5E Excalibur! DnD!

Russ Morrissey

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dave2008

Legend
Thanks for sharing. Looks good to me. My only suggestion would be too change the border & text color. I think the blue doesn't look very good with the warm brown colors.
 
(If I remember correctly, Excalibur was a +5 Sword of Sharpness in the original Deities & Demigods)
Yes, it reads like someone ignoring 5e convention and importing stuff from earlier editions that was deliberately removed in 5e.

To put it another way, if WotC where to write Excaliber and they made itna +4 sword, I'd be very disappointed.

Maybe I should just lower my expectations and treat this as a step up from random wiki homebrew, and not a step down from WotC quality. And it is well polished homebrew. Good production values.
 
Yes, it reads like someone ignoring 5e convention and importing stuff from earlier editions that was deliberately removed in 5e.

To put it another way, if WotC where to write Excaliber and they made itna +4 sword, I'd be very disappointed.

Maybe I should just lower my expectations and treat this as a step up from random wiki homebrew, and not a step down from WotC quality. And it is well polished homebrew. Good production values.
I think that's a tad harsh, but yes, it isn't official content and shouldn't be seen as such.

I do find it a tad incongruent with the statement in the Achilles thread - that they're following RAW for Achilles, but evidently not for Excalbur. Anglo-centrism anyone? (Haha, just kidding, @Morrus ).
 
Have to agree with many other posters, +4 weapons where removed from 5e for good reason. +3 is the new +5.

And TBH I don't think Excalibur is much special in terms of power. Arthur doesn't kill any major monsters with it, and Lancelot can still kick his butt. Apart from the scabbard I would make it close to a bog standard Holy Avenger.
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
I do find it a tad incongruent with the statement in the Achilles thread - that they're following RAW for Achilles, but evidently not for Excalbur. Anglo-centrism anyone? (Haha, just kidding, @Morrus ).
Arthur is built with PC rules, just like Achilles.

We have about 12 artefacts in the book (I already mentioned Mjolnir above). Those are designed separately.
 

dave2008

Legend
Yes, but think it should be one of those "once per each of your turns, you can...." or we'll end up with a crazy light show!
I agree it could be clarified, but I don't know anyone who would abuse wording or a DM that would allow it to be abused to create a "crazy light show." ;) But it rarely hurts to be clear.
 

Weiley31

Adventurer
Yes, it reads like someone ignoring 5e convention and importing stuff from earlier editions that was deliberately removed in 5e.

To put it another way, if WotC where to write Excaliber and they made itna +4 sword, I'd be very disappointed.

Maybe I should just lower my expectations and treat this as a step up from random wiki homebrew, and not a step down from WotC quality. And it is well polished homebrew. Good production values.
Perhaps it would only count as a +4 sword if it's being wielded by the once and future King to the Throne of Britannia?
 

LizardWizard

Explorer
Arthur is built with PC rules, just like Achilles.

We have about 12 artefacts in the book (I already mentioned Mjolnir above). Those are designed separately.
We have about 12 artefacts in the book (I already mentioned Mjolnir above). Those are designed separately.
Sorry for the offtop, just a quick question: will you consider allowing backers of a sufficiently higher tier to submit their own creatures or artefacts?

There are still tons of mythical heroes, monsters, and weapons not covered by your write-ups, especially from the more obscure mythologies.
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
Sorry for the offtop, just a quick question: will you consider allowing backers of a sufficiently higher tier to submit their own creatures or artefacts?
The book will be finished and ready to print before we launch. We always do it that way so that we can fudlill super quick (wehave already sent out the softcovers from The Spartan Gambit Kickstarter which ended a couple of weeks ago). That generally means we don’t do stretch goals which would delay that.

There are still tons of mythical heroes, monsters, and weapons not covered by your write-ups, especially from the more obscure mythologies.
The column isn’t ending! It’ll continue, and if this does well we may well do a volume 2 down the elite. :)

Be sure to request entries in the column from Mike! Most of them were requested by readers.
 

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