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The Witch - A Sorcerous Origin and Character Background Option for 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons

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Witches have always been subjects of fear and fascination, in stories and in actual world history alike. Dungeons & Dragons is no exception and while there are many opportunities to roll characters that fit a many-faced stereotype like "the witch", this document attempts to bring one of their more classic imagery to the table.

Here you will find a sub-class for the 5th edition sorcerer class, adding skills that become especially useful when attempting to spend an adventuring party's downtime to craft and brew magical items. It comes with the 1st, 6th, 14th, and 18th level features, as well as a short but hopefully inspiring introduction that sets the scene for this lore heavy icon of a class.

On top of that, there are tables that can inform your character creation process by rolling for quirks, trinkets, backstory hooks, and, of course, visible features that mark a character as a witch.

There is also a custom background option that can be combined with this sub-class. It allows players to dive deeper into the ideas that this version of the witch is based on but it also works with any other class that needs a touch of witchcraft for its backstory.


This is the first title submitted to the Dungeon Masters Guild by the author and his first 5th edition D&D publication ever. Robert Murakami (@saljumerah_) is based in Berlin, Germany. He's a long-time roleplayer, hobby writer and musician, and overall geek, while D&D 5e, and TTRPG in general, happened upon him only about 4 years before this document was created. Farri Lensen (@farrimeh) joined in the art creation and reserved a front row seat to play this sub-class. We hope you enjoy this! :)


Update: 2nd July 2019
The first 24 hours after the release of this PDF have passed, and being featured in the Dungeons Masters Guild’s newsletter, we would like to thank everyone for their interest and support! Thank you very, very much! You made us giggle like happy, little children! Also, stay tuned for a more extensive follow-up in the future!

We‘re looking forward to seeing the first reviews from you. Let us know what you think! If you get the chance to play this sub-class or see it being played, tell us your stories and experiences! :)

 
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Christopher B July 04, 2019 5:48 am UTC
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Thank you for your reply. I am very much looking forward to seeing how you expand and revise this supplement, and I am glad I was able to offer you some suggestions. I do plan to playtest this subclass with friends, and I will follow up if I have any further insights.
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