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The Border Kingdoms: A Forgotten Realms Campaign Supplement


Welcome to the Border Kingdoms!

According to the sage Meriadas of Westgate: “The Border Kingdoms are the most favored destination for adventurers who want to proudly and boldly conquer a realm or establish their own new kingdom. Lords, counts, dukes, kings and emperors rise, proclaim themselves, and are swept away with the speed and regularity of waves crashing upon a shore.”

This fall Gamehole Con will be releasing original adventures set in the Border Kingdoms for the Adventurers League organized play program. To get the excitement going, we are sharing our campaign bible with you. It contains over 100 pages of lore about the Border Kingdoms and was written by Ed Greenwood, creator of the Forgotten Realms!

This product includes:

  • Over 100 pages of lore about the Border Kingdoms in PDF format
  • A high resolution map of the Border Kingdoms in PDF format

Want more Border Kingdoms?
This offering follows our previous short story release, Umbrous Unpleasantness at Undreth’s Unicorn: A Border Kingdom’s Tale. Check it out here.

About Gamehole Con
Gamehole Con is the largest tabletop gaming convention in the upper Midwest. Tabletop gamers from around the country gather each November in Madison, WI for this carnival of gaming. Gamehole Con is all about tabletop gaming and all the fun that goes with it. The convention features role-playing games, board games, fantasy and historical miniature gaming, and collectible card games.

Gamehole Con is for the fantasy and adventure tabletop gaming enthusiast. The show features the best guests in the industry, an unbelievable Dealer Hall and of course, lots and lots of gaming! If you are a tabletop gaming fan, do not miss Gamehole Con! Visit to learn more!

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Anthony C January 24, 2019 8:17 pm UTC
I'm going to go ahead and hop on the please do PoD train!
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Jeremy P November 14, 2018 1:55 pm UTC
I'm still hoping for a Print on Demand option! Pretty please?
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Angel T October 01, 2018 3:46 pm UTC
I'd spend money on this if it was available a PDF + POD option.
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Geoff T July 26, 2018 8:44 pm UTC
I’d buy a print version immediately, please help me spend my money!
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Jeremy P July 16, 2018 6:48 pm UTC
Will this be available as a physical book (Print on Demand)? I would buy that in a heartbeat, but I don't do pdfs unless there's no hope of a physical book release.
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jake S June 23, 2018 12:36 am UTC
So is this AL legal? I know it says AL on it, but never heard of it.
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Dave Z June 25, 2018 11:51 am UTC
Since the book contains only lore and no mechanics, there isn’t anything in it that would be illegal in AL. That said, only Gamehole can write AL adventures in the Border Kingdoms, which makes this supplement a great resource for AL DMs who will be running Gamehole adventures. It is also a fantastic campaign guide for someone who wants to run a home game in the Border Kingdoms.
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Kenneth B June 13, 2018 2:06 pm UTC
This is very cool! I love some good Realmslore! But question: In what way is this related to Adventurers' League? I mean, I understand it's an important resource for adventure writers to create CCC-GHC adventures, which are AL adventures. But for the rest of us, does it offer anything other than an enjoyable read and extra details and depth that we can add when running those adventures?
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Dave Z June 13, 2018 3:32 pm UTC
I suspect the latter. There may be instances where putting the complete history of a specific city or region in the Border Kingdoms isn’t needed for the story in an AL adventure, but it’s nice to have a reference for DMs who want to know more. I find it particularly helpful when I’m running a 2-hour adventure that I may want to stretch to 3 or 4 hours.

Could it be a regular DMs Guild product with no AL affiliation? Sure, but with Gamehole now writing AL adventures in the Border Kingdoms, I can see why they would want it tied to the Adventurers League.

Whatever logo might grace the cover of the product, I’m just happy they decided to share it with everyone and not keep it to themselves. AL or not, it contains more than enough information to run an extensive home game, if you wanted to do so.
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Kenneth B June 15, 2018 2:45 pm UTC
Agreed, it's super cool. I do think it should not be labeled and tagged as an AL product, though.
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Alex W June 17, 2018 4:37 am UTC
If it is not labeled as an AL product, then nothing in it would be legal to use in AL games. So that would make it hard for people running AL adventures in this region.
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Ben H July 06, 2018 12:06 pm UTC
I'd say if you plan on making a character from the Border Kingdoms to play in those adventures, this would be super useful and it sets the scene for what's going on there, AL-wise in the event there's another Border Kingdoms book that is non-AL.
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Ronald G July 26, 2018 9:01 pm UTC
It kinda says "Adventurers League" right on top.
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Kenneth B September 28, 2018 2:45 am UTC
It's exactly the case already that DMs can't really use the content, because there is no content from a rules perspective. Nothing in it is legal OR illegal. There are no character options, no encounters, no monsters. Just lore. And DMs can pull realms lore into their games as much as they want already, as long as they don't change adventures very much. Thus... the AL label is entirely superfluous.
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