Step inside Ravnica once more with a look at the Table of Contents and the new Circle of Spores subclass. Come see what exactly awaits you within the pages of the Guildmaster’s Guide to Ravnica.
The Guildmaster’s Guide to Ravnica due out in just a few short weeks adds a host of new options for players and DMs alike. With five new PC races, two new subclasses, and a suite of new Backgrounds to play around with (including some new spells in the works), there’s a lot for players–but DMs have even more to play with, including a bunch of new Magic Items, NPCs, and monsters. Take a look, thanks to the Amazon preview feature:
via Wizards of the Coast
The book really is a Guide to Ravnica, which sure, the title does say that–but you get a sense for just how much is going into the setting here. Everything in the book ties back to Ravnica, which has some shades of the Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide to it. Though it does seem like Wizards has learned from how that particular book was received and included more for use at the table (on either side of the screen). I’m most excited about the new backgrounds.
Right now I think Backgrounds are one of the more underrated elements of the game. They’re the source for so much of the fun my group’s been having, providing story hooks for classes and seeds for interesting character stories. And with the Guilds featuring so prominently in Ravnica’s lore, it’s good to see them represented for the players. For Dungeon Masters though, the book has a lot of NPC statblocks and monsters to offer, as well as new magic items to equip your monsters with.
After all, what’s the point of giving your miniboss monster a magical hammer that you can throw and cast spells with if they’re not going to use it on those meddling PCs without whom they otherwise would’ve gotten away with their schemes?
But that’s not all that’s revealed in the new book. We’ve also got a glimpse of the Circle of Spores Druid in its final form:
And it’s looking very much like the solid gish (melee/magic) subclass it was before. You still get your crazy spore-based wild shape that turns you into a combat beast, dealing area damage with your spores, even animating those who have fallen while you control the battlefield around you. There’s just a lot happening here, even if we can’t see the whole thing.
That’s all the Ravnica previews for now, but what a mouthful to chew on we have.
What do you think of what’s in store? Are you excited to see the book, or what other new material would you like to see? Let us know in the comments!