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If you’ve ever wanted to experience the mystery of a dark pirate-filled maritime campaign, look no further than Tempest:A Seafarer’s Sourcebook! The ideal buccaneer’s expansion for 5e; including 11 new subclasses, several unique races, as well as creatures, spells, items, feats and more! All intertwined within a world of storm and sea-bound outlaws! Even a brand new, easy to run system for flavourful ship combat and crew management! Bring swashbuckling adventures straight to your table within the world of Tempest, or use its many player and DM options to bring a nautical flavour to your own worlds!

-Tempest offers 4 new scurvy races for players to fall in love with: the brazen branchwalking monkey-folk Bali, wildly agile and dangerously confident; the elusive Cuttlefolk, hypnotic cephalo-people with strange powers of charm and camoflauge; the Mermeer, peoples born of half merfolk parentage and torn between two worlds; and finally the Kara Kara, vibrant island birdfolk of the coveted Spice Claw Isles.   You will also find several tempestuous subraces for the common lineages, from storm elves to salt gnomes and beyond!

-The tides of Tempest bring with them 11 subclasses, inspired by the myths and legends of the golden age of sail! Inspire your crew into rythmic harmony with the College of Shanties bard, invoke the hive-like power of coral with the Circle of the Reef druid, or bring blessings upon your ship and crew with the Voyage Domain cleric! 

-You can’t have a nautical campaign without ships, and you can‘t have ships without a crew! Tempest brings with it a new system for ship management and crew. Players can help shape their home at sea, upgrading their ship and making meaningful choices about it as it develops narratively alongside their story! DMs will find simplified, flavourful mechanics for running ship to ship combat and even large scale crew on crew battles that have all the stakes and less of the micromanagment! 

Take on narrative driven, ability score agnostic roles on the ship from captain to bosun! Find yourself a vessel, pick yourself a crew, and let the winds take you to your next adventure! 

-For DMs’ out there, looking to fill your world with monsterous nautical nonsense? A full bestiary of oceanic terrors and island dwelling creatures! Drakes and merfolk, monstrosities of the deep and leviathans of the storm. Theres even a few titanic armada crushing nasties lurking in these waters, for the DM who’s finally decided to put their foot down… 

And if scurvy beasties weren’t enough, theres also an NPC compendium bursting to the brim with bucaneers and privateers, pirate lords and West Tihini Trading Company commodores! 

- ‘Tis a pirate‘s life for all in Tempest, and what would such a life be without a hoard of plunder to rifle through! Inside the book you’ll find items such as the fabled Pieces of Eight, a trove of magical coins that each add a flip of fate to your heroes lives. On the other hand the Arcanic Tarot leave the choice to their wielder, will you call upon their magics upright or reversed with each bearing a different twist on its effects… The arcane scholars amongst you will also find a plethora of spells nautical and otherwise, some even allow you to channel The Great Storm itself! 

If that isn't enough we have our brand new magic item system, the congregate arms! Special sets of magic items that grow in power as more members of your party attain them! 

You'll find all of this, flanked by our amazing in-house art, and more in the pages of Tempest! 

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Chad O May 22, 2024 9:34 pm UTC
I was really tempted by this but passed on it due to a lack of table of contents in the preview. I can't speak for others but a good table of contents is often what sells me a resource. Just thought I'd point that out.
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Conor A May 29, 2024 11:04 am UTC
Hey Chad, that's super useful to know! We will make sure we provide a contents page in previews going forward, and have updated the Tempest preview too!
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