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Player Primer: Icewind Dale


Discover the wonders of Faerûn’s frozen tundra with Player Primer: Icewind Dale! This supplement contains all the information DMs and players will need to jump into a Dungeons & Dragons adventure set in Icewind Dale including:

  • Life in Icewind Dale

  • Important story events

  • Regions and settlements of Icewind Dale

  • Factions of Icewind Dale

  • New & adapted backgrounds

  • A Character Chronicle to build characters firmly grounded in Icewind Dale

Our Character Chronicle, adapted from the Heroic Chronicle created in Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount, is a system of character creation that helps players create characters with strong ties to Icewind Dale. This includes goals, secrets, and even favorite foods! Useful for any player, this system can also be used to create more fully-realized villains for your arctic escapades. 

Icewind Dale is a classic and storied region of Faerûn whose story is continuing in Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden. Get ready for Dungeons and Dragons’ next big adventure today with Player Primer: Icewind Dale!

Once you've made your heroes, bring them to life in Song of the Mountain: A Player Primer Adventure! This adventure is designed for level 1 characters to be introduced to Icewind Dale, complete with hooks to continue a campaign. Click the image for more information, and for a 20% discount you can buy these titles bundled together here!

cover for Song of the Mountain: A Player Primer Adventure. A person stands silhouetted before an arctic mountain rage, obscured by blowing snow

Continue your adventures across Faerûn with the rest of the Player Primer series!

Player Primer: Tethyr. A lone knight sits at the bank of a lake, looking towards a distant and massive castle.     An overgrown gate sits among vibrant trees. Player Primer: Moonshae Isles    A cloaked specter looms over a silhouetted city skyline as coins swirl around them both. an adventurer struggles to hold onto a flying blue dragon over a desert. Player Primer: Calimshan

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Brian M November 21, 2021 11:12 pm UTC
Honest question, does this include any spoilers for the Rime of the Frostmaiden Campaign, ie events that happen during the adventure?

This looks so cool and I really want to get it!
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Steven P November 22, 2021 2:21 am UTC
It does not! It has a few hints to help seed players into the adventure, but does not include any information on the actual plot.
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Tobias B August 16, 2020 4:28 pm UTC
Hey, quick question,

is the Icewind Dale map featured in the pdf an original or is there a source somewhere? i tried to search online but i can not find it.
This is the best looking Icewind Dale map i've seen, if you could share it, that would be incredible.
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Steven P August 16, 2020 5:19 pm UTC
Thank you for saying so! This is an original map I made in Inkarnate. My understanding of DMG rules presently is that I cannot release a map of a Forgotten Realms location as an individual product, only as part of a larger product such as this.
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BE P September 03, 2021 8:59 pm UTC
Hello, I just purchased this thinking the map would be included. Any chance you could email me the jpeg so I don't have to try and save a lower res version from the PDF?
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Steven P September 03, 2021 9:08 pm UTC
I've added the map as a downloadable file to this. Cheers!
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