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The famous proprietor of the Yawning Portal tavern has declared happy hour on his years of business knowledge! Durnan’s Guide to Tavernkeeping expands on the rules in the Dungeon Master’s Guide and chapter 2 of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist to provide gamers with everything they need to create and manage a fantasy tavern in the world of DUNGEONS & DRAGONS! 

Inside you'll find:

  • Expanded rules for managing your own tavern, including tavern upgrades, random events, and a large selection of unlockable downtime activities.
  • A full-color map of Trollskull Manor, the player-managed tavern earned during Waterdeep: Dragon Heist.
  • Dozens of expansive randomized tables for constructing taverns on-the-fly, including quest hooks, tavern features, NPCs, and random tavern events.
  • A unique instant tavern brawl generator!   
  • Hilarious dice games, music playlists, and delicious recipes for you to cook for your friends, bringing the ambience of a fantasy tavern to your gaming table.  
  • Two new subclasses: the College of Revelry for bards and the Brewing Domain for clerics. 
  • Two new backgrounds: Tavern Worker and Tavern Regular
  • Six new tavern-themed monsters, ranging from the Brass Bartender to the ghostly Buzzkill
  • Printable bottle labels for your own brands of fantasy ale, wine, and spirits.

NOTE: Includes full-color and printer-friendly versions. 

Durnan's Guide to Tavernkeeping is brought to you by the Guild Adepts: Alan Patrick, Ashley WarrenCindy MooreGreg Marks, Lysa ChenM.T. BlackTravis 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.

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Alexander Y October 18, 2018 7:42 pm UTC
Lot of great stuff in here, great resource for DM's looking to bring taverns to life. I don't have Waterdeep Heist, so I cannot comment on that, but the general additions for both DMs and players is (imo) worth the pricetag.
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Ismail A October 17, 2018 4:27 pm UTC
The content seems really cool and I think it will be a great addition to making Trollskull Alley feel like something the players are invested in owning. I saw that this is now in the DDAL Content Catalogue, are all the rules in here now considered to be AL legal?
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Gregory M October 17, 2018 8:19 pm UTC
All the DM facing content is AL legal. All the player facing content is not AL legal (except the backgrounds, which PCs can use).
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Ismail A October 18, 2018 10:53 am UTC
Thanks for clarifying. Chapter 1 looks great and I’m sure my group will be excited for Sim Tavern Ownership.
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Karl A October 15, 2018 9:01 am UTC
The map of trollskull manor has grass all around it, while the actual manor is in the middle of the city, with its north side on a major street. Is this difference intentional, or an oversight?
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Loren S October 14, 2018 11:41 pm UTC
While the product overall seems useful (and I have purchased), I also am disappointed with WotC policy regarding the maps that have been released on the DM's Guild. Several others have published excellent maps (both as stand alone, or in the case of Valeur RPG, as part of DM resources for each chapter of the adventure), only to be removed. I'd love for clarity on WotC policy regarding this, as there are plenty of other maps (for instance, Castle Ravenloft maps, or many regional maps - even a Waterdeep city map) that are available on the Guild. Without clarity, this feels very heavy handed, inconsistent, and like a cynical money-grabbing move by the company.
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Daniel J October 14, 2018 9:50 pm UTC
It is an absolute travesty that DMsGuild is alright with Guild Adepts recoloring the terrible maps in Dragon Heist, yet if anyone else in the community puts in time and effort to upgrading Dragon Heist’s black & white maps, they get removed. Hypocritical and inconsistent. Wizards of the Coast would go a long way toward making up for their map mistake by releasing the recolored Trollskull Manor map for free here.
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Jason P October 18, 2018 4:35 pm UTC
Don't you think there's a legal reason for this?
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Exploding R October 14, 2018 3:44 pm UTC
This is an amazing product and a great accompaniment for Dragon Heist. Yeah, the focus is narrow, but that's to the product's benefit. If you want to give your players a chance to make their tavern the centerpiece of their game, this is a great way to do it.
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M.T. B October 14, 2018 10:42 pm UTC
Thanks Exploding R! If you get a chance to rate the product, we'd be grateful!
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Frank F October 12, 2018 5:02 pm UTC
none of the previews are working
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Lysa C October 12, 2018 6:17 pm UTC
This should be fixed now.
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Frank F October 12, 2018 11:19 pm UTC
Thank you much
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Daniel J October 14, 2018 9:54 pm UTC
Can you explain the rationale for having a recolored Dragon Heist map included in this Guild Adepts package, yet if someone else in the community updates the Dragon Heist maps, they’re immediately removed from this site?
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Joseph C October 15, 2018 10:35 am UTC
It’s their IP to distribute as they see fit

The same reason WB can keep putting out different versions of the Harry Potter DVD’s, but if I start giving them away on flash drives I’d be in trouble
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