If you’ve ever wanted to play an Orc or Goblin in D&D and found most existing sourcebooks lacking, there’s exciting news. RPCraft Publishing has just launched a Kickstarter campaign for “Book of Conflict: Brutal Races – Orcs & Goblinoids” for D&D 5e, a sourcebook to be reckoned with.
Designed to give players an authentic and thorough experience playing Orcs and Goblinoids, the sourcebook promises to bring depth and detail to these races. With over 400 pages of content including races, subraces, classes, subclasses, feats, monsters, magic items, and lore, the book is teeming with potential for your next campaign.
As of writing, the project has amassed an impressive US$17,433, surpassing the initial goal of US$10,000. With still 23 days left and an enthusiastic fanbase behind it, the project seems set for success. The campaign ends on June 29th, so if you’re interested, there’s still time to back it.
This book aims to solve a problem many players face: the lack of detailed lore and player options for the less traditional races. Many players grow weary of the usual Dwarf or Elf characters, longing for a more unique, wilderness-focused experience that races like the Orcs and Goblinoids can provide. This book ends that search.
The sourcebook plans to provide extensive lore for each race, a detailed pantheon of gods and their histories, six subraces for each of our races, eight unique Half-orc variants, five new classes with their own mechanics and subclasses, and a host of new game mechanics. It also introduces 30+ new magical items, new weapon types, equipment, 30+ monsters and NPCs, and even an adventure module that can be played as a party of Brutal Races or their enemies.
The races, Orcs, Goblins, Hobgoblins, Bugbears, and unique Half-Orc variants, are each elaborately detailed with multiple pages of lore about their characteristics, culture, and religion. The creators promise that each race will get renewed mechanics, and six new subraces to choose from.
The five new classes include The Pack, Warchief, Talon, Marauder, and Ancestral Shaman. Each is designed to center around unique mechanics and play styles, adding to the excitement and strategic depth of the game.
Additionally, six more subclasses have been introduced to use with core classes: Phalanx Soldier (Fighter), Doom Bringer (Barbarian), Menacing Slayer (Ranger), The Deceiver Patron (Warlock), Conflict Domain (Cleric), and Smuggler (Rogue).
And to pique your interest, RPCraft Publishing has released a demo booklet on their Kickstarter page for you to download and peruse. The banner is available to give you a glimpse of the quality of work they promise to provide.
If you’re a fan of Dungeons & Dragons, and you’re looking for an immersive experience that allows you to play a Goblin or an Orc with depth and intricacy, then “Book of Conflict: Brutal Races – Orcs & Goblinoids” could be the sourcebook you’ve been waiting for.