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5E List of the uh vast splats of 5E D&D

Illithidbix

Villager
So I once heard the term "obscure splats" relating to a question about D&D 5E.
So now almost 18 months after the release of the PHB. I've tried to make a list of all the chunchy, rules material out that has been released beyond the PHB, MM and DMG.
Particularly new races, classes, subclasses, backgrounds, feats, spells and similar options for character creation.

I don't own Hoard of the Dragon Queen, Rise of Tiamat, Princes of the Apocalypse, Out of the Abyss or Curse of Strahd adventures, so I might missed something that's snuck in there. Or any Adventurer's League stuff for that matter.

Please let me know if I've missed anything.


ELEMENTAL EVIL - PRINCES OF THE APOCALYPSE
To coincide with the adventure two online resources were released. I am uncertain if they actually also turn up in the Princes of the Apocalypse adventure book.

Princes of the Apocalypse: Players Companion (March 2015)
Download from here: http://media.wizards.com/2015/downloads/dnd/EE_PlayersCompanionv2.pdf

Races
Aarakocra
Deep Gnome
Genasi
Goliath

Spells
43(?) Elemental Themed cantrips and spells.
Mostly for Druids, Sorcerers and Wizards, some for Bards, Rangers and Warlocks.


Princes of the Apocalypse Adventure Supplment
http://media.wizards.com/2015/downloads/dnd/PrincesApocalypse_AdvSupplementv1.0_PrinterFriendly.pdf
Magic Items, Monsters and Spells.
- I believe this is almost all reprints from the PHB, MM and DMG, although I think there are a handful of new material buried in here.

SCAG Roguish Archtype
http://media.wizards.com/2015/downloads/dnd/SCAG_RoguishArchetype_m39d.pdf
Roguish Archetype: Mastermind (see also SWORD COAST ADVENTURERS GUIDE)


SWORD COAST ADVENTURER'S GUIDE
The closest thing we've had to a "splatbook" released so far. Not actually got it myself so I may have left something form the list.

Races:
Duergar:
Ghostwise Halflings:
Svirfneblin:
Half-elves variants
Tiefling variants

Classes
Path of the Battlerager
Path of the Totem Warrior - Elk Totem
Path of the Totem Warrior - Tiger Totem
Cleric Domain: Arcana
Fighter Martial Archetype: Purple Dragon Knight
Monastic Tradition: Way of the Long Death
Monastic Tradition: Way of the Sun Soul
Paladin Oath: Oath the the Crown
Roguish Archetype: Mastermind
Roguish Archetype: Swashbuckler
Sorcerous Origin: Storm
Warlock Pact: The Undying Patron
Wizard Arcane Tradition: Bladesinger

Spells
Four Cantrips (Melee focused: Booming Blade, Green-Flame Blade, Lightning Lure, Sword Burst)

Backgrounds
City Watch, Clan Crafter, Cloistered Scholar,Courtier, Faction Agent, Far Traveler, Inheritor, Knight of the Order, Mercenary Veteran, Urban Bounty Hunter, Uthgardt Tribe Member, Waterdhavian Noble




I believe that is actually the sumtotal of "official additional rules" added to 5E D&D so far.



UNEARTHED ARCANA ARTICLES
There is also of course Unearthed Arcana articles. Which provide optional game mechanics, but it's made rather clear.
These unofficial game mechanics are in draft form, usable in your campaign but not fully tempered by playtests and design iterations. They might be unstable; if you use them, be ready to rule on any issues that come up. They’re written in pencil, not ink. For these reasons, material in this column is not legal in D&D Adventurers League events.
(I've changed the date to UK nomenclature because mm/dd/yy is just weird...)



Unearthed Arcana: Eberron Material 02/02/2015
http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/unearthed-arcana-eberron

Races:
Changeling
Shifter
Warforged

Classes:
Wizard Arcane Tradition: Artificer

Feat:
Dragonmark


Unearthed Arcana: Mass Combat Rules 02/03/2015
http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/unearthed-arcana-when-armies-clash
(Uh Mass Combat rules.)


Unearthed Arcana: Modifying Classes 06/04/2015
http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/modifying-classes

Classes
Guidelines on changing class features
Rangers with no spells
Sorcerous Origin: Favored Soul


Unearthed Arcana: Waterborne Adventures 05/04/2015
http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/unearthed-arcana-waterborne-adventures

Races:
Minotaurs

Classes
Fighting Style: Mariner
Roguish Archetype: Swashbuckler (see also: SWORD COAST ADVENTURERS GUIDE)
Sorcerous Origin: Storm (see also: SWORD COAST ADVENTURERS GUIDE)


Unearthed Arcana: Variant Rules 08/06/2015
http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/variant-rules

Optional rules
Players Make All Rolls
Vitality
Custom Alignments


Unearthed Arcana: Awakened Mystic 06/07/2015
http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/awakened-mystic

Class:
Mystic (Levels 1-5)

Mystic Order: Order of the Awakened
Mystic Order: Order of the Immortal

SEE ALSO: Unearthed Arcana: Psionics and the Mystic - Take Two, 01/02/2016


Unearthed Arcana: Modern Magic 03/08/2015
http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/modern-magic

Classes
Cleric Domain: City
Warlock Patron: Ghost in the Machine
Arcane Tradition: Technomancy

Spells
One cantrip and thirteen technology focused spells


Unearthed Arcana: Ranger variant 09/09/2015
http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/ranger

Classes
Rewrite of Ranger Class (Levels 1-5)
Ranger Spirit Paths: Guardian, Seeker, Stalker

Unearthed Arcana: Prestige Classes and Rune Magic 05/10/2015
http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/prestige-classes-and-rune-magic

Classes
Prestige Class concept rules.
Prestige Class: Rune Scribe (5 levels, must be level 5 to join)


Unearthed Arcana: Light, Dark, Underdark! 02/11/2015
http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/light-dark-underdark

Classes
Fighting Style: Close Quarters Shooter
Fighting Style: Tunnel Fighter
Ranger Archetype: Deep Stalker
Sorcerous Origin: Shadow
Warlock Patron: The Undying Light


Unearthed Arcana: That Old Black Magic. 07/12/2015
http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/old-black-magic

Races
Tiefling Subrace: Abyssal Tiefling
(And Infernal Tiefling which I believe is identical to standard PHB tiefling)

Spells
Five spells for sorcerers and wizards that focus on summoning demons.


Unearthed Arcana:Kits of Old 04/01/2016
http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/kits-old

Classes
Bard: College of Swords
Bard: College of Satire
Fighter Martial Archetype: Cavalier
Fighter Martial Archetype: Scout


Unearthed Arcana: Psionics and the Mystic - Take Two 01/02/2016
http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/psionics-and-mystic-–-take-two
Update on Unearthed Arcana: Awakened Mystic from 06/07/2015

Class:
Mystic (levels 1-10)

Mystic Order: Order of the Awakened
Mystic Order: Order of the Immortal


List of Resources:
Not really additional rules, but a list of Basic Rules, Errata, Sage Advice compendiums and lists.
http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/rules-answers-january-2016

Basic Rules for Dungeons & Dragons
http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/basicrules

Player’s Handbook errata
http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/ph_errata

Dungeon Master’s Guide Errata
http://media.wizards.com/2015/downloads/dnd/DMG_Errata.pdf

Monster Manual Errata
http://media.wizards.com/2015/downloads/dnd/MM_Errata.pdf

SAGE ADVICE COMPENDIUM
http://media.wizards.com/2015/downloads/dnd/SA_Compendium.pdf

D&D Spell List (version 1.01)
http://media.wizards.com/2015/downloads/dnd/DnD_SpellLists_1.01.pdf

Monsters by Challenge Rating (version 1.0)
http://media.wizards.com/2014/downloads/dnd/MM_MonstersCR.pdf

D&D Monsters by Type (version 1.0)
http://media.wizards.com/2015/downloads/dnd/DnD_MonstersByType_1.0.pdf

Magic Items by Rarity (version 1.0)
http://media.wizards.com/2014/downloads/dnd/MagicItemsRarity_printerfriendly.pdf

Conversions to 5th Edition D&D (version 1.0)
http://media.wizards.com/2015/downloads/dnd/DnD_Conversions_1.0.pdf

Character Sheets
http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/character_sheets
 
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Leatherhead

Adventurer
Man, this is like the third time a thread like this has been tried. Maybe we need a wiki-style thread at the top of this forum so anyone could add to the OP when someone decides they have other stuff to do than read the new articles or books first thing.
 

Illithidbix

Villager
Man, this is like the third time a thread like this has been tried. Maybe we need a wiki-style thread at the top of this forum so anyone could add to the OP when someone decides they have other stuff to do than read the new articles or books first thing.
Cool, I would be happy for someone to use this or it's equivalent as a basis for a pinned thread. Maybe with Morrus' existing thread.

I'd be interested to know if Roguish Archetype: Swashbuckler and Sorcerous Origin: Storm end up different in the SCAG from their initial appearance in UA Waterbourne.
 

CapnZapp

Adventurer
I wish these efforts would be split up cleanly between published stuff (options printed in dead-tree books) and playtest materials and other "throw it at the wall and see what sticks" stuff.

To the benefit of me and others which aren't really interested in allowing UA material until it turns up in its final printed form. And aren't planning on third party products (blogs, DM's Guild, etc) at all.
 

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