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Sidekicks Essentials

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Play D&D with as few as two people with this supplement to the sidekick rules introduced in the Essentials Kit boxed set!

The official rules for sidekicks in Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition first appear in appendix A of the Essentials Kit Rulebook and are designed to allow the game to be played with as few as two people: the Dungeon Master and a single player. Sidekicks Essentials expands these rules and provides additional types of sidekicks and example personalities to round them out.

Sidekicks Essentials is divided into three sections:

Playing with Sidekicks. A recap of the official rules for sidekicks is accompanied by additional optional rules for sidekick loyalty, controlling the sidekick, and level advancement.

Sidekick Stat Blocks. A collection of sidekick stat blocks and leveling tables is expanded from the original Expert, Spellcaster, and Warrior to include:

  • The Archer, who strikes with precision from afar.
  • The Berseker, a crazed killing machine. 
  • The Criminal, an underworld expert of deception and theft.
  • The Knight, a bastion of self-sacrifice.
  • The Magician, an arcane ally.
  • The Medic, because nobody likes dying alone.
  • The Minstrel, whose songs hopefully prove to be more useful than they are annoying.

Sidekick Personalities. 11 named companions you can match to a sidekick stat block, each with art, personalities, ideals, bonds, and flaws. All are formatted to be printed matching the handout cards included in the Essentials Kit boxed set.

Monster Sidekicks. An appendix has been added featuring instructions for creating sidekicks from monsters, as well as 4 example monster sidekicks taken from Droop's Monster Manual of Sidekicks.
Droop's Monster Manual of Sidekicks 

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December 2nd, 2019
This is a great book to have in your repertoire! If you need more members for your party or want to get a pickup game going fast, this supplement helps make an adventure fun for a small group! The quality of the book is good overall, and the thoughtful [...]
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October 16th, 2019
In Sidekicks Essentials, you'll find an expanded supplement to the Sidekicks that WotC put out this past summer/that they've been working on with Unearthed Arcana. This supplement talks about the history of sidekicks, the purchase of sidekicks, how to [...]
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September 4th, 2019
[Video: https://youtu.be/kK85IRp-Qlo ] Sidekicks Essentials is exactly what it claims to be: a much-needed expansion on the official sidekick rules presented in the D&D Essentials Kit. [...]
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July 21st, 2019
When WOTC advertised a campaign—Dragon of Icespire Peak—as a true single player campaign, they really dropped the ball. This product, however, has picked it up and ran with the concept. It's always tempting to hand your players a sidekick, [...]
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