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Zeromaru X
Master of Realmslore

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Posted - 02 Jun 2018 :  02:54:16  Show Profile Send Zeromaru X a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
The new adventure has been unveiled. Is going to be in Waterdeep (because we sure love the Sword Coast)

http://m.ign.com/articles/2018/06/01/dungeons-and-dragons-newest-storyline-waterdeep-dragon-heist-revealed

Mod edit: Renaming this scroll.

Long ago, in the distant past, they fell into decay. The philosopher’s path... The river of glory... Even the saints resting in the darkness rise up without response and block the way...

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Irennan
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Italy
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Posted - 02 Jun 2018 :  03:05:16  Show Profile Send Irennan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hey, at least the world's not exploding for the 743668734th time. That aside, the Sword Coast has been overdone, true, but I'm a huge Waterdeep fan, I loved Death Masks (current time Waterdeep), and Ed seems to be involved in this, so I'll keep an eye on it.

I only hope it won't end like the MToF. I was so excited for that book, and it ended up being an immense letdown. I hope they don't warp Waterdeep.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 02 Jun 2018 :  03:12:29  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Waterdeep? That's all I need to hear! For the first time in a while, I'm looking forward to a WotC release.

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Brimstone
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Posted - 02 Jun 2018 :  03:38:52  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I just saw this on Hatebook.

"These things also I have observed: that knowledge of our world is
to be nurtured like a precious flower, for it is the most precious
thing we have. Wherefore guard the word written and heed
words unwritten and set them down ere they fade . . . Learn
then, well, the arts of reading, writing, and listening true, and they
will lead you to the greatest art of all: understanding."
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sno4wy
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Posted - 02 Jun 2018 :  04:46:55  Show Profile Send sno4wy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I agree with Irennan and Wooly. I love Waterdeep, and this is the first 5e adventure that I'm genuinely excited about.
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Irennan
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Posted - 02 Jun 2018 :  04:51:24  Show Profile Send Irennan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlwlv63LGN4

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George Krashos
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Australia
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Posted - 02 Jun 2018 :  05:01:39  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I might actually buy this.

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"Because only we, contrary to the barbarians, never count the enemy in battle." -- Aeschylus
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sno4wy
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USA
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Posted - 02 Jun 2018 :  05:13:49  Show Profile Send sno4wy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Apparently it's going to include a giant detailed map of current age Waterdeep. :D
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Bladewind
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Netherlands
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Posted - 02 Jun 2018 :  10:10:30  Show Profile Send Bladewind a Private Message  Reply with Quote
By the blessed coin of Waukeen, finally a giant map for the 15th century Waterdeep!

If they provide ample DM-tools to run a riveting city adventure this might be worth its price for once.

Do they provide details for Skullport as well?

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Eilserus
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USA
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Posted - 02 Jun 2018 :  12:25:54  Show Profile Send Eilserus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Volo gives us a deed to a property eh? You know it's stolen right? It's gotta be stolen with that weasel!
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Delwa
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Posted - 02 Jun 2018 :  12:51:06  Show Profile  Visit Delwa's Homepage Send Delwa a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Do we know if the adventure comes with the map of the city, or is that something exclusive to the platinum edition that I'll not be able to get?

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moonbeast
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Posted - 02 Jun 2018 :  17:57:27  Show Profile Send moonbeast a Private Message  Reply with Quote
How many hit points does Volo have? My Mind Flayer assassin-bard would love to hit him up.
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sno4wy
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Posted - 02 Jun 2018 :  18:08:14  Show Profile Send sno4wy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Delwa

Do we know if the adventure comes with the map of the city, or is that something exclusive to the platinum edition that I'll not be able to get?



The way that they were talking about it during the stream made it sound like the map will come with the basic book. That platinum edition is pretty crazy though, is that the first one that they've made for 5e? I'd guess it just contains bonus maps and stuff.
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Irennan
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Posted - 02 Jun 2018 :  18:12:10  Show Profile Send Irennan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It's overpriced as hell IMHO. 450 $ for a bunch of accessories?

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Irennan
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Posted - 02 Jun 2018 :  21:05:18  Show Profile Send Irennan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
So, Manshoon will be one of the possible villains: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uP2UjAvWgFg&feature=push-u&attr_tag=QX0o5hmE9mKLe_0d-6

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Irennan
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Posted - 03 Jun 2018 :  03:31:48  Show Profile Send Irennan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Undermountain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbVRQIOuI8s Also, Halaster is back

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George Krashos
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Posted - 03 Jun 2018 :  03:40:59  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Irennan

It's overpriced as hell IMHO. 450 $ for a bunch of accessories?



Ridiculous over reach by WotC if that's the correct price.

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Delwa
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Posted - 03 Jun 2018 :  04:02:10  Show Profile  Visit Delwa's Homepage Send Delwa a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by George Krashos

quote:
Originally posted by Irennan

It's overpriced as hell IMHO. 450 $ for a bunch of accessories?



Ridiculous over reach by WotC if that's the correct price.

-- George Krashos



Agreed. That price is more than a bit much.

Interesting development on Halaster.

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Eilserus
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Posted - 03 Jun 2018 :  04:34:02  Show Profile Send Eilserus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just watched the Undermountain video, they're going to cover levels 1 to 20 of Undermountain! I seem to remember THO saying at one time Ed was working on something in the Realms, would this be it? I can't think of a better guy to let loose for a full treatment. Maps of every level...drool!

Edited by - Eilserus on 03 Jun 2018 04:34:33
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Gelcur
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Posted - 03 Jun 2018 :  05:14:18  Show Profile  Visit Gelcur's Homepage Send Gelcur a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Could we get a rename of the subject of this scroll? Something like "Waterdeep: Dragon Heist & Dungeon of the Mad Mage".

I think I'll be buying both these products. I really hope Ed had his hands in them. The maps alone will be welcome. Please please please can we get the correct map of the Yawning Portal I think the correct map has only been printed once. Also Halaster is back? Did we know this?


The idea of an upscale version of the module, where I don't have to draw maps, comes with awesome minis, and high quality art and handouts, is a good idea. Hell I'd pay a good bit for all the levels of UM mapped out. But I can't say I would spend that much. Depending on the quality and quantity of the content I could see paying $100-$200. The other lame thing is the limited supplies, they are basically trying to force our hand by saying if you don't buy now, without knowing exactly what you will get, you won't have the option later.

The party come to a town befallen by hysteria

Rogue: So what's in the general store?
DM: What are you looking for?
Rogue: Whatevers in the store.
DM: Like what?
Rogue: Everything.
DM: There is a lot of stuff.
Rogue: Is there a cart outside?
DM: (rolls) Yes.
Rogue: We'll take it all, we may need it for the greater good.

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Irennan
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Posted - 03 Jun 2018 :  05:22:52  Show Profile Send Irennan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Eilserus

Just watched the Undermountain video, they're going to cover levels 1 to 20 of Undermountain! I seem to remember THO saying at one time Ed was working on something in the Realms, would this be it? I can't think of a better guy to let loose for a full treatment. Maps of every level...drool!



1 or 2 years ago, I asked him about the Promenade. He said that it had been stealthily retaken, and that A LOT of stuff was going on down there (as in UM), but he couldn't talk. I guess that this is what he was referring to.

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Edited by - Irennan on 03 Jun 2018 05:23:18
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Eilserus
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Posted - 03 Jun 2018 :  05:25:23  Show Profile Send Eilserus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The video has some interesting info on why Halaster is bonkers. I wonder if him creating new levels expands the radius of his immortality in Undermountain. Keep building to roam longer distances for longer times etc. Yep, Mike Schley maps for Undermountain will be gorgeous.
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Eilserus
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USA
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Posted - 03 Jun 2018 :  05:35:17  Show Profile Send Eilserus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I hope so. Maybe Halaster blew himself up trying to fix this "Weave hiccup" before the Spellplague hit.
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Irennan
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Posted - 03 Jun 2018 :  05:36:32  Show Profile Send Irennan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Halaster didn't blow himself. The Twisted Rune interfered with his spell to prevent the Spellplague at the end of 3e. Yeah, that crap was WotC's version of his death.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 03 Jun 2018 :  05:44:10  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Irennan

Halaster didn't blow himself. The Twisted Rune interfered with his spell to prevent the Spellplague at the end of 3e. Yeah, that crap was WotC's version of his death.



Yup. Because Halaster somehow foresaw the Spellplague, even though the gods didn't.

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Eilserus
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Ah oops, I forgot about that Twisted Rune part!
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