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Spelljammer 5E "Theater of the Mind" Ship Combat Rules

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Perhaps you’ve read the Fifth Edition Dungeons and Dragons version of Spelljammer, or even played it, but you’ve found something missing. Combat is simply an exchange of attack and damage rolls until one ship runs out of hit points.

We’ve written and tested a set of alternative rules. They provide exciting choices for every sort of character, making every combat a dangerous dance of risk and return. Will your bosun coordinate the deckhands to repair the ship more quickly, or will they await an order from the helmsperson to help steer the ship? Will the captain give an inspiring speech, or try to calm the panicking crew?

Inside you'll find rules for ship combat, new actions for player characters and enemy ships, summary tables for weapons, ships, and NPC crews, and even a bit of new art. 

Exciting combat awaits you in the Astral Sea!

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September 14th, 2022
The ship combat rules in the Astral Adventurer's Guide are basically limited to firing a few ballista or mangonel shots as the two ships approach each other, followed by spells and then boarding and a normal D&D combat. I wanted somet [...]
August 23rd, 2022
This is cool. I love that it involves all members of the party, including any potential NPCs, during all of the rounds of combat. There are probably things I would ignore when I was running a game, just to avoid doing any extra math that's [...]
August 21st, 2022
Lots to like in this book. Each role has lots of actions to choose from, and the actions are interesting and dynamic. I appreciate that it focuses on making sure everybody has something to do every turn, which can sometimes be an issue with other role [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on August 19, 2022.