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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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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
Thrilled to see an FG version, added to my wishlist!
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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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Jonathan L November 11, 2018 12:46 am UTC
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A tip: It would be nice to have the headings for the big Random Encounters table repeated at the top of the section of the table that is on page 5. When you print this out, pages 4 and 5 aren't facing each other, so in order to see which column is which, you have to flip back and forth.

Also: option 3 for the Newsprint Seller encounter ("The Sea Maidens Faire has a special discount deal tonight ...") could do with some fleshing out. I was caught out by this one when I randomly rolled it during a recent session. It talks about discounted entry to the faire and refers you to chapter 7 in Dragon Heist for details. Well, judging by what little the module says about the faire, it would appear they just do street parades. There's no ongoing carnival (although I reckon there should be) with no prices listed for entry or anything like that. Needless to say, I had to do some quick improvisation when the players took this hook ...
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Michael P November 08, 2018 5:36 am UTC
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Random Guilds table p 12 - header says Goods
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Will D November 10, 2018 5:42 pm UTC
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Thanks for noting these, Michael. We'll amend them in the next revision.
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Michael P November 04, 2018 6:47 pm UTC
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City watch encounter: "veteran officer" and veteran (an NPC in the MM) is not bolded. The book says most city watch are veterans (as in the NPC as it is bolded). So there are some Guards (which the lower ranks of the city guard is made up of) and a veteran (as in the NPC)?

Crashed Carriage - Hobgoblin Sergeant is bolded. What is that?
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Morgdalaine Y November 01, 2018 6:44 am UTC
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the Autumn weather table looks like a duplicate of the Summer table. Is this correct?
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Will D November 01, 2018 10:09 am UTC
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Thanks for noting this, Madeleine. We'll fix in the next update!
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S. A October 26, 2018 1:41 pm UTC
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This is an excellent resource for any party spending time in Waterdeep specifically or any large city really. The wealth of detail made it easy to use portions of this along with information from the Dragon Heist hardcover to fashion a (so far) very fun and compelling narrative centered around the City of the Dead to close out October.

To the authors... One thing I'm curious about is the mystery surrounding Caryn Jung Kiel. I've tried to come up with a solution to what I see as a puzzle but have been fruitless so far and don't want to spend any more time if it is indeed just a red herring.
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S. A October 30, 2018 2:31 pm UTC
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Never mind, I found the resolution.
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Nicole F May 08, 2019 10:28 pm UTC
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Care to elaborate? I'm also struggling with this. I don't have time to read through the whole booklet. I am mostly using it on the fly as the characters traverse to their destination or as a way to expand upon a destination. I came upon the Anagram names at the Font of Knowledge and followed that path to the City of the dead encounters, but I didn't feel like it really explained the 5 skeletons and the key inscribed with Caryn Jung Kiel. Why did the property exchanges mentioned in the Font of Knowledge research get exchanged 40 years to the day?
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James C October 23, 2018 3:30 am UTC
This product is amazing! Thank you so much! My players are in chapter 3 and I've been able to bring the city to life as they've been exploring. They failed their checks to get into the villa and they decided to explore the town. This has been invaluable!
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