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Character Options: Talents III (5E)

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Character Options: Talents III is the 3rd book from Platinum best selling Character Options: Talents series!

It has over 375 talents that will cover archetypes, classes, and races.  It now includes the new boon talents, which requires specific alignments, and hundreds more to support and improve multiclassing options!

It also overs the following new races: Aasimar, Bugbear, Centaur, Firbolg, Goblin, Goliath, Hobgoblin, Loxodon, Kalashtar, Kenku, Lizardfolk, Orc, Simic Hybrid, Tabaxi, Tortle, Triton, Vedalken, Verdan, and Yuan-ti.

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Daniel H May 30, 2021 4:57 pm UTC
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Hi I had a question about one of multiclass talent prerequisites. When a talent lists "Spellcaster Class Level 4" is this referring only to the full caster classes like cleric, and wizard. Or to any class with the spellcasting feature, including paladins, artificers ect?
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Dragonix M May 30, 2021 5:13 pm UTC
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Any class that has the Spellcasting feature. Note that the paladin and ranger only gain the spellcasting feature upon reaching level 2. Certain archetypes gain spellcasting class upon reaching a certain level (eldritch knight, arcane trickster). So if the requirement for example is spellcasting class level 4, then a level 4 paladin, ranger, eldritch knight, and arcane trickster meet that requirement.
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Daniel H May 30, 2021 5:14 pm UTC
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Ok cool, thanks for clarifying. And thanks for such a fast response!
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Michael C May 11, 2021 1:08 am UTC
The talents Ardent Scoundrel and Templar have the same ability, when determining spell level, add half of arcane trickster and 1/3 any other.
Do they stack? Are they meant to be the same?
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Dragonix M May 11, 2021 5:35 pm UTC
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Sorry, Templar is incorrect. Rogue should not be included in the prerequisites.
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Michael C May 11, 2021 9:27 pm UTC
Ok, thank you! This book is amazing!
Do Zealous Assassin and Versatile Killer work together?
I’ve seen a few effects that work the same, “add 1/3 to__”
Do effects stack?
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Dragonix M May 12, 2021 3:17 am UTC
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Good catch. But no, zealous assassin, as well as primal assassin, should have been removed. Forgot about those and will remove them on the next update. I did Versatile Killer to simplify this so you can use any class.
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Dragonix M May 12, 2021 3:47 am UTC
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I remember now, zealous assassin and primal assassin was going to be worked into something similar to eldritch assassin. this will be fixed in the next update.
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Michael C May 12, 2021 2:54 pm UTC
Oh ok, cool
So Druids have Cunning Beast for sneak attack with natural attack, so Clerics would get the ability to sneak attack with a deity’s sacred weapon or Spiritual Weapon spell?
Thank You for your hard work!
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Marcus L June 13, 2021 5:46 am UTC
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Any news on the next update? Any update on the Tasha stuff?
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Joseph S April 01, 2021 1:31 am UTC
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Any plans to make more of these to cover the subclasses that you didn't address in the first 2 Character Talent books? (Druid Circle of Spores in the case of one of my players)
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Christopher T February 04, 2021 8:10 pm UTC
How does Eldritch Mage work? The prerequisite of Warlock level 3 / Spellcaster class level 3 doesn't provide any immediate benefit as far as I can tell. The Benefit states "When determining your available spell slots in the Multiclass Spellcaster: Spell Slots Per Spell Level table". However the PHB states "If you multiclass but have the Spellcasting feature from only one class, you follow the rules from that class". Warlocks have Pact Magic feature, not the Spellcasting feature. So as best I can tell you don't use the Multiclass Spellcaster: Spell Slots Per Spell Level table. You'd have to multiclass a third class with the Spellcasting feature to gain the benefit. On the same page, Eldritch Academic has the exact same requirement but provides immediate benefit as a result. Am I missing something?
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Dragonix M February 04, 2021 8:39 pm UTC
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My bad. I can understand the confusion here. It should read: "When determining your available spell slots in your Class or Multiclass Spellcaster: Spell Slots Per Spell Level table, you add a third of your warlock levels (rounded down) to your total spellcaster level.

It now works as how it is exactly stated (and is actually the reverse of Eldritch Academic). For example, if you are a bard 3/warlock 3, and you take this talent, you count as a 4th-level bard in determining your available multiclass spell slots. If you are a bard3/sorcerer1/warlock3, you count as a 5th level spellcaster/warlock3. Hope that's clear.
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Christopher T February 04, 2021 8:54 pm UTC
Yes, I think that makes more sense.

Is there a reason it's "Spellcaster class level 3" instead of 3 levels in Spellcaster classes? It's 6th character level either way and I don't think it shortcuts the "Multiclass Spellcaster: Spell Slots Per Spell Level table" any faster than taking Eldritch Knight or Arcane Trickster, which don't gain the Spellcasting feature until level 3 anyway.
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Dragonix M February 05, 2021 3:42 am UTC
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Yes, for game balance.
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Christopher T February 05, 2021 7:25 am UTC
Maybe at level 6 but by levels 7 & 8 a player could achieve the same effect. Maximum benefit occurs with 15 levels of Warlock allowing for up to 5 levels of other spellcasting. The method used in the PHB for determining level on the “Multiclass Spellcaster: Spell Slots Per Spell Level table” seems more balanced in my opinion. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan of your work and just curious as to the decision. Sorry if the questioning came across as rude.
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Dragonix M February 05, 2021 7:35 am UTC
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I see what you mean, but the requirement is more of a universal gateway balance to ensure that talents of a similar level of strength can only be accessed by characters meeting the same level of criteria.

However, I'd like to mention that these are optional rules. As I said in each of the book's introduction, as a DM, you are free to manipulate the details of each talent as you see fit. :)
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Dungeon M September 10, 2020 7:03 am UTC
Could you consider a talent for kensei monks to let them take heavy/special weapons as kensei weapons? It's something I was interested in from the older kensei versions. Maybe as a kensei fighter multiclass talent?
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Dragonix M February 04, 2021 8:40 pm UTC
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I'll look into it when I'm done with my current project.
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Dragonix M August 27, 2020 1:31 am UTC
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** Update 1.02 Changes **
- Magic-Fueled Rage. Limited use to once per short rest. (Changed to address Improved Flexible Casting exploit)
- Rage-fueled Magic. Now reads: You can expend one use of your rage to regain one spell slot of 2nd-level or below. Expending 2 uses of your rage allows you to regain one spell slot from the 3rd or 4th-level. Expending three uses of your rage allows you to regain one spell slot of 5th or 6th
level. Limited to one use per short rest. (see above)
- Arcane Knight, Arcane Defender, Holy Knight, Holy Defender, Verdant Knight, and Verdant Warrior changed text from you can make one melee attack as a bonus action to you can make one weapon attack as a bonus action
- Master Arcanist, Mystic Theurge, Hierophant, and Mixed Martial Artist all reduced class level requirements by 1 each.
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Christopher B August 27, 2020 8:10 am UTC
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It seems thing got a bit mangled under the Mystic talent description. The sentence ""For example, if you are a wizard 3/cleric 3/wizard 3," repeats wizard twice, then it goes on to say "you will count as both a 4th-level wizard and a 4th level wizard in determining what wizard and wizard spells you can prepare..." The same section refers to a "Charisma of 16," is that supposed to be an Intelligence of 16?
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Dragonix M August 27, 2020 8:50 am UTC
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Noted and thanks, Chris. I'll try to have this fixed by tonight and I'll upload 102b by tomorrow.
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Marcus L August 28, 2020 6:52 pm UTC
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Thanks for the update! Much appreciated!
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Dragonix M August 28, 2020 10:13 pm UTC
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You're welcome! :)
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Dragonix M August 28, 2020 10:13 pm UTC
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Updated to v.102b to fix text errors
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Marcus L August 21, 2020 11:34 am UTC
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Thank you for making Talents 3. I enjoyed the previous ones.

Some feedback...

A lot of multiclass talents allow swapping uses of class effects between classes one way. For example Inner rage, Rage fueld divinity. Ki-Fueled Sorcery amd Sorcerous Ki. I think it is a bit under powered when using half feats. I suggest merging theese into one talent going both ways.

Hard to know who will ever use the talents with weak combos in prereq like Mystic Theurge Cleric 6 + Wizard 6. You will be very gimped leveling up a character like this. Most campaigns ends before reaching lvl 12. After reaching lvl 12 you get more spells known taking this talent making your character only gimped, being several levels behind in spells known and struggling to have both high Int and Wis, wishing they made a Divine soul sorcerer instead.
Suggestion:
Make this come earlier in the career, skip the Cleric 3 + Wizard 3 talent? Also add some MAD relief. Use highest of Wis and Int?

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Dragonix M August 23, 2020 10:25 pm UTC
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Thank you for your insight and feedback, Marcus! Apologies for the late response. I'll provide you with a detailed feedback as soon as I finish my current project.
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Dragonix M August 27, 2020 1:33 am UTC
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I've made a few changes that were based on your feedback.

I will need more time to think about the others.

New content requests will have to be tabled for the next book.
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Marcus L August 28, 2020 6:43 pm UTC
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Thanks! You are not late. Most publishers have much worse support than you.

Keep up the good work!
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Noah R July 26, 2020 5:46 pm UTC
Kobold pc talents?
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Chris K July 07, 2020 6:24 pm UTC
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Im a buyer of a few of Dragonix products - all are well worth the money and I will soon be adding the rest to my collection Highly recommended!
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Alexander A July 02, 2020 9:18 pm UTC
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I have a question...I just recently purchased the Talents bundle in PDF, and I really love the Talents, and so do my players. I have been playing on Roll20 but I am starting to transition over to Fantasy Grounds. Is there any way I can get a discount on purchasing the Talents bundle for FG?
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Dragonix M July 11, 2020 7:02 am UTC
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Hi Alexander. Unfortunately, we can't. We have no system in place to be able to do that. Also the FG versions of my books are under the control of another author.
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Avery O May 21, 2020 9:58 pm UTC
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Beshaba's Boon is missing the B in Benefit
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Dragonix M May 21, 2020 9:58 pm UTC
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Thanks Avery, I'll check and have it fixed in the next update!
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Martin J May 20, 2020 1:58 pm UTC
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Is a Fantasy Grounds version coming?
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Dragonix M May 20, 2020 3:57 pm UTC
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Yes, Rob Twohy will be working on it. Don't expect it soon though. He normally takes a month or two, depending on his current projects, to complete it.
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Martin J May 27, 2020 9:24 am UTC
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Ok, great to know it's coming. Thanks :)
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Dragonix M June 03, 2020 7:22 pm UTC
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It's available now, Martin! https://www.dmsguild.com/product/316302?affiliate_rem=1138250
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Martin J June 08, 2020 3:10 pm UTC
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Awesome! Thanks a lot for the notice and keep up the good work.
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Dragonix M May 19, 2020 8:35 pm UTC
CREATOR
UPDATE:
V1.01 Bookmarks added.
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Maarten K May 19, 2020 2:57 pm UTC
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Hey nice work! Like your talent bundle! I noticed in this pdf that there is no outline / bookmarks for navigating to the different parts. Maybe you uploaded an older version? Because all your other pdfs have a navigation outline / bookmarks.
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Dragonix M May 19, 2020 3:10 pm UTC
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Hi Maarten. Yes, that will be fixed by early June. Apologies, busy at day job but I should be able to get back to it at the end of the month.
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Dragonix M May 19, 2020 8:35 pm UTC
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Well I did it anyway. ;)
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Maarten K May 19, 2020 8:36 pm UTC
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Ok cool! Thanks appreciate!
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Maarten K May 20, 2020 8:18 am UTC
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Thanks for updating :)!!!
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Imogen C May 14, 2020 11:18 pm UTC
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Any chance of getting blood hunter talents?
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Max K May 26, 2020 1:57 pm UTC
yes this! Blood hunter talents definitely
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Dragonix M May 01, 2020 7:57 am UTC
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Before anyone asks, the Artificer update and its multiclass talents will be added in the Talents II book before the end of May.
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