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Calimshan Adventurer's Guide

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Explore Calimshan in this campaign sourcebook for the world's greatest roleplaying game

Calimshan! Land of intrigue, empire of the sands, and home to a million marvels and mysteries. It is a place where greatness and glory can be achieved by merchant, adventurer, and scholar alike. Before the first stone was laid in Waterdeep, Calimshan was already ancient. A land of genies, primordial forests, sunken cities, and a magical desert, it is unlike any other place in Faerûn.

The Calimshan Adventurer's Guide provides everything you need to create exciting adventures in this setting. Inside, you will find:

  • A guide to character creation, including new subclass options
  • An introduction to the history, geography, and culture of the land
  • An overview of the major cities and towns including Calimport, City of Glory
  • A collection of adventure seeds which can be sewn together into a level 1-20 campaign called "The Tale of the Twisted Rune"
  • New magic items, monsters, and NPCs
  • A beautiful, full-color map of Calimshan
  • And much, much, more!

Calimshan! Are you ready for your next adventure?

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Forrest S August 28, 2020 9:46 pm UTC
Would love to see this as POD.
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M.T. B August 14, 2020 9:58 am UTC
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Friends, I've just added a beautiful, full-color map to this product
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Colin P August 17, 2020 1:35 pm UTC
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Awesome! Any changes to the Guide itself?
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M.T. B August 17, 2020 1:46 pm UTC
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No, just the map
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Chris S July 25, 2020 2:00 pm UTC
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To the author, Mr (or indeed Ms) Black: as a DM planning a campaign in this setting, am I permitted to extract portions of this and provide it to my players?
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M.T. B July 25, 2020 11:54 pm UTC
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Certainly
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Feodor R June 21, 2020 11:03 pm UTC
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Figure I'd voice my desire for a POD version of this as well. This is one of the few DM's Guild Adept products I NEED to see a POD version for! Hopefully DM's Guild starts taking on new POD items soon.
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Tanja O April 30, 2020 9:01 am UTC
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Is there a map of the country or city maps in the product?
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M.T. B April 30, 2020 9:20 am UTC
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Yes, a map of Calimshan and a map of Calimport
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John S April 15, 2020 11:41 am UTC
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Just adding my request for a POD release (hardback please!) - the combined book for the Amn, Tethyr & Calimshan sounds fantastic! Would be great to see some of the elements from older source-books like Sandstorm & Empires of the Sands brought into the 5e era with DM tips for survival in the vast Calim desert and Tethyr wastes, as well as a detailed look at the major cities of the Southern realms. Athkatla would of course be popular with the BG2 Shadows of Amn fans (myself included) as well I'm sure and could perhaps also expand some of the popular locations from the game like Trademeet, Watcher's Keep etc. And Tethyr has had very little fleshing out over the years so would be great to see some further details of this realm brought to the modern era of the game.

I will definitely be eagerly awaiting this release and hope you can do a hardback pod - you will definitely get my money for this! Cheers
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M.T. B April 07, 2020 11:10 pm UTC
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Folks have been asking about a print version of this. As some of you know, OBS are scaling down the amount of POD they are doing. This, and certain other logistical considerations, mean it's not practical to turn a book of this size into POD.

However, I do have a longer-term plan to write guides for Amn and Tethyr and then bundle all three together. Assuming that all comes to pass, that bigger book is one I would definitely want to be POD.
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Nicolas C May 01, 2020 2:34 am UTC
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A Tethyr guide would be amazing! Any estimated release date on it? -please, release Tethyr before Amn :)
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Aaron M April 07, 2020 2:18 pm UTC
Any VTT conversion coming?
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M.T. B April 07, 2020 11:08 pm UTC
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No firm plans at this stage but I will certainly advertise it if things change.
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Sara W March 14, 2020 6:39 pm UTC
Adding my voice to the call for a print version. I'd love to have this on the shelf.
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Aaron-John W February 26, 2020 10:09 pm UTC
Another vote for POD + PDF, Calimshan seems really well researched, I'd love to play in it!
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ronald P February 22, 2020 5:52 am UTC
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another vote for pod here!
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T.A. G February 17, 2020 5:06 am UTC
I am new to this type of guide. How much of the politics, history, and interworkings of Calimport are canon / borrowed from official sources, and how much is straight from your own creativity?
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M.T. B February 17, 2020 6:15 am UTC
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I have researched pretty deeply into the available books on Calimshan. History I have tried to remain true to where I've engaged with it, while having to straighten out some inconsistencies and stuff that's unpalatable. The politics of the nation have changed dramatically over the years. The most recent "canon" in SCAG says there was a kind of revolution with the genasi warlords and genies overthrown by humans. There is no "canon" on the political situation in 1495. I have extrapolated a likely political status quo from that with the election of a Syl-Pasha, but one who is struggling to hold on to power in the somewhat chaotic post-revolutionary period.

Nearly half the book is available for preview, so have a read and you will get a good idea of how I have tackled these issues.
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Paul C February 06, 2020 12:41 am UTC
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Hey MT, another quality product. I am not a Realms person, but I always mine settings for ideas. This was a god purchase I would say.
Just wondering why the druid circle is called Circle of Stone (which I would link more to dwarves, caves, etc) than Circle of Sand, which is the feel I get from this? Well, actually, it seems to straddle both. Maybe a need for both, then could really follow the concept through with features and spells.
(Just for eg. I would not think 'dust devil' would be a spell I associate with all Druids of Stone. Suitable here, but as a Circle?)
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M.T. B February 06, 2020 3:01 am UTC
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Thank you for your kind comments!

In terms of "Circle of Stone" I was thinking of the standing stones that are dotted throughout Calimshan, and are one of the few solid "druid hooks" in that land. A "Circle of Sand" would work too, though - I may create a derivative circle if/when I do Anauroch [spoilers].
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Igor M January 31, 2020 6:49 pm UTC
Why is this in the Eberron Setting Section?
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M.T. B January 31, 2020 8:01 pm UTC
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I can't see it in the Eberron section. It's marked as "Forgotten Realms" and that's where it comes up when I click the Forgotten Realms link.
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Alessandro H January 30, 2020 8:05 pm UTC
If this wir print, i would definitely buy it, but i find ebooks annoying and rarely purchase them. I'd be willing to pay 20 bucks for hardback.
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M.T. B January 30, 2020 9:11 pm UTC
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That is good to know. I would have to do a lot of work to prepare this for print, but it is feasible if folk are willing to pay a reasonably high price point
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Barra M January 30, 2020 1:31 pm UTC
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This is really good! Would you consider fleshing out an Adventure Path to go with it? Another vote for POD also. 20 bucks is fine.
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M.T. B January 30, 2020 9:11 pm UTC
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One thought I had was to take the adventure seeds and turn them into full adventures. It would be a big undertaking, but if the book sells really well, I will look at it.
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