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Oberon's Guide to the Courts of Power


Oberon's Guide to the Courts of Power

Note: I (Seawood Scribe) have been made aware of a few inconsistencies and imbalances in this book that need updating. None of these issues are substantial enough to seriously impede your game, and if you purchase this book before it is updated, you will receive a free update once it is revised. Time is going at a premium these days so I will not be able to revise this book until late February. Thanks for your understanding!

This Feywild and Political Intrigue themed supplement introduces a new mechanic to the world's greatest role-playing game: social combat! This is a way for you to mechanically track social encounters on a granular level as you do combat encounters. Rather than losing HP, creatures lose RP (respect points) as they Critique (rather than attack) each other. If you are reduced to 0 RP, then your enemies might Discredit you, meaning you won't have sway in your social circles anymore!

New Subraces and Subclasses!

In addition to the new mechanic, this supplement comes with several new and variant subraces and subclasses with social combat in mind. Be an aasimar prosletyzer or a court elf as you navigate the dangers of political intrigue. Be a druid from the circle of pixies or a sorcerer with the Archfey bloodline as you delve into the Feywild!

More Spells!

Cast new spells like befuddling speech or hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia to confound your political rivals. Bolster your allies with camaraderie or a reasoned argument.

More Monsters (and NPCs)!

Face off against new and upgraded monsters such as a Treant Elder or the Pied Piper as you struggle to claim your place as the preemenent socialite in the realm. But it isn't only in the Feywild that you face new challenges. The next time you get into a tavern brawl, watch out; the Bartender might Abash you and force you to leave his establishment.

Archfey Monster Stat Blocks!

Previously, the Archfey have been elusive. Many gaming groups might have only met them if a warlock takes a pact with them. We've seen archdevils and demon lords in Mordenkainen's, and now it's time to introduce stats for four famous Archfey to the world's greatest role-playing game: Pan the Immortal Satyr, Oberon the Green Lord, Titania the Summer Queen, and The Queen of Air and Darkness, Lord of the Unseelie.

There are several other powerful creatures as well, capable of challenging your party in traditional combat or social combat. Solars, Pit Fiends, and the dreaded prankster Rumpelstiltskin are just a few examples of the powerful socialite warriors with whom you might cross blades or words.

Flesh Out your D&D Experience!

It is my hope that you find judicious use for this supplement. Obviously, doing social combat with every merchant you meet would grind the game into a boring slog. But I hope that both players and DMs can find fun ideas in this supplement and bring it to their next adventure arc dealing with political intrigue or the hierarchy of supernatural beings, taking the experience of bartering with a demigod to the next level.

If you enjoy this supplement, please write a review and let me know what you think of it! If you don't enjoy this supplement, please write a review and let me know how I can improve for my future publications!

(If you enjoy it but find some abilities that are not well-balanced, please let me know so that I can rebalance the supplement.)

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