Close
Close
Advanced Search

Heroes of Baldur's Gate (5e)
Quick Preview
/gs_flipbook/flip.php?xml=/demo_xml/269398.xml&w=500&h=330
Full‑size Preview
https://watermark.dmsguild.com/pdf_previews/269398-sample.pdf

Heroes of Baldur's Gate (5e)

ADD TO WISHLIST >
Selected Option:
PDF
$19.95
Hardcover, Premium Color Book
$44.95
PDF + Hardcover, Premium Color Book
$54.95 
$64.90

TitleLogo

From James Ohlen, the lead designer of Baldur's Gate I & II...

Heroes


Sinister forces are moving against the city of Baldur’s Gate

in this adventure book for Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition!

  • Full-color, 160-page adventure book
  • Digital version includes printer-friendly PDFs
  • Includes illustrations and statistics for 15 legendary heroes and villains!

This adventure will take a party of 4-6 heroes from 1st to 6th level.

The city of Baldur’s Gate is the pride of West Faerûn—a mercantile stronghold ruled by the famous Grand Dukes. One year ago, a powerful merchant leader named Sarevok nearly catapulted the city into war with the neighboring nation of Amn. This crisis was averted, and the remnants of the organization were scattered throughout the Sword Coast.

Now, the city is threatened from within by agents of the nefarious Zhentarim, who seek to fill the power vacuum left behind in the wake of these events. Meanwhile, the Shadow Druids plot to destroy the city by performing terrible rituals, deep within the Cloakwood. Who will rise to oppose them?

Maps

Epic Backgrounds. Choose from one of four epic backgrounds to equip your character with strong motivations in the story. Meet your unique goals to unlock new powers!

Legendary Companions. Join together with the legends of the Sword Coast to thwart the forces of evil. Features statistics and illustrations for 14 familiar heroes and villains—Minsc, Jaheira, Imoen, Edwin, Viconia, and more!

Sword Coast Campaign Guide. Features 8 unique monsters and magic items. Includes extensive maps for Baldur’s Gate and the surrounding regions of the Sword Coast. Explore the city to discover new adventure hooks, and continue the story with your own epic campaign!

Get it on Fantasy Grounds


 
 More from this Title's Contributors
 
 Customers Who Bought this Title also Purchased
Reviews (8)
Discussions (48)
Customer avatar
Fabian T June 25, 2019 7:47 am UTC
PURCHASER
I would recommend to buy this as a hardcover, such a beautiful book!
Customer avatar
Franklin D June 16, 2019 2:32 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Adventure looks great and cant wait to run it, love the art,maps and stuff like epic backgrounds.

I do have one conern or question.

Is it balanced?

*Spoilers* It seems at level 2 the party are expected to fight a villan (Kagain) and 4 thugs in an encounter. The only issue is he is CR 7 like the rest of the villains.
Some of the other fights have allies help and most of the villians surrender when low on hp but it seems like the players dont stand a chance. Is this a stat error, a intention or am I missing something?

Also on a another note, smalll thing.
Unlike other half-elfs Khalid dosent seem to have darkvision or Fey Ancestry.
Customer avatar
Arcanum W June 16, 2019 5:17 pm UTC
CREATOR
The balance depends on a lot on DM discretion. In my campaign, the party was able to hire Kagain away from the Zhentarim with a gemstone that they recovered elsewhere in the city. A full-sized party of six could probably take him down, but smaller parties would need the help of allied NPCs.

Khalid should probably have those half-elven features.
Customer avatar
Pedro M June 13, 2019 10:50 am UTC
PURCHASER
I absolutely love the idea of Epic Backgrounds, fantastic
Customer avatar
Angelique B June 12, 2019 10:18 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Woo hoo! Just purchased the POD version! Super excited to receive it!
Customer avatar
Terry T June 11, 2019 2:28 am UTC
Any plans to continue the storyline from 6 level and up?
Customer avatar
Arcanum W June 16, 2019 5:20 pm UTC
CREATOR
No current plans for that. The goal was to leave the story in a place where DM's can create new story threads using the campaign guide.
Customer avatar
Michael T June 10, 2019 5:07 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Skimming through my POD version today, looking at the chapter numbers only on the bottom of the pages, I was suddenly shocked to see that the book appeared to go from Chapter 8 directly into Chapter 10! I flipped back through the book, and found the Chapter 9 heading, but the bottom of that page, and every page in Chapter 9, says Chapter 8: Return to Baldur's Gate! I thought, "Surely this must have been included in those POD fixes and I just bought my copy before that was put in place!" I opened up version 2 of the PDF, and lo and behold, I found the exact same error. All of the pages in Chapter 9 are labels as Chapter 8 on the bottom of the page.
Customer avatar
Maxim G May 30, 2019 4:52 pm UTC
Hello! I have a question about lore of this adventure.

What year is it from now? Is it updated for 1490+ DR?
Customer avatar
Maxim G May 30, 2019 5:54 pm UTC
Oh... It's 1369 DR... Thanks xD
Customer avatar
Pedro M June 06, 2019 5:19 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Hey, sorry to bother everyone, but I was wondering if the date this adventure happens in is very important?

I was thinking of doing a mega campaign that includes the story line of Heroes of Baldur's Gate , followed by Descent Into Avernus followed by Baldur's Gate 3
Customer avatar
Bruno Baère P June 09, 2019 5:08 pm UTC
PURCHASER
It includes options (NPC changes) for running it in 1492 DR
Customer avatar
Jonathan T May 25, 2019 8:14 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Any updates on the POD?
Customer avatar
Arcanum W May 28, 2019 10:01 pm UTC
CREATOR
Unfortunately, not yet. We're still waiting for an update.
Customer avatar
Robert P June 05, 2019 8:12 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Has there been any update?
Customer avatar
Arcanum W June 06, 2019 5:20 pm UTC
CREATOR
Print on demand is now available again!
Customer avatar
Sean I May 22, 2019 10:52 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Eagerly awaiting for the POD, bought the pdf, but really want a book in my hands. This is bringing back all sorts of nostalgia.
Customer avatar
Arcanum W June 06, 2019 5:20 pm UTC
CREATOR
Print on demand is now available again!
Customer avatar
CONNOR LYNCH L May 20, 2019 11:17 pm UTC
Real talk: Why is Minsc's head tattoo on the wrong side?
Customer avatar
Dave L May 21, 2019 6:51 am UTC
PURCHASER
I'm almost positive this comment will start a number of spinoff adventures involving the real Minsc and either a doppelganger or an evil clone.
Customer avatar
Sander P May 20, 2019 12:50 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Is there any news about the POD? Or is it removed by WOTC since they will release the new BG adventure in September?
Like to have the POD version.
Customer avatar
Arcanum W May 20, 2019 2:37 pm UTC
CREATOR
Hi there, the POD files are being updated with fixes for various stats and typos. The DM's Guild takes down the POD option during its review process. It will be available again when the review process completes, which will hopefully be later this week.
Customer avatar
Scott C May 20, 2019 9:51 pm UTC
Hey, just tagging along on this, so if anyone comments when the POD is back up I can jump on it! I'm super excited to get in on this, I recently backed Odyssey of the Dragonlords but I'd love to get ahold of some of your other work
Customer avatar
Jan Egil B May 22, 2019 12:08 pm UTC
PURCHASER
+1 for tagging along :-)
Customer avatar
Spencer S May 25, 2019 6:30 am UTC
+1 (same)
Customer avatar
Arcanum W June 06, 2019 5:20 pm UTC
CREATOR
Print on demand is now available again!
Customer avatar
Dave L May 19, 2019 2:01 pm UTC
PURCHASER
So I bought a POD version of this, and am very satisfied with how it turned out. The story is engaging, making for a beautiful introductory adventure. The only thing that's missing is a player guide/handout, which I'm making myself now.

I have however one question regarding the epic backgrounds featured in this book: I'm sort of afraid my 4 players will all pick an epic background. Wouldn't 4 epic backgrounds be a little "over the top"? For example: If 2-3 players choose The Last Emperor as background, it won't seem very believable. It seems as though the book does not mention/care for this contingency, and I was wondering how this was handled in your playtests? :-)
Customer avatar
Arcanum W May 20, 2019 2:35 pm UTC
CREATOR
Hi Dave, we actually go all the way with the epic backgrounds in playtests - everyone gets one. It's designed so that everyone can feel like they have their own personal stake in the story. If you have multiple players choose the same epic background, then you'll need to do some work to unify their story. For example, if you have 3 "Last Emperors" then they would probably all need to be siblings or otherwise related, buried in the same sarcophagus. It's not something that came up in playtests, but that's how I would handle it.
Customer avatar
Dave L May 21, 2019 7:09 am UTC
PURCHASER
Alright, I'll roll with whatever comes up then! Thanks for the reply.
Customer avatar
Justin C May 17, 2019 10:06 pm UTC
Very disappointed that this is not longer available for POD. . . Went to but it today and now doubt I will. . .
Customer avatar
Arcanum W May 17, 2019 10:25 pm UTC
CREATOR
Hi Justin, not sure why the POD option disappeared, but we’re looking into it.
Customer avatar
Arcanum W May 17, 2019 10:31 pm UTC
CREATOR
Ok, the POD version was recently updated and is undergoing review by the DM’s Guild. It will hopefully be available to order again next week.
Customer avatar
Justin C May 18, 2019 12:56 am UTC
Thank You!! I was worried with the announcement of the new Adventure Descent that this would no longer be available for PoD
Customer avatar
PHILIP K May 18, 2019 9:53 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Glad to here that Print on Demand will return – I'm hoping to combine this resource with Descent into Avernus for a fun super-campaign!
Customer avatar
Dan D May 19, 2019 5:54 pm UTC
Thank you! I have been looking for more adventures for low level characters like this, but much prefer printed books. Was just coming to look at this again and was surprised to see the PoD options no longer available.
Customer avatar
Justin C May 17, 2019 10:06 pm UTC
Very disappointed that this is not longer available for POD. . . Went to but it today and now doubt I will. . .
Customer avatar
Gabriel P May 14, 2019 3:06 am UTC
PURCHASER
I have a question for the creator, (I hate to be this guy) how/where do we contact you for mistakes in the writing? As I am reading I have found 1 or 2 things that I think are typos.
Customer avatar
Arcanum W May 14, 2019 3:48 am UTC
CREATOR
Hi Gabriel, that's something we'd definitely like to know about. You can use the contact form on our website at www.arcanumworlds.com.
Customer avatar
Kelrugem S May 08, 2019 10:00 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Really happy about that adventure :) Started with D&D by playing Baldur's Gate and happy to see all the characters (especially Boo!) back :) Also happy to see that authors of my favorite games are making P&P books such that I had to buy this immediately (although I play 3.5e) and to mention that in the Fantasy Grounds forum :D (oh, I sound like a fanboy which I probably am... :D)

By the way, do you plan a Fantasy Grounds module for that like for your kickstarter project? :)
Customer avatar
Arcanum W May 08, 2019 11:16 pm UTC
CREATOR
Hi Kelrugem, glad to hear it! Someone has approached us about converting the book to Fantasy Grounds, so it's something that should be available eventually. I'm not sure when, though.
Customer avatar
Kelrugem S May 08, 2019 11:24 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Wow, that would be even better when there is also a Fantasy Grounds conversion :) (at least I would buy it :) )
Customer avatar
Arcanum W May 16, 2019 1:23 pm UTC
CREATOR
The Fantasy Grounds version is now available here: https://www.dmsguild.com/product/275860/Heroes-of-Baldurs-Gate-Fantasy-Grounds
Customer avatar
Kelrugem S May 18, 2019 7:19 am UTC
PURCHASER
Wow, that was fast :) Thank you very much :D
See 16 more
Narrow Results
 Follow Your Favorites!
NotificationsSign in to get custom notifications of new products!
 Recent History









Product Information
Platinum seller
Community Content
Author(s)
Rules Edition(s)
Pages
160
Format
Original electronic
Scanned image
These products were created by scanning an original printed edition. Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.

For PDF download editions, each page has been run through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to attempt to decipher the printed text. The result of this OCR process is placed invisibly behind the picture of each scanned page, to allow for text searching. However, any text in a given book set on a graphical background or in handwritten fonts would most likely not be picked up by the OCR software, and is therefore not searchable. Also, a few larger books may be resampled to fit into the system, and may not have this searchable text background.

For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book. We essentially digitally re-master the book. Unfortunately, the resulting quality of these books is not as high. It's the problem of making a copy of a copy. The text is fine for reading, but illustration work starts to run dark, pixellating and/or losing shades of grey. Moiré patterns may develop in photos. We mark clearly which print titles come from scanned image books so that you can make an informed purchase decision about the quality of what you will receive.
Original electronic format
These ebooks were created from the original electronic layout files, and therefore are fully text searchable. Also, their file size tends to be smaller than scanned image books. Most newer books are in the original electronic format. Both download and print editions of such books should be high quality.
File Last Updated:
May 06, 2019
This title was added to our catalog on April 23, 2019.