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Gray Hands - a Waterdeep: Dragon Heist DM's Resource


Gray Hands - a Waterdeep: Dragon Heist DM's Resource

Suddenly and without warning, an opening appears in the obsidian tower before you. You hesitate, for you've heard many stories of Blackstaff Tower and the powerful wizards who've called it their home across the centuries. A firm, feminine voice calls from within the tower, breaking your trance: "Well, are you coming in or not? I haven't got all day. If you want to be a Gray Hand, you can't let a little magic give you pause!" 

In this document we explore the Gray Hands (also known as Force Grey) — one of the most interesting and unique factions available to player characters in Waterdeep: Dragon Heist. With inspiration from the source material, we've crafted three whole faction missions from the brief outlines given in the campaign book, complete with challenging encounter, beautiful battlemaps, entertaining skill challenges and unique treasure. Being a member of the Gray Hands have never been this fun — or this dangerous!

This download includes: 

  • More flavor — we go into a bit more detail with the Gray Hands, Force Grey, the Blackstaff and Blackstaff Tower, giving you additional lore to inspire and aid you when present them to your players.

  • An optional magical item — the Gray Hand Token gives player characters more sway with city officials and allows them to draw upon Aghairon's Dragonward to enhance their attacks or spells.

  • Complete Gray Hand missions — Send your players up Waterdeep Mountain to battle bandits and manticores in "Monk on a Mountain", have them wresting treasure from a shipwreck in "Deepwater Dragon" and lure them into a fight with a demon in the sewers of waterdeep in "Braincheck". You'll also find advise on how to set your party up for success if they undertake the fourth mission and venture into the Xanathar's lair to kill a mindflayer!

  • Three battlemaps primed for digital tabletop — two of which are stunning maps graciously provided by Neutral Party. Visit Neutral Party's patreon to find alternate versions of these maps, as well as many more maps in the same style.

  • Handy creature cards — have the statistics for each creature your party might face during the first three faction missions ready at hand, easy to pull up at the table.

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Kate H January 31, 2019 6:02 pm UTC
I think you may have left out the DC for the skill challenge in Deepwater Dragon?
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Valeur R January 31, 2019 6:22 pm UTC

You're absolutely right, which is a huge oversight on my part. I'm sure it was included at some point, but it must have gotten edited out along the way. The DC should be 13 – I'll have an updated document up asap.

Thanks for pointing it out! :)
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Valeur R January 31, 2019 7:45 pm UTC
A new version has been uploaded now with the new information. Thanks again for the heads up! :)
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Christian B November 21, 2018 7:56 pm UTC
Awesome. Can't wait to use this tonight as a through the Gray Hand Faction hook at my players. I hope you consider doing write ups like this for the other factions as well. I'd be your first buyer.
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Valeur R November 21, 2018 9:06 pm UTC
Thanks, Christian! I am in fact already working on it, but due to a family situation, the work has (unfortunately) been delayed some. Hope to have something out in the near future, however :)
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