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The rain creates a rhythmic melody on the roads of the Ivory Hall district, interrupted only by the footsteps of the rushing city guards. Then they see the body and the guards approach carefully. Another body has been left in the street. Another Gnome, clad in jewels and fine clothes. Another iron coin, stamped with the letter M. Another victim claimed by the Iron Merchant.

Serial Killers

The ripper is a character class based on serial killers and slashers, focusing on the ripper's abilities to stalk their obsessions and murder. They are outcasts from their societies because they target their own neighbors, rather than target other monsters like your everyday maniacs the adventurers. Rippers are murderers, fractured minds who are driven to kill by their obsession or desire. They are predators who hide among the sheep, and the only way to stop a ripper is to capture them or kill them.

Villainous Class

The ripper class is a tool for the dungeon master to use to create villain NPCs for their games. It is a full character class, ranging from level 1 to level 20, with three murderous archetypes (Butcher, Nemesis, and Schemer). The class is very much intended to create evil antagonist, because no ripper is good, much in the same way as the villainous class options in the Dungeon Master's Guide. Like the villainous class options, a player character may be given permission to take levels in this class, but it is recommended as a tool for the Dungeon Master. The class also features new magic items and downtime activities, as well as more stuff for your interest and enjoyment.

Features original art by Shiraz Khan (@DiceDeeds on Twitter)

The Ripper Class features:

  • Complete character class from levels 1-20
  • 5 murderous archetypes: Accursed Visionary, Butcher, Nemesis, Schemer, and Stalker
  • 13 Lair Features to customize your lair
  • 4 Feats: Acquire the Ripper's features without being a Ripper, consume your enemies, and become an Urban Legend
  • 12 Magic items: Wear the Helm of Horror, master the Rod of Vile Instruments, or wield a Pointy Dagger
  • Appendices that discuss how to use Rippers in your games, and how to use them in the Eberron setting
  • New optional rules, new equipment, and more!


The content of this book includes references to extreme cruelty of various nature, as well as mechanics that incorporate some of this cruelty into game form. This is not a recommended reading for anyone who has experienced such cruelty as rape, physical or mental abuse, being the target of stalking, or torture of any kind.

This book focuses on those who commit atrocities such as murder or any of the aforementioned cruel acts, but this book does not condone these acts nor does it wish to portray those cruel enough to commit them as heroic.

Use the material herein with care and treat your players with respect.


August 21st 2019

  • Minor corrections in text
  • Replaced a magic item; the Talisman of the Unseen is made redundant by the Amulet of Proof against Detection and Location (DMG), so it was replaced by the Pointy Dagger

February 29th 2020

  • Major update of layout and content
  • Added new murderous archetypes
  • Added new magic items
  • Added new feats
  • Added new equipment
  • Revised the optional rules and mechanics
  • Added new lair features
  • Added a section on Rippers in the Eberron setting
  • Book goes from 18 pages to 35

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Andrew K September 16, 2020 6:39 am UTC
Love everything about this class. But where is the accursed visionary spell table listed? Can’t see it anywhere.
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Ken C August 13, 2019 8:01 am UTC
Can you explain how this fits in with the Ravnica-theme as you have tagged it to appear within that tab?

Also, 404: Not Found error on the Full-sized preview.
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Óskar Örn E August 13, 2019 8:37 am UTC
Not sure how I can fix the 404 error, it might be something DMs Guild needs to look at

The Ripper class is a villainous class for the DM to introduce serial killers into their games as antagonists, and serial killers are a thematically urban threat. Ravnica is largely an urban or suburban setting, which is why I figured DMs might have interest in this class for that setting
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Óskar Örn E August 13, 2019 8:48 am UTC
That full preview error seems to fixed now
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