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With its latest update, The Essentials: Sidekicks Expanded is bursting with new sidekicks for your 1 on 1 game of D&D. 9 sidekick types, each with their own unique/named sidekicks, complete with backstories, personality traits, and stat-blocks at levels 1, 3, and 5. 

Within The Essentials: Sidekicks Expanded you'll find:

  • The Assassin, specializing in striking from the shadows.
  • The Conjurer, a wizard specializing in control magics and summoning.
  • The Crusader, a warrior of faith and justice.
  • The Duelist, the master of the blade.
  • The Evoker, wizard that makes things go BOOM!
  • The Gladiator, a brutal, close quarters fighter.
  • The Hunter, everyone's favorite outdoorsman.
  • The Necromancer, wizard of life, death, and undeath...
  • The Oathbreaker, you want things to die, they've got you covered.

Not only does this tome contain leveling information for levels 1-6, like the D&D Essentials Kit, we've done you one better and taken it up to level 12!

If sidekicks are your thing then this book is for you. Download it now and meet the following custom sidekick characters in all their glory:

  • Lars, avenging assassin
  • Mathias, the ever helpful conjurer
  • Briann, shield of Oghma
  • Kira, aspiring blademaster
  • Zuri, master of fire
  • Dorgar, former gladiator of Thay
  • Brida, huntress of the wilds
  • Taeryn, mistress of death
  • Raynard, former warrior of Helm

As if you needed any more motivation, we've also got character sheets for your sidekicks covered with The Essentials: Sidekick Sheets, soon to be updated with custom sheets for each of the 9 sidekick types found in this book.

NOTE: There are two versions. They both contain the exact same content, one is just more compressed than the other. Makes for a smaller download. I put both up so everyone can choose whichever one they'd prefer. Thanks, I hope everyone enjoys the book.

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Maarten K June 06, 2020 3:23 pm UTC
Are you planning on a conversion to Fantasy Grounds Unity?
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Lane M June 07, 2020 3:24 am UTC
Hi Maarten! Fantastic question. Unfortunately, there are no current plans for a Fantasy Grounds conversion.
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Maarten K June 07, 2020 12:29 pm UTC
Ok, then I'll have to do the converting myself ;), very cool product by the way!
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Lane M August 23, 2019 9:43 am UTC
Huge update is now live. Added 20+ pages and made tons of corrections.
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Lane M August 14, 2019 9:13 pm UTC
Clarification: Noticed in a few spots that I wrote an ability can be used x times equal to y modifier, but failed to include per long rest in the text. In those instances, those abilities can be used that many times per long rest. Definitely something that I’ve already corrected in the document for the next update, but it’s important enough to mention for clarities sake.
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Lane M August 14, 2019 8:00 am UTC
Not that it doesn't have a good amount of content but I'm Working on a fairly decent sized update for this title to add level progression beyond 6th level and some unique (named) sidekicks. Stay tuned.
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Lane M August 11, 2019 9:53 am UTC
Put out an update to fix a couple of small errors in two of the progression tables. If anyone notices anything else out of place or needs any clarification, just join the discussion and let me know.
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