTC
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That's a good point and I will note that when I do a revision. Thanks!
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Sean W May 28, 2019 10:47 pm UTC
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Hi MT! I'm an artist and I'd like to you about offering my services. My portfolio is www.electricpencil.productions (not sure if links work in comments) Hope to hear from you soon! Cheers!
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M.T. B May 28, 2019 11:28 pm UTC
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Thanks Sean, I will check out your portfolio :-)
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Sean W May 29, 2019 12:36 am UTC
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Thanks! I'm afraid it's mostly geared towards animation and not illustration. Feel free to contact me via the contact form and I can show you more illustrative stuff. Or, email me directly at sean (at) electricpencil (dot) productions.
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