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.
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:
Next up, they get to choose from the following Career Aspirations (or Classes):
- Potions Master
- Professional Quidditch Player
- Death Eater
Character backgrounds include:
- Pure Blood
Supplementary information includes:
- School Equipment
- Specialist Equipment
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.
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.