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OUTCLASSED: The NPC Statblock Compendium

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OUTCLASSED: The NPC Statblock Compendium

This 200+ page book was written to alleviate the agony of creating a completely new character for enemies with class levels simply because there aren't many NPC statblocks available in the officially published books. Before now, if you wanted your party to fight a righteous paladin, your options were basically a knight (MM) or a blackguard (VGM). Now you have thirteen new options! For example. There are dozens of barbarians, bards, clerics, druids, fighters, monks, paladins, rangers, rogues, sorcerers, warlocks, wizards, and even some non-traditional classes like artificer, blood hunter, and rouge, not to mention dozens of smaller disconnected statblocks for NPCs that fit a specific purpose outside of a class identity.

Included in this book:

  • 150+ NPC statblocks incorporating subclasses from the Player's Handbook, the Dungeon Master's Guide, the Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide, Xanathar's Guide to Everything, and Unearthed Arcana subclasses (including artificer), plus homebrew class material like the Blood Hunter and two custom classes I designed myself, the Long Ranger and the Rouge (that's not a typo). Not to mention a whole heap of miscellaneous statblocks that don't quite fit into a class archetype, featuring magic initiates like the Spell Sniper and Siege Mage and customisable companions like the Squire and Outlaw.
  • 12 flavourful write-ups on how to incorporate the DnD classes as factions into your game. Each faction write-up describes demographics, key features, strategic and tactical suggestions, extra statblocks for Big Bad Evil Genius-level threats, and a fully-formed example of such a faction, like the shadowy Lovelace family, the Orimorts Academy of Illusion, and the clerical mission of Helm's Holy Vigilance Against Evil.
  • Guides for quickly applying race and class to a statblock.
  • Many indices sorted by class, CR, thematic similarity, and sourcebook.
  • Clarifications and examples of the thought process behind building NPCs.
  • Bonus material and variant rules as easter eggs peppered throughout.
  • Flavourful blurbs of action for each statblock.
  • "Quick Features" to apply the flavour of any subclass to any statblock.
  • Quick racial features to apply to any statblock.
  • Quick class features to apply to any statblock.
  • Battlemaster maneuvers you can apply to any statblock.
  • Full spell lists for eight types of wizards you can apply to any statblock.
  • Pure white and black aesthetic to keep the file size low.

Check out the first expansion to OUTCLASSED, Tasha's Panopticon of Nemeses! This expansion features NPC statblocks based on the subclasses released in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything.

 
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Gabriel C May 10, 2021 9:16 pm UTC
I can't help but think how amazing this would be for Fantasy Grounds. I can't seem to find a version of it for FG. Would that be something you would be interested in?
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Paweł G February 11, 2021 10:01 pm UTC
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I love it, made my life easier but i have a 1 complain: not sure what causes this but i find it impossible to copy and paste 1:1 text from any stat block.
for example if i try to copy innate spellcasting description from some sorcerer NPC:
"Innate Spellcasting.Thesorcerer'sspellcas" <- this is exactly what i get after copying full 8 lines of text from statblock. I've tried to open PDF in Acrobat Reader and few different browsers - still the same issue.
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William R March 31, 2021 11:33 am UTC
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That's a fair issue! I've considered including a text-only version with this in mind, in fact. The PDF is generated with GMBinder so there's not much I can do about that specifically, but a text document with the full text of all features and abilities might help. Keep an eye out for that at some point in the future.
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Scott C April 02, 2021 10:01 pm UTC
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This might not be feasible depending on your setup - I primarily use OneNote and Google Docs for my campaign, I use the windows snipping tool to clip statblocks and paste them directly into my notes.
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William R April 07, 2021 8:15 am UTC
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There is now a text version of OUTCLASSED! It is available upon download of OUTCLASSED as a Microsoft Word document.
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Jeremy H January 27, 2021 3:28 pm UTC
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Question! I may have missed this in an update, but do you have a document that includes some of the classes fron Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, such as the Echo Knight, Chronurgy Wizard and Graviturgy Wizard?
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William R January 28, 2021 10:31 am UTC
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Unfortunately, I haven't added anything from Explorer's Guide to Wildemount. I have, however, added all the subclasses from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything! You can find them in the expansion here: https://www.dmsguild.com/product/336429/OUTCLASSED-Tashas-Panopticon-of-Nemeses
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Francesco M December 08, 2020 12:10 pm UTC
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Very useful indeed. I recommend creating a version up on Roll20, I think that would sell like hot cakes.
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Ryan R November 19, 2020 7:13 am UTC
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I had been using the free GM binder version of this for a couple years and it was great. While I don't per se mind paying for the use now that its on the DM's guild. I do mind paying for it and it being harder to use than it used to. Not having the PDF indexed is kind of a bummer. Happy to support the creator but hopefully we can get a fix down the line? I used to just link to the page I needed in my session notes. Otherwise I have no big issues with the document.
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William R November 19, 2020 11:09 am UTC
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Unfortunately the links broke with an update with GMBinder so I was forced to remove them. I really liked the links!

If I can solve the issue, they will return. In the meantime, every page is noted in the index.

Check out the new features of the latest edition (changelog on the back page).
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Lurk P September 04, 2020 12:11 am UTC
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Links in the latest version don't appear to be working, I've tried clicking the links in the contents and nothing happens.
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Ben W August 26, 2020 11:18 pm UTC
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Awesome! What was in the August update?

Thanks
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William R September 03, 2020 12:27 pm UTC
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Good question! The August update added in flavour text for (almost) all the statblocks, rearranged a few areas, corrected the page references in the index, and added a few more statblocks including a king/queen and a higher-levelled Way of the Four Elements monk.
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Kees M August 20, 2020 7:43 pm UTC
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Question, one some characters there's a description of spellslots like the Profane Blood Hunter: 1st-3rd level (2 3rd-level slots)

Does that mean the character only has 2 slots total, like it's a warlock?

Great book by the way!
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William R August 21, 2020 6:10 am UTC
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Good question. Your intuition was correct; it only has 2 slots total to cast any spell in its list. You can see the same notation for the three NPC warlock statblocks listed in Volo's Guide to Monsters -- this is how Pact Magic is notated for NPCs according to official books.
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Kees M August 21, 2020 6:51 am UTC
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Great, thanks!

I don't have Volo's guide to monsters (yet) nor have I played/DM'd with Warlocks so I wasn't quite aware of this :)
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CODY C April 27, 2020 8:27 am UTC
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Thank you for making this, there are so few npc catalogue books that have any real meat on them or are just a list without any tools on how to apply them. The quick racial feature application chart is especially genius for those of us that can't remember the racial features of every race off the top of our heads.
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Rex P February 01, 2020 3:44 pm UTC
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Amazing! I've been following this project since its early Reddit days, and I just want to say that you're amazing for being able to pump out this much content in such an accessible way. Thank you!
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