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Chronomancer's Guide Title

The Chronomancer’s Guide to the Future is the essential reference for every Fifth Edition roleplayer who wants to time travel to and play in an incredible cyberpunk future. It contains rules for time traveling, crafting advanced machinery, new backgrounds, feats and skills, modern exploration and combat, equipment, spells, and much more. This guide immerses you in a world of futuristic adventure. Explore digital cyberspaces and deadly alleys. Battle robotic monsters while searching for legendary relics of old. Gain experience and power as you trek across time and space with your companions.

The time for heroes is now. Will you answer the call?


Chronomancer's Guide Contents

This has been a product over 400 days in the making. Starting as a small leap into a modern campaign, the Chronomancer's Guide to the Future quickly became a juggernaut of rules, tips, and tricks to running a time-hopping campaign for Fifth Edition players that were obsessed with the future. Within this guide you will find:

  • 156 x Illustrated pages to get the imagination running
  • 3 x Alternate Theories on Time Travel
  • 4 x New Mechanics on Augmentations, Driving, Hacking, & Complex Device Crafting
  • 10 x New Factions, Guilds, & Major Corporations
  • 6 x Modern Gods
  • 1 x New Plane of Existence ("Cyberspace")
  • 8 x New Vehicles
  • 6 x New "Potions"
  • 3 x New Viruses
  • 4 x New Diseases
  • 2 X New Conditions
  • 2 x New Races ("Mechanoids")
  • 2 x New Racial Traits
  • 4 x New Backgrounds
  • 6 x New Feats
  • 24 x New Subclasses
  • 27 x NPC's of the Future
  • 50 x New Minor-Feats ("Augmentations")
  • 13 x New Weapons & Ammunition
  • 12 x New Armors
  • 19 x New Modern Items
  • 6 x New Modern Tools
  • 12 x New Specialty Devices
  • 6 x New Magic Items
  • 35 x New Spells ("Chronomancy" & "Technomancy")
  • 1x Level-1 adventure introducing time travel to your campaign (SET IN HELL?!)
  • 28 x New Monsters
  • 5 x Random Tables for building your future

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Phil B October 18, 2019 8:22 am UTC
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I can't rate this book because of my publisher account on DrivethruRPG... however, this is a straight up 5 STAR book... Absolutely wonderful, expertly written and some ingenious ideas. I can't wait for it to receive the POD treatment to grab that too!
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Clint S October 19, 2019 12:50 pm UTC
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Thanks so much for this review, Phil! I look forward to getting the POD treatment sorted ASAP!
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Martin R October 18, 2019 6:27 am UTC
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Latest update is missing the bookmarks.
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Clint S October 19, 2019 12:23 pm UTC
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Oh crap, not sure how that happened. I'll take care of that in an update very soon. Thanks Martin!
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Hayden M October 17, 2019 8:46 pm UTC
I swear, some of this art came from the hellscapes rulebook
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Tom I October 17, 2019 11:29 am UTC
Any update when POD will happen? I’d like hard back color if possible.
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Clint S October 19, 2019 12:25 pm UTC
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No update just yet. Current turn around means it can take up to 7 weeks to receive your book once ordered, and I'm still trying to get approval from DriveThruRPG that the book is in a print-ready format. Once that's done, I'll be spreading the word far and wide as much as possible.
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Tom S October 15, 2019 6:27 pm UTC
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Hello! I have a question about the Warlock Program Adroitness Upgrade (and Competency Enhancement, working off that). The upgrade lasts until you next use the feature, but there does not seem to be a limit on how often you can use it. Does this mean a Program Warlock can get the +1 to any applicable roll whenever they want?
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Clint S October 16, 2019 9:53 am UTC
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Hi Tom S! The ability states that you get 1 point of Upgrade and that you can use this to grant yourself a +1 to any applicable roll. The intent should state here that you can do this once per short or long rest but as yet does not. I will amend this in the next update. Thanks for spotting it!
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Tom S October 16, 2019 10:31 pm UTC
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Hi Clint! I'm impressed by how quickly you got that updated!

It's still worded a little confusingly though. I was going over it with a friend and we both came up with a bunch of ways to interpret it.

Is it:
A) You can spend you upgrade point to gain a +1 on a single roll? If this is true then it should be clear that you regain your point after a short rest, and it needs to be clear at what time you can spend the point, e.g. how inspiration can be spent after rolling, but before knowing the result.

B) You have +1 to all applicable rolls while the upgrade is in effect? In which case having a point to spend seems unnecessary if it is effectively a constant effect, and the wording should be "You gain +1 to all attack rolls, ability checks, and saving throws while your upgrade is active.

C) You have +1 to attack rolls with a specific weapon, a specific ability check, or a specific saving throw, and can use the feature to "switch" to a different...See more
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Clint S October 19, 2019 12:48 pm UTC
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Hi Tom S!

Thanks for your continued enthusiasm in this and your kind words. Great to see you so excited :)

In short, the answer is C. You get a +1 bonus to a specific attack (not the weapon, think more "Melee, Ranged, Spell"), specific ability check, or specific saving throw. It's the OR that's important here.

As for the Specialist Ranger, technically, if your DM allowed you have a drone that could do all the things the Specialist's Drone Companion offers, there's no way I or anyone can stop you. However, the subclass states that the drone is built through arcane programming, making it more akin to a magical creature than complex device (despite the drone having no sentience). It works as a magical extension that provides a great boon to any would-be adventurers who might find themselves without network connection. Correct on the repetition too, probably doesn't need to be stated a second time, but does provide slightly different suggestions for what your drone...See more
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Shareef J October 11, 2019 2:46 am UTC
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I don't know if i just missed something in the book but for the Slipstream Rogue's ability Response Time i'm not seeing a way to calculate the DC for the Dex saving throw for this ability.
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Clint S October 15, 2019 9:40 am UTC
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Hi Shareef J! You haven't really missed something, but it's calculated the way most calculations are done when no DC is supplied (8 + applicable modifier + proficiency bonus). I'll add it in though because having to hunt around for extra math isn't always fun. Thanks for commenting! :)
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Kale M October 18, 2019 10:36 pm UTC
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How long does the Response Time ability last? I see that (as of v4) the DC is listed now, but I'm curious how long that aura effect lasts.
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Clint S October 19, 2019 12:36 pm UTC
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Hi Kale, great question!

The ability lasts as governed by the Uncanny Dodge ability itself. Since it could be considered instantaneous, the aura lasts for the duration of your turn. I'll make a note to make this clearer in a future update.

Thanks!
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Ezekiel D October 06, 2019 6:10 am UTC
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Not sure if this is the right place to do this, but I wanted to let you know there was a little issue with the Temporal Domain.

"When you choose this domain at 1st level, you can use your
action to touch a willing creature to grant it an additional 5
feet of movement."

This could be used infinitely with this wording. Maybe it could be concentration, or only creature can benefit from it at a time. Or a number of creatures equal to your spellcasting modifier.

Also this so freaking cool, I love all the content. Thank you for making this!
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Clint S October 06, 2019 1:21 pm UTC
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Thanks Ezekial D! So glad you're loving the content and thanks for spotting that. There should be a limit in the additional movement duration and I'll make sure to amend that asap.
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Drew B October 05, 2019 4:37 am UTC
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Dungeons and Dragons uses such an archaic system. I don't think you'll ever catch me buying another book for...

...Oh...s#!t.
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Clint S October 06, 2019 1:22 pm UTC
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Haha, glad it can catch your eye Drew B!
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Shawn I October 01, 2019 1:40 am UTC
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The formatting and aesthetic on this doc is RAD AF. It's like you designed it specifically for me.
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Clint S October 01, 2019 2:47 pm UTC
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Thanks Shawn! So happy you like it. The retro cyber love aesthetic is a personal favourite!
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Marco R September 30, 2019 12:31 pm UTC
Before I buy this...how viable is it to create a science-fantasy setting or introduce science-fantasy elements into an ordinary fantasy setting?
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Clint S October 01, 2019 2:51 pm UTC
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Hi Marco! Great question. Ultimately it comes down to your table. Whilst in a time travel setting technically any aesthetic is viable, however, the fact the world remains the same but it's setting changes from time period to time period can be jarring from some players and DMs. This guide is designed to alleviate that as much as possible by creating simple 1-to-1 conversions and as basic of understandings over the changes as possible.

If you've anything you'd like to know more about please don't hesitate to get in contact again here or with me at @haggardclint on Twitter.
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Denis G September 27, 2019 11:13 am UTC
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Looks awesome, will start a campaign with this on saturday.
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Clint S September 28, 2019 2:47 am UTC
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Thanks Denis G! Look forward to hearing all about it!
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Will S September 26, 2019 6:38 pm UTC
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Hello! Pardon me if I come off as rude, but 24 new subclasses in a lot! I really love the concept of this supplement but my only worry is that the content it could add to the game will come off as too overbearing or too strong compared to what you find in the core books. I'm running a new campaign soon and this would be a great addition to add to my player's options and elements to the story, how have people felt playing with the supplement's content?
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Jarad C September 27, 2019 12:09 am UTC
You can pick and choose what to allow/use in your games, this is normal. You don't need to use everything in a supplement. If 24 subclasses is overwhelming for you than select a few that don't quite fit in the game world you are picturing and tell your players to ignore those when creating pcs.
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Clint S September 27, 2019 1:45 am UTC
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Not at all rude Will S! There is, as you've read, a ton of options within this supplement but everything has always been designed to with the chance to pick and choose as you'd like. Like Jarad C has stated and the book backs up constantly with its advice, it's your world and you decide what goes into it.

Thanks for your comment!
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Adam L September 26, 2019 3:43 am UTC
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Just a warning for all, it's a good product but there's absolutely no bookmarks. Better remember your page numbers or take notes while reading.
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Clint S September 27, 2019 1:45 am UTC
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That's a solid bit of advice Adam and it's something I will look into adding to the digital version in the next update :)

Thanks much!
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Kale M September 25, 2019 2:30 pm UTC
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Enjoying it thus far but I've noticed a few problems, one of the main ones being that there are several references to a 'move action' (such as in the automaton race table, Tempo bard, Temporal Domain cleric, the Slipstreamer rogue, and the Summoned Vehicle spell). The move action does not exist in 5e.

Question for the Tempo Bard - when you build up the die during Drop the Beat, does that increase the amount number of the die, the die size (d8 to d10 to d12 to d20 and whatnot), or does it add a static bonus (+1 to +3) to the Inspiration die?
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Clint S September 25, 2019 10:29 pm UTC
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You are correct Kale! There is no move action there, essentially what it should say in some of those instances, such as the Tempo Bard is "If you do not move during your turn..." I'll go through and make some quick amendments and upload an updated PDF. Thanks for bringing that to my attention.

In answer to your Tempo Bard question, it increases the die by 1 to a maximum of 3, which is a static bonus. I can see how there might be a little confusion there though and I'll see what I can do to make that clearer.

Thanks for your comment!
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Patrick S September 25, 2019 6:11 am UTC
3, 2, 1, Tithi Luadthong!
Again. And again. And again. And again ...
And i stiil like 'em.

PoD please.
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Clint S September 25, 2019 10:32 pm UTC
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I honestly don't think this book could have happened without Tithi Luadthong. I know their work can be found in many different TTRPG works but I truly hope I've done them proud :)

PoD is on its way, just getting approval from the powers in charge!
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Patrick S September 26, 2019 5:37 am UTC
Their art came like a flood over the RPG industry. But everything they do is awesome.
Good choice.
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Mike R September 25, 2019 3:48 am UTC
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is there a way you can put a link to see the preview in a popup window? even zooming in I can not see much besides it looks nice.
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Clint S September 25, 2019 10:33 pm UTC
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Hi Mike!

If you click the Full Size Preview you can see the first few interior pages including the Table of Contents which should give you a good indicator of what you're in store for.

Thanks for your comment!
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Mike R September 25, 2019 11:20 pm UTC
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Thank you Clint, I am so stupid, i did not even scroll upwards to see, I kept trying to make the middle page art bigger. Duh, thanks again, looks great.
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