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Now with even more Villains and Lairs!

Expand your game with this collection of 56 NPCs of various Challenge Ratings, thirteen of which include maps and details of their lairs. Add these NPCs as a side-quest, a main villain, a one-shot, a bounty for easy money, or however else you wish. 

Written by some of the best-selling authors on the Dungeon Masters Guild and outstanding podcasters, each NPC includes an image, a backstory, motives, flaws, and a stat block. Some even include new magic items!

Several of the NPCs (Angel, Aurelia Sing, Barabbas Abernathy, Brondike Deepdelver, Cephelosk, Dargin Graypaw, Fur'Gudlu, Gundigoot Garrick, Lady Yana, Metathraxicus Shade, Rhaghulit the Visionary, The Silent Symphony, Snuggles, Velen 'Viper' Raddlemark, and Zerakkis) even have connections to Waterdeep! Check out the preview to see how we added the connection.

Bonus Objective: COMPLETED! The expansion has been posted!

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Joe M August 14, 2020 12:06 pm UTC
Accidentally deleted this before I could download. Please help.
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Joe M August 14, 2020 12:41 pm UTC
Thanks for the quick response!
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Aaron M January 25, 2019 5:36 am UTC
I am looking at Fantasy Grounds.
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January 31, 2019 5:34 pm UTC
I'll be watching this thread with the intent of purchasing as soon as it's available for FG!.
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Pete S February 01, 2019 12:18 am UTC
Awesome. I'll wait for that and then purchase.
It looks very useful
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Aaron M January 16, 2019 5:02 am UTC
Is this to be available in other formas?
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Adrian M January 11, 2019 8:42 am UTC
Any chance to get the few maps as a separate file (for example Zerakkis has a dungeon that I want to throw at my players)?
Would be golden for us VTT GMs.
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Adrian M January 13, 2019 5:06 pm UTC
Thanks a lot in advance!
Somehow I can't see the zip file in there, but I imagine it must be coming through :-)
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Adrian M January 31, 2019 7:25 am UTC
Thanks Jeff! I can see the map files now as a .zip
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Gayle G December 19, 2018 2:14 pm UTC
Browsing through the sample I noticed on page 18 Alyndra Valcyne. She has three attacks, one with her dagger and two with her rapier. But she is also wielding a shield so that shouldn’t be possible.

Otherwise this seems like a great resource. Looking forward to purchasing and using it.
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-- - December 01, 2018 1:34 am UTC
Page 76 (Joy and Silence & Lull statblocks) has a copy/paste error. The second stablock is a dupe of the first.
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Trevor A November 19, 2018 4:52 pm UTC
Hey Authors, this looks like a fantastic supplement. If you would like to have it converted into Fantasy Grounds and listed for sale on the DMsGuild, reach out to me on Twitter (@Grimtainment) or by Email (
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