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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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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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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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jack F December 11, 2020 4:48 pm UTC
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ive loved using the first 2 within fantasy grounds - do you have a rough timeline of when / If this book will make its way onto the program
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Jasmine Y December 11, 2020 9:20 pm UTC
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Yes it should be before the end of the year, along with an update for the other two books for FGU
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Jasper M December 13, 2020 11:29 am UTC
Fantastic! Thank you for your hard work!
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Callum R December 02, 2020 9:02 am UTC
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Woo! I've been looking forward to this book! One of the side-factors that I like about this series is how it brings up the discussion of "what do we (the players) consider a monster versus a sentient enemy" with the harvesting. For example, Hamund has made it clear that, despite being a dwarf, he has no compunctions about harvesting trophies from dead derro!
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Jordan C November 27, 2020 6:57 pm UTC
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Are you going to partner with someone to make another MOD for Fantasy Grounds soon or should I just make it myself? Also your previous MOD partnerships no longer work without errors when it comes to FGU so you will want to talk to them to update their products. I can't use them with Fantasy Grounds so I am happy I bought both the PDF plus the MODs.
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Jasmine Y November 27, 2020 7:13 pm UTC
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Its being made right now.
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Jasper M November 28, 2020 10:29 pm UTC
Awesome!
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Jason P December 08, 2020 11:56 pm UTC
Please let us know when the FGU module is complete! :) Thx
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Ezekiel F November 26, 2020 9:31 pm UTC
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Hey! I bought the first two a little while ago and absolutely loved them, and I am thrilled to see this one come out. I have a question though: Do you have any plans to release Harvesting Handbooks for the other books that have monsters in them? Whether it's the Eberron book, Wildemount, Ravnica, or even just the various adventures with unique monsters, like Ghosts of Saltmarsh or Descent into Avernus?
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Jasmine Y November 26, 2020 9:40 pm UTC
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I have been considering making s bonus compendium with all those in it, but probably not for a while. I'm going to take a bit of a break, writing these 3 has been quite the journey haha
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Ezekiel F November 29, 2020 7:04 am UTC
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I appreciate the answer, and I look forward to the books you release in the future! I have another question though. In the subclasses section of the book, you mention several different spells that I assume are homebrew, but I couldn't find any details for them. Are you planning on releasing another books with the spell details? Or am I just blind?
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Jasmine Y November 29, 2020 7:35 am UTC
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Thanks for the support. Those spells are a part of Hamunds Volume 2.
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Marshall M November 29, 2020 5:25 pm UTC
Kobold Press.

It's obvious you put thought into these works. I can't even imagine the the effort behind each one.

But, you know your fans are going to make suggestions.

Thank you.
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Ezekiel F November 29, 2020 6:37 pm UTC
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Got it, Thanks for the help!
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Miles M December 10, 2020 6:33 pm UTC
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Id buy the heck out of that.
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Austin H November 25, 2020 6:18 am UTC
I have the first volume, as well as Captain's and Cannons. Excited to pick up volume 2 and this one soon!

Have you covered the creatures added in Eberron: Rising from the Last War in any of the volumes? Or any of the other creatures added in adventures and settings that aren't dedicated to creatures like Volo's and Mordenkainen's?
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Zuilin's G November 24, 2020 3:14 pm UTC
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FG version?
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Lorne B November 24, 2020 12:07 am UTC
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From my discord:
Surge puts a cloak over himself and heads to the shops in Wharton.
The crowds part and avoid his path, not helping his newly found insecurities. the brute moseys up to one of his favorite stalls. the Junk dealer and self proclaimed mayor of Wharton, Wart. The greasy goblin taken aback by the yellow eyes under the hood. stammers a minute and composes himself.
"uh hey there big fella... you in the market for some rare and exotic goods ?"
the booming voice assures him he is just browsing.
most of this crap is clearly knock off, but occasionally...
the hulk lights up and points to the book rack behind Wart.
"is that new ?"
"why yes, just got that in with the last shipment from Croxious... I gotta tell ya, I've been holding out on this one... Very rare to come by this collection..."
a leather bound journal bearing the gold emblem of Hammond catches Surge's eye.
"Please may i see it ?"
"I...See more
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Lorne B November 23, 2020 11:58 pm UTC
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you did it again ! fantastic. so much great flavor for the game, it really gets everyone involved even the non-harvesters. please tell me you have plans to do volumes for the Kobold Press books.
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Jasmine Y November 24, 2020 12:04 am UTC
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Thanks so much for the support! Kobold press would be a bit difficult cause I would have to work out something with them, but certainly not off the table.
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Lorne B November 24, 2020 12:09 am UTC
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i don't know the insides of your sales, but seriously these books have added dimensions to our games. If i feel this way I imagine you have quite the following that would pick them up !
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