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Welcome to the Great Dale!

This book provides all of the setting, story, and character options needed for adventures in the Great Dale.

The Great Dale is a land in the Forgotten Realms found within the Unapproachable East, a long journey from the Sword Coast. It is a land filled with ancient and terrible secrets waiting to be discovered. Here, powerful druids clash with the fiendish taint left behind by an ancient empire. Opportunity and intrigue await those who join the rush of factions seeking to control the rejuvenated city of Uthmere. Above all, the Great Dale is a land of adventure.

The Great Dale Campaign Guide is filled with exciting new ideas for Dungeon Master’s and
players to add to their home games. Inside you'll discover:

  • An overview of Dunwood, the Dale, the Forest of Lethyr and surrounding lands
  • A history of the Great Dale and the factions that influence the region.
  • A new player character race - the Volodni
  • 11 class archetypes such as the Nar Demonbinder, the Nentyar Hunter and Rauthmari Battle Mage
  • 3 new character backgrounds customized for the Great Dale
  • 6 feats including cooperative Circle Magic
  • 18 spells wielded by the Great Dale's mystics and learned wizards
  • 13 magic items used to tame a war-torn land
  • 15 unique NPCs waiting to help - or betray - adventurers
  • 13 new monsters to challenge players, including the Demon Lord Eltab
  • A collection of adventure ideas to create your own campaigns in the Great Dale.
We also have a FANTASY GROUNDS Version of the Great Dale guide if you're interested. 
OR... Perhaps you're only interested in a portion of the Great Dale's Content. We've the following excerpts available: new NPC's and Creatures in The Great Dale - Creature Codex, an overview of the region and its history in The Great Dale - Land and Lore, and exciting new character ideas in The Great Dale - Character Options!!
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Check out the balanced and comprehensive REVIEW by Brandes Stoddard at We received a 7.9/10, with high marks for our Settting and Monsters

"On material alone, this is a substantial work."

"The setting material in this book sheds a lot of the cruft and gets to the good stuff."

"...the setting material is strong, evocative, and feels immediately usable..."

"...the Great Dale does have connections to other parts of the Realms, but they’re minor enough that this is a great entry point to the Forgotten Realms, especially if you love the Mirkwood. If you don’t care one way or the other about the Realms, this is still a good contained setting with a lot of conflict and room for heroics."

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Joseph S May 23, 2021 11:48 pm UTC
Any chance of writing some adventure modules in the Great Dale?
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Joe R May 24, 2021 4:03 am UTC
Hey Joseph.
Thanks for the interest!
I've started outlining an adventure path for the Unapproachable East that I'd like to undertake, but I won't be in a position to work on it until later this summer.
There are a pair of existing products with adventures in or around the Great Dale you might consider:
1. Terror Beneath the Frozen Gate - a tier 1 adventure based in Joarl taking characters from level 1 to 5.
2. Dunwood - Demons, Druids, & Danger - filled with a number of short adventures by a collection of writers based around Dunwood.
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Joseph S June 04, 2021 12:44 am UTC
Thanks! Was looking around and couldn't find anything
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Christopher R March 11, 2020 11:41 am UTC
I liked the PDF so much I bought the hardcover as well. I was wondering, since this is a DMsguild product, is it permissible to write an adventure that takes place in this campaign setting and putting it on the guild as well (as say, pay what you want)? Thanks.
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Joe R March 11, 2020 1:57 pm UTC
Thanks for the kind words!
Re: creating supplements and adventures for anything published on the DM’s guild is both welcomed and encouraged! One of the great things about the guild is the ability to leverage works published by WOTC and independent creators. Make sure you read through the rules for posting work. We’d love to see what you create!
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JF R October 17, 2019 12:14 pm UTC
20 is a bit too much for me...I'll wait for a promo discount and read Belhold I just bought in the meantime ;)
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Joe R October 18, 2019 3:09 pm UTC
Appreciate the interest and understand the price point isn't cheap. Picking up Behold is great! You can't go wrong with something written by Emily!
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Greg S October 14, 2019 6:03 am UTC
While looking at the Volodni I noticed for weight its shows 110 x (height roll) x 2d4. Just wondering if that should be a + between the 110 and height roll. So far everything looks good, cant wait to get the hard cover and start something in this area.
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Joe R October 14, 2019 6:45 pm UTC
Hmmm.. That would make for one really heavy character. I think you're correct 110 + (height roll) x 2d4. We missed that one. We'll need to update the .pdf this week.
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George K October 11, 2019 11:16 pm UTC
Any chance of posting an index?
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Joe R October 11, 2019 11:19 pm UTC
I really wanted to build an index for the book. With the large amount of lore references, it could really use one, but I ran out of time. I may look to do something with it in the coming months and include as an update to the files.
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