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Heroes of Baldur's Gate (5e)

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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?

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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!

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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. . .
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Arcanum W May 17, 2019 10:25 pm UTC
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Hi Justin, not sure why the POD option disappeared, but we’re looking into it.
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Arcanum W May 17, 2019 10:31 pm UTC
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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.
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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
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PHILIP K May 18, 2019 9:53 pm UTC
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!
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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. . .
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Gabriel P May 14, 2019 3:06 am UTC
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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.
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Arcanum W May 14, 2019 3:48 am UTC
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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.
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Kelrugem S May 08, 2019 10:00 pm UTC
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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? :)
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Arcanum W May 08, 2019 11:16 pm UTC
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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.
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Kelrugem S May 08, 2019 11:24 pm UTC
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Wow, that would be even better when there is also a Fantasy Grounds conversion :) (at least I would buy it :) )
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Arcanum W May 16, 2019 1:23 pm UTC
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The Fantasy Grounds version is now available here: https://www.dmsguild.com/product/275860/Heroes-of-Baldurs-Gate-Fantasy-Grounds
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Kelrugem S May 18, 2019 7:19 am UTC
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Wow, that was fast :) Thank you very much :D
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Carlos R May 08, 2019 11:31 am UTC
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I ordered and received the pod version and it is fantastic, beautiful and great quality. However, could you please release a “release notes” for the v2, so that I know what is different from my pod version and the digital one. Thank you very much
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Arcanum W May 08, 2019 2:27 pm UTC
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Hi Carlos, v2 just has some typos fixed. Several characters had incorrect (+0) modifiers on ability scores of 9, and those are corrected to (-1). The fixes aren't available in print yet, though.
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Patrick B May 05, 2019 2:50 pm UTC
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Just purchased this this morning and I can't wait to get it! Came out to be the most expensive I have ever paid for a D&D book ever but it definitely looks worth it. I also backed your other project and can't wait to get that too.

Both works look awesome and am eager to have them in my hands!
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Arcanum W May 05, 2019 3:54 pm UTC
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Hi Patrick, very glad to hear that you're excited about it! We had a lot of fun creating the book, and we hope you enjoy it. :)
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Tracy R May 02, 2019 7:42 pm UTC
Is this a WotC product? They use all the same imagery, fonts, backgrounds, etc. so I cant tell...
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Arcanum W May 03, 2019 1:59 am UTC
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Hi Tracy - no, this is not a WotC product. We used similar designs so that it would fit in with the rest of the books on our shelf, but WotC was not involved.
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Pb B April 30, 2019 5:46 pm UTC
Baldur's Gate is very important to me and my friends. Well, to be honest, one friend. I've seen the maps at the artist's webpage and fell in love with this project. I'm very grateful to the designers for having a great taste and employing such a good artist.
The affection lasted comically short though. When I saw the portraits, it became clear to me that I would never buy this product. The characters are perfectly clean, "sexy", made to be liked in a form of appreciation of a cover girl or boy. To me it's a nightmare: it could be any other character, at least I would not associate it with familiar heroes and their stories.
What done is done – Heroes of Baldur's Gate will find its audience, my opinion is just a single one.
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Arthur P May 01, 2019 12:17 pm UTC
What are you talking about? "Perfectly clean?" Kagain's face is literally covered with soot and blood, his cloak tattered, his axe chipped etc.

The only characters who look really "Cleaned up" are Minsc (who's design I really don't like), Faldorn (who's easily the biggest improvement, since she looks like a meth addict in the videogame), and arguably Xzar (who just had his facepaint changed). Everyone else looks pretty much the same as they did in the game, just designed in high definition, better lighting and other digital art trickery.

Besides, art is just a tiny point of this entire document. The rest of it is absolutely awesome.
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Andrzej S April 29, 2019 3:28 pm UTC
I heard that there are many stat errors in HoBG. Some of the characters have abilities score 9 (+0) - is this true?
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Arcanum W April 29, 2019 3:39 pm UTC
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The +0 modifiers on the 9s are definitely an error, but this is the first time it's been pointed out. In spite of that, everything should be computed with the correct -1 modifiers. We'll get that corrected.
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Andrzej S April 29, 2019 4:02 pm UTC
Thanks. I'll wait then a few days before I order PoD copy :)
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Arcanum W April 29, 2019 4:10 pm UTC
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It will probably be 2-3 weeks before we can get the PoD version updated, because there is a long turnaround on that for various reasons. I'll update this thread when we've got it done.
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Ricardo F May 13, 2019 7:10 am UTC
Cool! We look forward to hearing from you.
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Timothy A May 15, 2019 3:08 pm UTC
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Could you add an update to the overall description when the PoD has been updated?
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Dan D April 29, 2019 2:44 pm UTC
Any plans to make this available in soft cover?
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Arcanum W April 29, 2019 2:50 pm UTC
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Hi Dan, we have no current plans for that. It's not something that we've actually looked into, though.
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Todd M April 29, 2019 1:39 am UTC
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Y'know, if Jaheira would've had the artwork from this book back in the computer game I probably wouldn't have booted her out of the group. Maybe would've even romanced her in BG2.

That said, thanks for doing this. It's good to see a classic brought up to speed with the new stuff.

Well done guys. Well done.
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Barbarossa B April 28, 2019 9:21 pm UTC
Based on the level range I assume there is very little on the dead three. I'm running a homebrew involving myrkul and I'd love stuff to steal
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Arcanum W April 28, 2019 11:05 pm UTC
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Hi Barbarossa, there are references to the story of the dead three, and the plot has quite a bit to do with Bhaal. Not sure it would be enough to steal, but it's certainly related!
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Owen S April 28, 2019 5:01 am UTC
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Are there any plans to develop a sequel? Noting this only goes to lvl 6, and the epic backstories, in addition to in-adventure goals, all have longer-term endpoints outside the scope of the adventure.
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Arcanum W April 28, 2019 11:06 pm UTC
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Hi Owen, we have no current plans for a sequel. The long-term goals (and the campaign guide) are just there to provide a foundation on which to build your own continuing story.
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Igor M April 27, 2019 6:27 pm UTC
I KNOW that there is a huge BALDUR'S GATE in the name of the adventure... but how difficult would it be to convert it to other settings, like Eberron or a homebrew?
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Arcanum W April 27, 2019 6:53 pm UTC
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Hi Igor, not sure I can give a good answer to that. I could see this working with a homebrew setting that's analogous to FR, but the story involves some pretty specific ideas about the FR pantheon.
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Igor M May 14, 2019 12:29 pm UTC
OK...

Thanks!!!
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Dave L April 25, 2019 4:00 pm UTC
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As an old Black Isle Studios enthusiast that now runs D&D on a regular basis, I simply have to purchase a hardcover of this. Are there any major revisions, errata,... planned in the near future? Basicly I want to know how long I ought to wait to order the most complete, error-free version of this supplement. :-)
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Arcanum W April 25, 2019 6:00 pm UTC
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Hi Dave, we have no major revisions planned at this point. Folks have caught a couple of typos, but the turnaround on preparing a new hardcover edition is quite long, so it's unlikely that we would push a new version to correct those small issues any time soon.
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Dave L April 25, 2019 8:36 pm UTC
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Typos I can live with. Thanks for the swift response!
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Luc Junior M April 24, 2019 10:00 pm UTC
do i need murder in BG to have more details on the city or everythings have been updated in ?
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Keith M April 25, 2019 2:14 pm UTC
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Murder in BG is set over 100 years after the events of this book. So I would say its not needed.
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