Harry Potter Homebrew

Having adventures at Hogwarts and 5th Edition D&D seem a match made in heaven. However, having not being able to find an official 5th Edition Harry Potter RPG, I went about creating a homebrew one !

My sister loves Harry Potter but doesn’t like geeky fantasy type games. Therefore, this was a good opportunity to get her interested in roleplaying !

The campaign runs across the students’ time at Hogwarts, from their First Year to their Seventh Year. I have set the campaign three years ahead of Harry’s start at Hogwarts. This gives me the freedom to play with the sinister goings-on as the power of He Who Shall Not Be Named increases and calls the Death Eaters to his cause.

Brimstone & Broomsticks Campaign Write Up

Harry Potter Players’ Handbook

Firstly, I created a Harry Potter Players’ Handbook. Based on the current 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragon content, I adapted this for the world of Hogwarts.

Players get to choose from the following Races:

  • Human
  • Part-Veela
  • Half-Giant

Next up, they get to choose from the following Career Aspirations (or Classes):

  • Auror
  • Curse-Breaker
  • Healer
  • Magizoologist
  • Metamorphagus
  • Potions Master
  • Professional Quidditch Player
  • Death Eater

Character backgrounds include:

  • Muggle-Born
  • Half-Blood
  • Pure Blood
  • Gryffindor
  • Hufflepuff
  • Ravenclaw
  • Slyterin

Supplementary information includes:

  • Robes
  • Wands
  • Broomsticks
  • School Equipment
  • Specialist Equipment
  • Languages
  • Currency

Spells

The final section of the Harry Potter RPG Players’ Handbook is the Spell List. I have replaced all the combat attack mechanics with spell casting mechanics and therefore each class has it’s own spell list. In addition to adapting existing 5th Edition spells to give them Harry Potter-esque names, such as Lux for Light, I also added in spells from the books such such as Expecto Patronus.

Brimstone & Broomsticks Campaign Write Up

Disclaimer: Please note that I will not be making either the Players’ Handbook or my campaign available. I have created them for personal use only and it is not my intention to copyright infringe or capitalise on the amazing work of J.K. Rowling.

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D&D 5th Edition Harry Potter Hogwarts Homebrew RPG
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I have created a Harry Potter Hogwarts-based homebrew RPG for 5th Edition D&D, including a Players' Handbook and a full campaign. It includes Races, Classes, Spellcasting mechanics, Houses, Wands, Robes and all manner of Harry Potter flavour items and locations.
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