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Xanathar's Extraordinary Vault
Publisher: Dungeon Masters Guild
by Timothy P. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/28/2018 13:52:38

A lot of thought and energy went into this supplement. I really enjoyed the new weapon/armor options, particularly the shields. And the various magic items are really interesting. A warning, the first part is probably only for groups/DMs looking to add a little more complexity to combat. However, the magic items section is a great spark of ideas for interesting items that might add flavor and abilities without over-powering too much.



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Xanathar's Extraordinary Vault
Publisher: Dungeon Masters Guild
by Michael C. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 06/01/2018 15:47:03

Great offer with the pdf/printed version combo. WHile I wait for the printed version I've had a read through my pdf copy and really like the inclusion of the variant weaponry and armour materials. Many of them are familiar from older editions and its great to see them given the 5e update. While its a shame I can't inlcude them in my Adventurers League games I'm totally going to be adding them into my home games.

Many of the items while not being over powerful have flavourful abilities and bonuses which I find much more useful and entertaining. The few that immediately spring to mind are the Swashbuckler's Leathers (as I play a swashbuckler), the Arcane Thieves Tools (which I can already imagine being really useful for Arcane Tricksters), and the Wand of Incontinence (just because I think its hilarious to make your opponent wet himself).



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Xanathar's Extraordinary Vault
Publisher: Dungeon Masters Guild
by Michael O. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/13/2018 17:27:21

The general content of this book is pretty good. Nothing fantastic in the regular gear and the magical stuff but its pretty good. Where this book shines is the notes from Xanathar. They do an excellent job of keeping it going from the Guide to Everything. Even working in a perfect Hitchhiker's Guide reference. Which, as soon as I read it, made me write this review. There is nothing bad or broken in my opinion, in the way of gear. This is a good addition to every collection.



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Xanathar's Extraordinary Vault
Publisher: Dungeon Masters Guild
by Oli W. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/03/2018 11:04:42

Personally quite disappointed after reading all of the reviews on here, though there are some highlights that I found really fun... After a good read of the 100 pages (massive product) here are my problems:

  • A large portion of the equipment are various exotic / historic weapons. Whilst some may find this useful, this kind of thing is rudimentary mechanics that can be thought of in seconds, or even bypassed entirely by reflavouring an existing weapon block. Some of them are purely aesthetic changes to existing weapons, and when you're paying $10 for a PDF you do not expect it to be filled out with pure guff.
  • Some of the magical items are extremely derivative of their original use. EG; Axe that makes you run, shield that helps you heal, and they should be accompanied by a brief history of the item (like the axe 'Hew' from the starter set) to really bring them to life. Saying this, some of the items have lavish and beautiful descriptions with interesting anchors for plot hooks, so perhaps I'm being a bit nitpicky! Some points I loved:
  • The 'special loot' stuff was great, as were the consumables and the 'extras' toward the end of the pack. I even got inspired to implement a new magical-item crafting rule from one of them!
  • Beautiful design, well crafted. Keeps with the Xanathar theme splendidly.


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Xanathar's Extraordinary Vault
Publisher: Dungeon Masters Guild
by brandon s. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/03/2018 01:22:19

This is awesome. Definitely worth the money. An update to some visuals and it's at Wizard's standards in my opinion. Good stuff.



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Xanathar's Extraordinary Vault
Publisher: Dungeon Masters Guild
by Daggus B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 03/27/2018 14:31:02

True to label, an extraordinary and rich volume indeed. It captures well the humor and the horror of Xanathar and everything we have come to know and love about his world. I'd recommend this book to DMs, especially if they plan to run campaigns and quests and heists centered on Xanathar and his treasures. Players be warned, I'd venture to say getting your hands on this loot may cost you more than you're willing or able to pay...

The book's presentation is marvellous with top grade formatting and layout. The artwork is beautiful, vivid and brings the content to life. I'd welcome more art but recognise not every item can be portrayed in a work of this nature (but how wonderful would be to see Xanathar's Deeper Vaults: A Visual Guide!).



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Xanathar's Extraordinary Vault
Publisher: Dungeon Masters Guild
by David B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 03/26/2018 15:48:55

A great resource for fun and intriguing magic items. One of the great voids in WotC releases thus far has been a fairly scanty assortment of magic items of all power levels, which has been more than filled from Xanathar's Vault. Very helpful for the DM looking to spice up treasure hoards!



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