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A Friend in Need - a Waterdeep: Dragon Heist DM's Resource

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 Friend in Need - a Waterdeep: Dragon Heist DM's Resource

The goal of this document is to provide you, the Dungeon Master, with tools and thoughts that'll help you make Chapter 1 of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist more exciting for your players and easier for you to run. This download includes: 

  • Before We Begin - A discussion about choosing a villain, including a brief review of each, as well as a quick guide to understanding the Zhentarim.
  • Enhancing Chapter 1 - Fleshed out ideas on how to run and enhance the events Chapter 1: A Friend in Need, so you get the most out of the chapter.
  • DM's Notes - a single page of condensed notes for the entire chapter, that'll save you from flipping through the campaign book at the table.
  • Monster Stats - the statistics for each enemy in Chapter 1: A Friend in Need, conveniently put together on the same pages.
  • Maps - a map for The Yawning Portal, a map for the Zhentarim Hideout and a map for the Xanathar Guild Hideout all primed for use on digital tabletops.
Zhentarim Hideout Map Preview:
Zhentarim Hideout

Xanathar Guild Hideout Map Preview:
Xanathar Guild Hideout
Update 1.1. Added section 'Before We Begin' on page 1 on the document. Rest of the document largely unchanged.
Update 1.2. Additional proofreading, fixing typos and grammatical errors.
Update 1.3. Added Zhentarim Hideout and Xanathar Guild Hideout maps to the download.

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Jonathan W February 22, 2019 12:44 am UTC
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Really like the maps and suggestions. I'm going to use some, for sure. That said, I noticed a couple of things you might want to include:

1. Xanathar Bandits are missing a "Fist" attack, though the book describes them as punching Yagra.

2. Yagra Stonefist's stat block is missing darkvision 60 feet, her half-orc Relentless Endurance trait, you have "half-orc" for a language instead of "orc", and you don't have a "Fist" attack action which would be helpful since she's probably not swinging a weapon in public.

3. The troll's current hit points are 44, though it's good to continue showing the maximum as 84, since it can regenerate.

Thanks for putting this together!
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Valeur R February 22, 2019 8:52 am UTC
CREATOR
Hi Jonathan

Really appreciate the constructive remarks :)

1. Unarmed attacks like this are not usually included, but you're definitely right that it would be a good inclusion. I'm adding them now – thanks for the suggestion!

2. That's an oversight on my part, it's being fixed as well :)

3. I see your point, but I think it'll cause less confusion to keep this at 84.

Thank you purchasing and taking the time to offer helpful advice.
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Bruce G February 13, 2019 10:45 pm UTC
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Only thing that seems to be missing is the Gazer stats?
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Valeur R February 22, 2019 8:48 am UTC
CREATOR
Hi Bruce

You're absolutely right – that's an oversight on my part. Adding it now :)

Thank you!
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Mathew M December 05, 2018 7:47 pm UTC
Hi! Really interested in this and all of your Dragon Heist resources. I was wondering if you had considered possibly selling them in a bundle?
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Valeur R December 07, 2018 8:53 am UTC
CREATOR
Hi Mathew

Thanks for your interest, really appreciate it :)

Actually, yes. Unfortunately I have some family issues at the moment, so I haven't really had the opportunity, but I hope to have both a bundle and some new content out before the holidays.
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David E October 22, 2018 4:55 pm UTC
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Love these! Great ideas and the maps on your page are fantastic for online play. Using them in roll20, just takes a little time to set up tokens and dynamic lighting. TOTALLY a steal at $1.99. Thanks!
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Valeur R October 22, 2018 6:22 pm UTC
CREATOR
Thanks a lot! Really appreciate it :)
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Gage C October 16, 2018 11:40 pm UTC
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This is a great resource! I just read the campaign before we start running it this weekend and was thinking it could use abit of enhancement! Thanks so much! I just purchased this and trollskull alley and I will be purchasing fireball soon!
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Valeur R October 22, 2018 6:22 pm UTC
CREATOR
I'm happy you like it! Thank you for the support :)
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Michael M September 29, 2018 11:33 pm UTC
PURCHASER
This is a wonderful tool for newbie DM's thank you.
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Valeur R October 22, 2018 6:22 pm UTC
CREATOR
Glad I can help - and thanks for the kind comment! :)
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September 28, 2018 6:29 pm UTC
PURCHASER
More to come I hope?!
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Valeur R September 28, 2018 8:30 pm UTC
CREATOR
If you're talking about more material for Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, we're working (hard) on it! Expect something within the week (hopefully before the next session!) :)
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Jean-Luc C October 03, 2018 4:30 pm UTC
I'm currently working on building rules for Chapter 2, not sure if you're interested Valeur R.
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Valeur R October 03, 2018 6:37 pm UTC
CREATOR
Hello Jean-Luc

I'm putting the finishing touches on my own document on Chapter 2, should be out before the weekend. But of course I'm always open to inspiration - two heads are always better than one :).
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