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Ruins of Mbala - maps and extra content for Tomb of Annihilation


High above the dense jungles of Chult on a large plateau lies what’s left of the forgotten kingdom Mbala. These decrepit ruins holds dark secrets left uncovered. According to local legend, all that remains of Mbala is Nanny Pu'pu, a witch doctor with ancient magical powers. Old Nanny Pu’pu is secretly a hag who could prove to be an important ally to a group of heroes, or, if they are not useful or careful, a hungry, bloodthirsty foe.

This supplement to Tomb of Annihilation expands on the location of Mbala and the green hag Nanny Pu’pu. It is meant to make Mbala more exciting and manageable for both the DM and the players. The document includes: 

  • A Gorgeous Map of the Ruins of Mbala, which will give life to any encounter within the forgotten kingdom. 
  • Additional Adventure Hooks, providing the characters with a reason to travel to the ruins of Mbala. 
  • Random Encounters & Discoveries for Mbala, including an entirely new encounter location, the Crypt of the Last King, complete with its own encounter map. 
  • Expanded Pterafolk Nest, offering suggestions on how to run the pterafolk nest, as well a much-needed encounter map you can use when running the dangerous encounter! 
  • Expanded History & Lore, which elaborates on Mbala and Nanny Pu'pu's history, and foreshadows the Sewn Sisters in the Tomb of the Nine Gods. 
  • New Mundane & Magic Items – reward characters with mystical flora or give them mastery of the weather with the rain stick of Mbala!

Expect 4 to 6 hours of gameplay (in addition to what's presented in Tomb of Annihilation) for a party of 4 to 6 characters, levels 3 to 4. 

The previews below show a sample of the supplement. 

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Gregory B March 28, 2021 12:58 pm UTC
Says map is too large for roll 20 :( makes me very sad. I don't know how to get around that problem.
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Daniel K March 28, 2021 1:08 pm UTC
I just added 70 pixels per inch versions of each of the maps, which should be a lot smaller in size so that you can use them on Roll20. If you re-download the files for this supplement, those smaller maps should now be included. :-)
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Ken K July 06, 2020 9:44 pm UTC
I purchased this author’s other title Fall of Cyrog and wanted to see more of his content and was pleasantly surprised to find so much Tomb of Annihilation material. This supplement really expands the Mbala location. Maps are really important to my campaign and I thought the map in this adventure really brought the location to life. I also really enjoyed all of the lore that it added to Mbala to explain how Nanny Pu’pu got there in the first place. My players aren’t ready for Shilku or Nsi Wastes, but I’m planning to pick up Daniel’s other titles when the time comes if they’re as good as this one.
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Jeremiah S June 25, 2020 4:39 pm UTC
I found this lackluster. The map is poorly done. The expanded lore is a little boring.
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Ryan M May 07, 2020 10:22 pm UTC
Really enjoyed this resource for expanding Mbala! I will definitely be using the lore, maps, and encounters when my players reach it!
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