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Underwater Campaigns

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A Guide to Running Underwater Campaigns

Underwater Campaigns is the perfect resource for exploring the wonder and danger of underwater worlds and adventure - oceans, lakes, rivers, sewers, and flooded ruins. Whether you want to add an aquatic room in your dungeon, flesh out trade with the ocean creatures, or create an epic tale at 20,000 feet, this work is for you! This work takes existing nature and weaves the fantasy setting through it while guiding you to create your own underwater campaigns.

Inside, you will find:

- An underwater adventure seed for any level

- 68 random underwater encounters

- Underwater rules for combat, skills, feats, and magic

- 67 new aquatic monsters

- The return of the Colossal creature size!

- 26 new aquatic NPCs

- The return of the Gehreleths!

- 35 spells to help or hinder underwater targets

- 19 magic items for underwater adventuring

- New disease mechanics and examples

- 2 unique underwater locations

- Professional layout using over 100 pictures on 158 pages


We are honored and delighted that Underwater Campaigns was noticed and mentioned by WoTC

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Underwater Campaigns was awarded Best Supplement of 2021 by No Dice Unrolled

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Daniel C November 08, 2022 3:48 pm UTC
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Added: Verbal Components and Spellcasting.
If you use a spell with a verbal component and you cannot breath the substance you are in your breath is gone (this is the same mechanic I used in Breath Weapons). You are now drowning (water breathers can "drown" in air).
Thanks to Redit for asking this question :)
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Kevin S November 06, 2022 7:41 pm UTC
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Are any types of underwear transport covered? Was thinking of just using Spelljammer rules if nobody has anything better.
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Daniel C November 07, 2022 12:50 am UTC
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That is the best bet. Only rules i know about are for surface ships and astral ships.
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Daniel C November 04, 2022 3:13 pm UTC
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Good News! Print on Demand is now available !!!
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Daniel C October 21, 2022 5:33 pm UTC
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Print on Demand is almost here! I am waiting on a proof and a final look-over. I am hoping it will be ready by early November 2022!
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Kevin S September 11, 2022 7:52 pm UTC
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Anything about transportation (submarines/bathysphere) rules? And maybe dive suits similar to LoZ’s Zora armor? Or maybe something like Bioshock Big Daddy dive suits?

The description blurb leaves out the transport issues, and was wondering about that before I commit to a must buy or wishlist item.
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Daniel C September 12, 2022 10:41 pm UTC
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Underwater Campaigns mentions very briefly how diving bells work, but the tech is above what some DnD campaigns deal with so its left "for a DM to sort out." The only transportation in the game is the apparatus of Kawalish (spelling?). Underwater Campaigns goes into detail on how to maintain air (or water environments) with a utility spell, converts airy water to 5e, and discusses options for getting low level characters into the ocean. The biggest help is that by the time the characters are 4th or 5th level they have at their disposal all sorts of magical means of moving and breathing under water.
If your campaign deals with more technology there are a few sections on how to use ocean resources like methane hydrate and ambergris.
I hope this helped answer your question.
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Kevin S September 21, 2022 6:30 pm UTC
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I’ll be honest, I really think someone needs to change this. Maybe even use Spelljammer like rules, that have a pocket of air or magic sand (hydrophobic) like air over the hull. That way you can use the Sea Jammer (or some better name) to get to interesting underwater locations, but occasionally have ‘We Need to Go Deeper’ like battles & having holes in the hull isn’t immediately going to TPK.

Dive suits that basically let the players fly underwater. Maybe some dive suits for floor bed walking, but I could see a clockwork Bioshock Big Daddy based monster working well.

Also, as a side note I was thinking maybe magical pollution could be a mechanic to mutate just about any sea creature into a nightmare of your own design.

I haven’t a head for mechanics & might need to just steel stuff from optional Spelljammer rules. Biggest things I’ll need to rethink are what kind of weapons would work best on an underwater vessel.
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Daniel C September 21, 2022 11:56 pm UTC
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Sounds like you have identified a possible product that others would buy :) I wish you luck. I'd suggest looking at the old 2E spelljammer rules. I believe those are more of what you are looking at. The 5E version is very light on vehicle specifics. When it comes to game mechanics just start slowly and change a small piece. See what happens.
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Daniel C May 30, 2022 12:41 pm UTC
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Looks like we are going to try and pay a guy to do a conversion of this into the format that dmsguild allows for print on demand. I hope this works :) I want a copy on my shelf also. More to follow I hope.
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John S April 14, 2022 2:07 pm UTC
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Just another voice saying if you ever did manage to get this into a POD format, you'd have a paying customer right here!
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Daniel C April 15, 2022 11:17 pm UTC
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I wish John. Its a daunting thing to redo something completely in a different platform. I do appreciate the good words though :)
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Daniel C September 12, 2022 10:42 pm UTC
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John, working on a POD for this now. We hope to be done in a month.
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Marco B November 04, 2022 3:12 pm UTC
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Hi, the POD is now available!
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Thomas J January 15, 2022 2:04 am UTC
Is there any chance of a print on demand version of this book? This is definitely something I'd love to physically have on my shelf!
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Daniel C January 16, 2022 2:48 pm UTC
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In short ... no :(
We learned many a thing the hard way when it comes to print. In short we would love to put this in print but in order to do so we would have to redesign it from the ground up in a different program. The good news is we learned exactly what not to do and our next work will be in a format that can be printed. As an aside I paid stupid money to do a 1 off print of something else of mine and it is very easy to see where the shortcomings are if you do not use Adobe's indesign. I would love to have this available for print but the labour involved is more than Marco and I can manage now seeing as we both have "real" jobs now. :(
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Marco B November 04, 2022 3:18 pm UTC
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Hi, the POD is now available!
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Andy L January 14, 2022 9:13 pm UTC
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Such an amazing supplement! It covers an aspect of D&D5e that needed to be dealt with. Precise and smart solution, cool art and a lot of fun! That's why it was the Best Supplement in the NDU Awards 2021!
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Daniel C January 16, 2022 2:45 pm UTC
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thanks mate!
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Daniel C January 09, 2022 3:15 pm UTC
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This was just awarded Best Supplement for 2021 by NDU (Reviewer's Choice) Thanks to everyone at No Dice Unrolled!
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Pramod D September 26, 2021 1:57 pm UTC
Any plans to add print format?
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Daniel C September 26, 2021 9:01 pm UTC
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We looked into print and we would have to recreate the entire .pdf in a different program. So it doesn't look like we will do that :( Its a possibility for the future though.
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Marco B November 04, 2022 3:22 pm UTC
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Hi, the POD is now available!
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Daniel C September 21, 2021 12:02 pm UTC
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Fantasy Grounds conversion is out :)
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Daniel C September 14, 2021 2:03 pm UTC
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Ok Version 1.1 is out. We also added bookmarks for easier navigation. Let us know if you find anything else :) Thank you
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Alberto C August 31, 2021 10:54 pm UTC
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This is Amazing Content you made my year with this guide!!! I build an underwater campaign for so long and this would be an amazing reference to use. Thanks again!!
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Daniel C September 01, 2021 10:59 am UTC
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Glad to help :) I try to make things that don't already exist ... this is getting harder and harder as there are many quality producers now :)
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Daniel C August 29, 2021 8:27 pm UTC
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Keep the error finding coming! I have a thick skin and yeah any work of this size is going to have some weirdness. I have about 3 pages of notes for the 1.1 version. We will release the updated version once we break even (hit the silver medal). I'm thinking this will be in about 3 weeks. this gives me (and you :)) time to find more bugs that I can squash. And thank you. Seriously.
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Marco B August 27, 2021 8:34 pm UTC
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Thank you very much!
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Daniel C August 27, 2021 11:22 pm UTC
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yeah we blasted it on Social Media. It is an interesting take on the review process. I think I like it. Its like watching someone discover my work for the first time and sort of "mutter aloud about whether they like it or not." Dig the approach.
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Jimmy F August 28, 2021 4:13 am UTC
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it. Yeah, I do full book reviews as well sometimes, but I wanted to do a series that helps people find titles after they move off of the front page of the site. It's really hard to find what you are looking for by just browsing, so I'm hoping people will stumble upon titles by watching the series over time as well.
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