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The Trove





Their words; “The Trove is a non-profit website dedicated towards content archival and long-term preservation of RPGs.
We currently host various large scale collections amounting to hundreds of thousands of files. These collections include various image, ebook and software archives. As of right now, The Trove hosts 908GB of data.”

I can’t over emphasize how spacious this place is and its not just D&D, its got Dungeon Crawl Classics, Dungeon World, Starfinder, Pathfinder, World of Darkness, Sword & Sorcery, Warhammer and a ton more. Its kind of nuts. Its not just manuals, its comics, novels, programs, board games, maps, magazines(Dragon, Dungeon, Polyhedron, Games Workshop, , on and on and on.

I can’t speak enough about this place and its just best you go explore it yourself. Its like when you first discovered comics and you step into one of the biggest comic books stores for your first time. Eyes in bewilderment.

I recommend Dungeon #100 and Polyhedron #159 for some light level 18 adventure reading and say if you happen to want to hunt something on the Beastlands. I also recommend Sailors of the Starless Sea for DCC.

They also have a nice little repository for the One Page Dungeon contest over here. The One Page Dungeon Contest is actually a pretty sweet little contest in its own rights and you should check them out along side the rest of this pile of heaping excitement. It does also have maps, animated & 3D printable stuff

I do also want to mention that all these things are copyright their respective owners and that if you do truly enjoy them and get some use out of them or plan to get more use out of them than maybe you think, pitch a few dollars their way. Without these amazing people there would be no content here to be excited about, literally. These people are the makers of some pretty fantastic things.

My personal take is its fine to rent a movie to see if you like it. If you want to watch it again, maybe think about buying it since you like it enough to see twice.

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(Ed: Well shit, I just skimmed the reddit page and saw they will be shutting down orcpub but they have moved it to https://www.dungeonmastersvault.com/ – I just learned this and orcpub is still up so I’m leaving all this here for now. I will be playing with Dungeon Masters Vault and hope to make an updated post) (Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/orcpub/comments/bjzb9v/orcpuborcpub2_to_be_shut_down/ – At the bottom it mentions April Fools and Orcpub is still up sooo…. I’m just going to leave this here….)

First and foremost I want to emphasize that I’m not on the bleeding edge of roleplaying news. I don’t keep up on what classes are going to be rolling out from the Unearthed Arcana(Artificer anyone?). As much as I should I haven’t read all the books. Now don’t get me wrong because that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy my role playing because I do, I just take it as meaning I don’t get all into min-maxing and character options because I’m probably cut and dry compared to most people. Which brings me to bringing up this website;

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I found this place some time ago when I was looking for character building websites to just see what was out there and could help me out. Now, straight off the bat I need to mention this site isn’t super helpful without importing some things which I will link towards the bottom. Wizards pulled some copyright things in 5e and I guess some things(most?) are not open source anymore so this site can’t use a lot of stuff straight out of the book. You can sign their petition to try to help get licensing to orcpub2 by Wizards by signing their petition here but its past its time and had 34,000 some signatures.

I personally have about 5-6 characters saved on here because my last DM said he might be running something that would kill us so I just spent a few hours and punched a few guys up. Some mean more to me than others.

Everything yous can dos theres.

The biggest thing I personally use it for though is the character builder which imho is spectacular and smooth as butter. It tells you whats missing, what needs to be filled in and makes everything nice and pretty for you. It can even spit out a nice looking pdf for you.

Now, here is the caveat with this site like I mentioned above, Wizards put some conditions on their material so their can’t use some(many!) sources. You can import sources in though if they are in certain formats. You would be looking for .orcbrew files. There are people out there that create these files of the Wizards sources that you can take and import into Orcpub which make the site much more than it is straight out of the box. I recommend their reddit page.

You will want to join their discord server at: https://discordapp.com/invite/cdThAG5 – Once on their server you will want to take a look around and you should find the orcbrew area. Take that file and goto My Content -> Content List then to Import and upload. Boom, should be done. Check the boxes for the sources you want and don’t want. Hit “expand” to see what alls included in the source. Get to making some characters.

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