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Should we be linking illegal downloads on the wiki? As important as the Player's Handbook is to players, it IS a PDF sold by Wizard themselves and the current link on this page links to an illegal free download of it. Also IIRC, there IS a free version of it offered by Wizards, albeit with much less information, designed for people who want to play that can't afford the full PH. --Billeh007 (talk) 16:30, 30 March 2016 (MDT)
- Great catch! Thanks. Please link to the ones that Wizards supplies, since that is what should be here. --Green Dragon (talk) 07:13, 31 March 2016 (MDT)
The concept of what is and isn't a sourcebook is currently confusing me. Most sourcebooks here look like variant rules, with the only exceptions (The Witcher (5e Sourcebook), At Nature's Doorstep (5e Sourcebook), The Continent of Xopala (5e Sourcebook)) looking a whole lot like campaign settings. Combined with the lack of a header atop this page, I just have to ask what a sourcebook even is? Is it based on page length? If so, that doesn't sound like a very good reason to separate them from the rest of the wiki. --Ref3rence (talk) 20:20, 27 December 2020 (MST)
What is a sourcebook
- It’s incredibly self explanatory by name. Or, as an alternate answer, pick up the player’s handbook. You are now holding a sourcebook. --SwankyPants (talk) 06:32, 13 April 2021 (MDT)
- A sourcebook is an officially published book from Wizards of the Coast. It's basically any content that is official. This includes basic rulebooks, such as the Player's Handbook, the Monster Manual, and the Dungeon Master's Guide. It also includes adventures such as Baldur's Gate: Descent Into Avernus, Curse of Strahd, and Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden. It also includes campaign setting books, such as Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide (don't know if this one actually fits into this category, it's one of the few sourcebooks I don't own), Ebberon: Rising From the Last War, and Mythic Odyssey of Theros. Finally, it includes supplement books, such as Xanathar's Guide to Everything, Volo's Guide to Monsters, Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes, and Tasha's Cauldron of Everything.