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BRING THE CITY OF SPLENDORS TO LIFE IN THIS COMPANION SUPPLEMENT FOR WATERDEEP: DRAGON HEIST™!

Presenting over ONE-HUNDRED short encounters that bring the City of Splendors to life in YOUR game. This supplement includes a plethora of highly replayable random street encounters that draw on the story of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist™, with emphasis on the central themes of intrigue, espionage, and peril. One-shot encounters are presented for almost every location mentioned in "Volo’s Waterdeep Enchiridion" (Chapter 9), meaning you'll never get caught short for a dramatic scene as your players explore the city.

Waterdeep: City Encounters is brought to you by the Guild Adepts: Alan Patrick, Cindy Moore, Greg Marks, James Introcaso, M.T. Black, Rich Lescouflair, Robert Adducci, Shawn Merwin, Travis Woodall, and Will Doyle.

This product is a DMs Guild Adepts adventure supplement! The Dungeon Masters Guild Adept program brings highly talented individuals together for creative development. Guild Adept products are identified with the golden ampersand and logo.

V1.2: Fixed errors on city map and seasonal weather chart. 

Waterdeep: City Encounters now includes a mod file for play on Fantasy Ground VTT! This file was kindly provided by Michael Potter.

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Lis N July 10, 2020 1:21 am UTC
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I seriously don't understand why this gem doesn't have a printer friendly version...
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Hayden R July 08, 2020 6:36 pm UTC
Hey there! I'm considering picking this up to spice up the city in my homebrew campaign. I noticed in the sample it says encounters are designed for levels 1-4. My party is currently level 12 -- can anyone offer some insight as to whether the content is really all that level-specific? Or are they mainly social encounters where balance is less of a concern? Thanks!
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July 08, 2020 6:42 pm UTC
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This is a companion book for the official campaign, which is designed for tier 1. The straight combat encounters in the book are going to be complete pushovers for your players. There will still be value in the non-combat encounters and you can always just adjust the combat encounters on the fly to rebalance. I've run this campaign at the intended level twice, both times using this book. My players' feedback has been that these events are great fun and really give a sense of the hustle and bustle of Waterdeep.
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Gleb K June 15, 2020 10:53 am UTC
Hello, is there any way to contact you? I would like to offer to translate your product into Russian.
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Michael G June 03, 2020 1:50 am UTC
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Excellent product! I love the attention to detail - with the random encounters not just being text but leading to other tables and encounters I can load into the Combat Tracker. Well done!

One minor issue (FG Unity) is that when it generates the random encounter tables, it sometimes leaves one entry blank. Not all the time, but about 25-33% of the time.

The Random Factions table also sometimes shows empty entries for me. There is a duplicate blank entry for 15-16 as well.

Random Goods also sometimes has a blank entry.

I didn't go through and check all the shorter Tables.

Also, sometimes apostrophes show up as squares (noticed in the Iluskan Ship entry about Bravos from Luskan)
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Michael P July 02, 2020 8:17 pm UTC
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This was done well before unity was released and I have not installed my copy of FG Unity yet. Not sure why tables would have this issue. Whenever I get around to installing FG Unity I will take a look.
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Joe C April 02, 2020 10:34 pm UTC
Is this easy to adapt to any city (EG; Greyhawk)?
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Joe C April 02, 2020 11:38 pm UTC
The larger question may be; does this only work with Dragon Heist?
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Gregory M April 19, 2020 5:22 pm UTC
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Most of the encounters easily could be adapted to other cities though those that mention specific wards or locations would likely need to have their location description slightly altered to reflect the city you are using.
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Taylor W December 03, 2019 12:55 am UTC
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Really cool aid, though I'm unclear on what the .mod file is for?
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Cesar V December 18, 2019 6:03 pm UTC
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The .mod file is if you have Fantasy Grounds.
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Alex L May 13, 2019 9:23 pm UTC
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Phenomenal Product, I cannot wait to use this for my upcoming campaign.
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Susannah R March 25, 2019 6:27 pm UTC
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Brilliant! I use this for every session of Dragon Heist! Invaluable to me.
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CHRISTOPHER B March 12, 2019 3:49 pm UTC
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One on Rumors starts with “My sister’s cousin”. Wouldn’t that be the speaker’s cousin as well?
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David Z May 08, 2019 5:15 pm UTC
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No neccessarily, if she's a half-sister.
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Ian S February 20, 2019 8:24 pm UTC
Could this product easily be reflavored to fit Ravnica? Or are a lot of the encounters specific to Waterdeep?
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David L February 19, 2019 4:00 am UTC
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is there anyway to get this out of Pdf so i can upload to as an image file?
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Keith J February 01, 2019 2:54 am UTC
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Does the PDF come with the FG .mod file, or do you have to buy the softcover?
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Keith J February 01, 2019 3:41 am UTC
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Rephrase. I want the FG .mod. Do I have to buy the PDF, or the Softcover to also get the .mod?
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Will D February 01, 2019 9:16 am UTC
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Hi Keith, you get the FG mod with the digital file, so go for pdf or softcover + pdf. Enjoy!
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Daniel F January 16, 2019 1:57 pm UTC
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I'm a little confused how to roll on the main random encounter table in the book. I assumed that you roll a d100, but for example the "Angry Mob" says 01-03 so I'm not sure exactly what that means. I'm a newer DM so I might just be missing something. Really am looking forward to running these encounters though!
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Will D January 16, 2019 10:17 pm UTC
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You're correct on the dice used, Daniel! Just look for the column corresponding to the district you're in and then roll a d100. Read down that column until you find the number you've rolled. For example, a roll of 02 in the Castle Ward is "Angry Mob", but the same roll in the Sea Ward is "Assassination".
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Michael W January 05, 2019 8:32 pm UTC
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I have played D&D since 1977 (Boxed sets) and stopped in 2008.. I am thinking of getting back in, and now THIS is just what I needed :) I stopped with 2E, and that edition is the ONLY one for me... I looked over the rest in the local gaming stores, and 2e in the one for me... LOVE what you have here :)
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Dan H November 17, 2018 11:20 pm UTC
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Thrilled to see an FG version, added to my wishlist!
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Dan H February 08, 2020 8:35 pm UTC
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Finally bought this. Would not have it if didn't have the FG module. Thanks Mr Potter!
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Michael P November 13, 2018 5:53 am UTC
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Docks Ward encounters does not have a 51.
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