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Strixhaven: A Syllabus of Sorcery

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What is this book?

Strixhaven: A Syllabus of Sorcery is a companion book to Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos. This book expands upon the content provided in Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos in order to provide DMs with more ways to customize their Strixhaven campaign. The information contained in this book is completely modularized and can be added wherever you see fit to enhance your game.

This book contains:

  • 144 Class Events: Make the classes at Strixhaven dynamic and interesting with four events for each class offered at Strixhaven.

  • Expanded Class Mechanics: Make the classes chosen by players provide meaningful, mechanical value through an expanded class system.

  • Group Points System: Provide a reason for players to work together as a group, plus make successes and failures more meaningful throughout the adventures found in Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos.

  • Rival System: Create a rival party for your group that competes with them at every turn and encourages them to become exemplary students.

144 Class Events

This companion book contains four class ideas for each of the 36 courses included in Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos. Each event is designed to take less than 5 minutes. This allows you to run these events for specific players enrolled in a class while not diverting from your session's storyline for too long.

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Expanded Class Mechanics

Classes in Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos have no real influence on the story. In Strixhaven: A Syllabus of Sorcery, the Expanded Class Mechanics ensure that each class can have a real mechanical impact on your campaign. This section outlines ways to improve your campaign's pacing with Class Performance Checks, as well as how to tie these checks into the 144 class events provided with this companion book.

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Group Points System

Reward your players for their successes and punish them for their failures! The Group Points System allows combat, social, and exploration encounters to have meaningful impacts on each school year at Strixhaven. This system will encourage players to be exemplary students by tempting them with honor, bragging rights, and of course, treasure. 

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Rival System

Encourage your party to outperform their peers. The Rival System provides rules for creating and running a group of students who compete with the party at every turn. 

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John D January 15, 2022 9:37 pm UTC
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Absolutely love this! Very helpful and adds an extra dimension to Strixhaven. Have you considered adding a printer-friendly version?
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Joshua F January 09, 2022 3:52 pm UTC
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Thanks for the material! If I might ask, page 13 describes checking for an event... based on the die roll for the skill check for class performance? I guess that the idea is that the player rolls so poorly that something odd happens? I think I understand the reasoning, though it is a bit odd in the typical style of 5e. I also don't quite seem to see anything that takes into the account of them rolling an event but still managing to pass the DC for the class; I think the idea is that the even supplants the actual skill check, but that does feel off to have a player roll a skill check and then if they roll a certain number then their skill actually doesn't matter at all.

Still, I quite like this and plan on using the Class Performance rules for sure! Also put me down for 'interested' in a similar supplement regarding extracurriculars/jobs!
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Jack S December 27, 2021 1:27 am UTC
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Kind of love the Harry Potter References...
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Mike B December 29, 2021 4:10 am UTC
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So glad! I've been a huge HP fan since I was a kid and it was super fun to write these class ideas.
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Lars S December 20, 2021 11:36 pm UTC
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Wonderful supplement. I would love to have more class events for the mandatory classes to give each of my players an event.

A season schedule with various holidays would also be nice
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Mike B December 21, 2021 8:09 pm UTC
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Glad you like it! You could also run most of these events with multiple players if they're all in the same class. It might take a bit of adjusting, but most events should work :)

I really like the idea of a seasonal schedule, I'll take a look into this!
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Keith C December 23, 2021 9:42 pm UTC
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please do im looking into running the campein and i plan to have a calendar set up just like a reg school year and have them go day by day so it feels more like school i think it will be awesome and i would like some ideas on the finer details of it
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Eric D December 17, 2021 5:08 pm UTC
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Fantastic product! I'm getting a lot of use out of it. One thing however... For the event rolls for classes I noticed there's only event rolls for classes that have one of the colleges teaching it but none for general studies or the required classes like Magical Physiologies. Am I missing something or do we just assume an event happens each time they roll one of those classes?
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Mike B December 18, 2021 12:34 am UTC
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Hi Eric, thanks for pointing this out. We've updated the table on page 14 to cover event rolls for general studies and required courses. Yes, the idea is that an event would come up each time one of these is rolled because there is likely more than one PC in the class, so it makes it more fun!
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Alexandra S December 13, 2021 11:51 pm UTC
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I am in love with this book! Any chance you'd be willing to make one for extracurriculars and jobs?
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Mike B December 17, 2021 11:33 pm UTC
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Glad you like it! We are certainly considering one for extracurriculars and jobs.
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Awal J December 31, 2021 10:24 pm UTC
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Would there be an ETA for Extracurriculars and jobs, if you are making one? I could desperately use something like this for what I'm running :D
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Jimmy F December 10, 2021 6:09 pm UTC
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Mike B December 17, 2021 11:33 pm UTC
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Thanks so much!
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