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21 regrettable subclasses for D&D 5th edition









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Javier V February 22, 2021 11:42 pm UTC
I'm good on my word, I swear, all these new character options are so fun, I'm already making a ton of evil babies to play with
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JR B October 07, 2020 4:42 am UTC
Chaotic Chroma has a typo for the eye beam chart. There are six options though the column says 1d4, and there is a 7 where the six should be. When will there be an updated version?
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Laika D September 30, 2020 2:07 pm UTC
I’m definitely gonna but this as part of the bundle one day, but for now I’m using a free copy, and it’s great :D
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Anders E September 17, 2020 8:40 am UTC
Level 18 feature for etched soul still missing
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Alatar T September 03, 2020 4:35 am UTC
My word the artwork in this is fantastic. The subclasses are all super flavourful, too. As with any set of homebrew character classes, every GM will want to consider each class individually before approving it for her players, but with most of these, I doubt there'll be that much to worry about.
I'm blown away that Oliver Clegg is offering this for free; it was already more than worth it at $7. I'll have to be sure to purchase something else from him.
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Diego N July 26, 2020 11:18 pm UTC
The URL for the discount has a typo, to use it had to copy the link URL and delete the first https:// (it was written twice).
Great stuff
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Alberto N July 03, 2020 3:28 pm UTC
I've got a few question on a couple of abilities i find a bit vague: where should i ask them?
Can i write them here?
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Jerry T June 30, 2020 10:21 pm UTC
Community copy link doesn't seem to work. It says that it's been expended the max number of times.
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Gratz P June 14, 2020 1:22 pm UTC
Are there any community copies left? It says it's invalid now :(
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Oliver D June 14, 2020 8:42 pm UTC
I've reset the link with some more copies, it should be working now.
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Rotrude R July 20, 2020 8:22 pm UTC
It appears to be down again, or maybe it's just on my end.
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drakantr D June 08, 2020 6:26 pm UTC
How long does Arcane Anomaly's Devastation Corona last?
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Franz J June 07, 2020 11:00 am UTC
Hi! This is a fantastic product.
I have a few questions about two of the subclasses presented inside.

Pg.4 Path of the dead

the boundary
- “starting at third can see or interact with spirits as if they were in the material plane.”
Does the barbarians attacks count as magical when raging & using the boundary, specifically when interacting with spirits in the ethereal & border ethereal?

Army of the fallen
- “When you slay a medium or smaller sized creature living creature whilst raging, that creature rises as a zombie or a skeleton under your control.....on your next round.”
Is there a limit to how many undead may be created using army of the fallen?

Pg.26 chaotic chroma
Prismatic stain
- “When you cast a damaging spell, you may alter the colour(s) of the spell to suit your taste.”
Do cantrips count as spells for the purposes of this ability?

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Anders E June 05, 2020 10:16 pm UTC
What is the etched soul level 18 feature?
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Oliver D June 05, 2020 10:25 pm UTC
OMG DID I LEAVE IT OUT. WHY AM I LIKE THIS. It's past my bedtime here, but I'll check on it first thing in the morning.
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Busty D June 02, 2020 3:57 pm UTC
I love this book! Will you also add more stuff because it reached Platinum?
Also congratulations!
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Oliver D June 04, 2020 12:26 pm UTC
Thank you so much! I'm working on a few new books at the moment, but if I have time I will certainly come back and add more.
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bailey K June 02, 2020 10:25 am UTC
Is there anyway that you could make this free?
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Oliver D June 02, 2020 10:43 am UTC

I try and make sure I'm charging fairly for my work. I have to pay for art, my time, layout, the programs I use to make this and all the rest. HOWEVER, this particular book has done really well, and I'm no scrooge. If you check the product page again, you'll see there's a new image you can press to get a free community copy - call it my good deed for the day.

Pay it forward.

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Tom G June 06, 2020 12:29 pm UTC
Is there an email address (or other manner) where you can be contacted? I have a lot of questions about how you create your content (where you get your art, costs of producing, etc.).
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Tom G June 06, 2020 12:30 pm UTC
Never mind, spotted it down below.
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Aaron C May 31, 2020 3:01 am UTC
So, for Stillmind's final feature (Limited Spell Immunity), does that mean I'm immune to fireballs and hold person spells unless they upcast it to a 7th-level spell?
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Busty D June 15, 2020 11:20 am UTC
Cool Heat man avatar! :]
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Callum R May 29, 2020 10:27 pm UTC
From the sample, it looks like a lot of the wording of features needs to be cleaned up to resolve the lack of clarity. For example, the Rust Ward feature doesn’t say that it only works on nonmagical weapons, but then the Entropic Gyre feature retroactively states that
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