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Hamund's Harvesting Handbook: Volume 2

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Welcome back dear reader to another installation of Hamund’s Harvesting Handbook. By now I’m sure you’ve all cut your teeth on the monsters and creatures featured in Volume I of this series and have come back hungry for more. Well you are in luck, because I have spent the interim hunting and harvesting all of the monsters featured in that seminal work; Volo’s Guide to Monsters (written by another man who appreciates the value of good branding) and have prepared yet another catalogue of the natural riches to be found in the creatures around us. 

But wait, there’s more! I have brought back secret spells from forgotten lands, filled a list of new items to craft, and even compiled a compendium of the needy people I met on my travels in the hopes that my readers may lend them a helping hand. The book you hold in your hands is more than just an instruction manual, it is a veritable travel guide to adventure! 

So, indulge yourselves dear readers in the knowledge that I have gained and now pass onto you. Discover how to skin a sea spawn, gut a grung, and debone a devourer (which is quite a difficult feat considering they are almost nothing but bones). Learn how to craft powerful weapons from the spoils of your hunts, as well as wield new magic to aid you in your work. The sky is the limit in our profession, and even the old dogs among you could still stand to learn a few new tricks. 

Good luck and good harvesting,

- Sir Hamund Holderhek, O.B.H. (First Class), V.A., N.K.P.

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This is the follow-up to the MITHRAL bestselling book Hamund's Harvesting Handbook, covering the monsters featured in Volo's Guide to Monsters. As before, this book aims to act as a handy reference for DM’s with loot hungry players that just want to carve up anything they have killed. This volume covers the monsters included in Volo’s Guide to Monsters, and as before, features a complete harvesting list for each monster, as well as over 80 new magical items to craft.

The rules for harvesting and crafting are unchanged, but this book does add a few more interesting pieces to add to your harvesting adventures. Premiering in this book are new NPC merchants to provide services to harvesters, 6 new spells designed to help harvesters, as well as a job board for every monster in the Monster Manual and Volo’s Guide to Monsters to help DMs make harvesting-based quests on the fly.

Everything has been written with balance in mind, but you are of course feel free to rebalance anything in this guide to suit your own table, or feel free to message me at driftersgameworkshop@gmail.com or hit me up on Twitter @drifterworkshop to discuss anything in this guide.

Features:

  • A loot table for every single monster in Volo's Guide to Monsters, with flavourful descriptions of items that DM's can use as plot hooks for small side quests and adventures.
  • Over 80 new craftable magic items, made from the materials your players harvest from their kills.
  • A new set of pickpocket/trinket tables for humanoids
  • A quest board featuring every single monster from both the Monster Manual and Volo's Guide to Monsters, designed to be used by DM's to make simple quests on the fly
  • Rules for harvesting, crafting, special tools, and new proficiencies
  • 6 new NPC's to expand the services needed by harvesters
  • 6 new spells with a harvesting theme
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DM Dango "I think this deseves a full 5/5...it's probably one of the best on the guild and probably one of the most useful DM supplements out there."
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Kyle G September 14, 2019 7:05 pm UTC
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Going through the PDF:

Potion of corrupted strength. The item states that it can be crafted with Annis hag blood, but the Hag entry states that it is the hair of a Annis hag or a Bhuer hag that can be used to craft the potion.

Potion of Lightning Blood. The Death Kiss entry has Potion of Lightning Blood as a craftable item from it's blood. However, no such item exists within the items section.
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Kyle G September 14, 2019 7:14 pm UTC
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In the spells section, transfusion states that the spell deals 14 necrotic damage on a successful hit. It continues to state that if you deal more damage than a creature's drain threshold based on size (of which a gargantuan creature has a drain threshold of 9) it must make a Constitution saving throw. If you cast a higher levels, it does an addition 1d4 damage.

Is this spell's initial damage supposed to be 1d4 rather than 14? Otherwise, it would always deal more damage than the damage threshold of a creature and always require a saving throw.
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Rising S September 03, 2019 12:18 pm UTC
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I love this series and I think both books will be a main-stay for me. I like how its build and segmented allowing a dungeon master to easily make changes and additions themselves and it can easily be custom fitted to most campaigns. Honestly this is the exact kind of content I like to see on dmsguild.
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Seth H August 28, 2019 1:36 pm UTC
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Another good addition to the monster harvesting rule set. Is there any plans for future expansions ? Even including the creature codex or tome of beasts.
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Jeffrey Y August 28, 2019 1:44 pm UTC
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Volume 3 covering Mordenkainen will most definitely be coming. I'll be cooking up something special in there to make it a worthy addition to the series (like how Volume 2 added the quest board)

Unfortunately, Tome of Beasts and Creature Codex arent WOTC properties so Im unable to make a book featuring those monsters here on the DMs Guild. Wouldve been nice though!
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Kyle T August 26, 2019 4:57 pm UTC
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As expected, this is great, very detailed. Can't wait for Volume 3!
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