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Planeshift Equestria

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Update 1.01: Mostly formatting and back end stuff, back cover page for a more official feel.  Some rules clarifications, races with subraces now actually tell you to take them, ect.
Update 1.02: More of the same.  Program I used to make this had some technical issues that made the last update not really work.  This should be fixed now.

Major Update: 1.10: Rework of Griffons and Crystal Ponies based on Playtesting.  Changes to Breezie innate magic. Added races from Season 8. Minor equipment changes. More magic items based on the movie. Other changes for simplicity sake.

Update 1.15:  Added Kirin! Streamlined Unicorns and Earth Ponies.  Zebra potions reworked to be more useful. Changed Apples-to-Oranges and Animate Rope. Added a race table for Reincarnate. Changed up the art a bit, and added a bit more flavor text on the world of a more Adventurer Friendly Equestria. 

Not used to working with DA, accidentally deleted the version of this that had all the views and favorites.  Quite annoyed that they don't have anyway to restore that.  Oh well.




Everything you need to play the world's greatest role-playing game in the high fantasy world of Equestria.
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Princess-of-Trolls's avatar

This is amazing!!! Was this by any chance made using HomeBrewery? I've just started to use that myself, and it works really well.

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Sort of! I started the project on Homebrewery, but at the time I was working on it the most, they'd stalled development pretty badly, and I switched to GMBinder. I hear HB's gotten better since then, but I've had few issues with GMBinder, so I'll continue to use that for now.

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I see. Good to know! A few artists could learn a thing or two from you!

marcoasalazarm's avatar

This is impressive. It really is. Dang shame that I didn't found it before the transition to Eclipse because the PDF view in it is small almost to the point you need to squint.

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That's a shame. The PDF viewer here has given a lot of people issues. But you can see the most updated version here: https://www.gmbinder.com/share/-L-eIZ1r24Au11YfQBZC

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MRnoodle101Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Does someone have a link to download this? I'm on mobile web and none of the ones that are already here work for some reason.

EFragata's avatar

Thank you so much!

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Where i can download this?
Harby94's avatar
Right here!
Taren14's avatar
Taren14Hobbyist Writer
Is there a reason the Changelings don't have an alignment?
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Mostly because their page is already very full.  There's a lot of fluff I cut so that the formatting would work, unfortunately. 

They used to have an alignment section, but it was folded into the subrace description.  "Corrupted" Changelings are the ones we see in the show, and "Purified" ones are the nulings. 

I would probably have gone into more detail, but in my campaign Changelings are very different depending on what hive they're from.  But I didn't want to force that on anyone using this guide, so I kinda had to make it fit with either a split race or a monolithic one. 
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Taren14Hobbyist Writer
Okay, that's fair.
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nauticlord1Hobbyist Writer
That's really cool. I liked your conversion from MLP to D&D. Although not as extensive as Cheezedoodle's or as artistically consistent, it works very well and actually looks like a D&D manual, which I think is a HUGE plus! I hope you add in more things like this in the future.
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Thanks.  I have a bestiary in the works, but my own campaign is getting to the point where fighting monsters really isn't the main draw anymore, so I haven't really had the need to do so.  

Cheezedoodle's setting guide was a big inspiration for this, as I hated as many of his decisions as I liked, and thus had to make my own.  Class restrictions on race being a major one.  I also wanted to have less fanon, though I'm not sure I really accomplished that goal, or if that was a good goal from the start.  Several of my players wanted to be Seaponies from the start, and I had to acquiesce to that request pretty quickly. 

Also, on the note of the guide being less extensive than Cheezedoodle's, I did that on purpose.  I think that 5e's minimalism when it comes to rules is among its best features, and strove to discard anything that really didn't majorly improve this guide.  You have no idea the amount of things I've left out of this that I could have included.  Lots of magic items and maps of cities I designed for my own game.   But they don't fit in a generalized Equestria, so I didn't put them in this. It's also why I'm keeping the bestiary separatem since I think it would bloat this guide more than help it if I just added monsters in piecemeal. 
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I do have to admit, his version of MLP to D&D rule set is really fairly restrictive, but I like how breaks up the original 3 tribes(Unicorns, Earth Ponies, Pegasae) into their own races and then give them subspecies. Although I would have liked to have seen more out of that. I do think that his take on Cutie Marks too are a bit restrictive and don't lend for a lot of creative freedom.
And I will admit that making the magically based classes being exclusive to Unicorns, did piss me off a bit, which is why I made Pinkie Pie a Bard and Fluttershy a Druid. I wanted to give them the classes they deserve. I mean, Tirek literally steals magic from ALL of the ponies. Not just the Unicorns. It makes the most amount of sense.
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Considering using this for my group. I'm a first time DM so we'll see how that goes. Thanks for this!
Harby94's avatar
Let me know how it goes!
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ZiddersRoofurryHobbyist Traditional Artist
Will do! 
MetalGearTom's avatar
Yo, this was really helpful for making a Twilight Sparkle NPC for a little campaign I have planned! This homebrew d&d looks very interesting, I should try making more MLP-based NPCs with this

I made her as a level 20 unicorn sorcerer with the alicorn bloodline origin, with high emphasis on intelligence and charisma, and I'm going to use her as a steed for one of my player characters. Can't wait to use her if I get the chance!
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Awesome!  Glad it helped your campaign.  My players joke that Twilight is a mid-level wizard who was gifted 14 levels of Alicorn Sorcerer for being the DM's pet.  They might know she's my favorite of the Mane 6...
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XD

So in my level 20 campaign (Which is super short coz I got a lot on my hands) I have a character named Zeke, and he's this Level 20 Human Great Old One Warlock (His patron is Thoth). He uses a lot of spells involving mind and reading (Kind of like Jace from mtg) And blasting his opponents away like crazy. He also uses a lot of fighter-like fears to make him even more efficient in combat.

Twilight Sparkle is going to come in at some point (Kind of as a joke character in my campaign, since my world is not Equestria) and she's gonna be Zeke's steed. I'm going to try putting them up against an Ancient Dragon (Any Type) to see how strong they are together XD
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Heya! I hate to be a pest, but were Batponies meant to only have +2 Charisma and no other ASI?
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