Setting Design Report: Reference Library

It occurred to me that as I’ll soon be getting into more mechanical aspects of the setting, it’d probably be good to share a list of the books I’m using. This post will be updated as necessary, and while it’s dry to just have a list hanging out like this, I feel like it’s probably good to have it on record.

Official WotC Books:

  • 5th Edition Player’s Handbook
  • 5th Edition Dungeon Master’s Guide
  • 5th Edition Monster Manual
  • Volo’s Guide to Monsters
  • Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide
  • Xanathar’s Guide to Everything

WotC-Produced Digital Products

  • Elemental Evil Player’s Companion
  • Planeshift: Amonkhet
  • Planeshift: Innistrad
  • Planeshift: Kaladesh
  • Planeshift: Zendikar
  • Planeshift: Ixalan

Third-Party Resources:

  • Midgard Heroes for 5e (Kobold Press)
  • Southlands Heroes for 5e (Kobold Press)
  • Unlikely Heroes for 5e (Kobold Press)
  • Midgard Heroes Handbook (Kobold Press) – rolls in most of the previous Deep Magic books I previously had included in this list
  • Ultramodern 5 (Dias Ex Machina Games)
  • Amethyst: Quintessence (Dias Ex Machina Games)
  • Tome of Beasts (Kobold Press)
  • 5th Edition Foes (Frog God Games)
  • Deep Magic Series (all by Kobold Press)
    • Blood and Doom
    • Void Magic
  • The Book of Lost Spells (Frog God Games)
  • Sprouting Chaos Player’s Companion (Free homebrew project)
  • Dark Arts Player’s Companion (Free homebrew project)
  • Monstrous Races for 5e (DM’s Guild)
  • Xanathar’s Lost Notes to Everything Else (DM’s Guild)
  • Sylgar’s Guide to Everything Else (DM’s Guild)
  • Gunpowder Codex (Free homebrew project)
  • Compendium of Sacred Mysteries (Free homebrew project)
  • Compendium of Forgotten Secrets (Free homebrew project)
  • Weapons of Legacy (Dan Coleman Productions)
  • A Touch of Class (EN Publishing)
  • The Gunslinger Martial Archetype (Matt Mercer)
  • The Bloodhunter (Matt Mercer)
    • Order of the Lycan (Matt Mercer)

Upcoming Releases (Likely to be Used)

  • Hellscapes (Scrivened LLC)
  • Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes (WotC official D&D 5e product)
  • Faerie Fire (Astrolago Press)
  • Creature Codex (Kobold Press)
  • Epic Legacy Core Book (2CGaming)
  • Strongholds & Followers (Matthew Coville)
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