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Mr. Porter's Tome of Skullduggery


Plunge your characters into an underworld of corruption, theft, death, and money, complete with its own rules, lingo, and protocols. Learn what secrets link the corrupt city of Skullport with the shining jewel of Waterdeep, and use them to make as many dragons as you can. Can your characters come out on top as they pit their wits against the Waterdeep city guard, the pitiful defenses of their targets, and even their own greed?

A shadowy figure that calls themselves “Mr. Porter” always has a job for characters ready for some quick and dirty work. Your characters clearly have the skills needed for some skullduggery; or, at least Mr. Porter believes they’re desperate enough to try. Once you’re in, there’s no going back, but the reward is worth it…isn’t it?

"Mr. Porter's Tome of Skullduggery" is a 40-page supplement that lays out what all this skullduggery business is and how you can use it to add a bit of variety and a little extra money to your exploration of the City of Splendors. It includes a brief history of skulduggery in Waterdeep, an explanation of how to run an adventure like a heist, and a series of 10 heists that are quick to set up and quick to run. Spanning levels 1 through 7, this product is perfect for the adventuring group who wants to see and do more in Waterdeep before they take the plunge into Undermountain.

Included in "Mr. Porter's Tome of Skullduggery" are all nine heists previously released on th Dungeon Masters Guild, as well as a bonus tenth heist only available in this product! Assembled here for easy consuption, this bundle collects ten heists for half the price - a deal worthy of any Waterdhavian merchant! 

This product was written to supplement the Waterdeep: Dragon Heist and Dungeon of the Mad Mage storylines.

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Victoria M February 20, 2020 5:42 am UTC
Hello. Does this come with maps that can be used on a virtual table top eg Roll20 or Fantasy Grounds? Thanks
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Tigon - May 25, 2019 11:49 pm UTC
im finding artifcating and font irregularities all over like Culley below. Im copying this into my master OneNote notebook for ease of use at the table and its being a significant amount of work.

Additionally the second and third capers: Who watches the wizards, and wizardnapping. In the first of the two, the heroes are to steal the scrying bowl, in the second you describe that the scrying bowl is still there, and some of the language surrounding the phasephrase "I am an idiot" and the previous ones "Up" and "Down" are a little confusing leading it to read like it was a copy paste from the previous caper and didnt get fully edited.

Really enjoying both volumes of Mr. Porter's Tome thus far, though id really be interested in either a .doc version or at least one without the artifacting.
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Benjamin R May 27, 2019 4:59 pm UTC

Thanks for the feedback - it really helps me craft the best experience possible!

Could you describe the artifacting you see? Is it consistent in terms of location and style if you open and close it, or if you zoom in? The conversion from Word to PDF definitely messes with intended depiction of the fonts, but at this juncture I'm not sure how to resolve this issue.

As for using PDFs in general, I understand that to be a standard here, so there are no plans to switch to Word at the current time.

Thanks for the spot on the scrying bowl in Wizardnapping! That will get changed imminently.
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Tigon - June 10, 2019 11:51 pm UTC
It mainly appears when i copy it out of the PDF and paste it into WORD. Some of the text wont be read and, as such will be missing from the paste.

The PDF itself looks fine, its just for my application its being a bit of a fuss
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Declan F October 08, 2018 8:58 am UTC
This is superb, but in the conversion from individual heists to a compendium the front pages (with the recommended levels) got lost.

Its not a huge issue - I was able to go back and look at the previews pdfs of all the previous adventures to work out what level they should be for (this worked for the first 9).

However it would be nice to have a little summary of the heists along with their recommended levels somewhere near the beginning.
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Benjamin R October 09, 2018 6:48 pm UTC
Glad to hear you're enjoying it! There will be improvements and clarifications in the next version - I'll post here when it's updated!
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Benjamin R October 12, 2018 7:10 pm UTC
The files have been updated! They should be now more printer-friendly, and briefly describe each heist in the table of contents.
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Declan F October 13, 2018 10:21 pm UTC
This is brilliant. Its easier to use, and it will save me loads of ink.
Thank you.

(Although I preferred the original cover with the purple writing)
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Culley M September 18, 2018 4:21 pm UTC
I see strange artifacts and changes in the fonts. If I edit the file it seems some areas are Adobe San font and others are images of Times Roman rather than editable text.

Additionally a printable version without the background would be nice.
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Benjamin R September 18, 2018 10:36 pm UTC
Thanks for the feedback! Where are you finding the artifacts and font irregularities?
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Torod T September 20, 2018 5:46 pm UTC
Hi Benjamin, i saw your ad on instagram and I wanna contact you regarding business. I cant really navigate this website to find your e-mail so I would appreciate it if you could provide it here. Looking forward to working with you.
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Benjamin R September 21, 2018 11:46 pm UTC

Thank you for reaching out! You can direct business inquiries to

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