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Red Wizard Handbook


A Player's Guide to Thay


by R P Davis

Curse of Sebs says: 

“Szass Tam's mighty arrogance is seemingly justified in this manual unveiling the grand magical items, classes and backgrounds of the Red Wizards of Thay with cunning insights and biting asides. Learning the context and creation of so many wonders is illuminating and entertaining, while the classes and backgrounds introduce an interesting approach and specialisation filled with flavour and fire!”

Explore Thay in this handbook!

Have you ever wanted to play a Red Wizard? One of their agents? Do you want your next character to be from the fabled and ancient Forgotten Realms land of Thay?

The Red Wizard Handbook contains everything you need to create characters from Thay. Inside, you will find:

  • 2 all-new character backgrounds
  • 4 subclasses: The Red Wizard arcane tradition, the Black Flame Zealot and Thayan Agent rogue archetypes, and the Thayan Gladiator fighter archetype
  • Dozens of magic items
  • Dozens of spells specific to Thay
  • A brief history of Thay
  • Thay Today, a description of Thay in the present
  • An overview of Thay's most important cities
  • The people of Thay
  • Religion in Thay

Infiltrate the Forgotten Realms as a subject of Szass Tam! Get your copy of Red Wizard Handbook today!

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About the Author

R P Davis is the author of many things on the DMs Guild, and has contributed as a collaborator and editor on many others. He's been a tabletop gamer the entire time he's been sentient, and a role-playing addict for more than 30 years. In that time he's written countless things, from simple spell effects to D&D campaign worlds to complete role-playing games. You can find a complete list of his work here


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John B June 29, 2022 4:02 am UTC
For Tattoo Magic, is this intended to be a new spell or one of the known spells from your spell list?
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R P D July 04, 2022 7:30 am UTC
You can't tattoo a spell you don't know, so it must be a known spell. I could have worded that better, couldn't I? Thanks for asking!
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Ben B September 16, 2021 7:27 pm UTC
Is this for 5th edition?
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R P D September 18, 2021 4:33 pm UTC
Hello, Ben! Like all DMs Guild content, yes, this is for 5th Edition.
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Robert K February 10, 2020 4:14 pm UTC
Robert, I'd love to do a review of this title on A Pawn's Perspective. What's the best way to reach out to you?
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R P D February 10, 2020 7:16 pm UTC
You can get me at or on Twitter @WP2XX =)
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James T February 10, 2020 11:36 am UTC
Hello, first of all thanks for creating this, Szass Tam is one of the characters who made me fall in love with d&d so I am superhypedabout this. My question is though, will this in some way or other become available on dnd beyond aswell?
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R P D February 10, 2020 12:10 pm UTC
You're very welcome! I've been a Red Wizards fan for many years; they were the Supervillain at my table for literally a decade. Unfortunately, the book will not be available on D&D Beyond. The DMs Guild license doesn't allow that. Sorry!
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James T February 10, 2020 12:15 pm UTC
Okay, thank you for your fast answer! No worries, I understand and am grateful nonetheless, have a nice day
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TL M February 06, 2020 9:32 pm UTC
Thank you for putting this together! I've been looking for something like this to help my current home-game (set at Thay's border). It's great to have info about this nation that isn't also splayed far out to the sword coast.
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R P D February 07, 2020 6:13 am UTC
My pleasure! I've loved the Red Wizards as villains for decades, and it was an interesting exercise to create player options for Thay. Enjoy!
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