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Volo’s Waterdeep Enchiridion (5e)

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Welcome, Traveler! You have in your hands the foremost and most up-to-date guide to the city—smiled over by none other than its Open Lord, Lady Laeral Silverhand.

This chapbook will serve you well until my seminal work on the subject, Volo’s Guide to Waterdeep—sadly longout of print, but now a tome prized by collectors—can be updated and printed anew. Ask any broadsheet seller, innkeeper, shopkeeper, tavern owner, or bookseller if they’ll soon have copies of the new edition for sale!

This excerpt is the chapter from the Waterdeep Dragon Heist hardcover with all the information about the City of Waterdeep.

All monies that Wizards of the Coast would receive from sales of this PDF are being donated to Extra Life.

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Thomas C July 16, 2021 4:04 pm UTC
The "Major Temples of Waterdeep" table on page 14 miscategorized the Tower of Luck as residing within the Castle Ward when in actuality it is well within the bounds of the Sea Ward and is mentioned in the books blurb about the Sea Ward. Other than that minor clerical error, this is a fantastic source book for waterdeep.
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Chris E November 06, 2019 12:18 pm UTC
I wish there was a booklet like this for every major city. This is perfect for preparing me to take my party to Waterdeep
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Nicholas R October 03, 2019 1:18 pm UTC
When I download my product as a pdf, it will not print. Any suggestions?
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Vehadrah J July 07, 2019 2:48 pm UTC
I wish to print this out and was wondering if there was a printer friendly pdf without the gray scaling or beige backgrounds? It doesn't mention it in the description and I would like to know before purchasing it.
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Richard H September 22, 2019 9:33 am UTC
There's not.
I would love a print on demand option. They did it for the Elemental Evil Player's Companion, so I don't see why they don't do the same for this.
Without that option, a printer friendly version of the PDF would be greatly appreciated (and should be a thing either way already).
D&D Beyond has made their pages very printer friendly; so if you get Waterdeep: Dragon Heist on there, it can be printed in a printer friendly version.
My issue with that option is that the layout was changed to optimize it for a scrolling webpage instead of distinct pages (i.e. everything is in a single column instead of two per page/four per spread).
(If you print from the Edge browser, "clutter free printing" will make sure that things such as images and tables don't get split onto different pages. It also changes box text into unboxed text in a different color. I think that is the best option currently...See more
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Marco Francesco B April 04, 2019 9:17 pm UTC
is there even a map of waterdeep?
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George P November 18, 2018 3:38 am UTC
I wish this was available through D&D Beyond. Would be nice if all of my players could access it.
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Paul F March 04, 2019 1:20 pm UTC
If you have set up the campaign to allow your players to see your books then just add the Dungeon Heist this is in there
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Joseph M April 15, 2019 4:44 pm UTC
And then they'll be able to see the entire adventure. It would be nice to share limited aspects of it.
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Sofia S November 10, 2018 8:31 am UTC
Does this include a printer friendly version without images and background?
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Tim S October 21, 2018 5:02 pm UTC
Is this just chapter 1 or some other chapter?
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Cole W October 15, 2018 5:13 am UTC
I wish they had added the "Code Legal" and the other handouts.
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William B November 07, 2018 6:36 am UTC
You can find the Code Legal here:
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Jeffrey K October 07, 2018 1:45 am UTC
Does this mean tehre will be a Volos Guide for 5E?

What about a 5E City of Splendours setting book or boxed set?
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Anne T October 07, 2018 9:28 am UTC
It's unlikely that there will be another book centred on Waterdeep for 5E, given the depth of the information already available, especially with Waterdeep: Dragon Heist focusing on the upper city, and Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage (coming in November) focusing on Undermountain & Skullport. As for a box set? It's extremely unlikely that there will be another box set for 5E; they are extremely expensive to produce, which is why the only ones offered these days are for introductory sets designed as loss leaders to bring new people into the game or edition, or crowdfunded luxury items (starting at $75 but more often over $100; you could go crazy with the Platinum Edition of Dragon Heist if you wanted, only $500 with a whole bunch of custom-designed props, maps, adventure add-ons, and a whack of miniatures). Also game stores are reluctant to carry box sets because they don't fit the scale of the hardcovers on the shelves. The glory days of box sets are well behind us, the prodigious 2nd edition run of them...See more
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Jeremy P October 06, 2018 8:31 pm UTC
Would gladly purchase POD copies for my players, if they were available
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Michael P October 08, 2018 1:22 am UTC
Agreed. While the material is good, presenting it conveniently for players is important to make the most of it
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Dakota G October 05, 2018 5:31 pm UTC
I know it's for charity, but I really would have liked a copy of this that was removable from the book as a handout. It's hard to give the players my physical book.
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Jeremy F October 05, 2018 6:09 pm UTC
I think that is why they are offering this, so you don't have to share your hardcover.
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christopher A October 05, 2018 3:44 pm UTC
What is the page count?
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Patrick M October 05, 2018 3:47 pm UTC
Unless it contains more than Dragonheist's chapter, it's just around 25.
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christopher A October 05, 2018 4:07 pm UTC
Thank you for the quick reply.
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Mike D October 05, 2018 7:15 pm UTC
Last page is credits & Extra Life Promo stuff
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