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"Murder in Baldur's Gate" Monster Stats for D&D 5E


Murder in Baldur's Gate is an adventure released in 2013, during the playtest period for D&D 5th edition. It is designed to be edition agnostic and as such the product itself doesn't feature any stat block for the monsters contained in the adventure. On the official Wizard of the Coast website there is a freely downloadable compendium which contains stat blocks for D&D 3.5, 4E and Next playtest. Since no official version of the 5E stat blocks has ever been released by Wizard of the Coast, I decided to make one myself, to allow this adventure to be run also by D&D 5E players and DMs.

This book contains all stat blocks needed to run Murder in Baldur's Gate, without the need for any additional manual. I've tried to stay as close as possible to the flavor of the NPCs and monsters as they were released for the Next playtest. I had to adjust some challenge ratings to fit the new rules, but it shouldn't be a problem, as the adventure itself doesn't give any indication about the challenge rating of the encounters, leaving space for the DM to tailor them to the party. I've tested these stat blocks myself, using them to run the adventure to a 4-players group.

I hope you find this product useful and if you have any suggestion feel free to contact me. Happy gaming, and remember that Boo is watching you from the Wide.


16-page PDF booklet containing stats for all monsters and NPCs appearing in the adventure Murder in Baldur's Gate. The file is provided in screen and print version.


This product does not contain the adventure itself, for the adventure please refer this product page.

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Francesco V December 05, 2018 1:02 pm UTC
v1.1 changelog:
- reduced filesize by using optimal PDF compression settings
- included hyperlinks in document (actually, they were supposed to be there already in v1.0 but for some reason they were not there): now clicking names in the Table of Contents or anywhere a character is mentioned should bring you to that character's statblock
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Rodrigo F October 08, 2018 4:25 pm UTC
I... don't get it.
How is this different than the stats provided by WoTC in the link below?

Didn't Next become 5E?
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Hunter D October 08, 2018 6:53 pm UTC
At the time, classes were still being developed and balanced. 5e has slightly different balancing for characters, meaning mob stats needed to be adjusted. These are those adjustments.
Though to be completely fair both can probably be done interchangeably while only slightly affecting game play.
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Francesco V October 09, 2018 7:49 am UTC
Hi Rodrigo,
As Hunter D said, the ones provided at the link you posted were for D&D 5E playtest (which was called Next). The game balance has changed a lot from the playtest to the final 5E. If you compare the stats presented in that link to those of monsters or NPCs of the same challenge rating from the Monster Manual you would notice big differences, e.g. in HPs. Also, skills in that document follow old playtest rules; the ruling for many of them have been changed in the passage to the final version of 5E.

In this booklet I've reworked all monster stats and updated skills ruling for them to be balanced according to D&D 5E. Also, I've flavored some of the NPCs a little more; for example Flaming Fist and Watch guards had the same stats in the original Next document, I've made all Flaming Fist ranks to have a consistent flavor, different from Watch guards. I've also given to NPCs skill proficiencies (which didn't exist in Next) consistent with their background and traits.
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