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New! Improved! Version 2 uploaded 31 December 2018!

The Guildbook now contains:

  • An all-new Wizard subclass
  • An all-new Waterdeep background
  • Lore on Waterdeep magic portals
  • 12 new spells!

Arcane spellcasters resident in the City of Waterdeep are strongly encouraged to join the Watchful Order of Magists and Protectors, founded more than a century ago to defend the City with its magic in time of need, police the use of magic within the city, and encourage arcane spellcasters to use magic wisely and for the common good rather than selfish pursuits.

Members hire themselves out daily to protect the city and its citizens from dangers. From serving as a fireguard in a warehouse full of valuables, to service as a spellguard for a noble, wealthy merchant, or visiting dignitary, a member can earn up to 15 dragons (gp) per night of service.

It is service as a spellguard which caused this book to be created. Over the years the Order has created or acquired a collection of nonlethal spells useful for detaining criminals inside the city without causing damage to property and innocent bystanders. Order members who volunteer as spellguards are given this book on loan to copy, so they can add the unique spells herein to their spellbooks. It is otherwise kept in the Tower of the Order.

We appreciate your desire to join the Watchful Order of Magists and Protectors, and hope your membership is long, happy, and fruitful.

Bowgentra Summertaen, Lady Master of the Watchful Order

The Guildbook is a supplement for your Waterdeep: Dragon Heist or Dungeons of the Mad Mage campaign. It contains NEW SPELLS for 5th Edition, a list of magical portals in the City, a new feat, and considerable lore.

Add it to your collection of Waterdeep material now!

Guildbook of the Watchful Order is the fourth in a series of products which convert magic items and spells from previous editions to the 5th edition of D&D;. Other conversions include Nybor's Simple CodexBhargrack’s Battlewear and Magicka Serrella:



R P Davis is a freelance writer, editor, and adventure designer. He’s been a tabletop gamer the entire time he’s been sentient, and a role-playing addict for more than 30 years. In that time he’s written countless things, from simple spell effects to D&D; campaign worlds to complete role-playing games. He is now a Platinum-best selling Guild creator. 

You can find R P Davis at The DM’s Guild, his website, on Twitter, and on Facebook.

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James A January 20, 2019 4:47 am UTC
Is this supplement compatible with the Faction system described in the DMG on page 22? I came to this supplement hoping it created ranks for the WOMP. =) I know it wouldn't be cannon, but I'd love for the organization to have ranks to issue players.
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robert D January 20, 2019 8:11 am UTC
There's no reason why it *couldn't* be compatible. It didn't occur to me when I wrote the piece, and now it sounds like a wonderful idea. I'll kick the idea around a bit and see what I can come up with. Thanks for the idea! =)
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