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Tales of Arcana® 5E Race Guide

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Over 200 new playable races for 5th Edition (5E)

The Tales of Arcana® 5E Race Guide features over 200 5E playable races for use as player or non-player characters in your 5E (5th Edition) campaigns. Inside you will find:

  • Over 200 new 5E-compatible races, including vampires, ghosts, cyborgs, and elementals
  • Male and female illustration for each race (except the Slurrn)
  • Flying mechanics that don't restrict class options
  • Instructions on how to modify races to create your own variant races
  • Lore entries developing Arcana’s history, cosmology, nations, and other tidbits that can be used as plot hooks to inspire your future campaigns
  • Artist credit on the page where the artwork appears

This guide is essential for Story Masters and players who wish to go beyond traditional races like humans, elves, and dwarves. With the races in these pages, you’ll be able to reimagine your roleplaying games and create weird, fantastical campaigns. Even if you have no desire to play 5E, this guide is a great resource for worldbuilding.

Will you play as a forest-dwelling sasquatch or tree squid? Swim the murky depths as a grindylow or merfolk? Or perhaps entertain villagers as a toon or a clown? Perhaps your Story Master will have you square off in combat with the foul-smelling krampus or a band of mischievous kasa-obake? There are races here that will resonate with traditional players as well as newer or younger players.

Welcome, Arcanaut, to your next adventure!

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Elias S November 23, 2021 10:45 pm UTC
Is it possible to get a physical copy alongside the PDF? I just found out about this, and I'm interested in the PDF, but don't want to do a separate purchase for the physical copy if ever there is one.
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Paul G November 15, 2021 5:38 am UTC
Is the Kickstarter still active?
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Aleksandra M November 06, 2021 1:18 pm UTC
When the HC and pdf bundle comes out ill be picking it up!
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Jason W November 02, 2021 11:39 pm UTC
Is that a Muppet wielding a battle axe on the front cover? Cause I would totally play that. 8D
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Isaac W December 03, 2021 5:06 pm UTC
It is! It is the Puppet race, and they're... very odd.
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jared B October 27, 2021 6:06 am UTC
When most PDF have Bookmarks and hyperlinks (on the table of contents), unfortunately this has neither. Hopefully in a future update it will be added.
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Matt K November 08, 2021 12:27 am UTC
I am unsure how to add bookmarks. I'm looking into it. I don't know if I have to do it in InDesign or after when it's a PDF. I'm not sure what I can do with my Adobe license.
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Shawn B November 24, 2021 10:30 pm UTC
You can in InDesign. Another option is PDF Element. It lets you put bookmarks in pdfs and is pretty cheap.
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Drake S October 23, 2021 3:13 am UTC
Is there a way for me to buy a physical Edition
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Matt K October 23, 2021 5:19 am UTC
I'm going to make the HC available soon - I want to fulfill for the Kickstarter backers first.
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Christopher S November 03, 2021 1:23 pm UTC
Any Time Frame on when HC will be available?
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Paul R October 21, 2021 7:07 am UTC
Bookmarks would be a useful addition when or if the file gets updated. At almost 500 pages of book, they would make getting to a specific racial entry much easier on a tablet.
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Curt M October 20, 2021 3:40 pm UTC
Could we see a preview?
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Matt K October 20, 2021 9:10 pm UTC
I added a Quick Preview. Thanks for suggesting that!
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Darren David S October 20, 2021 4:25 am UTC
I can't download it. :(

I've paid for it but it comes up as failed when it's close to downloading
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Chris M October 21, 2021 6:55 pm UTC
At that many pages, it's a big file. Just be sure you've got a good connection when trying to download it.
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William W October 21, 2021 9:25 pm UTC
Took me several attempts, but I was eventually able to download it.
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