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Dragon Season - a Waterdeep: Dragon Heist DM's Resource

Chapter 4: Dragon Season is the grand finale to Waterdeep: Dragon Heist. A frantic hunt for the Stone of Golorr through the streets of Waterdeep that culminates with the heroes delving into the Vault of Dragons. It's where the characters go from hopeful adventurers to legends of Waterdeep – or end up dead and forgotten in a locked vault.

There's a lot of ground to cover in Chapter 4. Both for the characters, but also for you, the DM. You have to orchestrate and manage a chain of encounters, make the party's delve into the vault entertaining, try to ensure that you end up with a challenging and satisfying resolution to the campaign, while also making room for all the other great content of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist.

The goal of this document is to give you resources that'll help you handle the final stretch of the campaign, creating a fun and manageable experience for you and your players. This product includes:

  • Choosing a Villain – a quick look at each villain and what each of them can bring to your campaign, as well as advice on how to switch your villain for another, if you've already picked one.
  • Encounter Chains – a closer look at each of the four encounter chains, evaluating each chain and giving suggestions on how to improve or enhance individual encounters. You'll also find advice on how to change your season and putting together your own encounter chain.
  • Time for Downtime – a description of the different ways you can create time for downtime before, during or after the encounter chains in Chapter 4, enabling your players to finish up faction missions, tend to their tavern or carouse around Waterdeep, as they look for the treasure.
  • The Vault of Dragons – a deep delve into the Vault of Dragons, including suggestions on how to improve or change certain areas of the vault, as well as dealing with the dragon. You'll also find advice on how to handle the party's showdown with the villain's forces at the end of the chapter.
  • Maps - six different maps in both player and DM's versions, showing Encounters 4, 7, 8, 9 and 10, plus the Vault of the Dragon, all primed for use on digital tabletops.
  • Chase Cheat Sheets – two cheat sheets complete with the rules for conducting both street and rooftop chases, both including a table for complications and a tracker for initiative and distance.
Map previews:

Mausoleum

Old Tower

Cellar Complex

Converted Windmill

Courthouse

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Carolyn W February 20, 2019 9:23 pm UTC
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This is a great resource for me as a first time DM! Thanks for helping me add some flavor to my game, and making the whole process a lot less intimidating. I hope your family is well, and that you have the time to continue with the WDDH supplements, but if you can't, family first!
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Valeur R February 20, 2019 9:35 pm UTC
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Hi Carolyn.

Thanks for the kind words – I'm really glad to hear you've gotten some use out of the resources. Family's doing finally doing well, so I've run out of excuses and we are churning out products as fast as other obligations will allow it! Let me know if there's anything in particular you would like to see :)

Happy adventures!
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Benjamin C December 21, 2018 12:15 am UTC
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Any word on getting the rest of WDDH out? I love all your supps, and I'd love to see what you guys do with the lair chapters and the other faction side-quests.
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Valeur R December 21, 2018 7:29 am UTC
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Thanks a lot. Unfortunately, I (main writer) have been having some family troubles the past months, so I haven't been able to do nearly as much as I wanted to. I'm more than halfway done on two different supplements, but the holidays are busy, so I can't say exactly when they'll be done. I'm happy to hear that someone's still waiting for them, though, and I hope we can have them out before it's too late for you :)

Thanks again for the kind words!
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john Z November 27, 2018 9:58 pm UTC
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Just wanted to say that I'm LOVING all the Dragon Heist content. Thanks & keep it up (please). :)
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Enevald V November 15, 2018 9:41 pm UTC
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All of these supplements for Waterdeep DH are amazing! Specially loving the "DM notes" in the back of some of them. Any chance that you are going to continue with this for Dungeon of the mad mage?
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Valeur R November 18, 2018 8:44 pm UTC
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Thank you so much!

I might eventually, but Dungeon of the Mad Mage is a big book to play through. No promises, but I hope that I'll get the chance :)
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Clinton H November 02, 2018 2:18 am UTC
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You should re-release all of these as a bundle when you are done. Amazing stuff man, my game has been running so well because of your simple, yet effective supplements.
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Valeur R November 02, 2018 6:20 am UTC
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Hey Clinton

That's high praise. It makes me more happy than I think you know hearing that the products have had a positive impact on your game. That's what it's all about!

Good idea with the bundle, we're considering something along those lines :)
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Meredith S November 01, 2018 5:09 pm UTC
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Amazing. Thank you. I must have this whole series.. Great work again!
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Valeur R November 01, 2018 6:12 pm UTC
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Thank you, Meredith! Really appreciate it :)
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Wim G October 31, 2018 11:37 am UTC
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Hello,

I love this series and I plan to use them all in our campaign, it really brings the entire story to life!

Two questions:
- I just purchased Dragon Season, but it has no printer friendly version. Is that correct?
- Are you planning to make maps (available on your Wordpress blog) for all maps found in the campaign book?

Kind regards and keep up the good work!

Wim
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Valeur R October 31, 2018 11:45 am UTC
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Hi Wim

Thank you so much, I'm really happy to hear that :).

I just updated the printer friendly version to fix an error, it seems like it didn't get uploaded correctly. Not quite sure what's going on. I have reuploaded it and it should be included now - thanks for letting us know :)

We're planning on making more maps over the next days and weeks. I'd love to promise that we'll do all of them, but since we can't include them in the products, making the maps (which is very time-consuming) often takes a backseat to stuff that we can actually sell. But yes, as many as we can get to!

Thanks again - and I hope you enjoy the product :)
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Wim G October 31, 2018 12:12 pm UTC
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Thanks for the quick reply and the fix. The printer friendly version is available now.
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Wolfgang F October 31, 2018 10:21 am UTC
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Hi,
just bought and downloaded your great Resource. In the Printer friendly Version is an error on the first page. There is an cut second page on the left and the paragraph about Jarlaxle is two times on the page.

Greetings,
McAelfric
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Valeur R October 31, 2018 10:30 am UTC
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Hi McAelfric

Thank you! Very grateful you spotted the error so soon - you're saving a bunch of other people from having to get a faulty document. We'll have a corrected version up in a minute.

I hope you enjoy the product and feel free to leave a review if you want. Happy adventures!
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