D&D 5E Get The Vecna Dossier Free At D&D Beyond

WotC is offering a free product which you can claim by signing into D&D Beyond, including Vecna’s 5E statistics. The dossier includes the stat block plus a half page or so of lore. Vecna's stat block is a CR 26 undead wizard, prior to the fallen paladin (and former bodyguard to the lich) Kas's betrayal. That means he still has his hand and eye, although he is a time traveller and can appear...

WotC is offering a free product which you can claim by signing into D&D Beyond, including Vecna’s 5E statistics.

The dossier includes the stat block plus a half page or so of lore. Vecna's stat block is a CR 26 undead wizard, prior to the fallen paladin (and former bodyguard to the lich) Kas's betrayal. That means he still has his hand and eye, although he is a time traveller and can appear in different worlds and eras.

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The archlich Vecna is one of the most iconic villains of Dungeons & Dragons lore. And now you can bear witness to his necromantic magic with the Vecna Dossier! Available at no cost with your D&D Beyond account, this thrilling supplement details the legacy and statistics of the Undying King himself!

This claim unlocks the contents of this promotional supplement for use with D&D Beyond, including the supplement in digital format in the game compendium and in the searchable listings, character builder, encounters, and digital sheet.

 

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Reynard

Legend
Supporter
Character sheets can be exported to PDF. For books (adventures, maps scenarios etc.) I think your only option is to use the print to pdf feature. At least from what I've seen.
Thanks. Definitely won't be investing any money into DNDB until that situation changes (which it likely won't).
 

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I prefer compromise statblocks in general. This is not exactly what I am looking for, but it is much closer. You can run him without ever looking at his spell list and that is an option I like to have. The spell list is primarily for flavor and I am fine with that. However, for Vecna I would still want to give him access to more spells, even if just for flavor.
i would be fine with NO spells liste, I would be fine with a full caster list... if they didn't hide actions like "You can AOE make everyone frieghted or you can animate 1 dead body...
 



dave2008

Legend
Thanks. Definitely won't be investing any money into DNDB until that situation changes (which it likely won't).
I thought the same way, but honestly DnDB has just replaced PDFs for me. It is so much more user friendly for me. There are some things I still like PDFs for, but for play at the table or making homebrew monsters, DnD B is so much easier for me to use.
 


Reynard

Legend
Supporter
It's a bit crude, but you could always use the "snip and sketch" program built into Windows 10.
It isn't just that there are hoops to go through, it is WotC's outmoded, ridiculous attitude about PDFs. Nearly every other RPG publisher on the planet offers either free or discounted PDFs with physical purchases, and WotC still tries to gate this information off even while utilizing the format where it benefits them (older material, DMsGuild, etc). It's ridiculous.
 

Micah Sweet

Level Up & OSR Enthusiast
While a really like Legendary Actions (and think it is a great addition to the game) I am always interested in seeing a different approach. This one works fairly well too. I mean on than the action protection the reactions act very similar to LA. I mean he gets a reaction (up to 3 - sounds familiar) any time a creature attacks him or cast a spell, so that covers almost all situations.

I am less satisfied with Legendary Resistance. It does its intended job well, but is pretty punitive and I wish they came up with other methods to achieve the same goal. I like how A5e does it myself.
I don't love Legendary Resistance either. Too much of a narrative mechanic for me.
 

Reynard

Legend
Supporter
I thought the same way, but honestly DnDB has just replaced PDFs for me. It is so much more user friendly for me. There are some things I still like PDFs for, but for play at the table or making homebrew monsters, DnD B is so much easier for me to use.
I play mostly on Fantasy grounds so I don't need the utility stuff. But I would like material that is easy to store, read and access offline.
 

Micah Sweet

Level Up & OSR Enthusiast
It is always an option. A statblock is not exhaustive, I can always add more to it as I see fit.

The previous spellcasting statblock just gave a name. If I have to look up a spell anyway, picking one too is not much more work.

That being said, I wouldn't mind if Vena's statblock had more spells or simple said he could use any and all spells 1/Day. I would still rely on the abilities actually listed in the statblock in the majority of situations. I just don't a statblock to tell me Vecna can cast Power Word Kill or whatever. He just can, if I want him too.
By that philosophy, it doesn't matter what they put in the statblock at all, since you can just do what you want anyway.
 

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