Monday, August 16, 2021

"Unofficial" MYSTARA Player's Guide Released - Grab it While You Can

Yep, the Unofficial release of the Mystara Player's Guide has hit the web. No, it's not over at the DM's Guild. Instead, it's at: https://rpgmp3.com/mystara-players-guide/

Grab it while you can, as it may not be in the wild for long.

(originally shared by TheGlen)

5 years. 224 pages. Countless hours of playtesting. All original art. The Mystara Player’s Handbook is a labor of love to bring the Known World, the greatest Dungeons & Dragons setting of all time as determined by science, into the 5th edition.

Inside you will find everything you need for your players to get started adventuring in a setting rich with culture and history. Five new races, over two dozen new subclasses, countless new spells, new forms of magic in the secret crafts, runes, and the incredibly powerful but dangerous Radiance. Featuring maps by Thorfinn Tait, a list of Immortals by Marco Delmonte, art by Rubus, Mischa Cel Frumos, and many more, is everything you wanted for a new setting

Filled with the fantasy equivalence of real-world medieval nations, as well as several that are pure fantasy. Experience the world on the brink as two powerful Empires threaten to ravage the lands with open conflict while smaller nations have to deal with threats without and within. Now you can adventure in the fractured magiocracy of Glantri. Learn how to protect the caravans and fleets of the Merchant Nations with magic created through the power of capitalism. Carve out a new home for yourself in the fledgling nation of Karameikos. Take up the net and trident and make a name for yourself in the gladiatorial pits of Thyatis.

This book is free for download. If you want to help support me in future projects here’s a PayPal link so I can afford new art or be able to contract out different parts of the next book. I’m currently working on the Dungeon Master’s Guide and there’s a Monster Manual somewhere in the future but art costs money. And good art costs a lot of money. If you want to help with that or just say thank you anything would be appreciated.

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  1. Nothing wrong with this as long as they're following the Fan Content Policy. And since it's free (asking for donations is explicitly allowed), that's the biggest hurdle.

  2. https://www.enworld.org/threads/update-this-isnt-greenlit-jeff-grubbs-lost-mystara-sourcebook-to-be-released.679392/

    Is it the sanctioned one?

  3. So what happened, Welch finally gave up waiting for approval from WotC and decided to just throw it out as freeware to spite their lawyers? Such a waste. If he'd spent a tenth the time, money and effort working on an IP he actually created himself he'd have made some money back at least. Instead he gets no remuneration and is likely to face legal action.

  4. I followed the Wizards rules for fan works to the letter. All of the art is original, I used no current trademarks, it is not for sale and there is no stipulation required to download it. There is a donation button but it is completely voluntary and you can download without making a donation. The book was already up for years without incident. This is just the final version. I ran all this through a couple of copyright lawyers to make sure everything was green before finally putting it up.

  5. What's the difference with the uncensored version?


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