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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:

  • 180 NPC statblocks
  • 12 flavourful write-ups on how to incorporate the DnD classes as factions into your game
  • 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
  • Pure white and black aesthetic. No distracting images or fancy effects. Just what you need, where you need it.
 
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Stuart C Mackey M November 22, 2020 11:13 am UTC
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I was going to work on creating something like this for myself and found this version through a google search. It's much more thourough than anything I planned on making! Thank you very much!

I only notice a few issues, such as the Barbarians on p 21 having both immunities and resistances to non-magical damage. It should only be one; immunities, I'm guessing, as immune means no damage, and resistance means half damage.

I'm also thankful for the print-friendly format!
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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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