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Ancient magic has resurfaced; primal, raw, and embedded in the veins of the lost heroes of old. The Dragon’s Templar, a warrior with a code imbued with draconic power is here to unleash devastating breath weapons. The Feyknife, the most resourceful artist on the battlefield blinks around warping allies and enemies alike into advantageous… or fatal positions.

What’s the project?

A 5th edition book for everyone's favorite RPG with over 70 pages of content based around ancient magic and the classes it flows through. Dragon's Templar and Feyknife offer fresh alternative ways of destroying your enemies in combat but that's not all you will find here. Intelligent items, sentient weapons that have minds of their own are surfacing in The Ancient's Arsenal offering even more options to players and DMs alike.

Each intelligent item comes with a story hook that could help inspire any creative DM. These weapons are only as powerful as their user so they scale with their level and offer new abilities as the player gains strength. All of this is within reason and while fun and effective these unique items aren't overpowered or game breaking.

Other fun features include over a dozen archetypes, spells, new feywild monsters, and the feywild variant elf race. All of this means more options and more fun for you and your group! Updates are frequent on this page so check back for new content and sneak peeks!


Samples and sneak peeks


Dragon's Templar lore.

During a time of great strife between the dragons, a time when the creation of man was still new to the planes, the wisest dragons shared their power to create the Dragon’s Templar. Metallic and chromatic dragons alike knew that powerful allies would be essential to domination and maintaining their influence over their land. While kobolds and other savage creatures deterred smaller threats, the Dragon’s Templar were skilled enough to subdue rival dragons. 

With dragon magic flowing through their bodies the Templar were capable of great feats including dragonbreath, extraordinary strength, endurance, and resourcefulness. The same magic that strengthens them also binds them as a Dragon’s Templar cannot retain their abilities if they strike down another dragon. This was written within the ancient magic that created them and is the pledge all Dragon’s Templar must take to gain their draconic abilities.

Teaser for The Dragon's Templar. (Click image for PDF)
Teaser for The Dragon's Templar. (Click image for PDF)

New variant race option - Primal Feywild Elf
New variant race option - Primal Feywild Elf

Intelligent items  

There will be an entire chapter dedicated to these items. Twenty-three are already written and will probably make up the bulk of this book. They offer more versatility and fun for players while still being within playable boundaries. Intelligent items are made multiple ways whether it be a trapped creature, forged that way, or a magic anomaly. The one thing they all have in common in this book is they’re sentient. They offer their power to creatures they find worthy and are played a little more like NPCs than simple beating sticks. They each come with backstories that have the potential to be their own quests as well. Check out the sample below.

Synn, the Edge of Hell (Click image for PDF)
Synn, the Edge of Hell (Click image for PDF)

 Stretch Goals

$5500 Custom Character Sheets for the new core classes will be added (Kickstarter Exclusive)

$10000 Level 1-3 adventure: Oath of the Dragon’s Templar. (Kickstarter Exclusive)

$13000 Oath of the Dragon’s Templar adventure continues (Kickstarter Exclusive)

$16000 Level 1-3 adventure will be included: Blight of the Feywild (Kickstarter Exclusive)

$19000 Adventure continues: Blight of the Feywild (Kickstarter Exclusive)

$22,000 Core Class Unlocked: Chronomagus with two archetypes.

$25,000 Secret Dragon’s Templar Archetype: Dragoon Unlocked (Kickstarter Exclusive)

$28,000 Secret Feyknife Archetype: Feymind Unlocked (Kickstarter Exclusive)

$30,000 I'll add two more intelligent items and more stretch goals because I never could have predicted you would be this awesome!


Contact information

the.ancients.arsenal@gmail.com

Risks and challenges

Juggling my 5 month old while trying to type is the only foreseeable challenge. I have a couple freelancers to help meet my deadline and I allowed more time than necessary as well. Formatting will be its own time consuming chore but I'll manage.

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