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A Variant Player’s Handbook by Monte Cook

Get ready to evolve! This deluxe “Director’s Cut” version of 3rd Edition codesigner Monte Cook’s popular variant player’s handbook takes all the alternate rules, classes, races, and innovative subsystems that you loved about Arcana Unearthed, gives it all a deluxe full-color treatment -- then adds in lots of new bonus material!

Discover a new PC race, the dragonlike dracha; a new class, the ritual warrior; new champion types and totem warrior abilities; new prestige classes; evolved versions of all races; new class abilities; 10th-level spells; combat rites; and dozens of new spells, spell templates, feats, manifestations, equipment, and high-level play with characters up to 25th level. Now you can do more with your characters than ever before!

Inside you’ll also find a wealth of setting information from The Diamond Throne campaign sourcebook, updated to include the exciting return of the long-absent dragons to wrest the rule of their ancestral homeland from the noble giants. New storyline elements evolve naturally from the return of the dragons. Use this variant player’s handbook to supplement an existing game or as a complete rules system unto itself.

Arcana Evolved holds all the innovative and thrilling material from Monte Cook’s Arcana Unearthed, The Diamond Throne, and the Player’s Guide, updated with errata corrections and new material in one convenient full-color volume. This variant player’s handbook, with hundreds of options and rules, can either replace or supplement the official core rules Player’s Handbook to offer fresh excitement and energy to OGL roleplaying.

Now Updated with Errata!

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christopher A October 02, 2022 3:38 pm UTC
All links on this page are broken, quick preview, full size preview, read me before printing. All broken.
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Turan H April 28, 2020 9:29 am UTC
I loved playing this setting back in the mid 2000s. I wondered what the chances were that MCG might resurrect the Diamond Throne for 5e!
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