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"Very useful selection of ready-made NPCs, well organized and beautifully laid out! Grab a copy!" -Travis Legge, head of Aegis Studios

"I don’t know of a clever way to ease into this so I’ll just put it bluntly: this is an amazing accessory! ... It is gorgeous, functional and useful... Grab a copy so you can say you helped this thing go Platinum. It's gonna." -NonZero Sum Games

35 Versatile NPCs, a Gold bestselling collection of useful NPC stat blocks, is back with a sequel to blow away the original. Find the right NPC for any situation!

Now availible for Fantasy Grounds! - Find it here

What’s New?

Versatile NPCs II contains nearly twice as many NPCs as the original. Most of the 60+ polished and playtested NPCs make their debut in Versatile NPCs II, while others are extensively revised NPCs from the original.

Take a look at the table of contents to see the variety of customizable NPCs that fill the thematic and CR gaps left from the Monster Manual and Volo’s Guide to Monsters.

Included in the purchase is a printer-friendly PDF of all the stat blocks.

Many wonderful and generous people within and without the community have helped with this project. Their contributions are listed on the credits page. 

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Peter D October 26, 2018 9:18 am UTC
Looks great, picked this up after hearing about it on Crit Academy. Filling in the gaps in the CR ratings is very handy indeed.
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PAUL J September 15, 2018 3:15 pm UTC
For the Horizon Walker, the distant strike ability reads: "When the walker takes the
Attack action, it can teleport up to 15 before an attack to
an unoccupied space it can see..."

15 what?
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Darrin S September 16, 2018 4:16 pm UTC
15 feet. The document has been updated :)
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kyle S September 13, 2018 1:06 pm UTC
For the Legendary Mage, it seems like the text got cut off beneath it's stat block. It reads "damage die for a spell it cast, it can reroll the die and must use the new roll." Did the first part of this ability get cut off?
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Darrin S September 13, 2018 7:37 pm UTC
You are correct. I have updated the files now to have the correct text, which should read: "Optimal Channeling. When the mage rolls a 1 or a 2 on a damage die for a spell it cast, it can reroll the die and must use the new roll."
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Andrew P August 29, 2018 10:12 pm UTC
Left a review. The book is excellent.
That said:

- I wish all the NPCs from the first booklet were included too. Please do so in an update? Even if you don't re-balance their stats and add new art, it would be easier to have them all in one booklet.

- There's a Typo on the Brute's Challenge Rating.

- Personally I will tinker around these NPCs. It is VERY EASY to do so.
Example: 171 hp for the CR19 archmage? Nah... If I use one, I'll drop it by 60 hp, and add an arcane ward or something that absorbs 20 hp per round. Evil dude? A ward that channels the lifeforce of captured victims, draining them. Good dude? An abjurer-like one that replenishes every time he casts a spell. Both effectively the same as 171 hp.
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Andrew P August 28, 2018 5:00 pm UTC
What books are required for this product?
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Darrin S August 28, 2018 5:06 pm UTC
Just the basic rules! No special books. As with the NPC stat blocks Monster Manual, the Dungeon Master's Guide can make it easier to add racial modifiers to the stat blocks (as explained in the introduction), and Xanathar's Guide to Everything offers some new spell options. However, the books are completely optional.
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Andrew P August 29, 2018 11:58 am UTC
Thank you for the quick reply. However, in the previous book there were some "artificiers" and a magic gun that dealt thunder damage. Actually I can make use of those as the spells are common and the stat block enough, but it made me a bit concerned.
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Darrin S August 29, 2018 3:32 pm UTC
The artificer is inspired by the Unearthed Arcana article, which I'll link below. However, the article is NOT required to use the artificer. The artificer gunsmith has an attack option for its "Thundergun," which may be what you're referring to, but all the information to necessary to adjudicating the attack in-game is in the stat block. All the abilities for the artificer are standalone, provided you have the basic rules.
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Andrew P August 29, 2018 9:48 pm UTC
Thank you.
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Kurt T August 26, 2018 7:26 pm UTC
Love this! Extremely useful, great art, well wrtitten. :)
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Lee R August 25, 2018 11:56 am UTC
Where's the bastion? they were one of my favorite NPCs from the original!
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Darrin S August 25, 2018 3:10 pm UTC
The bastion eventually became the elite defender. It has gone through a lot of mechanical tweaking, making it a distinctly different NPC. However, it fills the same thematic and battlefield role.
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Thomas S August 25, 2018 4:51 am UTC
Love these! One minor edit:
p.68 Storm Herald's aura doesn't have a duration. 1 minute assumed?

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Darrin S August 25, 2018 5:02 am UTC
Thank you for bringing this to my attention! You are correct and the issue has been fixed.
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Andrew Y August 24, 2018 1:28 am UTC
Large amount of content and fun visuals make this collection of new NPCs and stats very good.

With many NPC types along with background, pictures, stats and actions, this product is well worth the money and eliminates hassle of creating your own stats and moves for common and uncommon NPCs of many types
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This title was added to our catalog on August 23, 2018.