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It’s the end of the session and you must’ve said “You hit with your sword” or “The kobold shoots but misses” at least a dozen times. Even if your delivery is top notch, those descriptions won’t do much for your players’ imaginations. When you sound boring, there’s a good chance that your players are bored.

Heaving the maul above her head, the barbarian swings in a wide arc, clobbering the owlbear!” Now that’s action your players can see! But it takes a lot of energy to narrate dynamically. Fortunately, we’ve done a lot of the work for you.

Welcome to The Raconteur’s Lexicon Expanded Edition. The Expanded Edition contains the 5 previously available volumes with hundreds of new words and features. All in all, the Expanded Edition contains over 3,000 descriptive words and ideas in a printer-friendly format – doubling the amount from the previously available best-selling separate volumes.

Here is what’s NEW in the Expanded Edition:

  • Adverbs for attacks and movement

  • Reaction words

  • Original illustrated weapon and armor diagrams

  • Colors, effects and sounds for spellcasting

  • Verbal Component Generator: 125+ words translated into 7 languages to help you create authentic verbal components for common D&D languages

  • New sections for terrains and common locations, air and environmental smells and sounds

  • Descriptive words for hair and clothing

  • Additional NPC roll tables for race, alignment, voices, skin tones, distinct features and more

  • An entirely new chapter on Monsters – movement, physical descriptions, sounds, smells and more – only available in the Expanded Edition

Chapter 1: Melee and Ranged Combat contains 600+ words sorted in weapon categories, movement, reactions and original illustrated diagrams for armor and weapons.
Chapter 2: Spellcasting and Conditions has 400+ words for forming spells, ranged and melee spells, colors, sounds and effects, damage types and conditions. The Verbal Component Generator has 120+ words translated into 7 fantasy-style languages to help your spellcasting sound authentic.
Chapter 3: Monsters is a brand new section of 450+ words for describing monsters and creatures - movement, demeanour, physical attributes like skin, eyes and teeth, smells and sounds and more.
Chapter 4: NPC Building includes 300+ characteristics sorted into detailed roll tables for appearance, personality traits, interests, quirks and flaws, talents and bonds. Give your social interactions more weight with 175+ words for conversation and expressions.
Chapter 5: World Building is perfect for world builders with 700+ words for describing the weather, terrains of common environments, water, air, smells and sounds and common locales.
Chapter 6: Critical Fails makes those nasty nat1s count! Expansive roll tables for melee/ranged and spellcasting fails plus ideas for saving throw and skill check fails.

Here's what some /reddit users had to say:

"I love you" - DmanJohnson000

"...[I] plan on adding them to my ready-at-a-glance references while DMing. I like how straightforward they are, and the organization is perfect...There are hundreds and hundreds of words on those pages. And the recommended price is very, very fair given the work that was put into it." - LordDenning

"Whoever made this, all of you are geniuses, I never knew I needed this so much." - FallenRune

"Charming, succinct and effective. I'd recommend these to everyone." - VerbiageBarrage

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