New SCAG Info: Someone Got The Book

Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide hits preferred stores tomorrow (and everywhere else in a couple of weeks). However, some stores have jumped the gun - which only benefits us, as folks on social media are telling us all about it! Below is a compilation of that information. I'm sure come tomorrow, the amount of information on the book will increase dramatically.

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[h=4]Original Post[/h]
Thread is here, Gnunn and others are answering questions about it:

https://www.reddit.com/r/dndnext/comments/3pot39/call_your_local_stores_scag/


The info:

I'am trying to compile the answers here by those who have new information. The answers do not represent me in anyway I'am just passing on the information.

Q: Name all the subclasses (submitted by me)

A:

Not really interested in spoiling all of the specifics, but here's what I noticed to be new at first glance:
Races:
Gray Dwaves (Duergar)
Ghostwise Halflings
Deep Gnomes (Svirfneblin) -- also provides a new feat "Svirfneblin Magic" (same as EE)
Half-Elf Variants
Tiefling Variants


Classes (only new class options, not new classes):
Barbarian - Path of the Battlerager, new Totem Spirits
Bard - New musical instruments
Cleric - Arcana Domain
Fighter - Purple Dragon Knight
Monk - Way of the Long Death, Way of the Sun Soul
Paladin - Oath of the Crown
Ranger - Several paragraphs that amount to nothing
Rogue - Mastermind Swashbuckler
Sorcerer - Storm Sorcery
Warlock - The Undying
Wizard - Bladesinging


New cantrips for sorcerers, warlocks, and wizards
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
This only covers about 50 pages of the almost 160 page book. There's a TON of info on the Sword Coast itself. I'm sure DMs who already have the book are salivating at the moment.



Q: No Bard, Ranger or Druid subclasses?

A:
There are new bard colleges. I only listed non-flavor changes (in my opinion at least each one is paired with an existing class option so nothing new in terms of mechanics.

-Q2: Wait WHAT? So the Bard Colleges AND Druid Circles don't list fully new subclasses that offer new mechanics to that class? And no "spell-less" Ranger variant or anything?

-A2:
Correct on all accounts.



Q: Monk Subclasses specifics

A:
Sun Soul gives the monk methods of dealing radiant damage. Burning hands makes an appearance as well.It seems almost too obvious, but all of the Long Death abilities are triggered by death in some way - either yours or an enemy.



Q: Warlock the Undying

A:
Hard to explain. It's Lich-like, but not undead it seems.



Q: Paladin Oath of the Crown

A:
The new paladin oath is a straight up tank. They seem to have added a ton more detail for the paladin codes. Too much to go into here.



Q: Fighter Purple Dragon Knight

A:Party buffs/heals. Would be a good party leader out of combat as well.




Q:
How do the Half elf and tiefling variants work?

A:
Tiefling variants are pretty different. I'm not next to my book currently, but I believe there were three options. Half elf replaced the half elf skill dealy with a selection from the elf half. Like Drow magic replacing the skill selection for example.


Q: What does it say about Aasimar?

A: It basically just says, "See the DMG.

(I guess that makes Eldarin valid as well)

Edit 1: Did some cleaning, added cantrips and explanation that is not me giving the answers.
 

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gyor

Legend
Man, from the sound of it, I want the Sea of Fallen Stars Adventurers guide, that's. Where the action is!

Yeah I know, around the Sea of Fallen Stars is where all the best action and all the interesting stuff is going on and where alot of the coolest most interesting places in the realms are, all interacting by this In land Sea. The Sword Coast is the single most over rated and boring part of the realms and yet that's where most of the video games and all the 5e Modules take place.

Yet around the Sea of Fallen Stars is Cormyr, Sembia, Mulhorand, Unther, Tymanther, Chessanta (including what's left of Akanul), Turmish, Algorond, Thay, Westgate, Nathlan, and inside of it is Myth Nantar I believe, a Sea Elven City where the Mythal lets air breathing species breath water.
 

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pukunui

Legend
[MENTION=9501]Prism[/MENTION] or anyone else with the book: Does the Daggerford entry name the current duke? Is it still Maldwyn? I ask because the Sundering adventure Scourge of the Sword Coast could quite easily result in Maldwyn getting killed while possessed by a demon, and I'm not sure what the most-reported result was. I'm curious to know if he officially survived or if he's been replaced by his sister or someone else.
 

Parmandur

Book-Friend
Yeah I know, around the Sea of Fallen Stars is where all the best action and all the interesting stuff is going on and where alot of the coolest most interesting places in the realms are, all interacting by this In land Sea. The Sword Coast is the single most over rated and boring part of the realms and yet that's where most of the video games and all the 5e Modules take place.



Yet around the Sea of Fallen Stars is Cormyr, Sembia, Mulhorand, Unther, Tymanther, Chessanta (including what's left of Akanul), Turmish, Algorond, Thay, Westgate, Nathlan, and inside of it is Myth Nantar I believe, a Sea Elven City where the Mythal lets air breathing species breath water.


Generic works for basic licensing stuff, and Greenwood really detailed Waterdeep effectively.

Now that you have the book, what do you think of it?
 

[MENTION=9501]Prism[/MENTION] or anyone else with the book: Does the Daggerford entry name the current duke? Is it still Maldwyn? I ask because the Sundering adventure Scourge of the Sword Coast could quite easily result in Maldwyn getting killed while possessed by a demon, and I'm not sure what the most-reported result was. I'm curious to know if he officially survived or if he's been replaced by his sister or someone else.

He's been succeeded by his sister Morwen.
 

Man, from the sound of it, I want the Sea of Fallen Stars Adventurers guide, that's. Where the action is!

I have a feeling, if they continue with further Adventurers Guides, that we would see two more for Faerun, using the division of the areas outside the Sword Coast in Chapter 1 - the Lands to the South and the Lands to the East. A Sea of Fallen Stars Adventurers Guide would pretty much be the same as "The Lands to the East" - even Turmish and the Old Empires are considered east and not south.

But as Pukunui mentioned in the map thread, and it's something I've been considering myself, such Adventurers Guides may end up being more or less Player's Guides, so we may also get an outright DM-centric "Campaign Setting" as well...
 



pukunui

Legend
Actually he is implied to still be alive. His sister has just taken the position from him.
Really? That's interesting. Scourge of the Sword Coast indicates that if Maldwyn survives his possession by Baazka, he humbles himself before Isteval and promises to become a less pompous, more pious leader. That being said, the adventure also makes it quite clear that many residents of Daggerford think Morwen would make for a much better leader (with primogeniture being the only thing stopping her). I guess maybe Maldwyn stepped down so his sister could rule instead.
 

Really? That's interesting. Scourge of the Sword Coast indicates that if Maldwyn survives his possession by Baazka, he humbles himself before Isteval and promises to become a less pompous, more pious leader. That being said, the adventure also makes it quite clear that many residents of Daggerford think Morwen would make for a much better leader (with primogeniture being the only thing stopping her). I guess maybe Maldwyn stepped down so his sister could rule instead.

If he did die their is the possibility he could have gotten Raised.

I know in Cormyr if a Noble gets Raised they go all the way back to the end of line of succession for the Crown. (If a King is raised then they are castrated and exiled from the Kingdom and the person who raised them is executed.)
 

pukunui

Legend
Wow. I didn't know that.

EDIT: New Question: Does the book make any mention of spellfire?
 
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