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Minimalist Alternative Dungeon World Playbooks


These are the Minimalist versions of the incredibly popular Dungeon World Alternative Playbooks by Jacob Randolph.

From the original product page:

This set of playbooks exists as an alternative to some of the classes presented in the Dungeon World core rulebook. The playbooks in this packet are replacement classes for the Cleric, Paladin, and Wizard, replacing them with the Priest, Templar, and Mage, respectively.

These three classes were specifically chosen to be replaced because of a common flaw they all share: they all carry over baggage from Dungeons and Dragons that limits or somehow weakens their ability to represent a fantasy man of the cloth, holy warrior, or kooky wizard. These new variants give you more options at the table and let you leave behind old limitations.

Included in this packet is The Artificer playbook, thrown in as a free bonus for purchasing. The Artificer was produced by the efforts of the Dungeon World forums, and the initial draft was created by TheLoneAmigo. All classes included in this pdf document are fully formatted playbooks, readily available to print and play immediately!

The Minimalist versions contain all the same content as the original, but have addressed the same issues as my Minimalist DW Playbooks. They are organized for easy use at the table, and each playbook has the basic move reference on the back page.

But Brennen, why are these playbooks more expensive than the either the DW Alternative Playbooks and the Minimalist DW Playbooks? A couple of reasons, really. One is that the content of the Alternative Playbooks took twice as long to coerce into the graceful form I'm presenting here. This is a premium product, reflecting much effort by myself and Jacob. The second reason is that I didn't want to undercut Jacob on his original product.

And it's only $5. You spent more than that on breakfast this morning. Right?

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Wayne P June 08, 2018 2:43 pm UTC
Love the format. Why are debilities missing from all the playbooks?
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Matthew K June 06, 2015 10:10 pm UTC
Awesome, thanks! A few small corrections:

"the spell takes effect, but the choose two" should say " the spell takes effect, but choose two"
"themove" should say "the move"

In the templar section, the text for "shining beacon"

Change the second option of Unrelenting to the following:
*ƒ You stay standing and will not fall. Your allies gets +1 ongoing as long as you stay standing. If you hit 0 HP, you keep going and do not take your Last Breath until you fall or your goal is accomplished, whichever comes first.

making it appear that "unrelenting" has a stray paragraph break. Should unrelenting say:

* You ignore your debilities and injuries until the moment before you accomplish your immediate goal. Until then, you
take action as if you were perfectly fine.
*ƒ You stay standing and will not fall. One ally of your choice gets +1 ongoing as long as you stay...See more
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