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Cypher System Fantasy Compendium


Cypher System Fantasy Compendium

Spells! Magical Items! Monsters!

Below I present resources to make your Cypher System fantasy genre games more robust and complete. Not only can you create your own fantasy adventures, but with these Compendiums, almost all D&D 5th edition (and some 3rd or even older editions) adventures and modules are compatable for play with a minimum of conversion or hassle, focusing on narrative and story without working on tedious stat blocks or conversions of spells.

These were originally made for my personal players, but they and a few Reddit members insisted I put them here. These books have information, not tons of art and fluff text so I can offer them for next to nothing. Enjoy!

Spell Compendium includes:

  • All D&D 5E OGL spells (and a few from 3E), converted and playtested for use in any Cypher System fantasy game, with limits via assets on stacking and power levels - no bonus actions/reactions/concentration/multiple instances of spells

  • Detailed spellcasting rules to convert your own spells, and make them balanced

  • Additional rules for spellcasting, including Potency, the Spellcraft skill, attacks of opportunity, defensive casting, and mid-spell concentration

  • 50+ spellcasting foci that emulate bloodlines, otherworldly patrons, druidic circles, schools of magic, & divine domains

  • Spell lists that can be used as flavors for current character types - druids, mages, magus, priests, paladins, rangers, and bards

  • A revised Adept class that uses limited spell slots and familiar powers to enhance their spells or craft magical items

Magical Item Compendium includes:

  • Many 5E magical items converted and playtested for use in any Cypher Fantasy game - both cyphers (potions, scrolls, wands) and artifacts (armors, weapons, rods, staves, wondrous items, etc)

  • Robust rules for determining magical item levels and values, including lists of powers for DMs and PC crafters alike

Creature Compendium includes:

  • Complete rules for converting any 5E creature or NPC into Cypher System, including level, Armor, attacks, damage, abilities, resistances, conditions, and more

  • Over 50 creatures and NPC, including almost all of the creatures from 5E modules LMoP / Starter Set


Please consider placing a review for this product, and feel free to ask questions in the discussion section.


Under Development: 

  • Creature Compendium is being worked on and will triple in size as my current campaigns I run continue on, and next include all GoS and CoS creatures as well as more of the MM, updated here for free

  • Still doing final passes on typos and grammar as well as spell schools, defense types, etc.

  • Book of Lairs style set of very quick one session adventures


About Me:

I am a grognard who started playing D&D just after the White Box in the early 80s and then transitioned to AD&D. I have always been the Forever DM and have DMed, created adventures, and created gameworlds for D&D 1E, 2E, 3E, Pathfinder, D&D 5E, Vampire, Mutants and Masterminds, Blades in the Dark, and Rifts, running hundreds of adventures with some of my players still around from the 80s. Cypher System is my current favorite after having too many house rules for D&D.

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Dragonsbane G September 12, 2021 4:02 pm UTC
Update v0.99
Spells Compendium - cleaned up layout, fixed typos and a few balance issues after more playtesting

added spells:
Paladin "Strikes"
-Searing Strike
-Thunderous Strike
-Ego Strike
-Holy Strike
-Blinding Strike
-Staggering Strike
-Banishing Strike

Divination Spells
-Detect Metal
-Detect Scrying
-Detect Secret Doors
-Detect Snares and Pits
-Detect Undead
-Detect Aberration
-Detect Animals or Plants
-Detect Charm

Creature Compendium
- cleaned up layout, typos, balance issues after playtesting
- clarified monster conversion/modification use
- added a few monsters

Magical Item Compendium
- cleaned up layout, corrected typos, slight balance after playtesting on item level costs
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Chris M August 07, 2021 3:50 pm UTC
Great product, I really like all the spellcasting foci. Gonna try to run some dnd adventures with it like Phandelber, I see those critters in there. How many more monsters r u putting in?
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Dragonsbane G August 23, 2021 12:49 pm UTC
I am putting more dragons, devils, demons, and planar monsters in, as well as the Ghosts of Saltmarsh and Curse of Strhad monsters. Most should make the next update in a week or two.
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Shawn N August 03, 2021 10:42 pm UTC
Solid Rules System for any game type really.

Our DM recommended this guys work..

Seems to be better and better the more we use it...

Defiantly worth the price.... Very Complete...

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Dragonsbane G July 26, 2021 10:12 am UTC
Anyone please feel free to comment on things you want to see added, typos and mistakes to be corrected, or general thoughts!
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Chad F July 25, 2021 2:40 pm UTC
Question... "Paladin Smites" are mentioned on page 4, but there do not appear to be any Smite spells on the Paladin spell list?
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Dragonsbane G July 25, 2021 3:52 pm UTC
Paladin smites are coming in the final 1.0v within a few weeks. Paladin smites are one of the things that slipped by. Good eye! Glad you like the product.
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Dragonsbane G August 23, 2021 12:49 pm UTC
Paladin smites and divination spells done, in next update in a week or two.
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