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Explore the Shining Jewel of Faerûn

Waterdeep beckons! For centuries, this grand city has stood at the edge of the Sea of Swords, tempting heroes with its bustling port, thriving markets, hidden perils, and half-forgotten dungeons. Adventure waits on every street corner, behind every locked door, and below every cellar!

This supplement for the D&D game offers an in-depth examination of Waterdeep. It includes a rich history of the city, detailed city maps, descriptions of key locations, statistics for important NPCs, information on local laws, and rules for running and playing in Waterdhavian adventures.

  • 4 prestige classes
  • 38 magic items
  • 11 city maps

To use this supplement, a Dungeon Master also needs the Player’s Handbook, Dungeon Master’s Guide, Monster Manual, and Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting. A player needs only the Player’s Handbook and Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting.

 
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Seth W August 09, 2019 1:31 pm UTC
How much of this is still usable for 5e? It seems that the timeline was advanced 100 years for 4e, the Spellplague happened, and the city gained new wards such as Mistyshore and Undercliff.

Based on the Sword Coast Adventurers Guide, it looks like a lot of those changes have been rolled back with 5e, but is there an article somewhere detailing the differences between Waterdeep circa 1370s and the current 1490s?
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Jonathan F October 31, 2019 4:17 pm UTC
I would love to know this answer too! Any thoughts from the author? Our group just got to Waterdeep and will be spending a ton of time there. This look like a good supplement, but I wish I could browse it a bit more before buying to know if it's a good fit.
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Seth W October 31, 2019 9:36 pm UTC
OK, I dug into this a bit for my upcoming Dragon Heist campaign. The city of Waterdeep outlined in this book was from 100 years ago. So, you have a few choices:

1. Ignore the timeline advancement in the novels and subsequent publications. This would work just fine if you are running a Waterdeep game that doesn't use the Dragon Heist module and is fine without aligning with the novels and Adventurer's League.

2. Mine this book for add-on content to the Dragon Heist, Undermountain or other 5e official Waterdeep content.

Keep in mind that most of the humans should be long dead by 1492 DR, but through the magic of ???? many old favorites are somehow still alive: Mirt, Durnan, Volo, Elminster. Even Minsk and Boo are back in the action down in Baldur's Gate.

3. Advance the city to 1492 DR. The awesome scribes at Candlekeep did a lot of leg-work to summarize the changes to the city in the last century here: http://forum.candlekeep.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=21050
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Daniel P March 31, 2019 6:17 pm UTC
If you want city streets maps for waterdeep go here:
https://www.dmsguild.com/product/269514/Waterdeep-City-Streets-Pack1
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Aaron R December 24, 2018 10:08 am UTC
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What exactly are the 3 buying options? I know and understand the PDF option. But the other 2 sound like physical books? Do you get an actual printed book of some kind?
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Vis S August 28, 2019 10:23 pm UTC
Yes, it'd be a softcover physically book: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/softcover
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Sheldon F September 01, 2018 7:23 am UTC
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This was filed under "D&D-OGL" rather than "Official D&D".
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August 19, 2018 2:52 pm UTC
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Yes, it is searchable. I spot-checked a few words and it seems to be a good scan with OCR.
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Travis W May 21, 2018 3:45 am UTC
Searchable pdf?
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Pages
160
ISBN
0-7869-3693-2
Publisher Stock #
WTC 881620000
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