• Justin Handlin

Ancestral Weapons for 5th Edition D&D

Ancestral Weapons

Ancestral Weapons is Adamantine Dmsguild best-selling weapon creation rules supplement for 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons.

A noble blade wielded in the blood wars, an axe used to protect the great city of Mirabar from orc invasions, or a powerful staff passed down by great sorcerers through the eons. Ancestral Weapons are iconic within roleplaying. These weapons embody a character’s family, story, and history.

Ancestral Weapons are powerful heirlooms gifted through the generations that scale up in power as your adventurers perform heroic deeds. As these weapons grow, they unlock new and more powerful upgrades such as inflicting damage caused by the elemental energy trapped inside, causing a foe to flee in fear when struck, or allowing you to deflect even the fiercest of blows.

Due to the Spirit Point mechanic used within this system, you can also quickly develop new and thematic magic items to hand out to your players. Players can also use this system to let their heroes forge balanced and fun magic items with the included crafting rules.

We absolutely had a blast with this fantastic supplement. It really brings the story of the weapons to the forefront. It's almost like creating another character. Not only that, the sheer amount of customization really scratches that crunchy itch. This is a system that fits very well in a magic item light setting as the characters can work towards a perfect match they want, without the DM needing to drop loot regularly. Watch our YouTube video as we discuss some of our favorite mechanics in Ancestral Weapons.

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Character Concept:

The Reluctant Heir

The character is the 3rd son of a noble and ends up stealing the family sword and ends goes off adventuring at the death of his/her father.

His actions are the result of him/her discovering his elder brothers are not legitimate heirs, which even the father wasn’t aware of. He knew family sword can only be wielded properly