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BEOWULF 5e Annual 2022


Hwaet! The BEOWULF Annual 2022 collects all the beautifully illustrated, written material from BEOWULF Digital Packs One to Eight into one mighty hoard of treasures!

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Inside you’ll find:

• Detailed inspiration for making BEOWULF characters

• New material for Voyages

• New magic items appropriate to the Age of Heroes

• New magic weapons 

• New Followers with new Gifts

• New Monsters

• A beautiful map for the Three Ogre Brothers adventure

And more!

The BEOWULF Annual 2022 is a must have for all players and GMs of BEOWULF Age of Adventures.

Sample spreads from BEOWULF Annual

What’s not included

We’ve been selective in what’s in the Annual, focusing on the written gaming content. There are things from the Digital Packs that are not included - this isn't meant as a digital compilation of everything in the digital packs, and they're still worth picking up.
The Annual PDF is here as an electronic version of the printed book, available from Handiwork Games. We certainly think it's a great PDF - it's all hyperlinked and bookmarked, and it has loads of great content.
But the digital "extras" from the digital packs remain exclusive those packs. 

We haven’t added all the battle maps and tokens from the digital packs, since they don’t seem very useful to the "book" presentation. 

The print and play story cards from pack eight aren’t in there either – again they don’t seem very suited to the book format.

There’s no Digital Pack video content included, nor any of the form-fillable PDF character, follower or monster sheets. 

And of course the atmospheric background music doesn’t print so well.

This means the digital packs are still well worth your time at the great price of just $2.99 each. 

About BEOWULF Age of Heroes

“BEOWULF: Age of Heroes is a vast treasure-hoard that shows how you can hone the rules for 5e to make them cut like the edge of a long-seax and sing like a Scop.”
 – Francesco Nepitello, designer of The One Ring Roleplaying Game

One of the oldest recorded stories in Western Europe, Beowulf  is the ultimate tale of hero vs. monster – and now a dramatic, 5e setting.

Discover a fierce background of wild seas and savage monsters, of meadhalls and of heirloom swords that bear legendary names. Gain Followers, take Inspiration from unique Portents, and use our specially crafted tokens to guide your voyage along the Whale Road.


Play the ‘Hero’ class, and choose from six sub-classes based on your ability scores. You can be the mighty Bench-Breaker, the wily Riddle-Reaver, or the sturdy Ox-Blooded. And you can come from a range of setting-specific backgrounds: you might be the Chosen One, or Adrift and seeking answers. You may be an Avenger, or of Noble Blood.  

Written and illustrated by a team of industry veterans, led by Jon Hodgson, (The One Ring, D&D, Warhammer Historical) BEOWULF: Age of Heroes features 272 pages of beautifully illustrated mythic setting, and evokes a legendary age of tales, poems and song.

 Pages from BEOWULF: Age of Heroes

“I audibly, genuinely gasped when I turned the digital pages of this book. It’s a beautiful work. You’ve done something really magical here. I cannot wait to play it.” – Will Hindmarch

"Beowulf is a one gm one player hack of dnd 5e with some incredibly innovative mechanics. Its a beautiful book, full of evocative art spreads and original poetry." - @pandatheist

'...presents a good blend of historical detail and mythic unknowns to evoke an epic world of Christianity, pagan gods, monsters, mead halls and, above all, heroes.' - 


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Ed S February 07, 2022 1:13 pm UTC
I'm sorry, I'm confused. First, thank you for detailing what's not included. What I'm unclear on is, does this a compilation include new material?
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Jon H February 07, 2022 3:58 pm UTC
Hi Ed, So this is a compilation of what was included in Digital Packs 1-8 as written content - all the written PDFs, essentially. There are also some BEOWULF monsters from our Handimonsters patreon.
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Ed S February 07, 2022 4:09 pm UTC
Thanks Jon!
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