News

October 11, 2016

Hi everyone,

As you've probably noticed, it's been quite a while since there's been an update to the DM screen. Although it might not seem like it, I haven't abandoned this project. There are still so many things that I would like to improve, and new features that I would love to add. However, all of these things take up a lot of my time, which happens to be in short supply as a college student with two jobs. Because of this, I'm asking for your help.
I've created a Patreon page, and it would mean quite a lot to me if you would consider becoming a Patron. If you're not familiar with Patreon, it's a platform that allows communities to support content creators by pledging a small amount of money every month. In return, you receive certain perks. For example, if you pledge $5, you receive the following benefits:

• Your name will be listed as a Backer on the list of Patrons
• Access to status updates through Patreon
• Access to periodic surveys on the future of the DM screen.
• Access to pre-release versions of the DM screen before they are released to the public

I hope that you will consider becoming a Patron, and I think that together we can build something truly spectacular.

Thanks,
J

Abilities

Skill Checks

Ability Modifiers

Score Modifier Score Modifier
1 -5 16-17 +3
2-3 -4 18-19 +4
4-5 -3 20-21 +5
6-7 -2 22-23 +6
8-9 -1 24-25 +7
10-11 +0 26-27 +8
12-13 +1 28-29 +9
14-15 +2 30 +10

Skills

Ability Score Associated Skills
Strength Athletics
Dexterity Acrobatics, Sleight of Hand, Stealth
Constitution N/A (See Con Table)
Intelligence Arcana, History, Investigation, Nature, Religion
Wisdom Animal Handling, Insight, Medicine, Perception, Survival
Charisma Deception, Intimidation, Performance, Persuasion

Difficulty Classes

Task Difficulty DC
Trivial 5
Easy 10
Moderate 15
Hard 20
Very Hard 25
Nearly Impossible 30

Strength

Strength measures bodily power and athletic training.
Strength Used For... Rule
Score Determines modifier Refer to this chart
Carrying Capacity Strength score times 15 in pounds1
Push, Drag, or Lift Up to 2 times carrying capacity2
Modifier Determines bonus to strength related rolls Refer to this chart
Save Opposing a force that would physically move or bind you 1d20 + STR mod + Proficiency (if proficient)
Strength Check Any attempt to lift, push, pull, or break something, to force your body through a space, or to otherwise apply brute force to a situation. 1d20 + STR mod
Breaking Manacles DC 20 check
Breaking Rope DC 17 check
Other possible uses Force open a stuck, locked, or barred door. Push through a tunnel that is too small. Hang on to a wagon while being dragged behind it. Tip over a statue. Keep a builder from rolling.

1 For each size category above medium, double the creatures carrying capacity and the amount it can pull, drag, or lift. For a tiny creature, half these weights. 2 While pushing or dragging weight in excess of your carrying capacity, your speed drops to 5 feet.

Strength Skills

Below are all the skills associated with the Strength ability.

Athletics

Automatic Climb a wall with plenty of handholds or a secure, knotted rope or rope ladder; swim in relatively calm water; jump a number of feet horizontally equal to half of your Strength score, or your full Strength score with a 10 foot running start; leap into the air a number of feet equal to half of (3 + your Strength modifier), or the full amount with a 10 foot running start 1 2
Easy Climb a wall lacking an adequate amount of handholds, tread water in rough conditions, jump a few feet farther than you normally could; during a long jump, clear an obstacle such as a low-lying hedge or wall of height ≤a fourth of the jump's distance
Moderate Climb a rope dangling from a protrusion or overhang (i.e. lacking a vertical surface to brace against), swim in rough water or against a mild current
Hard Climb a wall with very few handholds, catch yourself on a rope or other handhold in the middle or at the end of your jump, swim in violent water or against a strong current
Very Hard Climb a slippery or sheer wall with little or no handholds, climb vertically along an overhang with adequate handholds, swim in stormy waters

Feats of Strength - Other

Easy Force open a stuck or broken door, break free from weak bindings, pull a stuck or wedged object loose
Moderate Break through a wooden door reinforced with iron, hang on to a wagon while being dragged behind it
Hard Break through a heavy locked or barred door, topple a stone statue
Very Hard Break through a heavy, reinforced door such as a prison or armory door, hold a door shut against a room filling with water

1 A PC can climb and swim under normal conditions without having to make a check; however, strenuous conditions may require that they pass an Athletics check. Each foot of movement during such a check costs an extra foot of movement, or an extra 2 feet if it is considered difficult terrain. Characters with climb and swim speeds ignore the extra costs associated with movement of this type. Similarly, the horizontal and vertical distance a PC can jump without having to make a check is determined by their Strength score and modifier respectively. An Athletics check is generally only required when attempting to jump a distance farther than the amount calculate in the table above.
2 During a vertical jump a PC can extend their arms in order to achieve an extra distance equal to 1⁄2 of their height, which they can effectively add to their jump distance in order to attempt to grab on to a ledge or other handhold.

Dexterity

Dexterity measures agility, reflexes, and balance.
Dexterity Used For... Rule
Score Determines modifier Refer to this chart
Modifier Determines bonus to Dexterity related rolls Refer to this chart
Armor Class Certain types of armor add all or some of your DEX mod to your AC
Initiative 1d20 + DEX mod
Save Dodging out of harm's way 1d20 + DEX mod + Proficiency (if proficient)
Dexterity Check Any attempt to move nimbly, quickly, or quietly, or to keep from falling on tricky footing 1d20 + DEX mod
Lock picking (with thieves tools) 1d20 + DEX mod + Proficiency (if proficient)
Other possible uses Control a heavily laden cart on a steep descent. Steer a chariot around a tight turn. Disable a trap. Securely tie up a prisoner. Wriggle free of bonds. Craft a small or detailed object.
² Certain types of medium and heavy armor add disadvantage to this roll.

Dexterity Skills

Below are all the skills associated with the Dexterity ability.

Acrobatics

Easy Walk across an icy surface, stay upright in a turbulent situation, land safely on difficult terrain
Moderate Walk along a narrow ledge, swing from a chandelier and land on your feet
Hard Cross a wildly swaying rope bridge
Very Hard Walk across a tightrope, vault over or under an enemy (through their space)

Sleight of Hand

Easy Perform simple acts of legerdemain such as palming a coin-sized object
Contest (Perception) Plant or steal an object on or from a target, conceal an object on your person

Stealth

Contest (Perception) Conceal yourself from enemies1, sneak past unsuspecting targets, slip away while others are distracted

Pick Lock - Disarm Trap - Other

Easy Pick a simple lock, jam a simple trap2, perform a task requiring particularly dexterous hands 3
Moderate Pick a typical lock2, escape from tight rope bindings, securely restrain a prisoner
Hard Pick an elaborate lock, disarm a trap of average complexity2, steer a chariot around a tight corner
Very Hard Pick a masterwork lock, disarm a complex trap2, escape from locked masterwork manacles
1 Generally, becoming hidden in combat requires being heavily obscured or under total cover, but ultimately the rules leave it up to your personal adjudication.
2 Proficiency with Thieves' Tools allows a player to add their proficiency bonus to checks made to open locks and disarm traps.

Constitution

Constitution measures health, stamina, and vital force.
Constitution Used For... Rule
Score Determines constitution modifier Refer to this chart
Modifier Determines bonus to constitution related rolls Refer to this chart
Holding your breath Survive for minutes equal to 1 + CON mod (minimum 30 seconds), then survives for rounds equal to CON mod. Next turn drops to 0 HP and is dying.
Going without food Can go without enough food for days equal to 3 + CON mod. Each day past limit gain 1 level of exhaustion.
Determining Hit Points CON mod added to HP at each level
Using Hit Dice CON mod added to each hit dice used during short rest
Save Endures a disease, poison, or other hazard that saps vitality 1d20 + CON mod + Proficiency (if proficient)
Concentration DC equal to greater of 10 or ½ of damage taken while concentrating on a spell
Going without enough water DC 15 or gain 1 level of exhaustion.
Check Very rarely used, but can be used to push yourself beyond normal limits
Other possible uses Quaff an entire stein of ale in one go.

Constitution Skills

There are no skills associated with Constitution.1

Concentration

Easy Distracting environmental stimuli such as a wave crashing over the deck of a storm-tossed ship
Variable DC After taking damage make a Constitution Saving throw with a DC of either 10 or half of the damage taken, whichever is higher.

Forced March

Variable DC At the end of each hour a PC must make a Constitution saving throw with a DC equal to 10 + the number of hours traveled past 8. On a failed throw the PC advances one level of exhaustion.

Air Requirements

A PC can hold their breath for a number of minutes equal to 1 + their Constitution modifier (minimum 30 seconds). When out of breath, a PC can survive for a number of rounds equal to their Constitution modifier before they drop to 0 hit points and begin to die.

Food Requirements

A PC must eat one pound of food per day in order to subsist. They can go without food for a number of days equal to 3 + their Constitution modifier (minimum 1) before they begin to starve. This day count is reset when the PC eats their fill for a day; otherwise, the PC advances one level of exhaustion at the end of each day beyond their limit.

Water Requirements

Automatic A PC drinking less than half the amount of water they require during the day advances one level of exhaustion at the end of the day, or two levels if they are already suffering from exhaustion.
Moderate A PC drinking more than half the amount of water they require during the day but less than the full amount must succeed on a Constitution saving throw or advance one level of exhaustion, or two levels if they are already suffering from exhaustion.
1 Constitution represents a largely passive set of 'skills' which have more to do with enduring than performing a specific action the PC can become proficient in. Therefore, Constitution checks are more uncommon than other ability checks and are usually made without adding a proficiency bonus, although situational bonuses may still apply.
NOTE: An ability check is different from a saving throw; players can be proficient at Constitution saving throws.
2 A PC can only travel for eight hours a day before they risk becoming exhausted.
3 A PC requires one gallon of water per day, or two if the climate is harsh.

Intelligence

Intelligence measures mental acuity, accuracy of recall, and the ability to reason.
Intelligence Used For... Rule
Score Determines modifier Refer to this chart
Modifier Determines bonus to intelligence related rolls Refer to this chart
Save Disbelieving certain illusions and resisting mental assaults that can be refuted with logic, sharp memory, or both 1d20 + Ability mod + Proficiency (if proficient)
Check Drawing on logic, education, memory, or deductive reasoning 1d20 + INT mod
Other possible uses Communicate with a creature without words. Estimate the value of a precious item. Forge a document. Recall lore about a craft or trade. Win a game of skill.

Intelligence Skills

Below are all the skills associated with the Intelligence ability.

Arcana - History - Nature - Religion

Easy Recall widely known information; identify common people, places, objects, symbols, fauna, or flora
Moderate Recall more obscure or specific information; identify uncommon people, places, objects, symbols, fauna, or flora
Hard Recall truly esoteric or precise information; identify rare people, places, objects, symbols, fauna, or flora
Very Hard Recall information that is known only by a privileged few; identify exceedingly rare people, places, objects, symbols, fauna, or flora

Investigation - Other

Easy Identify a particularly obvious trap or a secret or coded message left by a contact, communicate a simple idea with an intelligent creature you don't share a language with, discover the true nature of a low-level illusion.
Moderate Identify a typical trap, determine time or cause of death of a recently deceased creature, estimate the material worth of an item, discover the true nature of a mid-level illusion
Hard Identify a well-hidden trap, object, or area; forge a document or identify such a document, discover the true nature of a high-level illusion
Very Hard Identify a magically-hidden trap, object, or area; discern the purpose and process of a complicated device or system; determine the integrity of a structure, construct, or formation and identify any exploitable weak points

Wisdom

Wisdom measures perceptiveness, intuition, and attunement with the surrounding world.
Wisdom Used For... Rule
Score Determines modifier Refer to this chart
Modifier Determines bonus to wisdom related rolls Refer to this chart
Save Resisting effects that charm, frighten, or otherwise assault your willpower 1d20 + WIS mod + Proficiency (if proficient)
Check Reading body language, understanding someone's feelings, noticing things about the environment, or caring for an injured person 1d20 + WIS mod
Other possible uses Get a gut feeling about what course of action to follow. Discern whether a seemingly dead or living creature is undead.

Wisdom Skills

Below are all the skills associated with the Wisdom ability.

Insight

Easy Determine if a child is telling the truth
Moderate Discern who among a cagey group is the leader, discern the intended message of a non-verbal communication
Hard Guess at the enemy's next action
Very Hard
Contest (Deception) Determine if someone is lying or disguising themselves or their intentions

Perception

Easy Spot a prominent landmark or structure in the distance, hear the far-off sound of thunder signaling a coming storm
Moderate Spot a natural-obscured object or feature, eavesdrop on a conversation in the next room
Hard Spot a well-hidden object or feature, eavesdrop on a hushed conversation through a heavy door
Very Hard Spot a nearly-invisible object or feature, read the lips of a creature you can see but not hear
Contest (Stealth) Spot a creature attempting to hide, hear the movements of a hidden foe

Survival

Easy Follow a well-worn trail through a forest, follow the tracks of a creature through snow or mud, forage for a day's worth of food in a plentiful area, navigate on a clear night
Moderate Follow an abandoned or forgotten trail, track a creature through a forest, forage for a day's worth of food in a sparse area, navigate on a cloudy night, predict an oncoming storm, identify the signs of nearby creatures
Hard Track a creature over barren terrain, forage for a day's worth of food in a harsh area, navigate through an alien area on a cloudy night, predict tomorrow's weather
Very Hard Track a creature after rainfall, navigate an alien area on a stormy night

Animal Handling - Medicine - Other

Easy Calm a domesticated animal, stabilize a dying creature outside of combat, diagnose a common ailment
Moderate Calm a wild but otherwise peaceful animal, intuit an animal's emotional state, set a broken bone, perform a complex maneuver while mounted, stabilize a dying creature in the middle of combat, diagnose an uncommon ailment
Hard Intuit a hostile animal's next action, control an untrained mount, diagnose a rare ailment
Very Hard Calm a dangerous wild animal, diagnose magical and divine ailments

Charisma

Charisma measures force of personality, persuasiveness, personal magnetism, social influence, and physical attractiveness.
Charisma Used For... Rule
Score Determines modifier Refer to this chart
Modifier Determines bonus to charisma related rolls Refer to this chart
Save Withstanding effects, such as possession, that would subsume your personality or hurl you to another plane of existence 1d20 + WIS mod + Proficiency (if proficient)
Check Trying to influence or entertain others, when you try to make an impression or tell a convincing lie, or when you are navigating a tricky social situation 1d20 + Ability mod
Other possible uses Find the best person to talk to for news and gossip. Blend into a crowd to get the sense of key topics of conversation.

Charisma Skills

Below are all the skills associated with the Charisma ability.

Deception

Contest (Insight) Fast-talk or con someone, adopt a disguise or impersonate another creature, tell a convincing lie or otherwise hide your true intentions

Intimidation

Easy Scare a spineless noble in to handing over their coin purse
Moderate Pry information out of an uncooperative prisoner, convince street thugs to back down from a confrontation
Hard Advise a guard that it might be best to look the other way this time around, coerce an official in to signing a document
Very Hard Frighten a creature larger than you, causing it to flee; stop an agitated mob in their tracks

Performance

Easy Routine performance such as telling a story in a tavern or around a campfire
Moderate Professional performance such as an inspiring speech or an impressive musical display which may attract the attention of a local troupe and lead to regional fame
Hard Memorable performance which may attract the attention of a local patron and lead to national fame
Very Hard Extraordinary performance which may attract the attention of distant patrons and even extraplanar beings

Persuasion

Easy Convince the mayor to allow your party to help, calm a distraught person
Moderate Persuade a group of highway thieves to leave in peace, convince a friendly acquaintance that you know best
Hard Convince a chamberlain to let your party see the king, inspire or rally a crown of townsfolk, negotiate a peace between warring tribes
Very Hard Convince a sphinx that you are worthy of the secrets it guards, assure a dragon you're worth more alive than dead

Combat


Conditions

Condition Description

Blinded

  • A blinded creature can't see and automatically fails any ability check that requires sight.
  • Attack rolls against the creature have advantage, and the creature's attack rolls have disadvantage.

Charmed

  • A charmed creature can't attack the charmer or target the charmer with harmful abilities or magical effects
  • The charmer has advantage on any ability check to interact socially with the creature.

Deafened

  • A deafened creature can't hear and automatically fails any ability check that requires hearing.

Frightened

  • A frightened creature has disadvantage on ability checks and attack rolls while the source of its fear is within line of sight.
  • The creature can't willingly move closer to the source of its fear.

Grappled

  • A grappled creature's speed becomes 0, and it can't benefit from any bonus to its speed.
  • The condition ends if the grappler is incapacitated.
  • The condition also ends if an effect removes the grappled creature from the reach of the grappler or grappling effect, such as when a creature is hurled away by the thunderwave spell.

Incapacitated

  • An incapacitated creature can't take actions or reactions.

Invisible

  • An invisible creature is impossible to see without the aid of magic or a special sense. For the purpose of hiding, the creature is heavily obscured. The creature's location can be detected by any noise it makes or any tracks it leaves.
  • Attack rolls against the creature have disadvantage, and the creature's attack rolls have advantage.

Paralyzed

  • A paralyzed creature is incapacitated and can't move or speak.
  • The creature automatically fails Strength and Dexterity saving throws.
  • Attack rolls against the creature have advantage.
  • Any attack that hits the creature is a critical hit if the attacker is within 5 feet of the creature.

Petrified

  • A petrified creature is transformed, along with an nonmagical object it is wearing or carrying, into a solid inanimate substance (usually stone). Its weight increases by a factor of ten, and it ceases aging.
  • The creature is incapacitated, can't move or speak, and is unaware of its surroundings.
  • Attack rolls against the creature have advantage.
  • The creature automatically fails Strength and Dexterity saving throws.
  • The creature has resistance to all damage.
  • The creature is immune to poison and disease, although a poison or disease already in its system is suspended, not neutralized.

Poisoned

  • A poisoned creature has disadvantage on attack rolls and ability checks.

Prone

  • A prone creature's only movement option is to crawl, unless it stands up and thereby ends the condition.
  • The creature has disadvantage on attack rolls.
  • An attack roll against the creature has advantage if the attacker is within 5 feet of the creature. Otherwise, the attack roll has disadvantage.

Restrained

  • A restrained creature's speed becomes 0, and it can't benefit from any bonus to its speed.
  • Attack rolls against the creature have advantage, and the creature's attack rolls have disadvantage.
  • The creature has disadvantage on Dexterity saving throws.

Stunned

  • A stunned creature is incapacitated, can't move, and can speak only falteringly.
  • The creature automatically fails Strength and Dexterity saving throws.
  • Attack rolls against the creature have advantage.

Unconscious

  • An unconscious creature is incapacitated, can't move or speak, and is unaware of its surroundings.
  • The creature drops whatever it's holding and falls prone.
  • The creature automatically fails Strength and Dexterity saving throws.
  • Attack rolls against the creature have advantage.
  • Any attack that hits the creature is a critical hit if the attacker is within 5 feet of the creature.

Exhaustion

Exhaustion Levels

Level Effect
1 Disadvantage on ability checks.
2 Speed halved
3 Disadvantage on attack rolls and saving throws
4 Hit point maximum halved
5 Speed reduced to 0
6 Death

Suffering Exhaustion

Cause Details
Forced March For each hour spent traveling past 8 hours make a CON save at DC 10 + 1 for each hour past 8. On a failed save, a character suffers 1 level of exhaustion.
Starvation If a creature doesn't eat enough food in a day, they start to starve. Food can be stretched out by eating half as much per day, which counts as half a day without food. A character can go without food for a number of days equal to 3 + CON mod, and then at the end of each day beyond that a character automatically suffers 1 level of exhaustion. A normal day of eating reduces the days without food to 0.
Dehydration A creature who drinks less than half as much water than they need in a day must succeed on a DC 15 CON save or suffer 1 level of exhaustion. A character with access to even less water automatically suffers 1 level of exhaustion at the end of the day. If a character already has any levels of exhaustion, they gain 2 levels in either case.
Barbarian's Frenzy A Barbarian who goes down the Path of the Berserker can choose to enter a frenzy if he is raging. When the rage ends, he suffers a level of exhaustion.

Reducing Levels of Exhaustion

At the end of a long rest, provided a character has had enough food and water that day, they reduce their level of exhaustion by 1.


Damage Types

Type Description
Acid Corrosive substances, magical or alchemical
Bludgeoning Blunt force hits (hammer, falling, etc.)
Cold Extreme low temperature and magic attacks
Fire Fire breaths and fire based spells and magic
Force Pure magical energy focused in damaging form
Lightning lightning bolt, or electricity spells.
Necrotic Dealt by certain undead and corrupted magic
Piercing Puncturing and impaling attacks and weapon
Poison Venomous stings, spores, substances and gases
Psychic Mental attacks and damage like psionic abilities
Radiant Holy damage, like divine spells or creatures
Slashing Swords, axes, and monster claws that slash
Thunder Concussive burst of sound or shock wave

Damage Severity and Level

Character Level Setback Dangerous Deadly
1st-4th 1d10 2d10 4d10
5th-10th 2d10 4d10 10d10
11th-16th 4d10 10d10 18d10
17th-20th 10d10 18d10 24d10

Cover

Cover Type Effect
1/2 cover +2 bonus to AC and Dexterity saving throws against attacks and effects that originate on the opposite side of the cover.
3/4 cover +5 bonus to AC and Dexterity saving throws against attacks and effects that originate on the opposite side of the cover.
Full cover Can't be targeted by an attack or a spell.

Actions In Combat

Action Description
Attack Make one¹ melee or ranged attack, a grapple, or a shove.
Cast a Spell Casts a spell with a casting time of 1 action.
Dash Gain extra movement equal to your speed for this turn, applying any modifiers.
Disengage Your movement doesn't provoke opportunity attacks for the rest of the turn.
Dodge Until the start of your next turn, any attacks against you are made with disadvantage provided you can see the attacker, and you have advantage on DEX saves. You lose this benefit if you are incapacitated or your speed drops to 0.
Help Creature you help gains advantage on next ability check to perform the task you are assisting with, or help with attack roll if enemy is within 5 feet of you.
Hide You make a stealth check. Details here.
Ready Prepare to do something when a specific trigger occurs. Details here.
Search Make either a perception or investigation check in an attempt to locate something.
Use an Object Interacting with a second object on your turn (the first is free), or a more complicated object.
Climb onto a Bigger Creature² Athletics or Acrobatics check opposed by creature's Acrobatics check. Details here.
Disarm² Use an attack to make attack roll opposed by target's Athletics or Acrobatics check. Target has advantage if holding the item with 2 or more hands.
Mark² When you make a melee attack and hit, you can mark them. Your opportunity attacks against the creature have advantage and don't expend your reaction, however you may only make 1 attack in this manner.
Overrun² As an action or bonus action make Athletics check opposed by hostile's Athletics. If you win, you can move through the hostile's space once this turn.
Shove aside² Use shove to push target to the side rather than away. Details here.
Tumble² As an action or bonus action make Acrobatics check opposed by hostile's Acrobatics. If you win, you can move through the hostile's space once this turn.

¹ Certain features allow you to make more than one attack, grapple, or shove with this action.
² These actions are optional and can be found on pages 271-272 of the DMG.


The Rules of Stealth

When attempting to hide, there are 4 simple rules to remember.


  1. If someone can see you, you can't attempt to hide from them.
  2. Someone doesn't see you when they're not looking at you.
  3. Once hidden, you can be detected via sight, hearing, or both, so don't be seen or heard. If their perception check or passive perception is higher than your stealth roll, they detect you.
  4. You can hide in plain sight, given a moment of being unseen or unattended and an appropriate concealment strategy
If you are hidden, or when someone can't see you, you have advantage on attack rolls against them, and they have disadvantage on attack rolls against you. If you make an attack while hidden, regardless of whether it hits or misses, you are no longer hidden.

Grappling, Shoving, and Climbing onto Bigger Creatures

When you take the attack action you can use one attack to grapple, shove, or climb onto an enemy.

Grappling

You can grab a creature which is no more than one size category higher than you. Using at least one free hand, you make an Athletics check contested by the target's Athletics or Acrobatics check. If you succeed, the target is now grappled by you. You can also grapple an enemy to climb on top of it.

Escaping a grapple.

While grappled, a creature can use its action to make an Athletics or Acrobatics check opposed by your Athletics check. If the creature succeeds, it moves to a space next to you.

Moving a grappled creature.

When you move, you can drag or carry the grappled creature with you, but your speed is halved, unless the creature is two or more sizes smaller than you.

Shoving

Using the attack action, you can attempt to shove a creature no more than one size larger than you. You make an Athletics check opposed by its Athletics or Acrobatics check. If you succeed you either move it 5 feet in any direction or knock it prone.

Climbing onto Bigger Creatures

A suitably large creature can be treated as terrain for the purpose of jumping onto its back or clinging to a limb. Once you make any ability checks necessary to get into position and to get onto the bigger creature, the smaller creature uses its action to make an Athletics or Acrobatics check contested by the targets Acrobatics check. If it wins the contest, the smaller creature successfully moves into the target creature's space and clings to his body. While in the target's space, the smaller creature moves with the target and has advantage on attack rolls against it.

    The smaller creature can move around within the larger creature's space, treating the space as difficult terrain. The larger creature may or may not be able to attack the smaller creature, depending on the smaller creature's location, this is up to the DM. The larger creature can try to dislodge the creature as an action - shaking it off, scraping it against a wall, grabbing and throwing it off - by making an Athletics check opposed by the smaller creature's Athletics or Acrobatics check.


Readying an Action

As an action on your turn, you can take the Ready action so that you may act later in the round using your reaction. To do this, you need to clearly define 2 things.

    First, you must decide what circumstances will trigger your prepared action. For example, you could say that the trigger is "A hostile creature comes through the door in front of me".

    Second, you must decide what you will do if the triggering event happens. You may take an action such as the attack action or you may move up to your speed. For example, you could say "I will attack with my greatsword".

When you put both the trigger and the action together you get a coherent sentence. The example is "If a hostile creature comes through the door in front of me, I will attack with my greatsword".

Readying A Spell.

When you ready a spell, you cast it as normal but hold its energy, which you then release with your reaction. To be readied a spell must have a casting time of 1 action, and holding onto the spell's magic requires concentration. If your concentration is broken the spell dissipates.


Dropping to 0 Hit Points

Death Saving Throws

When you start your turn at 0 hit points, you need to make a death saving throw. Rolling 9 and below counts as a failure, and 10 and above counts as a success. If you accrue 3 failures before 3 successes, you die. If you accrue 3 successes, you are stabilized. If you regain any hit points, both your successes and failures are reset.

Rolling 1 or 20.

When you make a death saving throw and roll a 1 on the d20, it counts as two failures. If you roll a 20 on the d20, you regain 1 hit point.

Damage at 0 Hit Points.

If you take any damage while you have 0 hit points, you suffer a death saving throw failure. If the damage is from a critical hit, you suffer two failures instead. If the damage equals or exceeds your hit point maximum, you suffer instant death.

Instant Death

Massive damage can kill you instantly. When damage reduces you to 0 hit points and there is damage remaining, you die if the remaining damage equals or exceeds your hit point maximum. For example, a cleric with a maximum of 12 hit points currently has 6 hit points. If she takes 18 damage from an attack, she is reduced to 0 hit points, but 12 damage remains. Because the remaining damage equals her hit point maximum, the cleric dies.

Falling Unconscious

If damage reduces you to 0 hit points and fails to kill you, you fall unconscious. This unconsciousness ends if you regain any hit points.

Stabilizing a Creature

The best way to save a creature with 0 hit points is to heal it. If healing is unavailable, the creature can at least be stabilized so that it isn't killed by a failed death saving throw. You can use your action to administer first aid to an unconscious creature and attempt to stabilize it, which requires a successful DC 10 Medicine check. A stable creature doesn't make death saving throws, even though it has 0 hit points, but it does remain unconscious. The creature stops being stable, and must start making death saving throws again, if it takes any damage. A stable creature that isn't healed regains 1 hit point after 1d4 hours.


Wild Magic

Immediately after you cast a sorcerer spell of 1st level or higher, the DM can have you roll a d20. If you roll a 1, roll on the Wild Magic Surge table to create a random magical effect.

Wild Magic Surge

d100 Effect
01-02 Roll on this table at the start of each of your turns for the next minute, ignoring this result on subsequent rolls.
03-04 For the next minute, you can see any invisible creature if you have line of sight to it.
05-06 A modron chosen and controlled by the DM appears in an unoccupied space within 5 feet of you, then disappears 1 minute later.
07-08 You cast fireball as a 3rd level spell centered on yourself.
09-10 You cast magic missile as a 5th level spell.
11-12 Roll a d10. Your height changes by a number of inches equal to the roll. If the roll is odd, you shrink. If the roll is even, you grow.
13-14 You cast confusion centered on yourself.
15-16 For the next minute, you regain 5 hit points at the start of each of your turns.
17-18 You grow a long beard made of feathers that remains until you sneeze, at which point the feathers explode out from your face.
19-20 You cast grease centered on yourself.
21-22 Creatures have disadvantage on saving throws against the next spell you cast in the next minute that involves a saving throw.
23-24 Your skin turns a vibrant shade of blue. A remove curse spell can end this effect.
25-26 An eye appears on your forehead for the next minute. During that time, you have advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on sight.
27-28 For the next minute, all your spells with a casting time of 1 action have a casting time of 1 bonus action.
29-30 You teleport up to 60 feet to an unoccupied space of your choice that you can see.
31-32 You are transported to the Astral Plane until the end of your next turn, after which time you return to the space you previously occupied or the nearest unoccupied space if that space is occupied.
33-34 Maximize the damage of the next damaging spell you cast within the next minute.
35-36 Roll a d10. Your age changes by a number of years equal to the roll. If the roll is odd, you get younger (minimum 1 year old). If the roll is even, you get older.
37-38 1d6 flumphs controlled by the DM appear in unoccupied space within 60 feet of you and are frightened of you. They vanish after 1 minute.
39-40 You regain 2d10 hit points.
41-42 You turn into a potted plant until the start of your next turn. While a plant, you are incapacitated and have vulnerability to all damage. If you drop to 0 hit points, your pot breaks, and your form reverts.
43-44 For the next minute, you can teleport up to 20 feet as a bonus action on each of your turns.
45-46 You cast levitate on yourself.
47-48 A unicorn controlled by the DM appears in a space within 5 feet of you, then disappears 1 minute later.
49-50 You can't speak for the next minute. Whenever you try, pink bubbles float out of your mouth.
51-52 A spectral shield hovers near you for the next minute, granting you a +2 bonus to AC and immunity to magic missile.
53-54 You are immune to being intoxicated by alcohol for the next 5d6 days.
55-56 Your hair falls out but grows back within 24 hours.
57-58 For the next minute, any flammable object you touch that isn't being worn or carried by another creature bursts into flame.
59-60 You regain your lowest-level expended spell slot.
61-62 For the next minute, you must shout when you speak.
63-64 You cast fog cloud centered on yourself.
65-66 Up to three creatures you choose within 30 feet of you take 4d10 lightning damage.
67-68 You are frightened by the nearest creature until the end of your next turn.
69-70 Each creature within 30 feet of you becomes invisible for the next minute. The invisibility ends on a creature when it attacks or casts a spell.
71-72 You gain resistance to all damage for the next minute.
73-74 A random creature within 60 feet of you becomes poisoned for 1d4 hours.
75-76 You glow with bright light in a 30-foot radius for the next minute. Any creature that ends its turn within 5 feet of you is blinded until the end of its next turn.
77-78 You cast polymorph on yourself. If you fail the saving throw, you turn into a sheep for the spells duration.
79-80 Illusory butterflies and flower petals flutter in the air within 10 feet of you for the next minute.
81-82 You can take one additional action immediately
83-84 Each creature within 30 feet of you takes 1d10 necrotic damage. You regain hit points equal to the sum of the necrotic damage dealt.
85-86 You cast mirror image.
87-88 You cast fly on a random creature within 60 feet of you.
89-90 You become invisible for the next minute. During that time, other creatures can't hear you. The invisibility ends if you attack or cast a spell.
91-92 If you die within the next minute, you immediately come back to life as if by the reincarnate spell.
93-94 Your size increases by one size category for the next minute.
95-96 You and all creatures within 30 feet of you gain vulnerability to piercing damage for the next minute.
97-98 You are surrounded by faint, ethereal music for the next minute.
99-00 You regain all expended sorcery points.

Adventuring


Character XP Levels

Level XP to next level Total XP Proficiency Bonus
1 300 0 +2
2 600 300 +2
3 1,800 900 +2
4 3,800 2,700 +2
5 7,500 6,500 +3
6 9,000 14,000 +3
7 11,000 23,000 +3
8 14,000 34,000 +3
9 16,000 48,000 +4
10 21,000 64,000 +4
11 15,000 85,000 +4
12 20,000 100,000 +4
13 20,000 120,000 +5
14 20,000 140,000 +5
15 25,000 165,000 +5
16 30,000 195,000 +5
17 30,000 225,000 +6
18 40,000 265,000 +6
19 50,000 305,000 +6
20 355,000 +6

Currency Exchange Rates

Coin CP SP EP GP PP
Copper 1 1/10 1/50 1/100 1/1000
Silver 10 1 1/5 1/10 1/100
Electrum 50 5 1 1/2 1/20
Gold 100 10 2 1 1/10
Platinum 1000 100 50 10 1

Common Expenses

Adventuring Services

Service Pay
Coach Cab
    Between Towns 3 cp/mile
Within a City     1 cp
Hireling
    Skilled 2 gp/day
    Unskilled 2 sp/day
Messenger 2 cp/mile
Road/Gate Toll 1 cp
Ship's Passage 1 sp/mile
First Level Spell1 10-30gp + components
Second Level Spell1 30-50gp + components
Third+ Level Spell2 How much ya got?3
1 First and second level spellscasting services are easy enough to find in a decently sized city or town.
2 Third level and higher spells are much more rare and can only be found with any amount of regularity in a large city, perhaps home to a University or Temple.
3 Often times a spellcaster might ask for a service rather than monetary payment.

Lifestyle Expenses

Lifestyle Price/Day
Wretched
Squalid 1 sp
Poor 2 sp
Modest 1 gp
Comfortable 2 gp
Wealthy 4 gp
Aristocratic 10 gp minimum

Food, Drink, and Lodging

Item Cost
Ale
    Gallon 2 sp
    Mug 4 cp
Banquet (per person) 10 gp
Bread, loaf 2 cp
Cheese, hunk 1 sp
Inn stay (per day)
    Squalid 7 cp
    Poor 1 sp
    Modest 5 sp
    Comfortable 8 sp
    Wealthy 2 gp
    Aristocratic 4 gp
Meals (per day)
    Squalid 3 cp
    Poor 6 cp
    Modest 3 sp
    Comfortable 5 sp
    Wealthy 8 sp
    Aristocratic 2 gp
Meat, chunk 3 sp
Wine
Common (pitcher) 2 sp
Fine (bottle) 10 gp

Items Lists


Basic Armor

Armor Cost AC Weight
Light Armor
    Padded² 5 gp 11 + Dex mod 8 lb.
    Leather 10 gp 11 + Dex mod 10 lb.
    Studded leather 45 gp 12 + Dex mod 13 lb.
Medium Armor
    Hide 10 gp 12 + Dex mod (Max 2) 12 lb.
    Chain shirt 50 gp 13 + Dex mod (Max 2) 20 lb.
    Scale mail² 50 gp 14 + Dex mod (Max 2) 45 lb.
    Breastplate 400 gp 14 + Dex mod (Max 2) 20 lb.
    Half plate² 750 gp 15 + Dex mod (Max 2) 40 lb.
Heavy Armor
    Ring mail² 30 gp 14 40 lb.
    Chain mail² 75 gp 16 55 lb.
    Splint² 200 gp 17 60 lb.
    Plate² 1,500 gp 18 65 lb.
Shield
    Shield 10 gp +2 6 lb.
² Disadvantage on Dexterity (Stealth) checks

Basic Weapons

NameCostDmgWeightProperties*
Simple Melee Weapons
    Club1 sp1d4 B2 lb.Li
    Dagger2 gp1d4 P1 lb.F, Li, Th Rg(20/60)
    Greatclub2 sp1d8 B10 lb.2H
    Handaxe5 gp1d6 S2 lb.Li, Th Rg(20/60)
    Javelin5 sp1d6 P2 lb.Th Rg(30/120)
    Light     hammer2 gp1d4 B2 lb.Li, Th Rg(20/60)
    Mace5 gp1d6 B4 lb.-
    Quarterstaff2 sp1d6 B4 lb.V(1d10)
    Sickle1 gp1d4 S2 lb.Li
    Spear1 gp1d6 P3 lb.Th Rg(20/60), V(1d8)
    Unarmed     strike1 B-
Simple Ranged Weapons
    Crossbow,     light25 gp1d8 P5 lb.A Rg(80/320), Ld, 2H
    Dart5 cp1d4 P1/4 lb.F, Th Rg(20/60)
    Shortbow25 gp1d6 P2 lb.A Rg(80/320), 2H
    Sling1 sp1d4 BA Rg(320)
Martial Melee Weapons
    Battleaxe10 gp1d8 S4 lb.V(1d10)
    Flail10 gp1d8 B2 lb.-
    Glaive20 gp1d10 S6 lb.H, Re, 2H
    Greataxe30 gp1d12 S7 lb.H, 2H
    Greatsword50 gp2d6 S6 lb.H, 2H
    Halberd20 gp1d10 S6 lb.H, Re, 2H
    Lance10 gp1d12 P6 lb.R, Sp
    Longsword15 gp1d8 S3 lb.V(1d10)
    Maul10 gp2d6 B10 lb.H, 2H
    Morningstar15 gp1d8 P4 lb.-
    Pike5 gp1d10 P18 lb.H, Re, 2H
    Rapier25 gp1d8 P2 lb.F
    Scimitar25 gp1d6 S3 lb.F, Li
    Shortsword10 gp1d6 P2 lb.F, Li
    Trident5 gp1d6 P4 lb.Th Rg(20/60), V(1d8)
    War pick5 gp1d8 P2 lb.-
    Warhammer15 gp1d8 B2 lb.V(1d10)
    Whip2 gp1d4 S3 lb.F, Re
Martial Ranged Weapons
    Blowgun10 gp1 P1 lb.A Rg(25/100), Ld
    Crossbow,     hand75 gp1d6 P3 lb.A Rg(30/120), Li, Ld
    Crossbow,     heavy50 gp1d10 P18 lb.A Rg(100/400), H, Ld, 2H
    Longbow50 gp1d8 P2 lb.A Rg(150,600), H, 2H
    Net1 gp3 lb.Sp, Th Rg(5/15)
* Properties Abbreviations Below:
    2H = Two Handed
    A = Ammunition
    F = Finesse Weapon
    H = Heavy Weapon
    Ld = Loading
    Li = Light Weapon
    Re = Reach
    Rg = Range
    Sp = Special
    Th = Thrown
    V = Versatile


Weapon Properties

Property Description
Ammunition You can use a weapon that has the ammunition property to make a ranged attack only if you have ammunition to fire from the weapon. Each time you attack with the weapon, you expend one piece of ammunition. Drawing the ammunition from a quiver, case, or other container is part of the attack. At the end of the battle, you can recover half your expended ammunition by taking a minute to search the battlefield.
Finesse When making an attack with a finesse weapon, you use your choice of your Strength or Dexterity modifier for the attack and damage rolls. You must use the same modifier for both rolls.
Heavy Small creatures have disadvantage on attack rolls with heavy weapons. A heavy weapon's size and bulk make it too large for a Small creature to use effectively.
Light A light weapon is small and easy to handle, making it ideal for use when fighting with two weapons.
Loading Because of the time required to load this weapon, you can fire only one piece of ammunition from it when you use an action, bonus action, or reaction to fire it, regardless of the number of attacks you can normally make.
Range A weapon that can be used to make a ranged attack has a range shown in parentheses after the ammunition or thrown property. The range lists two numbers. The first is the weapon's normal range in feet, and the second indicates the weapon's maximum range. When attacking a target beyond normal range, you have disadvantage on the attack roll. You can't attack a target beyond the weapon's long range.
Reach This weapon adds 5 feet to your reach when you attack with it.
Special A weapon with the special property has unusual rules governing its use, explained in the weapon's description (see "Special Weapons" later in this section).
  (Lance) You have disadvantage when you use a lance to attack a target within 5 feet of you. Also, a lance requires two hands to wield when you aren't mounted.
  (Net) A Large or smaller creature hit by a net is restrained until it is freed. A net has no effect on creatures that are formless, or creatures that are Huge or larger. A creature can use its action to make a DC 10 Strength check, freeing itself or another creature within its reach on a success. Dealing 5 slashing damage to the net (AC 10) also frees the creature without harming it, ending the effect and destroying the net. When you use an action, bonus action, or reaction to attack with a net, you can make only one attack regardless of the number of attacks you can normally make.
Thrown If a weapon has the thrown property, you can throw the weapon to make a ranged attack. If the weapon is a melee weapon, you use the same ability modifier for that attack roll and damage roll that you would use for a melee attack with the weapon. For example, if you throw a handaxe, you use your Strength, but if you throw a dagger, you can use either your Strength or your Dexterity, since the dagger has the finesse property.
Two-Handed This weapon requires two hands to use.
Versatile This weapon can be used with one or two hands. A damage value in parentheses appears with the property—the damage when the weapon is used with two hands to make a melee attack.

Adventuring Gear

ItemCostWeight
Abacus2 gp2 lb.
Acid (vial)25 gp1 lb.
Alchemist's fire (flask)50 gp1 lb.
Ammunition
    Arrows (20)1 gp1 lb.
    Blowgun needles (50)1 gp1 lb.
    Crossbow bolts (20)1 gp1½ lb.
    Sling bullets (20)4 cp1½ lb.
Antitoxin (vial)50 gp
Arcane focus
    Crystal10 gp1 lb.
    Orb20 gp3 lb.
    Rod10 gp2 lb.
    Staff5 gp4 lb.
    Wand10 gp1 lb.
Backpack2 gp5 lb.
Ball bearings (bag of 1,000)1 gp2 lb.
Barrel2 gp70 lb.
Basket4 sp2 lb.
Bedroll1 gp7 lb.
Bell1 gp
Blanket5 sp3 lb.
Block and tackle1 gp5 lb.
Book25 gp5 lb.
Bottle, glass2 gp2 lb.
Bucket5 cp2 lb.
Caltrops (bag of 20)1 gp2 lb.
Candle1 cp
Case, crossbow bolt1 gp1 lb.
Case, map or scroll1 gp1 lb.
Chain (10 feet)5 gp10 lb.
Chalk (1 piece)1 cp
Chest5 gp25 lb.
Climber's kit25 gp12 lb.
Clothes, common5 sp3 lb.
Clothes, costume5 gp4 lb.
Clothes, fine15 gp6 lb.
Clothes, traveler's2 gp4 lb.
Component pouch25 gp2 lb.
Crowbar2 gp5 lb.
Druidic focus
    Sprig of mistletoe1 gp
    Totem1 gp
    Wooden staff5 gp4 lb.
    Yew wand10 gp1 lb.
Fishing tackle1 gp4 lb.
Flask or tankard2 cp1 lb.
Grappling hook2 gp4 lb.
Hammer1 gp3 lb.
Hammer, sledge2 gp10 lb.
Healer's kit5 gp3 lb.
Holy symbol
    Amulet5 gp1 lb.
    Emblem5 gp
    Reliquary5 gp2 lb.
Holy water (flask)25 gp1 lb.
Hourglass25 gp1 lb.
Hunting trap5 gp25 lb.
Ink (1 ounce bottle)10 gp
Ink pen2 cp
Jug or pitcher2 cp4 lb.
Ladder (10-foot)1 sp25 lb.
Lamp5 sp1 lb.
Lantern, bullseye10 gp2 lb.
Lantern, hooded5 gp2 lb.
Lock10 gp1 lb.
Magnifying glass100 gp
Manacles2 gp6 lb.
Mess kit2 sp1 lb.
Mirror, steel5 gp1/2 lb.
Oil (flask)1 sp1 lb.
Paper (one sheet)2 sp
Parchment (one sheet)1 sp
Perfume (vial)5 gp
Pick, miner's2 gp10 lb.
Piton5 cp1/4 lb.
Poison, basic (vial)100 gp
Pole (10-foot)5 cp7 lb.
Pot, iron2 gp10 lb.
Potion of healing50 gp1/2 lb.
Pouch5 sp1 lb.
Quiver1 gp1 lb.
Ram, portable4 gp35 lb.
Rations (1 day)5 sp2 lb.
Robes1 gp4 lb.
Rope, hempen (50 feet)1 gp10 lb.
Rope, silk (50 feet)10 gp5 lb.
Sack1 cp1/2 lb.
Scale, merchant's5 gp3 lb.
Sealing wax5 sp
Shovel2 gp5 lb.
Signal whistle5 cp
Signet ring5 gp
Soap2 cp
Spellbook50 gp3 lb.
Spikes, iron (10)1 gp5 lb.
Spyglass1,000 gp1 lb.
Tent, two-person2 gp20 lb.
Tinderbox5 sp1 lb.
Torch1 cp1 lb.
Vial1 gp
Waterskin2 sp5 lb. (full)
Whetstone1 cp1 lb.


Tools

ItemCostWeight
Artisan's tools
    Alchemist's supplies50 gp8 lb.
    Brewer's supplies20 gp9 lb.
    Calligrapher's supplies10 gp5 lb.
    Carpenter's tools8 gp6 lb.
    Cartographer's tools15 gp.6 lb.
    Cobbler's tools5 gp5 lb.
    Cook's utensils1 gp8 lb.
    Glassblower's tools30 gp5 lb.
    Jeweler's tools25 gp2 lb.
    Leatherworker's tools5 gp5 lb.
    Mason's tools10 gp8 lb.
    Painter's supplies10 gp5 lb.
    Potter's tools10 gp3 lb.
    Smith's tools20 gp8 lb.
    Tinker's tools50 gp10 lb.
    Weaver's tools1 gp5 lb.
    Woodcarver's tools1 gp5 lb.
Disguise kit25 gp3 lb.
Forgery kit15 gp5 lb.
Gaming set
    Dice set1 sp
    Dragonchess set1 gp1/2 lb.
    Playing card set5 sp
    Three-Dragon Ante set1 gp
Herbalism kit5 gp3 lb.
Musical instrument
    Bagpipes30 gp6 lb.
    Drum6 gp3 lb.
    Dulcimer25 gp10 lb.
    Flute2 gp1 lb.
    Lute35 gp2 lb.
    Lyre30 gp2 lb.
    Horn3 gp2 lb.
    Pan flute12 gp2 lb.
    Shawm2 gp1 lb.
    Viol30 gp1 lb.
Navigator's tools25 gp2 lb.
Poisoner's kit50 gp2 lb.
Thieves' tools25 gp1 lb.


Mounts and Vehicles

Mounts

Item Cost Speed Carrying Capacity
Camel 50gp 50ft. 480 lb
Donkey or Mule 8gp 40ft. 420 lb
Elephant 200gp 40ft. 1320 lb
Horse, draft 50gp 40ft. 540 lb
Horse, riding 75gp 60ft. 480 lb
Mastiff 25gp 40ft. 195 lb
Pony 30gp 40ft. 225 lb
Warhorse 400gp 60ft. 540 lb

Tack, Harness, and Drawn Vehicles

Item Cost Weight
Barding x4 x2
Bit and bridle 2gp 1 lb
Carriage 100gp 600 lb
Cart 15gp 200 lb
Chariot 250gp 100 lb
Feed (per day) 5cp 10 lb
Saddle
    Exotic 60gp 40 lb
    Military 20gp 30 lb
    Pack 5gp 15 lb
    Riding 10gp 25 lb
Saddlebags 4gp 8 lb
Sled 20gp 300 lb
Stabling (per day) 5sp -
Wagon 35gp 400 lb

Waterborne Vehicles

Item Cost Speed
Galley 30,000gp 4 mph
Keelboat 3,000gp 1 mph
Longship 10,000gp 3 mph
Rowboat 50gp 1.5 mph
Sailing Ship 10,000gp 2 mph
Warship 25,000gp 2.5 mph

Traveling

Map Travel Paces

Below are guidelines for traveling in different sized map areas at different paces (slow, normal, and fast.)

Dungeon

Slow Pace Normal Pace Fast Pace
20 sq./min 30 sq./min 40 sq./min
1 square = 10 feet

City

Slow Pace Normal Pace Fast Pace
2 sq./min 3 sq./min 4 sq./min
1 square = 100 feet

Province

Slow Pace Normal Pace Fast Pace
2 hexes/hour
or
18 hexes/day
3 hexes/hour
or
24 hexes/day
4 hexes/hour
or
30 hexes/day
1 hex = 1 miles

Kingdom

Slow Pace Normal Pace Fast Pace
1 hex/3 hours
or
3 hexes/day
1 hex/2 hours
or
or 4 hexes/day
1 hex/1.5 hours
or
5 hexes/day
1 hex = 6 miles

Travel Paces

Below are guidelines for how fast a PC can travel on foot in actual distances at different paces (slow, normal and fast.)

Fast

Minute Hour Day Effect
400 feet 4 miles 30 miles -5 to passive perception score

Normal

Minute HourDay Effect
300 ft 3 miles 24 miles

Slow

Minute Hour Day Effect
200 ft 2 miles 18 miles Able to stealth

Calculating Your Party's Pace

Minute Hour Day Pace Effect
Speed X 10 ft. Speed ÷ 10 mi. Speed X 0.6 mi. Effect based on pace

Pace Effects

Slow Normal Fast
Use 2/3 base speed, able to stealth No effect Use 1.33 base speed, -5 passive perception

Encounter Distances

Below are guidelines on when to start an encounter based on terrain, audible distances, and outdoor visibility.

Terrain Encounter Distance
Arctic, desert, farmland, or grassland 6d6 x 10 feet
Forest, swamp, or woodland 2d8 x 10 feet
Hills or wastelands 2d10 x 10 feet
Jungle 2d6 x 10 feet
Mountains 4d10 x 10 feet

Audible Distance
Trying to be quiet 2d6 x 5 feet
Normal noise level 2d6 x 10 feet
Very loud 2d6 x 50 feet

Outdoor Visibility
Clear day, no obstructions 2 miles
Rain 1 mile
Fog 100 to 300 feet
From a height x 20

Vision and Light

Obscuration

Hindrance Examples
Lightly Obscured Disadvantage on Perception checks relying on sight Dim light, patchy fog, moderate foliage
Heavily Obscured Blinded condition Darkness, opaque fog, dense foliage

Mundane Light Sources

Source Bright Light Dim Light Duration
Candle 5 feet +5 feet 6 hours
Lamp 15 feet +30 feet 6 hours
Lantern, bullseye 60 foot cone +60 feet 6 hours
Lantern, hooded
    Lowered Hood
30 feet
    -
+30 feet
    + 5 feet
6 hours
    -
Torch 20 feet +20 feet 1 hour

Magic Sources

Source Bright Light Dim Light Duration
Continual Flame 20 feet +20 feet Until dispelled
Dancing Lights 10 feet 1 minute
Faerie Fire 10 feet 1 minute
Flame Blade 10 feet + 10 feet 10 minutes
Flaming Sphere 20 feet +20 feet 1 minute
Holy Aura 5 feet 1 minute
Light 20 feet +20 feet 1 hour
Moonbeam 5 ft cyl 1 minute
Prismatic Wall 100 feet +100 feet 10 minutes
Wall of Fire 60 feet +60 feet 1 minute

Traps

Save DCs and Attack Bonus

Trap Danger Save DC Attack Bonus
Setback 10-11 +3 to +5
Dangerous 12-15 +6 to +8
Deadly 16-20 +9 to +12

Damage Severity and Level

Character Level Setback Dangerous Deadly
1st-4th 1d10 2d10 4d10
5th-10th 2d10 4d10 10d10
11th-16th 4d10 10d10 18d10
17th-20th 10d10 18d10 24d10

Improvizing Damage

Damage Example
1d10 Burned by coals, hit by a falling bookcase, pricked by a poison needle
2d10 Being struck by lightning, stumbling into a fire pit
4d10 Hit by falling rubble in a collapsing tunnel, stumbling into a vat of acid
10d10 Crushed by compacting walls, hit by whirling steel blades, wading through a lava stream
18d10 Being submerged in lava, being hit by a crashing flying fortress
24d10 Tumbling into a vortex of fire on the Elemental Plane of Fire, being crushed in the jaws of a godlike creature or a moon-sized monster

Destroying Objects


Object Armor Class

Substance AC
Cloth 11
Paper 11
Rope 11
Crystal 13
Glass 13
Ice 13
Wood 15
Bone 15
Stone 17
Iron 19
Steel 19
Mithril 21
Adamantine 23

Object Hit Points

SizeWeakTough
TINY
    Bottle, Lock
1d42d4
SMALL
    Chest, Chain
1d63d6
MEDIUM
    Barrel, Chandelier
1d84d8
LARGE
    Cart, Window
1d105d10
HUGE+
    Wagon, Hut
DM's Discretion


Resting

Short Rest:
  • A period of downtime lasting at least one hour, during which time you can do nothing more strenuous than eating, drinking, reading, or tending to wounds.
  • You regain the use of abilities, features, and resources that are refreshed by taking a Short Rest.
  • You are allowed to expend one of your accumulated Hit Die by rolling a die of the corresponding type. You regain hit points equal to the rolled value + your Constitution modifier. Afterwards, you may choose to spend another Hit Die.
Full Text: A short rest is a period of downtime, at least 1 hour long, during which a character does nothing more strenuous that eating, drinking, reading, and tending to wounds. A character can spend one or more Hit Dice at the end of a short rest, up to the character's maximum number of Hit Dice, which is equal to the character's level. For each Hit Dice spent in this way, the player rolls the die and adds the character's Constitution modifier to it. The character regains hit points equal to the total. The player can decide to spend an additional Hit Die after each roll. A character regains some spent Hit Dice upon finishing a long rest, as explained below. Long Rest:
  • A period of extended downtime lasting at least eight hours, during which time you must either sleep or perform only light activities such as talking, eating, or standing watch. These activities can occupy no more than 2 hours of your Long Rest. Performing more than an hour of strenuous activity such as walking or fighting will also interrupt your Long Rest. You may only benefit from one Long Rest in a 24-hour period and you must begin the rest with at least one hit point.
  • You regain the use of abilities, features, and resources that are refreshed by a long rest
  • You regain all of your lost hit points unless otherwise indicated.
  • You regain a number of Hit Die equal to up half of your total possible Hit Die.
Full Text: A long rest is a period of extended downtime, at least 8 hours long, during which a character sleeps or performs light activity: reading, talking, eating or standing watch for no more than 2 hours. If the rest in interrupted by a period of strenuous activity - at least 1 hour of waking, fighting, casting spells, or similar adventuring activity - the characters must begin the rest again to gain any benefit from it. At the end of a long rest, a character regains all lost hit points. The character also regains spent Hit Dice, up to a number of dice equal to half of the character's total number of them. For example, if a character has eight Hit Dice, he or she can regain four spent Hit Dice upon finishing a long rest. A character can't benefit from more than one long rest in a 24-hour period, and a character must have at least 1 hit point at the start of the rest to gain its benefits.

Weather


d20Temperature
1-14Normal for the season
15-171d4 x 10 degrees Fahrenheit colder than normal
18-201d4 x 10 degrees Fahrenheit hotter than normal
d20Wind
1-12None
13-17Light
18-20Strong
d20Precipitation
1-12None
13-17Light rain or light snowfall
18-20Heavy rain or heavy snowfall

Languages

Standard Languages


LanguageTypical SpeakersScript
CommonHumansCommon
DwarvishDwarvesDwarvish
ElvishElvesElvish
GiantOgres, giantsDwarvish
GnomishGnomesDwarvish
GoblinGoblinoidsDwarvish
HalflingHalflingsCommon
OrcOrcsDwarvish

Exotic Languages


LanguageTypical SpeakersScript
AbyssalDemonsInfernal
CelestialCelestialsCelestial
DraconicDragons, dragonbornDraconic
Deep SpeechMind Flayers, Beholders
InfernalDevilsInfernal
PrimordialElementalsDwarvish
SylvanFey creaturesElvish
UndercommonUnderdark tradersElvish

Foraging

Foraging DCs

Food and Water Availbality Survival DC
Abundant food and water 10
Limited food and water sources 15
Very little, if any, food and water souurces 20

If multiple charactes forage, each character makes a separate check. A foraging character finds nothing on a failure. On a successful check, roll 1d6 + wisdom modifier to determine how much food (in pounds) and water (in galloons) the character finds. Make a separate roll for food and water.

Random Tables

Quick Find

d12 Find
1 Artwork
2 Body
3 Food or drink
4 Jewelry
5 Key
6 Letter
7 Magic herbs
8 Map
9 Monster parts
10 Secret message
11 Signet or insignia
12 Tome

Something Happened

d20 Event
1 A door opens
2 A fire starts
3 A meteor shoots across the sky
4 A monster appears
5 A screech pierces the air
6 A storm begins
7 A strange star appears in the sky
8 A strong gust of wind blows through
9 A tremor shakes the ground
10 Someone experiences déjà vu
11 Someone gets angry
12 Someone glimpses the future
13 Someone has a sense of foreboding
14 Someone has to go to the bathroom
15 Something spills or falls to the ground
16 Something isn't where it's supposed to be
17 The lights go out
18 The sun comes out
19 There's a foul smell in the air
20 Unexplained magic occurs

Dungeon Hazards

d20 Hazard
1-3 Brown Mold
4-8 Green slime
9-10 Shrieker
11-15 Spiderwebs
16-17 Violet fungus
18-20 Yellow mold

Dungeon Obstacles

d20 Obstacle
1 Antilife aura with a radius of 1d10 x 10 ft.; while in the aura, living creatures can't regain hit points
2 Battering winds reduce speed by half, impose disadvantage on ranged attack rolls
3 Blade barrier blocks passage
4-8 Cave-in
9-12 Chasm 1d4 x 10 ft. wide and 2d6 x 10 ft. deep, possibly connected to other levels of the dungeon
13-14 Flooding leaves 2d10 ft. of water in the area; create nearby upward-sloping passages, raised floors, or rising stairs to contain the water
15 Lava flows through the area (50% chance of a stone bridge crossing it)
16 Overgrown mushrooms block progress and most be hacked down (25% chance of a mold or fungus dungeon hazard hidden among them)
18 Poisonous gas (deals 1d6 poison damage per minute of exposure)
18 Reverse gravity effect causes creatures to fall towards the ceiling
19 Wall of fire blocks passage
20 Wall of force blocks passage

Traps

Trap Trigger

d6 Trigger
1 Stepped on (floor, stairs)
2 Moved through (doorway, hallway)
3 Touched (doorknob, statue)
4 Opened (door, treasure chest)
5 Looked at (mural, arcane symbol)
6 Moved

Trap Severity

d6 Severity
1-2 Setback
3-5 Dangerous
6 Deadly
Use these charts to determine attack bonus, save DC, and damage for the trap.

Trap Effect

d100 Effect
01-04 Magic missiles shoot from a statue or object
05-07 Collapsing staircase creates a ramp that deposits characters into a pit at its lower end`
08-10 Ceiling block falls, or entire ceiling collapses
11-12 Ceiling lowers slowly into locked room
13-14 Chute opens in floor
15-16 Clanging noise attracts nearby monsters
17-19 Touching an object triggers a disintegrate spell
20-23 Door or other object is coated with contact poison
24-27 Fire shoots out from wall, floor, or object
28-30 Touching an object triggers a flesh to stone spell
31-33 Floor collapses or is an illusion
34-36 Vent releases gas: blinding, acidic, obscuring, paralyzing, poisonous, or sleep-inducing
37-39 Floor tiles are electrified
40-43 Glyph of warding
44-46 Huge wheeled statue rolls down corridor
47-49 Lightning bolt shoots from wall or object
50-52 Locked room floods with water or acid
53-56 Darts shoot out of an opened chest
57-59 A weapon, suit of armor, or rug animates and attacks when touched (see "Animated objects" in the Monster Manual)
60-62 Pendulum, either bladed or weighted as a maul, swings across the room or hall
63-67 Hidden pit opens beneath characters (25% chance that a black pudding or gelatinous cube fills the bottom of the pit)
68-70 Hidden pit floods with acid or fire
71-73 Locking pit floods with water
74-77 Scything blade emerges from wall or object
78-81 Spears (possibly poisoned) spring out
82-84 Brittle stairs collapse over spikes
85-88 Thunderwave knocks characters into a pit or spikes
89-91 Steel or stone jaws restrain a character
92-94 Stone block smashes across hallway
95-97 Symbol
98-00 Walls slide together

Tricks

Trick Objects

d20 Object
1 Book
2 Brain preserved in a jar
3 Burning fire
4 Cracked gem
5 Door
6 Fresco
7 Furniture
8 Glass sculpture
9 Mushroom field
10 Painting
11 Plant or tree
12 Pool of water
13 Runes engraved on wall or floor
14 Skull
15 Sphere of magical energy
16 Statue
17 Stone Obelisk
18 Suit of armor
19 Tapestry or Rug
20 Target Dummy

d100 Trick Effect
01-06 Ages the first person to touch the object
04-06 The touched object animates, or it animates other objects nearby
07-10 Asks three skill-testing questions (if all three are answered correctly a reward appears)
11-13 Bestows resistances or vulnerability
14-16 Changes a character's alignment, personality, size, appearance, or sex when touched
17-19 Changes one substance into another, such as gold to lead or metal to brittle crystal
20-22 Creates a force field
23-26 Creates an illusion
27-29 Suppresses magic items for a time
30-32 Enlarges or reduces characters
33-35 >Magic mouth speaks a riddle
36-38 Confusion (targets all creatures within 10 ft.)
39-41 Gives directions (true or false)
42-44 Grants a wish
45-47 Flies about to avoid being touched
48-50 Casts geas on the characters
51-53 Increases, reduces, negates, or reverses gravity
54-56 Induces greed
57-59 Contains an imprisoned creature
60-62 Locks or unlocks exits
63-65 Offers a game of chance, with the promise of a reward or valuable information
66-68 Helps or harms certain types of creatures
69-71 Casts polymorph on the characters (lasts 1 hour)
72-75 Presents a puzzle or riddle
76-78 Prevents movement
79-81 Releases coins, false coins, gems, false gems, a magic item, or a map
82-84 Releases, summons, or turns into a monster
85-87 Casts suggestion on the characters
88-90 Wails loudly when touched
91-93 Talks (normal speech, nonsense, poetry and rhymes, singing, spellcasting, or screaming)
94-97 Teleports characters to another place
98-00 Swaps two or more character's minds

Madness Tables


Short-Term Madness

d100 Effect (lasts 1d10 minutes)1
01-20 The character retreats into his or her mind and becomes paralyzed.
21-30 The character becomes incapacitated and spends the duration screaming, laughing, or weeping.
31-40 The character becomes frightened and must use his or her action and movement each round to flee from the source of the fear.
41-50 The character begins babbling and is incapable of normal speech or spellcasting.
51-60 The character must use his or her action each round to attack the nearest creature.
61-70 The character experiences vivid hallucinations and has disadvantage on ability checks.
71-75 The character does whatever anyone tells him or her to do that isn't obviously self-destructive.
76-80 The character experiences an overpowering urge to eat something strange such as dirt, slime, or offal.
81-90 The character is stunned
91-100 The character falls unconscious
1 A calm emotions spell can supress the effects of madness, while a lesser restoration spell can rid a character of long-term madness. Depending on the source of the madness, remove curse or dispel evil might also prove effective.

Long-Term Madness

d100 Effect (lasts 1d10 x 10 hours)1
01-10 The character feels compelled to repeat a specific activity over and over, such as washing hands, touching things, praying, or counting coins.
11-20 The character experiences vivid hallucinations and has disadvantage on ability checks.
21-30 The character suffers extreme paranoia. The character has disadvantage on Wisdom and Charisma checks.
31-40 The character regards something (usually the source of the madness) with intense revulsion, as if affected by the antipathy effect of the antipathy/sympathy spell.
41-45 The character experiences a powerful delusion. Choose a potion. The character imagines that he or she is under its effects.
46-55 The character becomes attached to a "Lucky charm," such as a person or an object, and has disadvantage on attack rolls, ability checks, and saving throws while more than 30 feet away from it.
56-65 The character is blinded (25%) or deafened (75%).
66-75 The character experiences uncontrollable tremors or tics, which imposes disadvantage on attack rolls, ability checks, and saving throws that involve Strength or Dexterity.
76-85 The character suffers from partial amnesia. The character knows who he or she is and retains racial traits and class features, but doesn't recognize other people or remember anything that happened before the madness took effect.
86-90 Whenever the character takes damage, he or she must succeed on a DC 15 Wisdom saving throw or be affected as though he or she failed a saving throw against the confusion spell. The confusion effect lasts for 1 minute.
91-95 The character loses the ability to speak.
96-100 The character falls unconscious. No amount of jostling or damage can wake the character.
1 A calm emotions spell can supress the effects of madness, while a lesser restoration spell can rid a character of long-term madness. Depending on the source of the madness, remove curse or dispel evil might also prove effective.

Indefinite Madness

d100 Flaw (lasts until cured)1
01-15 "Being drunk keeps me sane"
16-25 "I keep whatever I find."
26-30 "I try to become more like someone else I know - adopting his or her style or dress, mannerisms, and name."
31-35 "I must bend the truth, exaggerate, or outright lie to be interesting to other people."
36-45 "Achieving my goal is the only thing of interest to me, and I'll ignore everything else to pursue it."
46-50 "I find it hard to care about anything that goes on around me."
51-55 "I don't like the way people judge me all the time."
56-70 "I am the smartest, wisest, strongest, fastest, and most beautiful person I know."
71-80 "I am convinced that powerful enemies are hunting me, and their agents are everywhere I go. I am sure they're watching me all the time."
81-85 "There's only one person I can trust. And only I can see this special friend."
86-95 "I can't take anything seriously. The more serious the situation, the funnier I find it."
96-100 "I've discovered that I really like killing people."
1 A calm emotions spell can supress the effects of madness. A greater restoration spell or more powerful magic is required to rid a character of indefinite madness.

Demonic Madness

Madness of Baphomet

d100 Flaw (lasts until cured)1
01-20 "My anger consumes me. I can't be reasoned with when my rage has been stoked."
21-40 "I degenerate into beastly behavior, seeming more like a wild animal than a thinking being."
41-60 "The world is my hunting ground. Others are my prey."
61-80
"Hate comes easily to me and explodes into rage."
81-00
"I see those who oppose me not as a people, but as beasts meant to be preyed upon."
1 A calm emotions spell can supress the effects of madness. A greater restoration spell or more powerful magic is required to rid a character of indefinite madness.

Madness of Demogorgon

d100 Flaw (lasts until cured)1
01-20 "Someone is plotting to kill me. I need to strike first to stop them."
21-40 "There is only one solution to my problems: kill them all!"
41-60 "There is more than one mind inside my head."
61-80
"If you don't agree with me, I'll beat you into submission to get my way."
81-00
"I can't allow anyone to touch anything that belongs to me. They might try to take it away from me."
1 A calm emotions spell can supress the effects of madness. A greater restoration spell or more powerful magic is required to rid a character of indefinite madness.

Madness of Fraz-Urb'luu

d100 Flaw (lasts until cured)1
01-20 "I never let anyone know the truth about my actions or intentions, even if doing so would be beneficial to me."
21-40 "I have intermittent hallucinations and fits of catatonia."
41-60 "My mind wanders as I have elaborate fantasies that have no bearing on reality. When I return my focus to the world, I have a hard time remembering that it was just a daydream."
61-80
"I convince myself that things are true, even in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary."
81-00
"My perception of reality doesn't match anyone else's. It makes me prone to violent delusions that make no sense to anyone else."
1 A calm emotions spell can supress the effects of madness. A greater restoration spell or more powerful magic is required to rid a character of indefinite madness.

Madness of Graz'zt

d100 Flaw (lasts until cured)1
01-20 “There is nothing in the world more important than me and my desires."
21-40 “Anyone who doesn't do exactly what I say doesn't deserve to live."
41-60 "Mine is the path of redemption. Anyone who says otherwise is intentionally misleading you."
61-80
“I will not rest until I have made someone else mine, and doing so is more Important to me than my own life—or the lives of others."
81-90 "My own pleasure is of paramount importance. Everything else, including social graces, is a traviality."
91-00 "Anything that can bring me happiness should be enjoyed immediately. There is no point to saving anything pleasurable for later."
1 A calm emotions spell can supress the effects of madness. A greater restoration spell or more powerful magic is required to rid a character of indefinite madness.

Madness of Juiblex

d100 Flaw (lasts until cured)1
01-20 "I must consume everything I can!"
21-40 "I refuse to part with any of my possessions."
41-60 "I'll do everything I can to get others to eat and drink beyond their normal limits."
61-80
"I must possess as many material goods as I can."
81-00 "My personality is irrelevant. I am defined by what I consume."
1 A calm emotions spell can supress the effects of madness. A greater restoration spell or more powerful magic is required to rid a character of indefinite madness.

Madness of Orcus

d100 Flaw (lasts until cured)1
01-20 "I often become withdrawn and moody, dwelling on the insufferable state of life."
21-40 "I am compelled to make the weak suffer."
41-60 "I have no compunction against tampering with the dead in my search to better understand death."
61-80
"I want to achieve the everlasting existence of undeath."
81-00 "I am awash in the awareness of life's futility."
1 A calm emotions spell can supress the effects of madness. A greater restoration spell or more powerful magic is required to rid a character of indefinite madness.

Madness of Yeenogu

d100 Flaw (lasts until cured)1
01-20 "I get caught up in the flow of anger, and try to stoke others around me into forming an angry mob."
21-40 "The flesh of other intelligent creatures is delicious!"
41-60 "I rail against the laws and customs of civilization, attempting to return to a more primitive time."
61-80
"I hunger for the deaths for others, and am constantly starting fights in the hope of seeing bloodshed."
81-00 "I keep trophies from the bodies I have slain, turning them into adornments."
1 A calm emotions spell can supress the effects of madness. A greater restoration spell or more powerful magic is required to rid a character of indefinite madness.

Madness of Zuggtmoy

d100 Flaw (lasts until cured)1
01-20 "I see visions in the world around me that others do not."
21-40 "I periodically slip into a catatonic state, staring off into the distance for long stretches at a time."
41-60 "I see an altered version of reality, with my mind convincing itself that things are true even in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary."
61-80
"My mind is slipping away, and my intelligence seems to wax and wane."
81-00 "I am constantly scratching at unseen fungal infections."
1 A calm emotions spell can supress the effects of madness. A greater restoration spell or more powerful magic is required to rid a character of indefinite madness.

Dungeon Dressing


Noises

d100 Effect
01-05 Bang or slam
06 Bellowing
07 Buzzing
08-10 Chanting
11 Chiming
12 Chirping
13 Clanking
14 Clashing
15 Clicking
16 Coughing
17-18 Creaking
19 Drumming
20-23 Footsteps ahead
24-26 Footsteps approaching
27-29 Footsteps behind
30-31 Footsteps receding
32-33 Footsteps to the side
34-35 Giggling (faint)
36 Gong
37-39 Grating
40-41 Groaning
42 Grunting
43-44 Hissing
45 Horn or trumpet sounding
46 Howling
47-48 Humming
49 Jingling
50-53 knocking
54-55 Laughter
56-57 Moaning
58-60 Murmuring
61-62 Music
63 Rattling
64 Ringing
65-687 Rustling
69-72 Scratching or scrabbling
73-74 Screaming
75-77 Scuttling
78 Shuffling
79-80 Slithering
81 Snapping
82 Sneezing
83 Sobbing
84 Splashing
85 Splintering
86-87 Squeaking
88 Squealing
89-90 Tapping
91-92 Thud
93-94 Thumping
95 Tinkling
96 Twanging
97 Whining
98 Whispering
99-00 Whistling

Air

d100 Effect
01-60 Clear and damp
61-70 Clear and drafty
71-80 Clear but cold
81-83 Foggy or misty and cold
84-85 Clear, with mist covering floor
86-90 Clear and warm
91-93 Hazy and humid
95-96 Smoky or steamy
97-98 Clear, with smoke covering ceiling
99-00 Cleary and windy

Odor

d100 Effect
01-03 Acrid
04-05 Chlorine
06-39 Dank or moldy
40-49 Earthy
50-57 Manure
58-61 Metallic
62-65 Ozone
66-70 Putrid
71-75 Rotting vegetation
76-77 Salty and wet
78-82 Smoky
83-89 Stale
90-95 Sulfurous
96-00 Urine

General Features

d100 Item
01 Arrow, broken
02-04 Ashes
05-06 Bones
07 Bottle, broken
08 Chain, corroded
09 Club, splintered
10-019 Cobwebs
20 Coin, copper
21-22 Cracks, ceiling
23-24 Cracks, floor
25-26 Cracks, wall
27 Dagger hilt
28-29 Damp ceiling
30-33 Dampness, wall
34 Dried blood
35-41 Dripping blood
42-44 Dung
45-49 Dust
50 Flask, cracked
51 Food scraps
52 Fungi (common)
53-55 guano
56 hair or fur
57 Hammer head, cracked
58 Helmet, badly dented
59 Iron bar, bent and rusted
60 Javelin head, blunt
61 Leather boot
62-64 Leaves and twigs
65-68 Mold (common)
69 Pick handle
70 Pole, broken (5 ft. long)
71 Pottery shards
72-73 Rags
74 Rope, rotten
75-76 Rubble and dirt
77 Sack, torn
78-80 Slime (harmless)
81 Spike, rusted
82-83 Sticks
84 Stones, small
85 Straw
86 Sword blade, broken
87 Teeth or fangs, scattered
88 Torch stub
89 Wall Scratching
90-91 Water, large puddle
92-93 Water, small puddle
94-95 Water, trickle
96 Wax blob (candle stub)
97 Wax drippings
98-00 Wood pieces, rotting

General Furnishing

d100 Item
01 Altar
02 Armchair
03 Armoire
04 Arras or curtain
05 Bag
06 Barrel (40 gallon)
07-08 Bed
09 Bench
10 Blanket
11 Box (large)
12 Brazier and charcoal
13 Bucket
14 Buffet cabinet
15 Bunks
16 Butt (huge cask, 125 gallons)
17 Cabinet
18 Candelabrum
19 Carpet (large)
20 Cask (40 gallons)
21 Chandelier
22 Charcoal
23-24 Chair, plain
25 Chair, padded
26 Chair, padded, or divan
27 Chest, large
28 Chest, medium
29 Chest of drawers
30 Closet (wardrobe)
31 Coal
32-33 Couch
34 Crate
35 Cresset
36 Cupboard
37 Cushion
38 Dais
39 Desk
40-42 Fireplace and wood
43 Fireplace with mantle
44 Firkin (small cask, 10 gallons)
45 Fountain
46 Fresco
47 Grindstone
48 Hamper
49 Hassock
50 Hogshead (large cask, 65 gallons)
51 Idol (large)
52 Keg (small barrel, 20 gallons)
53 Loom
54 Mat
55 Mattress
56 Pail
57 Painting
58-60 Pallet
61 Pedestal
62-64 Pegs
65 Pillow
66 Pipe (large cask, 105 gallons)
67 Quilt
68-70 Rug (small or medium)
71 Rushes
72 Sack
73 Sconce
74 Screen
75 Sheet
76-77 Shelf
78 Shrine
79 Sideboard
80 Sofa
81 Staff, normal
82 Stand
83 Statue
84 Stool, high
85 Stool, normal
86 Table, large
87 Table, long
88 Table, low
89 Table, round
90 Table, small
91 Table, trestle
92 Tapestry
93 Throne
94 Trunk
95 Tub
96 Tun (huge cask, 250 gallons)
97 Urn
98 Wall basin and font
99 Wood billets
00 Workbench

Religious Articles and Furnishings

d100 Item
01-05 Altar
06-08 Bells
09-11 Brazier
12 Candelabra
13-14 Candles
15 Candlesticks
16 Cassocks
17 Chimes
18-19 Cloth, altar
20-23 Columns or pillars
24 Curtain or tapestry
25 Drum
26-27 Font
28-29 Gong
30-35 Holy or unholy symbol
36-37 Holy or unholy writings
38-43 Idol
44-48 Incense Burner
49 Kneeling bench
50-53 Lamp
54 Lectern
55 Mosaic
56-58 Offertory container
59 Paintings or frescoes
60-61 Pews
62 Pipes, musical
63 Prayer rug
64 Pulpit
65 Rail
66-69 Robes
70-71 Screen
72-76 Shrine
77 Side chairs
78-79 Stand
80-82 Statue
83 Throne
84-85 Thurible
86-90 Tripod
91-97 Vestments
98-99 Votive light
00 Whistle

Mage Furnishings

d100 Item
01-03 Alembic
04-05 Balance and weights
06-09 Beaker
10 Bellows
11-14 Book
15-16 Bottle
17 Bowl
18 Box
19-22 Brazier
23 Cage
24 Candle
25-26 Candlestick
27-28 Cauldron
29-30 Chalk
31-32 Crucible
33 Crystal ball
34 Decanter
35 Desk
36 Dish
37-40 Flask or jar
41 Funnel
42 Furnace
43-44 Herbs
45 Horn
46-17 Hourglass
48-49 Jug
50 Kettle
51 Ladle
52 Lamp or lantern
53 Lens (concave or convex)
54 Magic circle
55 Mortar and pestle
56 Pan
57-58 Parchment
59 Pentacle
60 Pentagram
61 Pipe, smoking
62 Pot
63 Prism
64-65 Quill
66-68 Retort
69 Rod, mixing or stirring
70-72 Scroll
73 Sexton
74-75 Skull
76 Spatula
77 Spoon, measuring
78 Stand
79 Stool
80 Stuffed animal
81 Tank (container)
82 Tongs
83 Tripod
84 Tube (container)
85-86 Tube (piping)
87 Tweezers
88-90 Vial
91 Water clock
92 Wire
93-00 Workbench

Utensils and Personal Items

d100 Item
01 Awl
02 Bandages
03 Basin
04-05 Basket
06-07 Book
08-09 Bottle
10 Bowl
11 Box
12-13 Brush
14 Candle
15 Candle snuffer
16 Candlestick
17 Cane or walking stick
18 Case
19 Casket (small)
20-21 Coffer
22 Cologne or perfume
23 Comb
24 Cup
25 Decanter
26-27 Dish
28 Ear spoon
29 Ewer
30 Flagon, mug, or tankard
31-32 Flask or jar
33 Food
34 Fork
35 Grater
36 Grinder
37 Horn, drinking
38 Hourglass
39 Jug or pitcher
40 Kettle
41 Key
42 Knife
43 Knucklebones or dice
44 Ladle
45-46 Lamp or lantern
47-48 Mirror
49 Needle(s)
50 Oil, cooking
51 Oil, fuel
52 Oil, scented
53 Pan
54-55 Parchment
56 Pipe, musical
57 Pipe, smoking
58 Plate, platter, or saucer
59 Pot
60-61 Pouch
62 Powder puff
63 Quill
64 Razor
65 Rope
66 Salve or unguent
67-68 Scroll
69 Shaker
70 Sifter or strainer
71-72 Soap
73 Spigot
74 Spoon
75 Stopper
76-77 Statuette or figurine
78-79 Thread
80-82 Tinderbox (with flint and steel)
83 Towel
84 Tray
85 Trivet or tripod
86 Tureen
87-88 Twine
89 Missing Entry
90 Vase
91-92 Vial
93 Washcloth
94 Whetstone
95-96 Wig
97-98 Wool
99-00 Yarn

Container Contents

d100 Item
01-03 Ash
04-06 Bark
07-09 Bodily organs
10-14 Bones
15-17 Cinders
18-22 Crystals
23-26 Dust
27-28 Fibers
29-31 Gelatin
32-35 Grains
36-38 Grease
39-41 Husks
42-46 Leaves
47-54 Liquid, thin
55-59 Liquid, viscous
60-61 Lumps, unidentifiable
62-64 Oil
65-68 Paste
69-71 Pellets
72-84 Powder
85-86 Semiliquid suspension
87-88 Skin or hide
89-90 Spheres (metal, stone, or wood)
91-92 Splinters
93-94 Stalks
95-97 Strands
98-00 Strips

Books, Scrolls, and Tomes

d100 Contents
01-02 Account records
03-04 Alchemist's notebook
05-06 Almanac
07-08 Bestiary
09-11 Biography
12-14 Book of heraldry
15 Book of myths
16 Book of pressed flowers
17 Calendar
18-22 Catalog
23-24 Contract
25-27 Diary
28-29 Dictionary
30-32 Doodles or sketches
33 Forged document
34 Grammar workbook
35-36 Heretical text
37-41 Historical text
42-43 Last will and testament
44-45 Legal code
46-53 Letter
54 Lunatic's ravings
55 Magic tricks (not a spellbook)
56 Magic scroll
57-59 Map or atlas
60 Memoir
61-62 Navigational chart or star chart
63-64 Novel
65 Painting
66-67 Poetry
68-69 Prayer book
70 Property deed
71-74 Recipe book or cookbook
75 Record or a criminal trial
76 Royal proclamation
77-78 Sheet music
79 Spellbook
80 Text on armor making
81-82 Text on astrology
83-84 Text on brewing
85-86 Text on exotic flora or fauna
87-88 Text on herbalism
89-90 Text on local flora
91-92 Text on mathematics
93 Text on masonry
94 Text on medicine
95 Theological text
96 Tome of forbidden lore
97-99 Travelogue for an exotic land
00 Travelogue of the planes


Trinkets

Player's Handbook Trinkets

d100 Trinket
1 A mummified goblin hand
2 A piece of crystal that faintly glows in the moonlight
3 A gold coin minted in an unknown land
4 A diary written in a language you don't know
5 A brass ring that never tarnishes
6 An old chess piece made from glass
7 A pair of knucklebone dice, each with a skull symbol on the side that would normally show six pips
8 A small idol depicting a nightmarish creature that gives you unsettling dreams when you sleep near it
9 A rope necklace from which dangles four mummified elf fingers
10 The deed for a parcel of land in a realm unknown to you
11 A -ounce block made from an unknown material
12 A small cloth doll skewered with needles
13 A tooth from an unknown beast
14 An enormous scale, perhaps from a dragon
15 A bright green feather
16 An old divination card bearing your likeness
17 A glass orb filled with moving smoke
18 A -pound egg with a bright red shell
19 A pipe that blows bubbles
20 A glass jar containing a weird bit of flesh floating in pickling fluid
21 A tiny gnome-crafted music box that plays a song you dimly remember from your childhood
22 A small wooden statuette of a smug halfling
23 A brass orb etched with strange runes
24 A multicolored stone disk
25 A tiny silver icon of a raven
26 A bag containing forty-seven humanoid teeth, one of which is rotten
27 A shard of obsidian that always feels warm to the touch
28 A dragon's bony talon hanging from a plain leather necklace
29 A pair of old socks
30 A blank book whose pages refuse to hold ink, chalk, graphite, or any other substance or marking
31 A silver badge in the shape of a five-pointed star
32 A knife that belonged to a relative
33 A glass vial filled with nail clippings
34 A rectangular metal device with two tiny metal cups on one end that throws sparks when wet
35 A white, sequined glove sized for a human
36 A vest with one hundred tiny pockets
37 A small, weightless stone block
38 A tiny sketch portrait of a goblin
39 An empty glass vial that smells of perfume when opened
40 A gemstone that looks like a lump of coal when examined by anyone but you
41 A scrap of cloth from an old banner
42 A rank insignia from a lost legionnaire
43 A tiny silver bell without a clapper
44 A mechanical canary inside a gnomish lamp
45 A tiny chest carved to look like it has numerous feet on the bottom
46 A dead sprite inside a clear glass bottle
47 A metal can that has no opening but sounds as if it is filled with liquid, sand, spiders, or broken glass (your choice)
48 A glass orb filled with water, in which swims a clockwork goldfish
49 A silver spoon with an 'M' engraved on the handle
50 A whistle made from gold-colored wood
51 A dead scarab beetle the size of your hand
52 Two toy soldiers, one with a missing head
53 A small box filled with different-sized buttons
54 A candle that cant be lit
55 A tiny cage with no door
56 An old key
57 An indecipherable treasure map
58 A hilt from a broken sword
59 A rabbit's foot
60 A glass eye
61 A cameo carved in the likeness of a hideous person
62 A silver skull the size of a coin
63 An alabaster mask
64 A pyramid of sticky black incense that smells very bad
65 A nightcap that, when worn, gives you pleasant dreams
66 A single caltrop made from bone
67 A gold monocle frame without the lens
68 A -inch cube, each side painted a different color
69 A crystal knob from a door
70 A small packet filled with pink dust
71 A fragment of a beautiful song, written as musical notes on two pieces of parchment
72 A silver teardrop earring made from a real teardrop
73 The shell of an egg painted with scenes of human misery in disturbing detail
74 A fan that, when unfolded, shows a sleeping cat
75 A set of bone pipes
76 A four-leaf clover pressed inside a book discussing manners and etiquette
77 A sheet of parchment upon which is drawn a complex mechanical contraption
78 An ornate scabbard that fits no blade you have found so far
79 An invitation to a party where a murder happened
80 A bronze pentacle with an etching of a rat's head in its center
81 A purple handkerchief embroidered with the name of a powerful archmage
82 Half of a floorplan for a temple, castle, or some other structure
83 A bit of folded cloth that, when unfolded, turns into a stylish cap
84 A receipt of deposit at a bank in a far-flung city
85 A diary with seven missing pages
86 An empty silver snuffbox bearing an inscription on the surface that says "dreams"
87 An iron holy symbol devoted to an unknown god
88 A book that tells the story of a legendary hero's rise and fall, with the last chapter missing
89 A vial of dragon blood
90 An ancient arrow of elven design
91 A needle that never bends
92 An ornate brooch of dwarven design
93 An empty wine bottle bearing a pretty label that says, "The Wizard of Wines Winery, Red Dragon Crush, -W"
94 A mosaic tile with a multicolored, glazed surface
95 A petrified mouse
96 A black pirate flag adorned with a dragon's skull and crossbones
97 A tiny mechanical crab or spider that moves about when it's not being observed
98 A glass jar containing lard with a label that reads, "Griffon Grease"
99 A wooden box with a ceramic bottom that holds a living worm with a head on each end of it's body
100 A metal urn containing the ashes of a hero

Elemental Evil Trinkets

d100 Trinket
1 A Compass that always points to Mulmaster.
2 A paper fan that won't produce a breeze no matter how hard it's waved.
3 A petrified potato that resembles someone important to you.
4 A glass cup that can only be filled half way no matter how much liquid is poured into it.
5 A mirror that only shows the back of your head.
6 A small glass bird that when set down near water dips its head in as if to get a drink.
7 A lady's coin purse containing two sharp fangs.
8 A small sea conch with the words "From the beginning" painted on the lip.
9 A frost-covered silver locket that's frozen shut.
10 A seal which imprints a mysterious, unknown coat of arms into hard rock.
11 A small wooden doll that when held brings back fond memories.
12 A small handmirror which only reflects inanimate objects.
13 A glass eyeball that looks about of its own accordance, and can roll around.
14 A glass orb that replicates yesterday's weather inside itself.
15 A drinking cup, that randomly fills with fresh or salt water. Refilling once emptied.
16 A deep blue piece of flint, that when struck with steel produces not a spark but a drop of water.
17 A conch shell which is always damp and constantly drips saltwater.
18 A charred, half-melted pewter clasp that glows as if smoldering but releases no heat.
19 A clockwork finch that flaps its wings in the presence of a breeze.
20 A unbreakable sealed jar of glowing water that hums when shaken.
21 A small, finely polished geode whose crystals slowly fade between every color of the spectrum.
22 A rough stone eye pulled from a petrified creature.
23 A stone smoking pipe that never needs lighting.
24 A small whistle, that when blown, whispers a name of a person or place unknown to you, instead of the whistle sound.
25 A fist sized rock that "beats" like a heart.
26 A pair of bronze scissors in the shape of a pair of leaping dolphins.
27 A bronze oil lamp which is rumored to have once held a genie.
28 A single gauntlet inscribed with a fire motif and an unfamiliar name in Primordial.
29 A one-eyed little fish inside a spherical vial, much bigger than the vial's neck. He has a cunning look.
30 The tiny skull of a rabbit that whispers scathing insults when nobody is looking.
31 A rag doll in the likeness of an owlbear.
32 The desiccated body of a small eight-legged black lizard.
33 A small toy boat made with a walnut shell, toothpick, and piece of cloth.
34 A small pocket mirror that slowly fogs over while held.
35 Wind chimes that glow when the wind blows.
36 A small, clay square with an unknown rune etched into one side.
37 A tea kettle that heats itself when filled with water.
38 An old scratched monocle which shows an underwater landscape whenever someone looks through it.
39 A rose carved from coral.
40 A set of dice with elemental symbols and primordial runes instead of pips or numbers.
41 An amulet filled with liquid that churns, freezes, or boils to match its wearer's mood.
42 A small silver bell that makes a sound like quiet, distant thunder when it's struck.
43 A small vial of black sand that glows slightly in the moonlight.
44 A small whale tooth with etched with an image of waves crashing upon a beach.
45 An hourglass in which the sands pour upward instead of downward.
46 A glass pendant with a hole in the center that a mild breeze always blows out of.
47 A soft feather that falls like a stone when dropped.
48 A large transparent gem that, when gripped tightly, whispers in Terran.
49 A small crystal snow globe that, when shaken, seems to form silhouettes of dancing forms.
50 Half of a palm-sized geode that pulses dimly with purple light.
51 A book filled with writing that only appears when the book is held underwater.
52 A sealed envelope made of red leather that you haven’t been able to open. It smells of campfire.
53 A locket of hair that is rumored to have come from a famed fire genasi.
54 Flint and steel that, when used to start a faire, creates a random colored flame.
55 A blank piece of wet parchment that never seems to dry.
56 A small puzzle box made of brass, that is slightly warm to the touch.
57 A cloudy chunk of glass that is said to hold a spark of breath from a blue dragon.
58 A crude chalice made of coal.
59 A miniature brass horn, silent when played, but fills the air with the scent of warm and exotic spices.
60 An eye-sized blue pearl that floats in salt water.
61 A tuning fork made from a dark metal which glows with a pale, white light during thunderstorms.
62 A small vial that is always filled with the smell of autumn wind.
63 A clear marble that slowly rolls toward the nearest source of running water.
64 A small collapsible silver cup that perspires constantly when opened.
65 A hourglass that tells time with falling mist instead of sand.
66 An ornate razor, which only cuts in freezing cold temperature.
67 A shark tooth covered in tiny etched words from a lost language.
68 A large brass coin with no markings or images on it.
69 A small wooden box filled with a strange red clay.
70 A necklace with a small, rusted iron anchor.
71 A small brass flute adorned with silver wire that is always faintly sounding.
72 A red and black Aarakocra feather.
73 A palm-sized stone with a hole in it, through which can be heard a constantly whispering wind.
74 A small conch shell covered in black crystal.
75 A small music box made of brass. It features a pair of tiny automatons that resemble Azer working at a forge.
76 A glass jar containing the preserved corpse of an unfamiliar aquatic creature.
77 A piece of petrified wood carved into the shape of a seashell.
78 A wooden puzzle cube covered in elemental symbols.
79 A small stone cube that acts as a magnet when placed against another stone.
80 A ring made of a white metal. On the inside is a name etched in Auran.
81 A bracelet made of silvered fish hooks.
82 A journal filled with poetry hand-written in Primordial.
83 A yellow gemstone that glows dimly when a storm is nearby.
84 A charred chisel with an unfamiliar symbol stamped into its base.
85 A canteen filled with a foul smelling orange mud.
86 A faceless doll made of driftwood.
87 A heavy iron key bearing the name of a ship long lost to the sea.
88 A small jewelry box made from the shell of a turtle.
89 A chess piece fashioned to look like fire myrmidon.
90 A spinning top with an image of one of the four elements on each side.
91 A single hoop earring made of a porous red stone.
92 An arrowhead carved from sea salt
93 A small comb made of blue coral.
94 Seven small beads of sandstone on a string, all different colors.
95 A romance chapter book written in undercommon titled "Just one Layer of Grey".
96 A tiny, broken clockwork Harpy.
97 An ivory whale statuette.
98 A fist-sized cog, covered in barnacles.
99 An eyepatch made of obsidian and a black leather cord.
100 A glass bottle with a tiny ship of unfamiliar design inside.

World Building

NPC Building

Characteristics

1d20 Characteristic
1 Absentminded
2 Arrogant
3 Boorish
4 Chews Something
5 Clumsy
6 Curious
7 Dim Witted
8 Fiddles and Fidgets
9 Frequently uses wrong word
10 Friendly
11 Irritable
12 Prone to prediction of doom
13 Pronounced Scar
14 Slurs words, lisps, or stutters
15 Speaks loudly or whispers
16 Squints
17 Stares into distance
18 Suspicious
19 Uses colorful oaths and exclamations
20 Uses flowery speech or long words

Ideals

Good Ideals

1d6 Ideal
1 Beauty
2 Charity
3 Greater Good
4 Life
5 Respect
6 Self-sacrifice


Evil Ideals

1d6 Ideal
1 Domination
2 Greed
3 Might
4 Pain
5 Retribution
6 Slaughter


Lawful Ideals

1d6 Ideal
1 Community
2 Fairness
3 Honor
4 Logic
5 Responsibility
6 Tradition


Chaotic Ideals

1d6 Ideal
1 Change
2 Creativity
3 Freedom
4 Independence
5 No Limits
6 Whimsy


Neutral Ideals

1d6 Ideal
1 Balance
2 Knowledge
3 Live and let live
4 Moderation
5 Neutrality
6 People


Other Ideals

1d6 Ideal
1 Aspiration
2 Discovery
3 Glory
4 Nation
5 Redemption
6 Self-knowing

Bonds

1d10 Bonds
1 Dedicated to fulfill a personal goal
2 Protective of close family members
3 Protective of colleagues or compatriots
4 Loyal to a benefactor, patron or employer
5 Captivated by a romantic interest
6 Drawn to a special place
7 Protective of sentimental keepsake
8 Protective of valuable possession
9 Out for revenge
10 Roll 2 times (ignoring d10 result)

Flaws and Secrets

1d20 Flaw or Secret
1 Forbidden love or susceptibility to romance
2 Enjoys decadent pleasure
3 Arrogance
4 Envies another creature
5 Overpowering greed
6 Prone to rage
7 Has powerful enemy
8 Specific Phobia
9 Shameful or scandalous story
10 Secret crime or misdeed
11 Possession of forbidden lore
12 Foolhardy bravery

Name Generator

1d20 Beginning Middle End
1 bar
2 ched -a
3 dell -ac
4 far -ai
5 A- gran -al
6 Be- hal -am
7 De- jen -an
8 El- kel -ar
9 Fa- lim -ea
10 Jo- mor -el
11 Ki- net -er
12 La- penn -ess
13 Ma- quill -ett
14 Na- rond -ic
15 O- sark -id
16 Pa- shen -il
17 Re- tur -in
18 Si- vash -is
19 Ta- yor -or
20 Va- zen -us

Encounter Building

You can use this process after you've already designed an encounter to determine its difficulty or you can use it to start an Encounter from scratch with a target difficulty in mind.

Step 1

Start by making a note of the Exp values that define the four difficulty categories for your group. For each adventurer in the party refer to the Encounter Difficulty Exp per Character table, noting the exp values for each character in each category. Then for each category add the exp values for each character in that category to determine the difficulty thresholds for encounters.

Step 2

Next, select each creature you want to include in your encounter. Add up their Exp Values, which can be found in their stat block next to their Challenge Rating, to get the encounter's Exp Value.

Step 3

Adjust the encounter Exp Value by the multiplier found in the Encounter Exp Multipliers table according to the size of the adventuring party.

Step 4

Compare the adjusted encounter Exp Value with the difficulty thresholds you calculated in Step 1 to get an estimate of the encounter's difficulty. Adjust the encounter accordingly.

Encounter Difficulty

Level Easy Med Hard Deadly
1 25 50 75 100
2 50 100 150 200
3 75 150 225 400
4 125 250 375 500
5 250 500 750 1100
6 300 600 900 1400
7 350 750 1100 1700
8 450 900 1400 2100
9 550 1100 1600 2400
10 600 1200 1900 2800
11 800 1600 2400 3600
12 1000 2000 3000 4500
13 1100 2200 3400 5100
14 1250 2500 3800 5700
15 1400 2800 4300 6400
16 1600 3200 4800 7200
17 2000 3900 5900 8800
18 2100 4200 6300 9500
19 2400 4900 7300 10900
20 2800 5700 8500 12700


Encounter EXP Multiplier

# of Enemies Party Size & Modifier
1-2 3-5 6+
Single Enemy x 1.5 - x .5
Pair x 2 x 1.5 -
Group (3-6) x 2.5 x 2 x 1.5
Gang (7-10) x 3 x 2.5 x 2
Mob (11-14) x 4 x 3 x 2.5
Horde (15+) x 5 x 4 x 3

Random Encounters

Area Roll 1d20...
Dangerous overworld area
  • Once per hour of travel.
  • Once per 20 minutes of Rest during the day.
  • Once at night.
Encounter on: 18-20 or 19-20
Uncivilized, unsettled, or unknown overworld area
  • Once During the day.
  • Once per 20 minutes of Rest during the day.
  • Once at night.
Encounter on: 17-20 or 18-20
Well-Traveled overworld area
  • Once a day-night cycle
Encounter on: 20
Structure or formation populated by hostiles
  • Once per 15 minutes of rest or idle
Encounter on: 17-20 or 18-20

Size Categories

Size Space (ft) HP Examples
Tiny 2.5x2.5 d4 (2.5) Hawk, Imp, Rat, Sprite
Small 5x5 d6 (3.5) Giant rat, Goblin, Kobold
Medium 5x5 d8 (4.5) Gnoll, Orc, Werewolf
Large 10x10 d10 (5.5) Chimera, Hippogriff, Ogre
Huge 15x15 d12 (6.5) Cyclops, Fire Giant, Treant
Gargantuan 20+x20+ d10 (10.5) Ancient Dragon, Kraken

Book Indexes

Players Handbook

A

0 hit points (hit points: dropping to 0), 197-198
ability check, 7, 12, 173-179, 186
     contest, 174
     group, 175
     passive, 175
     skill, 174-175
     skills with different abilities (variant), 175
     working together, 175
ability modifier, 7, 13, 173
     determining, 13, 173
     table, 13, 173
ability score, 7, 12-13, 173
     customizing (variant), 13
     determining, 12-13
     increase (racial traits), 12, 17
     point cost table, 13
     rolling, 13
     standard set, 13
     summary, 12, 173
     using, 173-179
Ability Score Improvement. See specific class entries, 45
abjuration, 115, 204
     school (wizard), 115-116
Abjuration Savant (wizard), 115
Abjure Enemy (paladin), 88
abjurer, 115
Abyss, the (plane of existence), 302
Abyssal (language), 123
AC (Armor Class), 7, 14, 144, 177     
Archeron (plane of existence), 302
acid damage (damage type), 196
acolyte (background), 127
Acolyte of Nature (cleric), 62
Acrobatics (Dexterity skill), 176
action, 189, 192-193
     Attack action, 192
     cast a spell (casting a spell: casting time), 202
     Dash action, 192
     Disengage action, 192
     Dodge action, 192
     Help action, 192
     Hide action, 192
     improvising, 193
     Ready action, 193
     Search action, 193
     Use an Object action, 193
Action Surge (fighter), 72
advancement (character), 15
advantage, 7, 173
adventure, 5, 7-8
     adventuring, 181-187
adventurer (character), 5, 11-15
adventuring, 181-187
adventuring gear, 148, 150-153
     table, 150
age (character). See specific race entries, 17
Agonizing Blast (warlock eldritch invocation), 110
alignment, 122
     of planes, 302
Alter Memories (wizard), 117
ammunition (weapon property), 146
Animal Handling (Wisdom skill), 178
appraise item value (Intelligence check), 177-178
     bonus with magnifying glass, 153
Aquan (language), 123
Arborea (plane of existence), 302
Arcadia (plane of existence), 302
Arcana (Intelligence skill), 177
Arcane Charge (fighter), 75
arcane magic, 205
     bard, 51
     fighter (Eldritch Knight martial archetype), 74
     rogue (Arcane Trickster roguish archetype), 97
     sorcerer, 99
     warlock, 105
     wizard, 112
Arcane Recovery (wizard), 115
Arcane Tradition (wizard), 115
arcane traditions, 115-119
     School of Abjuration, 115-116
     School of Conjuration, 116
     School of Divination, 116-117
     School of Enchantment, 117
     School of Evocation, 117-118
     School of Illusion, 118
     School of Necromancy, 118-119
     School of Transmutation, 119
Arcane Trickster (roguish archetype), 97
Arcane Ward (wizard), 115
Archdruid (druid), 67-68
Archery (fighting style), 72, 91
Archfey, the (warlock otherworldly patron), 108-109
area of effect, 204-205
armor and shields, 144-146
     barding, 155, 310
     casting a spell in armor, 201
     getting into and out of, 146
     refitting plate armor (variant: equipment sizes), 144
     Stealth, 144
     table, 145
Armor Class (AC), 7, 14, 144, 177
Armor of Shadows (warlock eldritch invocation), 110
armor proficiency, 144
     See also specific class entries, 45
Artificer's Lore (rock gnome), 37
Ascendant Step (warlock eldritch invocation), 110
Aspect of the Beast (barbarian), 50
Assassin (rogue), 97
Assassinate (rogue), 97
Astral Plane (plane of existence), 302
Athletics (Strength skill), 175
attack of opportunity, 195
attack, 14, 193-196
Attack action, 192
attack modifier, 14, 194
     spell (attack roll), 205
attack roll, 7, 14, 176, 177, 194
     ability modifier, 194
     Dexterity-based, 177, 194
     modifiers to, 194
     proficiency bonus, 194
     rolling a 1 (automatic miss), 194
     rolling a 20 (automatic hit), 194
     spell (attack roll), 205
     Strength-based, 176, 194
Auran (language), 123
Aura of Courage (paladin), 85
Aura of Devotion (paladin), 86
Aura of Protection (paladin), 85
Aura of Warding (paladin), 87
automatic hit (rolling a 20), 194
automatic miss (rolling a 1), 194
Avatar of Battle (cleric), 63
Avenging Angel (paladin), 88
Awakened Mind (warlock), 11O

B

background, 11, 12, 13-14,
     125-141
     acolyte, 127
     charlatan, 128
     criminal, 129-130
     customizing, 125-126
     entertainer, 130-131
     equipment, 125
     folk hero, 131-132
     gladiator (variant), 131
     guild artisan, 132-133
     guild merchant (variant), 133
     hermit, 134-135
     languages, 125
     noble, 135-136
     noble knight (variant), 136
     outlander, 136-137
     pirate (variant), 139
     proficiencies, 125
     sage, 137-138
     sailor, 139
     soldier, 140-141
     spy (variant), 130
     suggested characteristics, 125
     urchin, 141
Bad Reputation (pirate variant feature), 139
barbarian, 45, 46-50
     primal paths, 49-50
     quick build, 47
bard, 45, 51-55
     colleges, 54-55
     quick build, 52
     spell list, 207
Bard College (bard), 54
bard colleges, 54-55
     College of Lore, 54-55
     College of Valor, 55
Bardic Inspiration (bard), 53-54
barding, 155, 310
base attack bonus (proficiency bonus), 12, 15 (table), 173
base save bonus (proficiency bonus), 12, 15 (table), 173
bat (creature), 304
Battle Magic (bard), 55
Battle Master (fighter martial archetype), 73
bear, black (creature), 304
bear, brown (creature), 304
Beastlands, the (plane of existence), 302
Beast Master (ranger archetype), 93
Beast Speech (warlock eldritch invocation), 110
Beast Spells (druid), 67
Beguiling Defenses (warlock), 109
Beguiling Influence (warlock eldritch invocation), 110
Bend Luck (sorcerer), 103
Benign Transposition (wizard), 116
Bestial Fury (ranger), 93
Bewitching Whispers (warlock eldritch invocation), 110
Blessed Healer (cleric), 60
Blessings of Knowledge (cleric), 59
Blessing of the Trickster (cleric), 63
blinded (condition), 290
Blindsense (rogue), 96
blindsignt, 183
bludgeoning damage (damage type), 196
boar (creature), 304
bonds (personality), 124
bonus, 7
bonus action, 189
     See also casting a spell: casting time, 202
Book of Ancient Secrets (warlock eldritch invocation), 110
Book of Shadows (warlock), 108
Border Ethereal (plane of existence), 302
Brave (halfling), 28
breaking concentration, 203
Breath of Winter (monk Elemental Discipline), 81
Breath Weapon (dragonborn), 34
bright light, 183
bringing back the dead, See the spell descriptions for raise dead (270), reincarnate (271), resurrection (272), revivify (272), true resurrection (284)
Brutal Critical (barbarian), 49
bull rush (shoving), 195
By Popular Demand (entertainer), 130
Bytopia (plane of existence), 302

C

Calishite (human ethnicity), 30
campaign, 5, 6
cantrips, 201
     See also Spellcasting: bard (52); cleric (58); druid (66); fighter, Eldritch Knight (75); rogue, Arcane Trickster (98); sorcerer (101); warlock (107); wizard (114)
Carceri (plane of existence), 302
Careful Spell (sorcerer Metamagic), 102
carrying capacity (lifting and carrying), 176
casting a spell, 201-205
     area of effect, 204-205
     at a higher level, 201
     attack roll, 205
     casting time, 202
     combining effects, 205
     components, 203
     duration, 203-204
     in armor, 201
     multiclassing, 164
     range, 202-203
     saving throw, 205
     targeting, 204
     See also Spellcasting: bard (52); cleric (58); druid (66); fighter, Eldritch Knight (75); ranger (91); rogue, Arcane Trickster (98); sorcerer (101); warlock (107); wizard (114)
casting time, 202
cat (creature), 305
Celestial (language), 123
Chains of Carceri (warlock eldritch invocation), 110
Champion (fighter martial archetype), 72
Channel Divinity, cleric, 58-63
     Charm Animals and Plants (Nature Domain), 62
     Cloak of Shadows (Trickery domain), 63
     Destroy Undead, 59
     Destructive Wrath (Tempest domain), 62
     Guided Strike (War domain), 63
     Invoke Duplicity (Trickery domain), 63
     Knowledge of the Ages (Knowledge domain), 59
     multiclassing and, 164
     Preserve Life (Life domain), 60
     Radiance of the Dawn (Light domain), 61
     Read Thoughts (Knowledge domain), 59-60
     Turn Undead, 59
     War God's Blessing (War domain), 63
Channel Divinity, paladin, 86-88
     Abjure Enemy (Oath of Vengeance), 88
     Nature’s Wrath (Oath of the Ancients), 87
     Sacred Weapon (Oath of Devotion), 86
     Turn the Faithless (Oath of the Ancients), 87
     Turn the Unholy (Oath of Devotion), 86
     Vow of Enmity (Oath of Vengeance), 88
chaotic evil (alignment), 122
chaotic good (alignment), 122
chaotic neutral (alignment), 122
character, 5, 11-15
     advancement, 15
     age. See specific race entries, 17
     alignment, 122
     creating a, 11-15
     describing your, 13-14
     equipping your, 14, 125, 143-157
     height and weight, 121
     name, 121. See also specific race entries, 17
     personality, 122-124
     sex and gender, 121
character sheet, 11, 317-319
Charisma, 12, 178-179
     checks, 178-179
     Deception, 178
     Intimidation, 179
     Performance, 179
     Persuasion, 179
charlatan (background), 128
Charm Animals and plants (Channel Divinity cleric option), 62
charmed (condition), 290
check. See ability check
Chondathan (human ethnicity), 30
Circle Forms (druid), 69
Circle of the Land (druid circle), 68
Circle of the Moon (druid circle), 69
Circle Spells (druid), 68
City Secrets (urchin), 141
Cleansing Touch (paladin), 85
Cloak of Shadows
     Channel Divinity cleric options, 63
     monk, 80
class, 11, 45
     choosing a, 11
     features, 11, 15
     proficiencies, 12
     quick build, 11
     See also specific class entries, 45
clear path to the target (casting a spell: targeting), 204
Clench of the North Wind (monk Elemental Discipline), 81
cleric, 45, 56-63
     divine domains, 59
     quick build, 57
     spell list, 207-208
climbing (movement), 182, 190
coinage, 143
cold damage (damage type), 196
College of Lore (bard college), 54
College of Valor (bard college), 55
Colossus Slayer (ranger Hunter's Prey), 93
combat, 8, 189-198
     mounted, 198
     step by step, 189
     underwater, 198
Combat Inspiration (bard), 55
combat round (time), 181, 189
Combat Superiority (fighter), 73
Combat Wild Shape (druid), 69
combining spell effects (casting a spell), 205
Commander's Strike maneuver (fighter maneuver), 74
Common (language), 123
common races, 17
Command Undead (wizard), 119
component, spell (casting a spell), 203
     material spell component, 203
     somatic spell component, 203
     verbal spell component, 203
concentration, 203-204
conditions, 290-292
cone (area of effect), 204
conjuration, 116, 203
     school (wizard arcane tradition), 116
Conjuration Savant (wizard), 116
conjurer, 116
Constitution, 12, 172
     checks, 177
     hit points and, 177
container capacity, 153
contest (ability check), 174
Controlled Chaos (sorcerer), 103
Converting a spell slot to sorcery points (sorcerer Font of Magic), 101
copper piece (cp) (coinage), 143
Corona of Light (cleric), 61
Countercharm (bard), 54
cover, 196
crafting (downtime activity), 187
crawling (movement), 182, 191
Create Thrall (warlock), 110
creating a character, 11-15
creating spell slots (sorcerer Font of Magic), 101
creature statistics, 304-311
criminal (background), 129-130
Criminal Contact (criminal), 129
critical hit, 197
crocodile (creature), 305
cube (area of effect), 204
Cunning Action (rogue), 96
current hit points (current), 196
Cutting Words (bard), 54-55
cylinder (area effect), 204

D

damage, 14, 196-197
     at O hit points (death saving throw), 197
damage resistance, 197
Damage Resistance (dragonborn), 34
damage roll, 14, 176, 177, 196
     Dexterity-based, 177
     spell, 196
     Strength-based, 76
     more than one target, 196
     weapon, 14, 196
damage types, 196
damage vulnerability, 197
Damaran (human ethnicity), 31
Dampen Elements (cleric), 62
Danger Sense (barbarian), 48
Dark Delirium (warlock), 109
dark elf, 24
darkness, 183
Dark One's Blessing (warlock), 109
Dark One's Own Luck (warlock), 109
darkvision, 183, 185
     See also specific race entries, 45
Dash action, 192
DC (Difficulty Class), 7, 174
dead, 197
     bringing back the, See the spell descriptions for raise dead (270), reincarnate (271), resurrection (272), revivify (272), true resurrection (284)
deafened (condition), 290
death, 197
     instant, 197
     monsters and, 198
Death domain, 293
death saving throw, 197
     damage at O hit points, 197
     rolling a 1 or 20 on, 197
Death Strike (rogue), 97
Deception (Charisma skill), 178
deep gnome, 36
Deep Speech (language), 123
Defense (fighting style), 72, 84, 91
Defensive Tactics (ranger), 93
Deflect Missiles (monk), 78
dehydration (food and drink: water requirements), 185
deities, 293-299
     Celtic, 297, 298
     Dragonlance, 293, 295
     Eberron, 293, 296
     Egyptian, 297-298, 299
     Forgotten Realms, 293, 294
     Greek, 297, 298
     Greyhawk, 293, 295
     nonhuman, 293, 296
     Norse, 298, 299
     See also cleric (56); druid (64); paladin (82)
demiplanes (plane of existence), 302
Destroy Undead (Channel Divinity cleric option), 59
Destructive Wrath (Channel Divinity cleric option), 62
detect lie (Insight) (Wisdom skill), 178
Devil's Sight (warlock eldritch invocation), 110
Dexterity, 12, 176-177
     Acrobatics, 176
     checks, 176-177
     Sleight of Hand, 177
     Stealth, 177
Diamond Soul (monk), 79
d (die), 6-7
dice, 6-7
     d2 or d3, 7
     percentile, 6
difficult terrain (movement), 182, 190
Difficulty Class (DC), 7, 174
     typical DCs table, 174
dim light, 183
disadvantage, 7, 173
Disarming Attack maneuver (fighter maneuver), 74
Disciple of Life (cleric), 60
Disciple of the Elements (monk), 80
Discovery (hermit), 134
Disengage action, 192
Distant Spell (sorcerer Metamagic), 102
Distracting Strike maneuver (fighter maneuver), 74
divination, 116-117, 203
     school (wizard arcane tradition), 116-117
Divination Savant (wizard), 116
Divine Domain (cleric), 58
     domain spells, 58
divine domains, 59
     Knowledge, 59-60
     life, 60
     Light, 60-61
     Nature, 61-62
     Tempest, 62
     Trickery, 62-63
     War, 63
Divine Health (paladin), 85
Divine Intervention (cleric), 59
divine magic, 205
     See also cleric (56); druid (64); paladin (82); ranger (89)
diviner, 116
Divine Sense (paladin), 84
Divine Smite (paladin), 85
Divine Strike (cleric)
     Life domain, 60
     Nature domain, 62
     Tempest domain, 62
     Trickery domain, 63
     War domain, 63
DM (Dungeon Master), 5
Dodge action, 192
domain spells (Divine Domain), 59
donning and doffing armor (armor and shields: getting into and out of), 146
door, opening
     picking lock (thieves' tools), 154
     breaking down (improvised action), 193
     breaking down (Portable Ram), 153
     forcing open (Strength ability check), 175-176
downtime activities, 187
draconians, 34
Draconic
     ancestry, 34
     alphabet, 124
     language, 17, 34, 123
Draconic Ancestry (dragonborn), 24
Draconic Presence (sorcerer), 102
Draconic Resilience (sorcerer), 102
Dragon Ancestor (sorcerer), 102
dragonborn, 32-34
dragonborn names, 33-34
dragonborn traits, 34
Dragon Wings (sorcerer), 103
draw or sheathe a weapon (objects: using during combat), 190
Dreadful Word (warlock eldritch invocation), 110
drink (expenses), 158
drop an object (objects: using during combat), 190
drow (race; elf: dark elf), 24
Drow Magic, 24
druid, 45, 64-69
     druid circles, 68
     quick build, 65
     spell list, 208
Druid Circle, 67
druid circles, 68-69
     Circle of the Land, 68-69
     Circle of the Moon, 69
Druidic, 66
druidic focus, 150, 151
     spellcasting focus: druid, 66
druids and the gods, 69
Dueling (fighting style), 72, 84, 91
duergar (gray dwarf) (race; dwarf), 20
Dungeon Master (DM), 5
Durable Summons (wizard), 116
duration (casting a spell), 203-204
dwarf, 18-20
dwarf names, 20
dwarf traits, 20
Dwarven Armor Training (mountain dwarf), 20
Dwarven Combat Training, 20
Dwarven Resilience, 20
Dwarven Toughness (hill dwarf), 20
Dwarvish, 20
     alphabet, 122
     language, 20, 123

E

eagle, giant (creature), 306
effect, 201
Elder Champion (paladin), 87
Eldritch Invocations (warlock), 107
eldritch invocations, 110-111
Eldritch Knight (fighter martial archetype), 74
Eldritch Master (warlock), 108
Eldritch Sight (warlock eldritch invocation), 110
Eldritch Spear (warlock eldritch invocation), 111
Eldritch Strike (fighter), 75
electrum piece (ep) (coinage), 143
Elemental Affinity (sorcerer), 103
Elemental Attunement (monk Elemental Discipline), 81
Elemental Chaos (plane of existence), 301
Elemental Disciplines (monk), 81
Elemental Planes (plane of existence), 301
Elemental Wild Shape (druid), 69
elf, 21-24
elf names, 22-23
elf traits, 23-24
Elf Weapon Training, 23, 24
Elusive (rogue), 96
Elvish, 23
     alphabet, 123
     language, 23, 123
Elysium (plane of existence), 302
Empowered Evocation (wizard), 117
Empowered Spell (sorcerer Metamagic), 102
Empty Body (monk), 79
enchantment, 117, 203
     school (wizard arcane tradition), 117
Enchantment Savant (wizard), 117
enchanter, 117
encounters (travel), 183
encumbrance (lifting and carrying), 176
endurance check (Constitution check), 177
entertainer (background), 130-131
Entropic Ward (warlock), 110
environment, 14, 125, 143-161
     adventuring gear, 148, 150-153
     armor and shields, 144-146
     background, 125
     mounts and vehicles, 155, 157
     packs, 151
     size (variant), 144
     starting, 143
     tools, 154
     weapon, 14, 146-148, 149
     See also specific background entries under background, 125
equipment, 143
equipment packs, 151
     See also specific class entries: quick build, 45
Escape the Horde (ranger Defensive Tactics), 93
escaping a grapple, 195
Eternal Mountain Defense (monk Elemental Discipline), 81
Ethereal Plane (plane of existence), 301
Evasion
     monk, 79
     ranger (Superior Hunter's Defense), 93
     rogue, 96
Evasive Footwork maneuver (fighter maneuver), 74
evocation, 117-118, 203
     school (wizard arcane tradition), 117-118
Evocation Savant (wizard), 117
evoker, 117
Exceptional Training (ranger), 93
exception-based rules, 7
exhaustion, 181, 185, 291
exotic language (language), 123
expenses, 157-158, 187
experience points (XP), 15
     multiclassing and, 163
Expert Divination (wizard), 116
Expertise
     bard, 54
     rogue, 96
exploration, 8
Extended Spell (sorcerer Metamagic), 102
Extra Attack
     barbarian, 49
     bard, 55
     fighter, 72
     monk, 79
     paladin, 85
     ranger, 92
Eyes of the Rune Keeper (warlock eldritch invocation), 111
Faerie (Feywild, the; plane of existence), 300
falling, 183
False Identity (charlatan), 128
familiar (warlock), 107
Fangs of the Fire Snake (monk Elemental Discipline), 81
Far Realm (plane of existence), 302
Fast Hands (rogue), 97
Fast Movement (barbarian), 49
Favored Enemy (ranger), 91
feats, 165-170
     gaining, 165
     prerequisites, 165
Feinting Attack maneuver (fighter maneuver), 74
Feral Instinct (barbarian), 49
Feral Senses (ranger), 92
Fey Ancestry
     elf, 23
     half-elf, 39

F

Fey Presence (warlock), 108
Feywild, the (plane of existence), 300
Fiendish Resilience (warlock), 10
Fiendish Vigor (warlock eldritch invocation), 111
Fiend, the (warlock otherworldly patron), 109
fighter, 45, 70-75
     martial archetypes, 72
     quick build, 71
Fighting Style
     fighter, 72
     paladin, 84
     ranger, 91
fighting styles, 72, 84, 91
     Archery, 72, 91
     Defense, 72, 84, 91
     Dueling, 72, 84, 91
     Great Weapon Fighting, 72, 84
     Protection, 72, 84
     Two-Weapon Fighting, 72, 91
finding a hidden creature, 177
finding a hidden object, 178
finesse (weapon property), 147
fire damage (damage type), 196
Fist of Four Thunders (monk Elemental Discipline), 81
Fist of Unbroken Air (monk Elemental Discipline), 81
Flames of the phoenix (monk Elemental Discipline), 81
flaws (personality), 124
Fleet of Foot (wood elf), 24
Flexible Casting (sorcerer Font of Magic), 101
Flurry of Blows (monk Ki), 78
flying (movement), 191
Focused Conjuration (wizard), 116
Foe Slayer (ranger), 92
folk hero (background), 131-132
Font of Inspiration (bard), 54
Font of Magic (sorcerer), 101
food and drink, 158, 185
     expenses, 158
     food requirements, 185
     water requirements, 185
foraging (travel), 183
force damage (damage type), 196
forced march (movement), 181
forest gnome (race; gnome), 37
Frenzy (barbarian), 49
frightened (condition), 290
frog (creature), 305

G

gaining a level, 15
Gargantuan (size category), 191
gather information
     researching (downtime activity), 187
     intimidation (Charisma check), 179
     investigation (Intelligence check), 178
Gaze of Two Minds (warlock eldritch invocation), 111
Gehenna (plane of existence), 302
gender (character: sex and gender), 121
getting into and out of armor (armor and shields), 146
Giant (language), 123
Giant Killer (ranger Hunter's Prey), 93
gladiator (background), 131
gnome, 35-37
Gnome Cunning (gnome), 37
gnome names, 36
gnome traits, 36-37
Gnomish (language), 37, 123
Goading Attack maneuver (fighter maneuver), 74
gold dwarf (race; dwarf: hill dwarf), 20
gold piece (gp), 14
     coinage, 143
Gong of the Summit (monk Elemental Discipline), 81
grappled (condition), 290
grappling, 195
gray dwarf (duergar) (race; dwarf), 20
Greater Portent (wizard), 117
Great Old One, the (warlock otherworldly patron), 109-110
Great Weapon Fighting (fighting style), 72, 84
Great Wheel, the (plane of existence), 302
grid (variant), 192
Grim Harvest (wizard), 118
group checks (ability check), 175
Guided Strike (Channel Divinity cleric option), 63
guild artisan (background), 132-133
Guild Membership (guild artisan), 133
guild merchant (background), 133

H

Hades (plane of existence), 302
half cover (cover), 196
half-elf, 38-39
half-elf names, 39
half-elf traits, 39
halfling, 26-28
Hallfing (language), 28, 123
halfling names. 27
Halfling Nimbleness, 28
halfling traits, 28
half-orc, 40-41
half-orc names, 41
half-orc traits, 41
hawk (falcon) (creature), 306
healing, 197
hearing (Wisdom: Perception), 178
     condition: deafened, 290
heavily obscured, 183
heavy (weapon property), 147
heavy armor (armor and shields), 145
     movement: in heavy armor, 144
heavy weapons and Small creatures, 147
height and weight (character), 121
Heightened Spell (sorcerer Metamagic), 102
Hellish Resistance (tiefling), 43
Help action, 192
hermit (background), 134-135
hidden, 177, 178
     Dexterity: Stealth, 177
     finding a hidden creature, 177
     finding a hidden object, 178
     hiding, 177
     unseen attackers and targets, 194-195
Hide action, 192
Hide in Plain Sight (ranger), 92
hiding, 177
high elf (race; elf), 23
hill dwarf (race; dwarf), 20
hirelings, 159
History (Intelligence skill), 177-178
Hit Dice, 12
     multiclassing and, 163
     See also specific class entries, 45
hit point maximum, 12, 15, 177
hit points, 12, 13, 15, 177, 196-198
     Constitution and, 177
     current, 196
     damage at 0 (death saving throw), 197
     dropping to 0, 197-198
     increasing with level, 15
     multiclassing and, 163
     starting, 12, 13
     subtracting damage from, 196
     temporary, 198
holding breath, 183
holding your action (Ready action), 193
Holy Nimbus (paladin), 86
holy symbol
     cleric, 57, 58
     paladin, 84, 85
Horde Breaker (ranger Hunter's Prey), 93
horse, riding (creature), 310
     See also mounts and vehicles, 155, 157
how to play (rules), 6
Huge (size category), 191
human, 29-31
human ethnicities, 30-31
human names, 30, 31
human traits, 31
     variant, 31
Hunter (ranger archetype), 93
Hunter's Prey (ranger), 93
Hurl Through Hell (warlock), 109
hustle (Dash action), 192
Hypnotic Gaze (wizard), 117

I

ideals (personality), 124
Ignan (language), 123
illusion, 118, 203
     school (wizard arcane tradition), 118
illusionist, 118
Illusion Savant (wizard), 118
Illuskan (human ethnicity), 31
Illusory Reality (wizard), 118
Illusory Self (wizard), 118
imp (creature), 306
Impostor (rogue), 97
Improved Abjuration (wizard), 115
Improved Combat Superiority (fighter), 74
Improved Critical (fighter), 72
Improved Divine Smite (paladin), 85
Improved Duplicity (cleric), 63
Improved Flare (cleric), 61
Improved Minor Illusion (wizard), 118
Improved War Magic (fighter), 75
improvised weapons, 147-148
incapacitated (condition), 290
Indomitable (fighter), 72
Indomitable Might (barbarian), 49
Infernal (language), 123
Infernal Legacy (tiefling), 43
Infiltration Expertise (rogue), 97
initiative, 177, 189
Inner Planes (plane of existence), 301
Insight (Wisdom skill), 178
inspiration, 125
instantaneous (spell duration), 203
Instinctive Charm (wizard), 117
Intelligence, 12, 177-178
     Arcana, 177
     checks, 177-178
     History, 177-178
     Investigation, 178
     Nature, 178
     Religion, 178
Intimidating Presence (barbarian), 49-50
Intimidation (Charisma skill), 179
Inured to Undeath (wizard), 119
Investigation (Intelligence skill), 178
invisible (condition), 291
     unseen attackers and targets, 194-195
Invoke Duplicity (Channel Divinity cleric option), 63

J

Jack of All Trades (bard), 54
jumping (movement), 182, 190

K

Keen Senses (elf), 23
Ki (monk), 78
     saving throws, 78
Ki-Empowered Strikes (monk), 79
ki points, 78
     spells and, 80
knight (background: noble knight), 136
knocking a creature out, 198
Know Your Enemy (fighter), 73-74
Knowledge domain (cleric divine domain), 59-60
Knowledge of the Ages (Channel Divinity cleric option), 59

L

Land's Stride
     druid, 69
     ranger, 92
language, 17, 123, 125
     Druidic, 66
     thieves' cant, 96
Large (size category), 191
lawful evil (alignment), 122
lawful good (alignment), 122
lawful neutral (alignment), 122
Lay on Hands (paladin), 84
learning spells. See specific class Spellcasting entries: bard (52); cleric (58); druid (66); fighter, Eldritch Knight (75); ranger (91); rogue, Arcane Trickster (98); sorcerer (101); warlock (107); wizard (114)
lethal damage, 197
level, 11, 15
Life domain (cleric divine domain), 60
Lifedrinker (warlock eldritch invocation), 111
lifestyle (expenses), 157
lifting and carrying, 176
     carrying capacity, 176
     encumbrance (variant), 176
     size and, 176
light, 183
light (weapon property), 147
light armor (armor and shields), 144
light domain (cleric divine domain), 60-61
lightly obscured, 183
lightning damage (damage type), 196
Limbo (plane of existence), 302
line (area of effect), 205
line of sight (casting a spell: targeting), 204
lion (creature), 307
listening (Wisdom: Perception), 178
     deafened (condition), 290
loading (weapon property), 147
lock, opening or picking (thieves' tools), 154
lodging (expenses), 158
Lolth, 24, 296
long rest (resting), 186
Lower Planes (plane of existence), 302
low-light vision (darkvision), 183, 185
Lucky (halfling), 28
Lunging Attack maneuver (fighter maneuver), 74

M

Mage Hand Legerdemain (rogue), 98
Magical Ambush (rogue), 98
Magical Secrets (bard), 54
magic, 8, 201-289
     See also specific class entries, 45
magic item (wealth), 144
magic-user (wizard), 45, 112-119
     arcane magic, 205
Malleable Illusions (wizard), 118
maneuver (fighter), 73
Maneuvering Attack maneuver (fighter maneuver), 74
maneuvers, 73, 74
     list, 74
     saving throws, 73
mapping (travel), 183
marching order (travel), 182
Martial Archetype (fighter), 72
martial archetypes, 72-75
     Battle Master, 73-74
     Champion, 72-73
     Eldritch Knight, 74-75
Martial Arts (monk), 78
martial weapon (weapon category), 146
Mask of Many Faces (warlock eldritch invocation), 111
Mask of the Wild (wood elf), 24
Master of Myriad Forms (warlock eldritch invocation), 111
Master of Nature (cleric), 62
Master Transmuter (wizard), 119
mastiff (creature), 307
     mounts and vehicles, 155, 157
material spell component, 203
Material Plane (plane of existence), 300
Mechanus (plane of existence), 302
Medicine (Wisdom skill), 178
Medium (size category), 191
medium armor (armor and shields), 144
melee attack, 195
     unarmed, 195
     with a weapon that requires ammunition, 147
     reach, 195
melee weapon, 14, 146, 149, 195
Menacing (half-orc), 41
Menacing Attack maneuver (fighter maneuver), 74
Metamagic (sorcerer), 101-102
Military Rank (soldier), 140
Mindless Rage (barbarian), 49
Minions of Chaos (warlock eldritch invocation), 111
Minor Alchemy (wizard), 119
Minor Conjuration (wizard), 116
Mire the Mind (warlock eldritch invocation), 111
Mist Stance (monk Elemental Discipline), 81
Misty Escape (warlock), 109
Misty Visions (warlock eldritch invocation), 111
modifier, 7
     ability, 7
     bonus, 7
     penalty, 7
monastic orders, 81
Monastic Tradition (monk), 78
monastic traditions, 79-81
     Way of the Open Hand, 79-80
     Way of Shadow, 80
     Way of the Four Elements, 80-81
monk, 45, 76-81
     monastic traditions, 79-81
     quick build, 77
monk weapons, 78
moon elf (race; elf: high elf), 23
mount (mounts and vehicles), 155, 157
mountain dwarf (race; dwarf), 20
Mount Celestia (plane of existence), 302
mounted combat, 198
mounts and vehicles, 155, 157
     movement, 181-182
move action, 189, 190-191
movement, 181-183, 190-192
     around creatures, 191
     breaking up, 190
     climbing, 182, 190
     crawling, 182, 191
     combat, 190-192
     difficult terrain, 182, 190
     flying, 191
     prone, 190-191
     forced march, 181
     in heavy armor, 144
     jumping, 182, 190
     mounts and vehicles, 181-182
     size, 191-192
     speed, 14, 17, 181
     squeezing, 192
     stand up, 190-191
     swimming, 175 (Athletics), 182, 190
     travel pace, 181
     using different speeds, 190
moving a grappled creature, 195
Mulan (human ethnicity), 31
mule (creature), 307
Multiattack (ranger), 93
Multiattack Defense (ranger Defensive Tactic), 93
multiclassing, 163-164
     Channel Divinity, 164
     experience points, 163
     hit points and Hit Dice, 163
     Pact Magic, 164
     prerequisites, 163
     proficiencies, 163-164
     proficiency bonus, 163
     spell slots, 164
     Spellcasting, 164
     spells known and prepared, 164
     Unarmored Defense, 164
multiverse, 5-6, 293, 300
Mystic Arcanum (warlock), 108
name (character), 121
Natural Explorer (ranger), 91
Natural Illusionist (forest gnome), 37
Naturally Stealthy (lightfoot halfling), 28
Natural Recovery (druid), 68
Nature (Intelligence skill), 178
Nature domain (cleric divine domain), 61-62
Nature's Sanctuary (druid), 69
Nature's Ward (druid), 69
Nature's Wrath (Channel Divinity paladin option), 87
navigating (travel), 183
necromancer, 118-119
necromancy, 118, 203
     school (wizard arcane tradition), 118-119
Necromancy Savant (wizard), 118

N

necrotic damage (damage type), 196
Negative Plane (plane of existence), 300
neutral (alignment), 122
neutral evil (alignment), 122
neutral good (alignment), 122
Nine Hells, the (plane of existence), 302
noble (background), 135-136
noble knight (background), 136
nonplayer character (NPC), 8, 159, 185, 189, 198
nonlethal damage, 196
NPC (nonplayer character), 8, 159, 185, 189, 198

O

Oath of Devotion (paladin sacred oath), 85-86
Oath of the Ancients (paladin sacred oath), 86-87
Oath of Vengeance (paladin sacred oath), 87-88
oath spells (paladin), 85-88
objects, 185
     attacking, 185
     interacting with, 185
     using during combat, 190
One with Shadows (warlock eldritch invocation), 111
Open Hand Technique (monk), 79
open locks (thieves' tools), 154
Opportunist (monk), 80
opportunity attack, 195
Orc, 41
     language, 41, 123
orison (cantrip), 201
Otherworldly Leap (warlock eldritch invocation), 111
Otherworldly Patron (warlock), 107
otherworldly patrons, 108-110
     Archfey, the, 108-109
     Fiend, the, 109
     Great Old One, the, 109-110
Outer Planes (plane of existence), 300, 301
outlander (background), 136-137
Outlands, the (plane of existence), 302
Overchannel (wizard), 118
owl (creature), 308

P

Pact Boon (warlock), 107-108
     Pact of the Blade, 107-108
     Pact of the Chain, 107
     Pact of the Tome, 108
     Your Pact Boon, 108
Pact Magic (warlock), 107
     multiclassing and, 164
pact weapon (warlock), 107-108
paladin, 45, 82-88
     quick build, 83
     sacred oaths, 85-88
     spell list, 208-209
Pandemonium (plane of existence), 302
panther (creature), 308
paralyzed (condition), 291
Parry maneuver (fighter maneuver), 74
party (adventuring), 15
passive check (ability check), 175
Path of the Berserker (barbarian primal path), 49-50
Path of the Totem Warrior (barbarian primal path), 50
Patient Defense (monk Ki), 78
Peerless Skill (bard), 55
penalty, 6
percentile (dice), 6
Perception (Wisdom skill), 178
     travel: noticing threats, 182-183
Perfect Self (monk), 79
Performance (Charisma skill), 179
Persistent Rage (barbarian), 49
personality (character), 122-124
Persuasion (Charisma skill), 179
petrified (condition), 291
pick locks (thieves' tools), 154
pick pockets (Dexterity: Sleight of Hand), 177
piercing damage (damage type), 196
pirate (background), 139
planar travel, 301
Plane of Air (plane of existence), 301
Plane of Earth (plane of existence), 301
Plane of Faerie (plane of existence), 301
plane of Fire (plane of existence), 301
Plane of Shadow (plane of existence), 301
Plane of Water (plane of existence), 301
planes of existence, 5, 300-303
platinum piece (pp) (coinage), 143
player character, 5, 11-15
point of origin (area of effect), 204
poison damage (damage type), 196
poisoned (condition), 292
Position of Privilege (noble), 135
Positive Plane (plane of existence), 300
Portent (wizard), 116
Potent Cantrip (wizard), 117
Potent Spellcasting (cleric)
     Knowledge domain, 60
     Light domain, 61
Precision Attack maneuver (fighter maneuver), 74
preparing spells. See Spellcasting: (cleric), 58; (druid), 66; (paladin), 84-85; (wizard), 114
Preserve life (Channel Divinity cleric options), 60
Primal Champion (barbarian), 49
Primal Path (barbarian), 48
primal paths, 49-50
     Path of the Berserker, 49-50
     Path of the Totem Warrior, 50
Primal Strike (druid), 69
Primeval Awareness (ranger), 92
Primordial (language), 123
profession (downtime activity), 187
proficiencies, 11, 12, 14, 155
     multiclassing and, 163-164
     saving throw, 14
     skill, 14
     spell, 14
     tool, 14
     vehicle, 155
     weapon, 14
proficiency bonus, 14, 173-174, 194
     adding, 14, 173
     dividing, 14, 173-174
     increasing with level, 15
     multiclassing and, 163
     multiplying, 14, 173-174
Projected Ward (wizard), 115
projectile weapon (weapon property: ammunition), 146
prone, 190-191
     prone condition, 292
Protection (fighting style), 72, 84
pseudodragon (creature), 308
psychic damage (damage type), 196
punching (unarmed melee attack), 195
Purity of Body (monk), 79
Purity of Spirit (paladin), 86
Pushing Attack maneuver (fighter maneuver), 74

Q

quasit (creature), 309
quick build, 11
     See also under specific class entries, 45
Quickened Spell (sorcerer Metamagic), 102
Quivering Palm (monk), 80

R

race, 11
     choosing a, 11, 17
     traits (racial), 11, 17
     See also specific race entries, 17
racial ability score increase (racial traits: ability score increase), 11, 12, 13, 17
racial traits, 11, 17
     ability score increase, 11, 12, 13, 17
     age, 17
     alignment, 17
     languages, 17
     size, 17
     speed, 17
     subrace, 17
     See also specific race entries, 17
Radiance of the Dawn (Channel Divinity cleric options), 61
radiant damage (damage type), 196
Rage (barbarian), 48
Rally maneuver (fighter maneuver), 74
range, 195
     maximum, 147
     normal, 147
     of spells (casting a spell: range), 202-203
range (weapon property), 146
ranged attack, 195
     in melee, 195
ranged weapon, 14, 146, 149, 195
ranger, 45, 89-93
     quick build, 90
     ranger archetypes, 93
     spell list, 209
Ranger Archetype (ranger), 92
ranger archetypes, 93
     Beast Master, 93
     Hunter, 93
Ranger's Companion (ranger), 93
Rashemi (human ethnicity), 31
rat (creature), 309
raven (creature), 309
reach (creature), 195
reach (weapon property), 147
reaction, 190
     casting a spell: casting time, 202
Read Thoughts (Channel Divinity cleric options), 59
Ready action, 193
Reckless Attack (barbarian), 48
recovering ammunition (weapon property: ammunition), 146
recuperating (downtime activity), 187
refitting plate armor (armor and shields; variant: equipment sizes), 144
Relentless (fighter), 78
Relentless Avenger (paladin), 88
Relentless Endurance (half-orc), 41
Relentless Rage (barbarian), 49
Reliable Talent (rogue), 96
religion, 293
     cleric, 56
     druid, 64
     paladin, 82
Religion (Intelligence skill), 178
reloading (weapon property: ammunition), 146
     objects: using during combat, 190
     weapon properties: loading, 147
Remarkable Athlete (fighter), 72
Repelling Blast (warlock eldritch invocation), 111
research (downtime activity), 187
Researcher (sage), 138
resistance (damage resistance), 197
     Damage Resistance (dragonborn), 34
resting, 186
restrained (condition), 292
result (total), 7
Retainers (noble variant), 136
Retaliation (barbarian), 50
Ride the Wind (monk Elemental Discipline), 81
Riposte maneuver (fighter maneuver), 74
Ritual Casting. See Spellcasting: bard (52-53); cleric (58); druid (66); wizard (114)
     Ritual Caster feat, 169
rituals, 201-202
     casting a spell: casting time, 202
River of Hungry Flame (monk Elemental Discipline), 81
rock gnome (race; gnome), 37
rogue, 45, 94-98
     quick build, 95
Roguish Archetype (rogue), 96
roguish archetypes, 97-98
     Arcane Trickster, 97-98
     Assassin, 97
     Thief, 97
roleplaying, 8, 185-186
roll, 6-7
round (time), 181, 189
rounding numbers, 7
rowed vessel, 155-157
rules, 6-7
     exceptions, 7
     how to play, 6
     specific beats general, 7
run (Dash action), 192
Rush of the Gale Spirits (monk Elemental Discipline), 81
Rustic Hospitality (folk hero), 131

S

Sacred Oath (paladin), 85
     oath spells, 85
sacred oaths, 85-88
     breaking, 86
     Oath of Devotion 85-86
     Oath of the Ancients, 86-87
     Oath of Vengeance, 87-88
sacred plants and wood (druid), 66
Sacred Weapon (Channel Divinity paladin option), 86
sage (background), 137-138
sailor (background), 139
Savage Attacks (half-orc), 41
saving throw (save), 7, 12, 179, 205
     death, 197
     ki, 78
     maneuver (saving throws), 73
     proficiency, 14
     spell, 205
saving throw modifier, 12, 179, 205
School of Abjuration (wizard), 115-116
School of Conjuration (wizard), 116
School of Divination (wizard), 116-117
School of Enchantment (wizard), 117
School of Evocation (wizard), 117-118
School of Illusion (wizard), 118
School of Necromancy (wizard), 118-119
School of Transmutation (wizard), 119
schools of magic (arcane traditions), 115-119
Sculptor of Flesh (warlock eldritch invocation), 111
Sculpt Spells (wizard), 117
Second-Story Work (rogue), 97
Second Wind (fighter), 72
Search action, 193
     Intelligence: Investigation, 178
     travel (tracking), 183
     Wisdom: Perception, 178
self
     casting a spell: range, 202-203
     targeting, 204
selling treasure (wealth), 144
services, 159
sex (character: sex and gender), 121
Shadow Arts (monk), 80
Shadowfell, the (plane of existence), 300
Shadow Step (monk), 80
Shapechanger (wizard), 119
Shape the Flowing River (monk Elemental Discipline), 81
Share Spells (ranger), 93
shark, reef (creature), 309
Shelter of the Faithful (acolyte), 127
shield (armor and shields), 144
shield dwarf (race; dwarf: mountain), 20
Ship's Passage (sailor), 139
short rest (resting), 186
Shou (human ethnicity), 31
shoving, 195
Sigil (plane of existence), 302
Signature Spells (wizard), 115
Sign of Ill Omen (warlock eldritch invocation), 111
silvered weapon (weapon), 148
silver piece (sp) (coinage), 143
simple weapon (weapon category), 146
size, 176, 191-192
     and weapons (heavy), 147
     of equipment (variant: equipment sizes), 144
     lifting and carrying: size and, 176
     space, 191-192
     See also racial traits and specific race trait entries, 17
size category, 191
skeleton (creature), 310
skill check (ability check: skill), 174-175
Skill Versatility (half-elf), 39
skills with different abilities (variant), 175
slashing damage (damage type), 196
Sleight of Hand (Dexterity skill), 177
Slippery Mind (rogue), 96
Slow Fall (monk), 78
Small (size category), 191
snake, constrictor (creature), 305
snake, poisonous (creature), 308
Sneak Attack (rogue), 96
social interaction, 8, 185-186
soldier (background), 140-141
somatic spell component, 203
Song of Rest (bard), 54
sorcerer, 45, 99-104
     quick build, 100
     sorcerous origin, 101, 102-104
     spell list, 209
Sorcerous Origin, 101
sorcerous origins, 102-104
     Draconic Bloodline, 102-103
     Wild Magic, 103-104
Sorcerous Restoration, 102
Sorcery Pointer (sorcerer Font of Magic), 101
Soul of Vengeance (paladin), 88
space (size), 191-192
Speak with Small Beasts (forest gnome), 37
special (weapon property), 147
speed (movement), 14, 17, 181
     mounts and vehicles, 157
     racial traits, 17
     travel (pace), 181
spell, 201
spell attack modifier. See Spellcasting: bard (53); cleric (58); druid (66); paladin (85); sorcerer (101); warlock (107); wizard (114)
spell attack roll, 205
     See also Spellcasting: bard (52); cleric (58); druid (66); fighter, Eldritch Knight (75); ranger (92); rogue, Arcane Trickster (98); sorcerer (101); warlock (107); wizard (114)
Spell Bombardment (sorcerer), 103
Spellbook (wizard), 114
spellcaster, 201
spellcasting, 201-205
Spellcasting
     bard, 52-53
     cleric, 58
     druid, 66
     fighter: Eldritch Knight, 75
     multiclassing, 164
     paladin, 84-85
     ranger, 91-92
     rogue: Arcane Trickster, 97-98
     sorcerer, 101
     warlock: Pact Magic, 107
     wizard, 114
spellcasting ability, 178, 179, 205
     See also Spellcasting: bard (52); cleric (58); druid (66); fighter, Eldritch Knight (75); ranger (91); rogue, Arcane Trickster (98); sorcerer (101); warlock (107); wizard (114)
spellcasting focus. See Spellcasting: bard (53); cleric (58); druid (66); paladin (85); sorcerer (101); warlock (107); wizard (114)
spell components (casting a spell: components), 203
     material spell component, 203
     somatic spell component, 203
     verbal spell component, 203
spell descriptions, 211-289
spell level, 201
spell list, 207-211
Spell Mastery (wizard), 115
spell preparation. See Spellcasting: bard (53); cleric (58); druid (66); paladin (85); sorcerer (101); warlock (107); wizard (114)
     multiclassing, 165
Spell Resistance (wizard), 116
spell save DC, 205
     See also Spellcasting: bard (53); cleric (58); druid (66); paladin (85); sorcerer (101); warlock (107); wizard (114)
spell saving throws, 205
spells known, 201
     multiclassing, 164
     See also Spellcasting: bard (52); cleric (58); druid (66); fighter, Eldritch Knight (75); ranger (91); rogue, Arcane Trickster (98); sorcerer (101); warlock (107); wizard (114)
spell slots, 201
     multiclassing, 164
     See also Spellcasting: bard (52); cleric (58); druid (66); fighter, Eldritch Knight (75); ranger (91); rogue, Arcane Trickster (98); sorcerer (101); warlock (107); wizard (114)
Spell Thief (rogue), 98
sphere (area of effect), 205
spider, giant (creature), 306
Spirit Seeker (barbarian), 50
Spirit Walker (barbarian), 50
Split Enchantment (wizard), 118
spot (Perception) (Wisdom skill), 178
sprite (creature), 310
spy (background), 130
squeezing (movement), 192
stabilizing a creature, 197
stable, 197-198
stacking (casting a spell: combining effects), 205
     advantage, 173
     disadvantage, 173
standard action, 192
standard language (language), 123
Stand Against the Tide (ranger Superior Hunter's Defense), 93
starting wealth, 143
starvation (food and drink: food requirements), 185
Stealth (Dexterity skill), 177
     armor and shields: Stealth, 144
     hiding, 177
     travel, 182
Steel Will (ranger Defensive Tactic), 93
Step of the Wind (monk Ki), 78
Stillness of Mind (monk), 79
Stonecunning (dwarf), 20
Stormborn (cleric), 62
Stout Resilience (stout halfling), 28
Strength, 12, 175-176
     Athletics, 175
     checks, 175
Stroke of luck (rogue), 96
strongheart halfling (race; halfling: stout), 28
Student of War (fighter), 73
stunned (condition), 292
Stunning Strike (monk), 79
subrace, 17
Subtle Spell (sorcerer Metamagic), 102
suffocating, 183
sun elf (race; elf: high elf), 23
Sunlight Sensitivity (drow), 24
Superior Critical (fighter), 73
Superior Darkvision (drow), 24
Superior Hunter's Defense (ranger), 93
Superior Inspiration (bard), 54
superiority dice (fighter), 73
Supreme Healing (cleric), 60
Supreme Sneak (rogue), 97
surprise, 189
     travel: surprise, 183
Survival (Wisdom skill), 178
     navigating, 183
     travel: foraging, 183
     tracking, 183
Survivor (fighter), 73
svirfneblin (deep gnome) (race; gnome), 36
Sweeping Attack maneuver (fighter maneuver), 74
Sweeping Cinder Strike (monk Elemental Discipline), 81
swimming, 175 (Athletics), 182, 190
Sylvan (language), 123

T

targeting a spell (casting a spell: targeting), 204
target number, 7
     Armor Class (AC), 7
     Difficulty Class (DC), 7
Tempest domain (cleric divine domain), 62
temporary hit points, 198
Tenets of Devotion (paladin), 86
Tenets of the Ancients (paladin), 86-87
Tenets of Vengeance (paladin), 88
Terran (language), 123
Tethyrian (human ethnicity), 31
THAC0 (attack roll), 7, 14, 176, 177, 194
Thief (roguish archetype), 97
Thief of Five Fates (warlock eldritch invocation), 111
Thief's Reflexes (rogue), 97
thieves' cant (rogue language), 96
thieves' tools, 154
Third Eye, The (wizard), 116-117
Thirsting Blade (warlock eldritch invocation), 111
Thought Shield (warlock), 11O
Thousand Forms (druid), 69
three-quarters cover, 196
thrown (weapon property), 147
Thunderbolt Strike (cleric), 62
thunder damage (damage type), 196
Tides of Chaos (sorcerer), 103
tiefling, 42-43
tiefling names, 43
tiefling traits, 43
tiers of play, 15
tiger (creature), 311
time, 181
     day, 181
     minute, 181
     round, 181, 189
     turn, 189
Timeless Body
     druid, 67
     monk, 79
Tinker (rock gnome), 37
Tiny (size category), 191
Tongue of the Sun and Moon (monk), 79
tools, 154
total, 7
total cover, 196
Totemic Attunement (barbarian), 50
Totem Spirit (barbarian), 50
tracking
     as a wolf (barbarian primal path), 50
     favored enemy (ranger), 91
     Natural Explorer (ranger), 92
     survival (Wisdom skill), 178
     while travelling, 183
trade goods, 144, 157
training (downtime activity), 187
traits (personality), 123
     See also specific race trait entries, 17
Trance (elf), 23
Transitive Planes (plane of existence), 301
Tranquility (monk), 80
transmutation, 119, 203
     school (wizard arcane tradition), 119
Transmutation Savant (wizard), 119
transmuter, 119
Transmuter's Stone (wizard), 119
traps, finding
     Intelligence: Investigation, 178
     Wisdom: Perception, 178
traps, removing or disabling (thieves' tools), 154
travel, 181-183
     drawing a map, 183
     encounters, 183
     foraging, 183
     marching order, 182
     navigating, 183
     noticing threats, 182-183
     pace, 181
     stealth, 182
     surprise, 183
     tracking, 183
Trickery domain (cleric divine domain), 62-63
trinkets, 160-161
Trip Attack maneuver (fighter maneuver), 74
truesight, 185
Turami (human ethnicity), 31
turn (time), 189
turn, taking yours, 189-190
     action, 189, 192-193)
     bonus action, 189
     movement, 181-183, 190-192
Turn the Faithless (Channel Divinity paladin option), 87
Turn the Unholy (Channel Divinity paladin option), 86
Turn Undead (Channel Divinity cleric option), 59
Twinned Spell (sorcerer Metamagic), 102
two-handed (weapon property), 147
two-weapon fighting, 195
Two-Weapon Fighting (class feature: fighting style)
     fighter, 72
     ranger, 91

U

unarmed (melee attack), 195
Unarmored Defense
     barbarian, 48
     monk, 78
Unarmored Movement (monk), 78
Uncanny Dodge
     ranger Superior Hunter's Defense, 93
     rogue class feature, 96
Undead Thralls (wizard), 119
Underdark, 17
Undying Sentinel (paladin), 87
uncommon races, 33
unconscious, 197, 198
     condition, 292
Undercommon (language), 123
underwater combat, 198
unseen attackers and targets, 194-195
Upper Planes (plane of existence), 302
urchin (background), 141
Use an Object action, 193
Use Magic Device (rogue), 97
using this book, 6

V

Vanish (ranger), 92
vehicle (mounts and vehicles), 155, 157
verbal spell component, 203
versatile (weapon property), 147
Versatile Trickster (rogue), 98
vision, 183
     blindsight, 183
     darkvision, 183, 185
     truesight, 185
     Wisdom: Perception, 178
Visions of Distant Realms (warlock eldritch invocation), 111
Visions of the Past (cleric), 60
Voice of the Chain Master (warlock eldritch invocation), 111
Volley (ranger Multiattack), 93
Vow of Enmity (Channel Divinity paladin option), 88
vulnerability (damage vulnerability), 197

W

Wanderer (outlander), 136
Warding Flare (cleric), 61
War domain (cleric divine domain), 63
War God's Blessing (Channel Divinity cleric option), 63
warhorse (creature), 311
     mounts and vehicles, 155, 157
War Magic (fighter), 75
War Priest (cleric), 63
Water Whip (monk Elemental Discipline), 81
warlock, 45, 105-111
     quick build, 106
     otherworldly patrons, 108-110
     spell list, 210
Wave of Rolling Earth (monk Elemental Discipline), 81
wealth, 143-144
     expenses, 157-158, 187
     magic item, 144
     selling treasure, 144
     starting, 143
weapon, 14, 146-148, 149
     improvised, 147-148
     silvered, 148
     table, 149
Weapon Bond (fighter), 75
weapon categories, 146
weapon proficiency, 14, 146
     See also specific classes: proficiencies, 45
     See also specific race trait entries, 17
weapon properties, 146-147
Weave, the, 205
Whirlwind Attack (ranger Multiattack), 93
Whispers of the Grave (warlock eldritch invocation), 111
Wholeness of Body (monk), 79-80
wild elf (race; elf: wood elf), 24
Wild Magic (sorcerer sorcerous origin), 103
Wild Magic Surge (sorcerer), 103
     table, 104
Wild Shape (druid), 66-67
Wisdom, 12, 178
     Animal Handling, 178
     checks, 178
     Insight, 178
     Medicine, 178
     Perception, 178
     Survival, 178
Witch Sight (warlock eldritch invocation), 111
wizard, 45, 112-119
     arcane traditions, 115-119
     quick build, 113
     spell list, 210-211
wolf, dire (creature), 305
wolf (creature), 311
wood elf (race; elf), 24
world, 5-6, 8
     planes of existence: Material Plane, 302
Wrath of the Storm (cleric), 62

X

XP (experience points), 15

Y

Ysgard (plane of existence), 302

Z

zombie (creature), 311

DMG Index

A

aasimar, 286-287
abilities (NPC), 89, 92
ability check, 237-238, 245, 263-264
ability score, 89, 237-240, 242, 263-266
absent characters, 235-236, 260
Abyss, 58, 62-63
     Death Dells, 63
     Demonweb, The, 62
     Endless Maze, The, 63
     Gaping Maw, The, 62
     Thanatos, 62
     Triple Realm, The, 63
Acheron (Outer Plane), 58, 66
action options, 271-272
     climb onto a bigger creature, 271
     disarm, 271
     mark, 271
     overrun, 272
     shove aside, 272
     tumble, 272
activating a magic item, 141
advantage, 239-240
adventure, 16, 25, 99-123, 125-126
     creating, 5, 71-87, 99-105, 125-126
     hooks, 72
     published, 72
     seeds, 125-126
adventurer NPC, 93
adventuring day, 84
air quality, 105
air vehicles, 119
alien technology, 268
alternative rewards, 227-232
altitude, 110
animism, 12
antipaladin, 96, 97
appearance (NPC), 89
apprentice, 92-93
Arborea (Outer Plane), 58, 60-61
Arcadia (Outer Plane), 58, 66-67
arctic monsters, 302
area of effect, 249-250, 251
armor, magic, 139
artifacts, 219-227
     destroying, 221
     properties, 219-221
art objects, 133, 134-135
Astral color pools, 47
Astral Plane, 43, 46-48
astral projection, 47
atonement (paladin), 97
attack rolls, 235, 238, 239
attitude (NPC), 244
attunement, 136-138
automatic success (variant), 239
Avernus (Nine Hells), 64
awarding experience points, 260-261

B

background NPC, 94
backgrounds, 26, 264, 289
     creating, 26, 289
barred doors, 103
Beastlands, The (Outer Plane), 58, 60
becoming lost, 111-112, 117-118
beginning an adventure, 72, 74, 77, 79
between adventures, 125-131
blessings, 227-228
bond (NPC), 91
Border Ethereal, 48
bringing back the dead, 24
brown mold, 105
businesses (character), 127, 129
buying magic items, 135-136
Bytopia (Outer Plane), 58, 59-60

C

campaign, 9, 25-41, 126
     creating, 14, 25-41, 43-44, 125
     tracking, 126
Cania (Nine Hells), 65
Carceri (Outer Plane), 58, 63
challenge rating, 82, 92, 274, 274-275, 279, 306-309
charges in magic items, 141
charms, 228
chases, 252-255
city, 17
City of Brass, 55-56
class, 96-97, 283, 287-289
     NPC, 96-97
cleaving, 272
climax, 72, 75, 77
climb onto a bigger creature, 271
clues (mystery), 78
coastal monsters, 302
cold, 110
collapsing roof (trap), 122
color pools (Astral), 47
combat, 247-252, 270-273
combat encounter, 81-85
     creating, 81-85
command word, 141
commerce, 19-20
complex traps, 121-122
complications, 79-81
concealed doors, 104
conditions, 248
conflict with a sentient item, 216
connecting adventures, 125-126
consumable magic items, 141
     potions, 139, 140
     scrolls, 139, 140
contacts, 93-94
contests, 238
continent scale (map), 14
continuing campaign, 36
conversation, 244-245
cosmology, 43-44
cover, 251, 272
crafting a magic item, 128-129
creating a background, 26, 289
creating a campaign, 14, 25-41, 43-44, 125
     character backgrounds, 26
     characters, 26, 36
     continuing or episodic, 36
     creating a world, 4, 9-41
     ending, 33
     events, 26-33
     flavor, 38-41
     map, 14, 25-26
     planes of existence, 43-44
     play style, 34-36
     story, 125
     theme, 36
     time, 32
creating a currency, 20
creating a downtime activity, 131
creating a dungeon, 72-73, 74, 99-105, 290-301
     air quality, 105
     creating an encounter, 81-85, 102
     creator, 99-101
     ecology, 102
     encounters, 102
     factions, 101-102
     features, 102-105
     goals, 72-73
     hazards, 105
     history, 101
     inhabitants, 74, 101-102
     light, 104-105
     location, 99
     map, 102-105, 311, 312, 314, 315
     purpose, 101
     random, 290-301
     random encounters, 85-87, 106, 114-116, 118
     sounds, 105
creating a magic item, 214-216, 284-285
     sentient, 214-216
creating a monster, 273-283
     class, 283
     features, 280-281
     quickly, 274-275
     stat block, 275-279
creating a multiverse, 43-69
     creating a campaign, 14, 25-41, 43-44, 125
creating an adventure, 5, 71-87, 99-105, 125-126
     adventure seeds, 125-126
     character goals, 72-74, 76
     climax, 72, 75, 77
     complications, 79-81
     creating a dungeon, 72-73, 74, 99-105, 290-301
     creating an encounter, 81-85, 102
     dungeon, 99-105
     elements, 71-72
     event-based, 75-77
     foreshadowing, 126
     intrigue, 78
     introduction, 72, 74, 77, 79
     location-based, 72-75
     maps, 72, 75, 77
     moral quandaries, 79-80
     mystery, 77-78
     NPCs, 74, 75-76, 77, 78
     random encounters, 85-87, 106, 114-116, 118
     side quests, 81
     structure, 72
     twists, 80
     type, 72-79
     villain, 74, 75-76, 77, 78
creating an encounter, 81-85, 102
     character objectives, 81
     combat, 81-85
          budget, 83-84
          difficulty, 82-84, 84-85
          multi-part, 83
          party size, 83
          XP thresholds, 82-83
     dungeon, 102
     fun, 85
creating an NPC, 89-97, 244, 279-283
     abilities, 89
     appearance, 89
     attitude, 244
     bond, 91
     challenge rating, 92
     class, 96-97, 283
     detailed, 89-91
     equipment, 92
     flaw, 91
     ideal, 90
     interaction trait, 90
     loyalty, 93
     mannerism, 90
     monster, 91-92
     occupation and history, 89
     quickly, 89
     statistics, 92, 279-283
     talent, 90
     useful knowledge, 90
     villain, 94-97
creating an organization, 21-22
creating a plane, 43
creating a race, 285-287
creating a religion, 10-13
     animism, 12
     dualism, 12
     forces and philosophies, 12-13
     loose pantheon, 10-11
     monotheism, 12
     mystery cults, 11-12
     racial, 13
     tight pantheon, 11
creating a settlement, 15-20, 112-116
     as an adventure site, 16
     atmosphere, 17
     commerce, 19-20
     encounters, 114-116
     government, 17-19
     map, 114, 313
     purpose, 15-16
     random, 112-114
     size, 16-17
creating a spell, 283-284
creating a trap, 120-122
     complex, 121-122
     detection, 120-121
     disabling, 120-121
     effects, 121
     trigger, 120
creating a wilderness, 14, 25-26, 73, 106-112, 116-120
     creating an encounter, 81-85, 102
     encounters, 106
     features, 108-109
     goals, 73
     hazards, 109-112
     map, 14, 25-26, 108-109
     random encounters, 85-87, 106, 114-116, 118
     unusual environments, 116-120
creating a world, 4, 9-41
     currency, 19-20
     magic, 9-10, 23-24
     map, 14
     religion, 10-13
     settlements, 15-20
critical hits, 248
currency, 19-20, 133
     creating a, 20
cursed items, 138-139

D

damage, 249, 273
damaging objects, 246-247
dark fantasy, 40
darkness, 104-105
dart trap, 123
Dawn War deities, 10
DC (Difficulty Class), 238-239
Death Dells (Abyssal plane), 63
Death domain, 96-97
Deep Ethereal, 48-49
degrees of failure, 242
deity, 10-13
     divine rank, 11
     pantheon, 10-11
     racial, 13
demigod, 11
demiplane, 68
Demonweb, The (Abyssal plane), 62-63
desecrated ground, 110
desert monsters, 302
destroying artifacts, 221
detecting a hazard, 105
detecting a trap, 120-121
diagonal movement, 252
dice, 235, 236-237
Difficulty Class (DC), 238-239
disabling a trap, 120-121
disadvantage, 239-240
disarm, 271
disease, 256-257
Dis (Nine Hells), 64
divine rank, 11
     deity, 10-13
     Lesser deities, 11
     Greater deities, 11
     Quasi-deities, 11
Domains of Dread (Shadowfell), 51-52
doors, 103-104
downtime activities, 127-131
dualism, 12
dungeon, 72-75, 99-105, 290-301
     creating, 72-73, 74, 99-105, 290-301
Dungeon Master, 4

E

echo plane, 43
     Feywild, 43, 49-50
     Shadowfell, 43, 51-52
ecology (dungeon), 102
eladrin, 286
Elemental Chaos, 52-53
Elemental Planes (Inner Planes), 43, 52-57
Elysium (Outer Plane), 58, 60
encounter, 75, 77, 81-87, 102, 106
     creating an encounter, 81-85, 102
     random encounters, 85-87, 106, 114-116, 118
ending a campaign, 33
ending an adventure, 72, 75, 77
Endless Maze, The (Abyssal plane), 63
environment, 109-112, 116-120
epic boons, 230, 231-232
epic fantasy, 39
episodic campaign, 36
equipment (NPC), 92
ether cyclone, 49
Ethereal curtains, 48-49
Ethereal Plane, 43, 48-49
event-based adventure, 75-77
events (campaign), 26-33
Evernight (Shadowfell), 52
expenses (character), 126-127
experience points (XP), 82-84, 260-261
     thresholds, 82-83
exploration, 242-244
explosives, 267-268
extra NPC, 94

F

facing, 252
factions
     organizations, 21-23
     creating a dungeon: factions, 101-102
falling net (trap), 122
Far Realm, 68
favors, 229-230
fear, 266
fey crossings, 50
Feywild magic, 50
Feywild (Plane of Faerie), 43, 49-50
firearms, 267, 268
fire-breathing statue (trap), 122
flanking, 251
flavor (campaign), 38-41
flaw (NPC), 91
flying, 119-120
followers, 92-93
food and water, 111
foraging, 111
foreshadowing, 126
forest monsters, 302-303
framing events, 79
frigid water, 110
fun, 85

G

gaining levels, 131, 261
gaining renown, 22, 129
Gaping Maw, The (Abyssal plane), 62
garrisons (character), 127
gate-towns (Outlands), 67
Ghenna (Outer Plane), 58, 63
gemstones, 133, 134
Gloaming Court (Feywild), 49
god (deity), 10-13
government, 17-19
grassland monsters, 303
greater deity, 11
Great Wheel, 44
green slime, 105
grenades, 268
grid, 250-252

H

hack and slash, 34
Hades (Outer Plane), 58, 63
Harpers, 21
hazards, 105, 109-112
healing variants, 266-267
heat, 110
heroic fantasy, 38
hero points, 264
high altitude, 110
hill monsters, 304
hirelings, 94
hit points, 247-248
hitting cover, 272
hoard treasure, 133, 137-139
home base (for characters), 15, 25
honor, 264-265
horror, 266

I

ice (hazard), 110-lll
ideal (NPC), 90
identifying a magic item, 136
immersive storytelling, 34
individual treasure, 133, 136
Infinite Staircase, 58-59
influence, 78
initiative, 247, 270-271
     variants, 270-271
injuries, 272-273
Inner Planes, 43, 52-57
     City of Brass, 55
     Elemental Chaos, 52
     Plane of Air, 53
     Plane of Earth, 54
     Plane of Fire, 55
     Plane of Water, 56
inspiration, 240-241
inspirational reading, 316
interaction trait (NPC), 90
intrigue, 40, 78

K

kingdom scale (map), 14
knowledge (NPC), 90

L

lairs, 108
land, 229
languages, 20-21
larva (Hades), 63
law,114
layers, planar, 58
lesser deity, 11
letters of recommendation, 228-229
light, 104-105
Limbo (Outer Plane), 58, 61-62
line of sight, 251
linking adventures, 125-126
location-based adventure, 72-75
locked doors, 103
long rest, 267
loose pantheon, 10-11
losing the path, 111-112, 117-118
Lower Planes, 58
     Outer Planes, 43, 57-67
loyalty, 93

M

madness, 258-260
magic, 9-10, 23-24
     creating a magic item, 214-216, 284-285
     creating a spell, 283-284
     magic items, 128-129, 129-130, 133, 135-227
     restrictions, 24
     schools of, 24
magic items, 128-129, 129-130, 133, 135-227
     alphabetical descriptions, 150-214
     artifacts, 219-227
     attunement, 136-138
     buying, 135-136
     categories, 139-140
          armor, 139
          potions, 139
          rings, 139
          rods, 139
          scrolls, 139
          staffs, 140
          wands, 140
          weapons, 140
          wondrous items, 140
     crafting, 128-129, 141
     cursed, 138-139
     formulas, 141
     identifying, 136
     rarity, 135
     resilience, 141
          objects, 246-247
     selling, 129-130, 135-136
     sentient, 214-218
     special features, 141-143
     wearing and wielding, 140-141
Maladomini (Nine Hells), 65
Malbolge (Nine Hells), 65
mannerism (NPC), 90
mapping, 14, 25-26, 72, 75, 77, 102-105, 108-109, 114, 255
     campaign, 14, 25
          scale, 14
     chases, 255
     dungeon, 102-105
     samples, 310-315
     settlement, 114
     wilderness, 108-109
mark, 271
marks of prestige, 228-231
massive damage, 273
Material Plane, 43
Material Plane echoes, 43
     Feywild, 43, 49-50
     Shadowfell, 43, 51-52
Mechanus (Outer Plane), 58, 66
medals, 229
memory loss (Feywild), 50
metagame thinking, 235
milestones, 261
Minauros (Nine Hells), 64
miniatures, 250-252
missing players, 235-236, 260
mixing potions, 140
mobs, 250
modifying a class, 287-289
modifying a magic item, 284
modifying a monster, 273-274
monotheism, 12
monsters, 71, 74, 82, 91-92, 247-248, 273-283, 302-305, 306-309
     creating a monster, 273-283
     creating an encounter, 81-85, 102
     creating an NPC, 89-97, 244, 279-283
     random encounters, 85-87, 106, 114-116, 118
     as NPCs, 91-92
     by challenge rating, 306-309
     by terrain, 302-305
          arctic, 302
          coastal, 302
          desert, 302
          forest, 302
          grassland, 303
          hill, 304
          mountain, 304
          swamp, 304
          underdark, 305
          underwater, 305
          urban, 305
     challenge rating, 82
     hit points, 247-248
     mobs, 250
     statistics by challenge rating, 274
monuments, 108
morale, 273
moral quandaries, 79-80
mountain monsters, 304
Mount Celestia (Outer Plane), 58, 59
movement, 252
multiverse, 43-69
     creating, 43-69
mystery, 40, 77-78
mystery cults, 11-12
mythic fantasy, 39

N

navigation, lll-112, 117-118
Negative Plane, 43
Nessus (Nine Hells), 66
net (trap), 122
new players, 236
Nine Hells, The (Outer Plane), 58, 64-66
     Avernus, 64
     Cania, 65
     Dis, 64
     Maladomini, 65
     Malbolge, 65
     Minauros, 64
     Nessus, 65
     Phlegethos, 64
     Stygia, 64
noble titles, 19, 230
noncombat challenges, 261
nonplayer character (NPC), see NPC
noticing other creatures, 243
NPC (nonplayer character), 74, 75-76, 77, 78, 89-97, 244-246, 247-248
     adventurer, 93
     creating, 89-97, 244, 279-283
     hit points, 247-248
     party members, 92-93
     roleplaying, 244-246
     villain, 74, 75-76, 77, 78, 94-97

O

oathbreaker (paladin), 97
objects, 246-247
occupation (NPC), 89
ocean, 117-119
organizations, 21-23
     adventurer, 21-22
     creating, 21-22
     rank, 22
     renown, 22-23
     sample, 21, 23
other rewards, 227-232
Outer Planes, 43, 57-67
     Abyss, The, 62
     Arborea, 60
     Arcadia, 66
     Archeron, 66
     Beastlands, The, 60
     Bytopia, 59
     Carceri, 63
     Elysium, 60
     Gehenna, 63
     Hades, 63
     Limbo, 61
     Mechanus, 66
     Mount Celestia, 59
     Nine Hells, The, 64
     optional rules, 59
     Pandemonium, 62
     Ysgard, 61
Outlands, 67-68
overrun, 272
owning property, 126-127

P

Pandemonium (Outer Plane), 58, 62
pantheon, 10-11, 13
     loose, 10-11
     of the Dawn War, 11
     racial, 13
     sample, 11
     tight, 11
patron, 94
performing sacred rites, 129
philosophies, 12-13
Phlegethos (Nine Hells), 64
piety, 23
pit (trap), 122-123
planar categories, 43
planar layers, 58
planar portals, 45, 47, 48-49, 50, 51, 58-59, 67-68
planar travel, 44-46, 58-59
     planar portals, 45, 47, 48-49, 50, 51, 58-59, 67-68
Plane of Air, 53-54
Plane of Earth, 54
Plane of Faerie (Feywild), 43, 49-50
Plane of Fire, 55-56
Plane of Shadow (Shadowfell), 43, 51-52
Plane of Water, 56-57
planes of existence, 43-69
     cosmology, 43-44
     Astral Plane, 46
     Ethereal Plane, 48
     Feywild, 49
     Shadowfell, 51
     Inner Planes, 52
     Outer Planes, 57
     Other Planes, 67
players, 6
play style, 34-36
plot points, 269-270
poison, 257-258
poison darts (trap), 123
poison needle (trap), 123
portcullises, 104
Positive Plane, 43
potions, 139, 140
precipitation, 110
proficiency, 239, 263-264
     background, 264
     dice, 263
     personality trait, 264
property (character), 126-127
province scale (map), 14
psychic dissonance (Outer Planes), 59
psychic wind (Astral), 47-48
published adventures, 72
published worlds, 9, 68

Q

quicksand, 110
quirk, 90, 143
     magic item, 143
     NPC, 90

R

race, 285-287
racial deity, 13
rain, 110
raising a stronghold, 128
random dungeons, 290-301
random encounters, 85-87, 106, 114-116, 118
     challenge, 87
     checking for, 86
     creating tables, 86-87
     sample table, 87
     sea, 118
     settlement, 114-116
     triggering, 85
     underwater, 116
     wilderness, 106
random magic items, 144-149
random settlements, 112-114
     creating a settlement, 15-20, 112-116
random treasure, 133-135, 136-139, 144-149
rank (in an organization), 22
rarity, 135
razorvine, 110
reactions, 252
religion, 10-13
     creating, 10-13
renown, 22-23, 78, 129
     as piety, 23
     benefits, 22-23
     gaining, 22, 129
     losing, 23
resolving social interaction, 244-245
restrictions on magic, 24
rest variants, 267
resurrection, 24
rings, 139
River Styx, 58
rods, 139
roleplaying, 245-246
rolling sphere (trap), 123
rolling the dice, 235, 236-237, 242
ruins, 108
rules, 5
rules discussions, 235
running a business, 127, 129
running the game, 235-261

S

sailing vessels, 119
sanity, 265-266
saving throws, 238, 239
schools of magic, 24
scrolls, 139, 140
     mishaps, 140
sea, 117-119
secret doors, 103-104
seelie fey, 49
selling magic items, 129-130, 135-136
sentient magic items, 214-218
settlements, 15-20, 108, 112-116, 254
     creating, 15-20, 112-116
     chases, 254
shadow crossings, 51
Shadowfell despair, 52
Shadowfell (Plane of Shadow), 43, 51-52
ships, 119
shipwrecks, 118
short rest, 84, 267
shove aside, 272
side quests, 81
siege equipment, 255-256
Sigil, City of Doors, 58, 68
silver cord, 47
size, 251
skills, 239, 263-264
sky, 119-120
slippery ice, 110
small player groups, 236
snow, 110
social interaction, 244-246
     resolving, 244-245
     roleplaying, 245-246
sounds, 105
sowing rumors, 131
special features for magic items, 141-143
special rights, 230
speed factor, 270-271
spell points, 288-289
spells in magic items, 141
sphere of annihilation (trap), 123
spiderwebs, 105
spiked pit (trap), 123
staffs, 140
starting at higher level, 38
starting attitude (NPC), 244
story, 71, 72, 125
strongholds, 109, 128, 230
structure (adventure), 72
stuck doors, 103
Stygia (Nine Hells), 64-65
Styx, River, 58
subrace, 285-287
success at a cost, 242
Summer Court (Feywild), 49
supernatural gifts, 227-228
survival, 109-112
suspects (mystery), 77-78
swamp monsters, 304
swashbuckling, 40
swimming, 116-117
swords and sorcery, 38-39
system shock, 273

T

table rules, 235-236
table talk, 235
tactical map, 250-252
talent (NPC), 90
teleportation circles, 24
temperature, 109-110
Thanatos (Abyssal plane), 62
theme (campaign), 36
thin ice, 111
tiers of play, 36-38
tight pantheon, 11
time, 32-33
time warp (Feywild), 50
titan, 11
titles, 19, 230
tools, 239
town, 17
tracking, 244
training, 131, 231
     to gain levels, 131
Transitive Planes, 43
traps, 120-123
     creating, 120-122
     sample, 122-123
travel, 106-108, 109-112, 116-120, 242-244
     pace, 242-243
treasure, 133-232
     tables, 133, 136-139, 144-149
triggering a trap, 120
Triple Realm, The (Abyssal plane), 63
tumble, 272
twists (adventure), 80

U

Underdark monsters, 305
underwater, 116-117, 305
     monsters, 305
unseelie fey, 49
Upper Planes, 58
     Outer Planes, 43, 57-67
urban monsters, 305
using ability scores, 237-240, 242
using a map, 242
using magic items, 140-141
using the dice, 235, 236-237, 242

V

vehicles, 119
vestige, 11
victim (mystery), 77
village, 16-17
villain, 74, 75-76, 77, 78, 94-97
     class options, 96-97
     methods, 95
     scheme, 94
     weakness, 96
visibility, 117, 119, 243

W

walls, 102
wandering monsters, 302-305
wands, 140
war, 40-41
water vehicles, 119
weapons, magic, 140
wearing and wielding magic items, 140-141
weather, 109-110, 118-119
webs, 105
weirdness, 109
wilderness, 73, 106-112, 116-120, 254
     creating a wilderness, 14, 25-26, 73, 106-112, 116-120
     chases, 254
wind, 110
wondrous items, 140
World Axis, 44
world building, 9-41, 43-69
World Tree, the, 44
wuxia, 41

X

XP (experience points), 82-84, 260-261
     thresholds, 82-83

Y

yellow mold, 105
Ysgard (Outer Plane), 58, 61

Z

Zhentarim, 23