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Sadachbia's Spell Summaries

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If you're like me, you find picking spells time-consuming and frustrating based on the spell lists available in the Player's Handbook or supplements. Cool, look at all these new 5th-level spells! Too bad you can't tell exactly what they do unless you flip back and forth between your class' spell list and the descriptions later in the chapter. Meanwhile, the barbarian, rogue, and monk party members are champing at the bit, waiting for you to finish levelling up so the session can start.

I decided to help remedy this problem by adding Third Edition-style blurbs to summarise each spell in the list! They're only one or two sentences long, but include the kind of at-a-glance information you need when trying to decide on spells: targets, damage dice, what happens if you cast at a higher level, etc. I also subdivided the Wizard spell list by school, so that it's easier to tell if something is actually Evocation and thus gets your bonuses, or ope, never mind it's actually Conjuration.

I compiled spells from several OGL books: the Player's Handbook, Elemental Evil Player's Companion, Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide, and Xanathar's Guide to Everything. Not included are spells from books such as Acquisitions Incorporated or Explorer's Guide to Wildemount. I also didn't include complete descriptions, so for full details on a spell, you'll still need to have access to the original sourcebook (dead-tree version, D&D Beyond, a friend's copy, etc.).

Happy spellcasting!

 
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Jeff J September 19, 2020 11:30 pm UTC
Love the summaries, but I was hoping they included range, aoe, whether an attack roll is needed, what type of save is allowed (if any), and the effect if the target makes the save.
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Cheli W September 21, 2020 3:00 am UTC
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Some of them I did include whether it's an attack roll or not, but I largely followed 3E's style as a guide and they kept summaries very concise in that edition (I don't think any of 3E's summaries included range, for example). It doesn't stay a short blurb if I include every detail from the description, unfortunately :/
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Cheli W September 28, 2020 7:47 pm UTC
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Sorry for the delayed response, but this might help you! https://www.dmsguild.com/product/176796/Spell-List-with-all-Info It's something I purchased before, but discovered it didn't contain the summary descriptions like I miss from 3rd Edition. This one is a spreadsheet that DOES list all the mechanics info (range, save, etc.) you want!
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