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Update: Grappler's Handbook is now Expanded! See details in the description below.

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The Grappler's Handbook has been largely re-written, and given a fresh look from the original to serve as more of a guide for how to use and expand grappling in fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons.

This handbook will give DMs and players many options and ideas to choose from when it comes to using grappling, without complicating or slowing down combat.

You can now add realistic effects and conditions from grappling into your games while using the already existing combat mechanics in fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons.

Inside you will find:

Detailed information on how to use the Grappler's Handbook, how to implement and effectively use grappling in your campaign. Including the use of weapons or implements with grappling.

Information on using a "grappling" skill; why, and how this option could be used.

Details on the different grappling positions and how they can be used. Standing and prone. This includes high quality commisioned artwork depicting the various positions.

Descriptions of how to use particular techniques such as chokes and locks. Also, how to inflict lingering injuries with these techniques.

Optional mechanics that can be added to increase the immersion.

24 unique grappling techniques from the original handbook plus bonus techniques for use with weapons/implements.

3 new weapons for fifth edition, including all of the stats so they can be used with or without grappling.

NPCs and monsters. This new addition will give you examples of how to use these techniques in your creature's stat blocks. This includes new NPCs based on popular sub-classes on DMsguild and a new CR 8 monster that will scare your players into submission.

One more thing you ask? How about an article written to give you the tools needed to run a fun and exciting encounter for a grappling tournament? Yes, this article includes an encounter that you can use at your table and will help you better understand how you can make grappling more exciting.

Download the Grappler's Handbook Expanded edition today, and if you and your group enjoy it then leave us a review!

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January 20th, 2020
The author of the Grappler's Handbook takes real world knowledge, either experienced or through an experts opinion. You find yourself reading through the book and learning more about the subject than you ever expected. This is great, because it helps [...]
August 9th, 2019
I hate long drawn-out combats in my games - I really do. But when I saw Grappler's Handbook, I became intrigued, so I reached out to the authors to let me do a review of it - and I can say I enjoyed it thoroughly. Combat, I think at least, is [...]
June 6th, 2019
I really enjoyed this product. I was happy to be part of the playtest. Early on we were a bit concerned about the addition of the grappling skill, but it seems that this team did a great job with a smooth implementation. While I'm a fan of the far les [...]
June 2nd, 2019
Wicked! I do some grappling and comparing this handbook to a real life grappling fight is amazing. its not too complicated yet real. fun to play with other grapplers [...]
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