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The Adventurer's Domestic Handbook

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The Adventurer’s Domestic Handbook (5e)
Unique Mechanics for Relationships, Business, and Homesteading
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The Adventurer’s Domestic Handbook is everything you need to bring home and hearth to your table. This sprawling 153-page handbook contains 15 subclasses, 29 NPCs, 17 stat blocks, 15 magic items, 20 marriage ceremonies, 5 new vehicles, 6 vehicle upgrades, 6 new feats, and 6 new backgrounds, as well as mechanics for homesteading, raising a family, businesses, and apprenticing. With The Adventurer’s Domestic Handbook, you have everything you need to open up a shop staffed by charming employable NPCs; wine, dine, and quest with romanceable NPCs; take your family on the road with a souped-up wagon; and earn a steady income with your growing chain of businesses in the cities you visit. The 15 subclasses include mechanics for bonding with your party, protecting your allies, and connecting with the land.

From the mind of project lead Lydia Van Hoy (@LydiaVanHoy1), The Adventurer’s Domestic Handbook also features writers Ciarra Parry (@CiarraParry), Kayla Bayens (@JustThinkingKay), and Sadie Lowry (@ incandescaent). Find them on Twitter and share all your domestic goodness with them.

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DT B January 09, 2022 12:39 am UTC
Really would love to see this as a Print on Demand option. A hardcover version would be very welcome on my shelf.
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Nicholas L December 26, 2021 1:39 am UTC
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Please just let me buy it! It keeps throwing me back to payment when it tries to authenticate. I have more than enough money too.
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Lizzie E December 17, 2021 1:42 am UTC
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Is there a way to implement this (easily) into Foundry VTT?
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Janine O November 30, 2021 7:33 am UTC
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I really love this product but the numbers under Maintaining You Land (pg 30) seem a bit off. Unless I am doing the math wrong, it would take a person around 830 years (43,560sq ft at 1 week per sq ft) to prepare one acre of land and cost 43,560gp. I think a skilled laborer can reduce this to around 119 years, but the cost goes up a bit. With an income of 1gp per square foot per month, annual income would be over half a million gp. It does not say how often you have to pay upkeep, but if its per month you end up broke despite this.

Having the costs per acre seems like a better fit and having the maintenance per year would make it possible to operate at a profit.
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HAYK M November 11, 2021 7:00 pm UTC
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What's with all the placeholder "no glyphs" text. Am I opening this in the wrong format?
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Sapphire D August 18, 2021 9:35 pm UTC
I was trying to click "Click here for a 32 page preview." multiple ways, but nothing happened.

IDK if it's just a glitch, but I wanted to let you know.
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Arne M September 20, 2021 3:03 pm UTC
Below the image of the cover, there should be links to preview versions.
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Christopher B August 11, 2021 2:52 pm UTC
Folks is there any chance of a physical copy being published? I would really be interested in purchasing one.
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Volker K August 06, 2021 7:39 am UTC
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I love the options, but I have some serious issues with the balance of pricing for some stuff. On page 30 (Maintaining the Land) I assume you cultivate, maintain and use a basketball court size of field (4700 square feed), which should be something a settler in distant valley should be able to do on his own => and then we have this: "Preparing an empty lot takes 1 week per square foot, and costs 1 gp per week." This means I have to invest over 12 years of my life and 4700 gp to prepare a field the size of basketball court! This has to be wrong!
Page 21 tables tell me I can buy around 10 city shops of comfortable quality with living spaces above the shop for the same amount of money (not counting the dozen years I need to turn the land into a field).
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Darrik S April 14, 2021 1:30 am UTC
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I just want to say how much I love this book. I reference it regardless of what edition im playing. It really provides a fantastic jump point for DMs to turn their scenario or episodic games into something that really feels alive and like youre just another person living in the world around you.

Bravo,
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Manda C January 24, 2021 1:35 pm UTC
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Hi I was wondering if this book is only in digital format (and if so was it always...? for some reason I could have sworn this had a physical
copy before but might be remembering wrong lol)
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Lydia V January 26, 2021 9:36 pm UTC
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While I'd love to do a print run, it's only ever been available digitally unfortunately.
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Thomas H May 14, 2021 6:05 pm UTC
Is a print-friendly copy include? This would be great for a campaign I am working on in the Border Kingdoms
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Leigh T October 12, 2020 5:06 am UTC
I have a few questions about the homestead rules. First, what is the starting square footage for the simple homestead before adding modifications?
Next, is the price for doors/windows per door/window or for a set number of them? If so, what number? Based on the install time I'd guess 5 (1 door, 4 windows). Same with cosmetics, is that the price per item? What sort of items are considered cosmetics? Beds and chairs or is this supposed to cover stuff like paint and floor mats?
The pay for staff seems a bit low as the Player's Handbook lists the expected pay per day for hirelings at 2 sp for untrained and 2 gp for trained. However, if your staff all expect room and board like the land workers then pay is probably fine but the line for Needs on each employee should be changed to reflect this. Otherwise I don't think you are going to get many guards for 1 gp a week when they could work anywhere else for 2 gp a day.
Lastly, the Guard entry for staff is the same as the Stable Hands. I'm sure the guards...See more
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Timothy K July 29, 2020 2:05 pm UTC
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What a perfect supplement to help round out a party and a world, make them feel more real. Plenty to pick and choose from, and very inclusive with the diversity of NPCs. I am bringing this to my table in hopes that my adventures will think about putting down some roots! And as a parent, I love the parental backgrounds and mechanics... eager to try those.

Learned of it from Bob World Builder -- thanks!
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Mary F June 03, 2020 2:30 pm UTC
I’m buying this because that’s my character and her mate on the cover. (Literally. That’s my lock screen)
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Lydia V June 03, 2020 3:53 pm UTC
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Ahh, that's so awesome! I love them.
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Martin R May 21, 2020 2:03 am UTC
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Not bad, but the PDF could reaaaaaaaally use some bookmarks for easy material reference.
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Lydia V May 21, 2020 3:01 pm UTC
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We are working on an update now that will (hopefully) include bookmarks! Adding them isn't something I've done before, so there wasn't time to add them initially.
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Damian R May 20, 2020 5:48 am UTC
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I seem to have gotten a bad or corrupted file. The first letter of every introduction is missing, and I keep seeing these "no glyph" banners where I would expect a subtitle or section header.
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Damian R May 20, 2020 2:39 pm UTC
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I received very quick feedback from Dungeon Masters Guild suggesting that my Adobe Reader might be missing some fonts. I tried reinstalling Adobe Reader but even re-downloading the file did not work for me.

However, I was able to download and view the file correctly on my computer, and then from there upload the file to my Dropbox. I can now view the file correctly on my phone.

Hopefully this helps someone else!
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Cassandra M April 30, 2020 8:38 pm UTC
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Hey, looking forward to picking this up during Play it Forward, but just thought you should know, there appears to be a bit of overset text at the end of Page 7 on the preview document. The last line cuts off halfway through a sentence.
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Lydia V May 01, 2020 2:09 am UTC
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No worries, the rest of that sentence is in the book! It should show up in the full-size preview, which is nearly a 100% preview. I just wanted to give a faster-loading alternative that people could glance at, so there may be cut-offs on a few pages.
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