The Actual Table of Contents for Xanathar's Guide to Everything
  • The Actual Table of Contents for Xanathar's Guide to Everything


    WotC's Extra Life charity fundraiser reached $40,000 a while ago, and the promised preview for that donation level was the table of contents from Xanathar's Guide to Everything. It's been leaked all over the internet since then by D&D Beyond, Reddit, and elsewhere. Tonight, WotC has released to ToC itself. You can see it below.




    Thread edited and merged from threads by Leatherhead and Pukunui.
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    1. TerraDave's Avatar
      TerraDave -
      A lot of good stuff there.

      Of course, on the DM side, a lot of stuff is not there, but I like what I see.

      Actually, one of the most useful things will be the appendix of sample names.
    1. gyor's Avatar
      gyor -
      Quote Originally Posted by TerraDave View Post
      A lot of good stuff there.

      Of course, on the DM side, a lot of stuff is not there, but I like what I see.

      Actually, one of the most useful things will be the appendix of sample names.
      You can look up names from real cultures online for free, so I can see sample names from none humans being useful, but the names from real world culture feels like filler and I don't like that, I would preferred that space going to maybe more none racial feats.
    1. Prakriti's Avatar
      Prakriti -
      This is shaping up to be a very lackluster release. And that low of a page-count makes the $50 price-tag unjustifiable. I'm going to file this one alongside the SCAG as another unfortunate blemish on 5E.
    1. Corrosive's Avatar
      Corrosive -
      WotC wants me to pay for 11 pages of names from the real world? Did they just copy and paste Wikipedia or something?

      http://www.studentsoftheworld.info/p....php3?Pays=JAP

      http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...-10459074.html

      https://www.babycenter.com/0_most-po...in_10341136.bc
    1. Erdric Dragin's Avatar
      Erdric Dragin -
      $50 for not even 200 pages? We had $30 books back in 3e with 250+ pages...what gives?
    1. pukunui's Avatar
      pukunui -
      Quote Originally Posted by Erdric Dragin View Post
      $50 for not even 200 pages? We had $30 books back in 3e with 250+ pages...what gives?
      Inflation?
    1. FitzTheRuke's Avatar
      FitzTheRuke -
      Looks great! Lots of interesting stuff there in the DM toolbox.

      It's true that you can look-up/make-up names on your own, but I know a LOT of players that are terrible at it, and this will really help them. Personally, I'm great at making names, but then it's not all about me, is it?

      After all those subclass videos on D&D Beyond, I'm surprised there's so many subclasses that I didn't realize were going to be in there. Looks like some interesting ones.

      I wonder if the ranger will include some of the revisions?
    1. Kobold Stew's Avatar
      Kobold Stew -
      Woo hoo. I am excited. Pages 77-84 will be the first things I read.

      I agree that there is a fair bit of filler -- the appendix on names and the repeats from SCAG seem particularly egregious to me.
    1. pukunui's Avatar
      pukunui -
      Quote Originally Posted by FitzTheRuke View Post
      I wonder if the ranger will include some of the revisions?
      It won't. They are still working on it. See here for more: The Future of the Ranger.

      Quote Originally Posted by Kobold Stew View Post
      Woo hoo. I am excited. Pages 77-84 will be the first things I read.
      Same. I am more looking forward to the DM content than the player content. Hopefully they will post some previews soon. (They are coming.)

      I agree that there is a fair bit of filler -- the appendix on names and the repeats from SCAG seem particularly egregious to me.
      Those are apparently there for the AL folks, with their PHB +1 limits.
    1. gyor's Avatar
      gyor -
      Quote Originally Posted by FitzTheRuke View Post
      Looks great! Lots of interesting stuff there in the DM toolbox.

      It's true that you can look-up/make-up names on your own, but I know a LOT of players that are terrible at it, and this will really help them. Personally, I'm great at making names, but then it's not all about me, is it?

      After all those subclass videos on D&D Beyond, I'm surprised there's so many subclasses that I didn't realize were going to be in there. Looks like some interesting ones.

      I wonder if the ranger will include some of the revisions?
      Seriously, Google search elf/dwarf/Indian/Japanese/Chinese/Greek names, you have tons of names in seconds. You don't have to be good at coming up with names, you will have hundreds to choose from in seconds.
    1. Xaelvaen's Avatar
      Xaelvaen -
      With http://www.fantasynamegenerators.com/ I find the name stuff just a complete waste of a book entirely - glad I only purchased the D&D beyond version for half-ish the price. I mean, I agree with @Kobold Stew about those pages around waking and sleeping and so forth, been looking for solid clarification there for a while, and the class options of course are stellar. But not worth more than the 30 bucks at D&D Beyond.
    1. gyor's Avatar
      gyor -
      Quote Originally Posted by Prakriti View Post
      This is shaping up to be a very lackluster release. And that low of a page-count makes the $50 price-tag unjustifiable. I'm going to file this one alongside the SCAG as another unfortunate blemish on 5E.
      This is why you buy it for a discount on Amazon or other highly discounted price.
    1. R_Chance's Avatar
      R_Chance -
      Quote Originally Posted by pukunui View Post
      Inflation?
      I needed a good laugh. Thanks.

      It is currently $29.97 on Amazon for those who find the price high.
    1. dropbear8mybaby's Avatar
      dropbear8mybaby -
      Quote Originally Posted by Prakriti View Post
      This is shaping up to be a very lackluster release. And that low of a page-count makes the $50 price-tag unjustifiable. I'm going to file this one alongside the SCAG as another unfortunate blemish on 5E.
      Yeah, the last year or so of UA's, trawling through feedback, testing, revising, surveys, etc. they really should just give it to us for free. Hell, I think I should be paid to buy it!
    1. Kobold Stew's Avatar
      Kobold Stew -
      Quote Originally Posted by pukunui View Post
      Those are apparently there for the AL folks, with their PHB +1 limits.
      I understand that, even if it doesn't affect me. Still, it reduces the useful pages of SCAG (for character creation) to a few subclasses (for me, the Arcane domain for Clerics is the only one I have used, and I love it), and the race material --- all of which could easily have fit where they are instead going to give me human names.

      (Also -- calling it now -- there will be problems with the name lists that will upset people. Either there will be more male names than female names, or one of the lists will contain stereotypes or derogatory names. It's a minefield that they didn't need to enter, but have chosen to. I really want to be wrong on this.)
    1. Remathilis's Avatar
      Remathilis -
      The sense of entitlement is strong with this thread...
    1. ninjayeti's Avatar
      ninjayeti -
      I guess "Xanthar's Guide to Stuff You Could Have Just Googled" didn't test well with the focus groups.
    1. gyor's Avatar
      gyor -
      Quote Originally Posted by Remathilis View Post
      The sense of entitlement is strong with this thread...
      It's almost like people want reasonable value for the money they will spend on this book, how dare they!

      Look most of the book is fine, although the DM stuff should have gone into a separate book, and a races section along with some other player stuff replace it, but at least that is reasonably useful stuff, but the human names section is a waste of space that could have gone to something useful, but didn't.

      People have a right to point this out.

      I mean even fantasy names for human races would have been better, Mulan names, Calashite names, Narfellan names, Chultan names, Turami names, and so on.
    1. Morrus's Avatar
      Morrus -
      Quote Originally Posted by Remathilis View Post
      The sense of entitlement is strong with this thread...
      Itís a product, not a cult. People are welcome to offer their opinions of a potential purchase.
    1. eryndel's Avatar
      eryndel -
      So folks are feeling ripped off by a guide, written by the guild master of one of the most pernicious Thieves Guilds in the Sword Coast. I mean, he's a beholder... he doesn't even have hands! [emoji16]

      I'd much rather trust Volo and that's saying something.

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