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Sidekicks Essentials


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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Scott B August 09, 2020 6:22 am UTC
Are levels 7- 12 going to be added to complete the DOIP expansions??
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Paul M August 12, 2020 8:06 pm UTC
Hi Scott, these sidekicks are taken through level 20 in . Both supplements are offered together bundled at a discounted price, and if you bought this one you receive an additional discount towards the bundle price.
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