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Hamund's Harvesting Handbook: Volume 3

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Welcome dear reader to Hamund’s Harvesting Handbook Volume 3, written by your favorite harvesting mentor: Hamund Holderhek!

I do apologise for my prolonged absence and the delay in producing this entry in the Harvesting Handbook series. Unfortunately, several events befell me recently that prevented me from finishing this book in a timely manner. These events include, but are not limited to: abduction by the Demon Lords of the Abyss, foiling a Shadowfell incursion, going undercover into duergar society, investigating a spree of curious star spawn appearances, and a rather eventful tea time with a close acquaintance.

But the important thing is that the book is here now, and I must say that it is some of my finest work. Not only have I covered the gamut of newly discovered creatures to harvest, but my travels have brought me into contact with ancient artefacts, more people that need harvesting help, and several new schools of combat and magic that incorporate our venerable art into their practices.

I implore you to enjoy this labor of love, dear reader. The knowledge in this book has been compiled under very trying circumstances, but it is all worth it in the pursuit of furthering our beloved craft. Inside, you will learn how to strip a skulk, melt down a marut, and hollow out a howler! Learn how to craft the spoils of your hunts into powerful weapons, channel the power of fiend lords into artefacts, and even find how to incorporate harvesting into every aspect of your being. Ours is an ever-expanding field, and I am so incredibly grateful to be with you every step of the way.

 Good luck and good harvesting,

- Sir Hamund Holderhek, O.B.H. (First Class), V.Ad., N.Ki.P.

 

P.S. Some of you may be wondering where I will go from here, considering the discovery of new monsters seems to have dried up recently. Well, without getting too far into it, I will mention that I have become very interested in herbalism as of late...

P.P.S. For more on my adventures, especially the tea time, see “Hamund’s Heroic Hardboileds I-XXIV.”

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This is the follow-up to the ADAMANTINE and MITHRAL bestselling books Hamund's Harvesting Handbook and Hamund's Harvesting Handbook: Volume 2, covering the monsters featured in Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes. As before, this book aims to act as a handy reference for DM’s with loot hungry players that just want to carve up anything they have killed. This volume covers the monsters included in Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes, and as before, features a complete harvesting list for each monster, as well as over 130 new magical items to craft.

The rules for harvesting and crafting are unchanged, but this book does add a few more interesting pieces to add to your harvesting adventures. Premiering in this book are artifacts, new rules for the artificer class, and a new harvesting-based subclass for each of the original PHB classes.

Everything has been written with balance in mind, but you are of course feel free to rebalance anything in this guide to suit your own table, or feel free to message me at driftersgameworkshop@gmail.com or hit me up on Twitter @drifterworkshop to discuss anything in this guide.

Features:

  • A loot table for every single monster in Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes, with flavourful descriptions of items that DM's can use as plot hooks for small side quests and adventures.
  • Over 130 new craftable magic items, made from the materials your players harvest from their kills. Also, a new artifact for each of the Demon Lords.
  • A new set of pickpocket/trinket tables for humanoids.
  • A quest board featuring every single monster from Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes, designed to be used by DM's to make simple quests on the fly
  • Rules for harvesting, crafting, special tools, and new proficiencies
  • How to include artificers into these rules
  • 12 new harvesting themed subclasses for each of the original classes: Path of the Blood Seeker, College of Trophy Hunters, Harvester Domain, Cycle of the Circle, Butcher Martial Archetype, Way of the Observed Form, Oath of Legacy, Fey Traper Archetype, Scavenger Archetype, Skin Wearer Origin, Pact of the Apex Predator, and School of the Magi-Zoologist.
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Also check out my side work of Hamund's Herbalism Handbook!

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If you like my work, also check out my MITHRAL best-selling guide to ship combat, Captains and Cannons: https://www.dmsguild.com/product/256983/Captains-and-Cannons-A-Ship-Combat-Guide-in-DD-5e

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Sebastian B November 17, 2022 12:05 pm UTC
Will there be a bundle of all three volumes or even everything from Hamund?
What are the main differences between these and the Monster Loot Collection by Anne Gregersen?
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Jasmine Y November 17, 2022 8:01 pm UTC
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I might make a bundle at some point but its not for a while. The main difference is the coverage - I believe Anne's only goes by creature type rather than by book.
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Ben B August 14, 2022 2:04 am UTC
Is this Volume and Volume 2 usable in Fantasy Grounds Unity like Volume 1 is?
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Mike B May 25, 2022 1:27 am UTC
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The spells that are listed in the subclasses don’t have any descriptions: Like Kamunds Harvesting Hands, Recompisition, Identify vitals, or cold storage. Where can I find these spell descriptions?
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Jasmine Y May 26, 2022 11:47 pm UTC
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Apologises, the spells were included in Hamunds Volume 2
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Jaecen D May 19, 2022 5:02 am UTC
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So I don't know if anyone has pointed it out yet. But you might want to look over the cleric domain
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Ezekiel F April 27, 2022 8:25 pm UTC
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I know that you mentioned that it would be a while before you make a vlolume containing the monsters from books outside of the core 3 bestiary books that were out at the time, but do the updates to the various monsters in Mordenkainen Presents: Monsters of the Multiverse change anything regarding the materials in your opinion?
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MARK V January 20, 2022 8:59 pm UTC
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Love all three of them, I even printed/binded them myself for easier at table use.
I hope you consider Volume 4 for the recent additions and the soon to be released Mordenkainen Presents: Monsters of the multiverse.
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Lorne B November 12, 2021 4:33 pm UTC
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Any thoughts of compiling the three into a single hardcover ?
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David S November 12, 2021 3:58 pm UTC
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Would you consider adding a template for DMs to add their monsters to in the future?
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Juliane B July 20, 2021 2:27 pm UTC
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Hey, I love this series! I just bought all 3 of them and I can't wait to finally have answers for my players expectations to loot every godamn creature on this plane :D
I wanted to ask though, if there is like a high quality print version for printing in a shop or so? I really love having DND books to browse through but most shops or online providers require pdfs with some buffer space on the sides of the pages and i feel that white borders would not do these great books justice.
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Timothy S June 23, 2021 4:15 pm UTC
Do you plan to continue this series with newer books like the new ravenloft book?
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Jasmine Y June 23, 2021 9:31 pm UTC
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Hopefully one day I'll compile things into a compendium with all the monsters that didnt appear in a main monster book, but its probably quite a ways away unfortunately
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Timothy S June 24, 2021 5:21 pm UTC
What are your next big D&D project(if you can tell me)?
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Ezekiel F June 04, 2021 12:17 am UTC
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Hey, I've made great useage of the books during the campaigns that I run, and am going to be playing a Harvester character myself in a friend's campaign, but I've got a question. In the section of the material that lists the weight, is that the total weight of all of the units of the material put together? Or is it the weight per unit?
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Jasmine Y June 05, 2021 9:45 pm UTC
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Hey thanks for the support!

If an item has a specific number like x3 or x4 then the weight is per unit. If it's something like (bag) out (small pouch) then it's for the whole pouch/bag
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Ezekiel F June 11, 2021 6:32 am UTC
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Awesome, thanks for the info. One more thing: would Hamund's Harvesting Hands be able to harvest materials that need spirit paper? Or would you have to make the Wisdom (Religion) check seperately still?
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Ezekiel F June 20, 2021 4:23 am UTC
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Wait, so does that mean that the Plane Blocking Ichor from the Astral Dreadnought weighs 5,000 lbs per gallon? Or is is 5,000 lbs for all of it together, adding up to 10 lbs per gallon (which makes more sense, but doesn't seem to fit what you explained)?
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Michael R June 01, 2021 5:07 am UTC
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I just discovered these books and adored Volume 1 so much I immediately bought 2 and 3. I can't wait to dig in! I have a player in CoS who loves skinning and harvesting everything she can. This'll let me give her some actual stuff for it! I am curious (and I know it *just* came out so long ways off if so) do you plan on doing another one for Van Richtens?
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Jasmine Y June 02, 2021 9:13 pm UTC
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Thanks so much for the support!

I'll probably do all the miscellaneous creatures in one book at some point, but its probably quite a ways off
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Dane M March 03, 2021 11:51 pm UTC
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Hey, I loved Vol. 1 and 2, just getting Vol. 3 now. I was wondering if you had added items/spells etc to DND Beyond at all as homebrew and under what name so I could add them easily into my Homebrew World.
Thanks and looking forward to Vol 4
Dane
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Jasmine Y March 04, 2021 8:09 pm UTC
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Unfortunately I haven't. There is a VTT version of the books, though
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Darian W January 15, 2021 4:10 am UTC
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The cleric and paladin get access to new spells in their subclass lists, but i cant actually those spells in the pdf? where would i find them?
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Jasmine Y January 16, 2021 4:36 am UTC
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Those are actually included in Volume 2 of this series. If you don't have access to it, feel free to change the spells to something else your DM feels appropriate
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Patrick M December 29, 2020 9:09 pm UTC
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Any chance you could make a table of contents that list all the monsters in alphabetical roder and what page and book they are in for easy reference? Maybe also something for items and what they craft?
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Ezekiel F December 18, 2020 2:54 am UTC
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I have a question. In this book you discuss how to incorporate the Artificer into your rules, but what about the spell list? Does the Artificer gain access to any of the spells from book 2?
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