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Moonshae Isles Regional Guide

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Return to Where the Forgotten Realms Began!

 

Discover the mythic Moonshae Isles, the first published region of the Forgotten Realms. Now you can walk in the footsteps of Tristan and Robyn, sail the straits in dragon-head longships, look deep into the moonwells of the Earthmother, and feel the fury of Kazgoroth the Beast!

 

The Moonshaes Regional Guide is intended for use with Moonshae adventures published by Baldman Games for the Adventurers League. However, this guide can be used for Forgotten Realms games separate from the Adventures League or even for Celtic-inspired fantasy games outside the Realms!

 

This product includes:

  • Foreword by Douglas Niles, creator of the Moonshaes
  • An overview of the history, cultures, powers, and deities of the Moonshaes
  • A tour of the many islands of the Moonshaes
  • New player options including names, trinkets, and seven new backgrounds
  • New player organizations for your characters to join
  • Map of the Moonshaes by expert cartographer Mike Schley
  • Themed adventure logsheet for BMG’s Moonshae adventures
  • Cover by Emily Fiegenshuh. Interior Art by Sarah Shaw. Maps by Michael Schley

 

About Baldman Games

Baldman Games are gamers, DMs, and writers, who love D&D. We’ve been running shows since 2001 starting with small regional shows in NE Ohio (All Americon & MVC) and grew quickly to adding Origins in 2004 and Winter Fantasy/DDXP & Gencon in 2005. We added organized play to our plate in 2011 with Ashes of Athas – our in-house Dark Sun campaign. In 2014 we added PAX Prime to our plate and have expanded upon that in 2015. And in 2018, we introduced Season of the Rising Shadows for the Adventurer’s League, a series of adventurers set in the Moonshae Islands.

 
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Keegan D October 13, 2018 8:41 pm UTC
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Any idea when the corresponding adventures will hit the DMs Guild? Really looking forward to these! :)
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David C October 15, 2018 3:03 pm UTC
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They are being edited right now. Making a few changes/updates to them since they came out right before the S8 changes but we want them to be as easy to run in S8 and forward as we can. Hopefully in the next few weeks.
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Benjamin E October 05, 2018 3:42 pm UTC
Let me add another voice to the chorus of POD.
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Keegan D September 18, 2018 8:20 pm UTC
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Any chance the beautiful logsheets in this will be updated to reflect the AL Season 8 changes?
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David C September 19, 2018 1:04 pm UTC
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They will 100% be updated. We are updating the adventures themselves right now but hope to have the logsheet updated when they go live.
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Craig H September 08, 2018 1:55 pm UTC
Would buy the POD in a heartbeat! Hopefully you can make that happen.
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Ismael A September 13, 2018 4:08 am UTC
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Same!
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Alfred C August 27, 2018 2:21 pm UTC
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Loving this book! I plan to create a ton of city maps for this region for my group. Do you have any suggestions as to where to look to get an accurate description of the towns and villages in this amazing region of FR?
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Eric M August 28, 2018 6:11 pm UTC
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Thanks! As far as I know, the only happens that exist for cities in the Moonshaes were in Halls of the High King and that was just for one of the towns. If this one sells well, we have plans to come up with another setting book that would drill down to that level and provide that information.
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Stephanie S August 17, 2018 2:07 am UTC
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Loved this! Is there any chance there'll be a print on demand option?
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Eric M August 28, 2018 6:08 pm UTC
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We're looking into it. We'll make a helluva lot of noise if we manage to make that happen!
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Richard L July 31, 2018 9:31 pm UTC
What kind of player content is in the book? Is it just the names, trinkets, and backgrounds, or are there additional things like class archetypes, magic items, feats, etc.
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Robert A August 02, 2018 3:27 am UTC
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AL rules don't permit a regional guide to add anything that offers mechanical benefit such as the things you mentioned above. All of the content centers around enriching the story of the adventures in this region, as well as the character stories. So yes, there are names, trinkets, and backgrounds. In addition, there we have defined area organizations that invest the players in the stories. These orgs are tied to the backgrounds and locations that your characters may be from. They are similar to the factions, but there are more of them and they are rooted deeper into the culture of the region.
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Leigh P July 29, 2018 6:30 am UTC
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Are there more regional guides in the works?
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Eric M August 07, 2018 4:39 pm UTC
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I can't speak for other regions in the Realms, but if this one does well, we'll look into making more detailed guides about each of the Moonshae Isles.
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Paul H July 28, 2018 8:16 pm UTC
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Great Guide . When do think some adventuring content will be published ?
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Robert A July 29, 2018 3:06 am UTC
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We premiered an intro adventure, T1, and T2 trilogy at Origins and another T1 and T2 trilogy this GenCon. Those adventures will start rolling out on the DMG "soon" after GenCon. No exact dates yet.
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Paul H September 02, 2018 6:40 pm UTC
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Do we have a date on "soon" ? :)
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David C September 05, 2018 5:42 pm UTC
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We've been waiting on the S8 rules to settle down. We want this to all be updated and compatible right out of the gate and really don't want to do the work twice.
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Paul H September 08, 2018 8:17 pm UTC
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Thanks for the update
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Ronald G July 28, 2018 2:57 am UTC
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It doesn't spell it out but can you belong to a main AL faction and also join one of the Moonshae Organizations?
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Robert A July 28, 2018 3:39 am UTC
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You may. These orgs are in addition to any other orgs in DDAL. Similar to how you can also be a member of the Cloaks of Mulmaster. They give your characters some purpose and motivation that is tied to the region.
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Scott K July 27, 2018 10:36 pm UTC
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Which gaming system and Forgotten Realms time-line is the information?
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David C July 28, 2018 12:29 am UTC
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It is 99% edition neutral and set in current FR timeline.
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Martin P July 27, 2018 5:55 pm UTC
How detailed is the tour of the islands? Does it expand on previous realmslore or is it just an overview for each? Are there detailed towns/villages (population, government, economy, landmarks, temples, shops, inns, important NPCs)?
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David C July 27, 2018 7:01 pm UTC
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It's only 57 pages good sir LOL. There are limits to how many words you can fit on those 57 pages. If you want 'weeds' level information on the Moonshae Isles then this is not what you are looking for. You want an update along with some cool character and group information then maybe it is.
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Eric M July 30, 2018 3:06 am UTC
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It this one sells well, I will do my best to convince Dave to print a more detailed tour of the Moonshaes with city maps, NPCs, and tons of adventure hooks!
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Master J July 27, 2018 10:07 am UTC
Kazgoroth the Beast statistics?
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Shawn M July 27, 2018 12:19 pm UTC
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Depending how the guide sells, I could see us considering a Moonshae bestiary that would contain Kazgoroth. (This wouldn't be AL legal, of course, but it would be useful for DMs running their home games in the Moonshaes.)
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Anton P July 27, 2018 5:54 am UTC
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I wanted to buy it. But after seeing new rules - i not beleive i will need AL rules. Will w8 till final implementation of rules
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Shawn M July 27, 2018 12:18 pm UTC
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While this document can be used with AL, it is not strictly an AL document. Anyone can use it for their home games as a base of play, and to give characters a link to the setting.
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Jeremy P July 27, 2018 5:33 am UTC
Will this be available as a Print on Demand book? I hope so!
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Richard F August 03, 2018 12:57 am UTC
Second this question! inquiring minds want to know!
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David C August 03, 2018 1:12 pm UTC
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We are going to look into it with DMG. Not sure what it takes to make that happen. If it is an easy lift I think we will make it happen. If it is going to take 50 hours of work to get it formatted then probably not.
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Jeremy P August 13, 2018 2:49 pm UTC
Understood -- but FWIW there are many of us who would definitely buy a POD version but might pass on the PDF!
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Zulkhairee S July 27, 2018 3:51 am UTC
how many pages is this??
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Matthew P July 27, 2018 5:53 am UTC
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57 pages, although the last couple of pages is a 'logsheet' Im guessing for their regional games.
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Anton P July 27, 2018 5:54 am UTC
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already with checkpoints?
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Matthew P July 27, 2018 6:37 am UTC
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XP. I doubt that Baldman were privy to the Checkpoint change during the creation process of this book.
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Matthew P July 27, 2018 6:38 am UTC
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I have put up a review of this product if you wanted to use it to make a choice on purchase. Its significantly better sadly than the Border Kingdoms version.
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Robert A July 27, 2018 7:17 am UTC
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Unfortunately, we didn't have any way of knowing when the new DDAL rules announcements would be made. But fear not. Once we have all of the details, we will offer an update with a revised logsheet. They are still announcing new information, so we'll wait for the dust to settle.
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Matthew P July 27, 2018 9:11 am UTC
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Its a great product Robert, and one of the best companion documents I think Ive seen for AL. Editing wise its fair and away better than any AL product Ive seen.
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