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Volo's Vetted Vendors

The Best Shops of the Forgotten Realms

Volothamp Geddarm is back! After years of research, Volo’s Vetted Vendors is the humble scribe’s latest work. Wherever your adventures take you, this book will be your guide to the local businesses. Whether you're looking for a place to sleep, somewhere to stock up on supplies, or simply a place to get a great mug of ale, Volo has got you covered!

This book includes 20 unique establishments and their proprietors, together with a list of wares offered, delectable details about the owner, and other adventure seeds to inspire your campaign.

In addition to the full-color 67-page supplement you will also receive:

  • A printer-friendly version
  • A separate PDF file with all the monsters used in the supplement
  • High-Res map of The General Store

The book includes everything you need to effectively (and quickly!) use it at the table. All referenced monsters and items (both magic and mundane!) are listed in the complete appendices, whether you purchase the digital or print version.

We've included much of the book in the full-size preview and encourage you to check it out before you buy!

For the Roll20 version of this book, click here!

M.T. Black M.T. Black
"Full of great ideas and beautifully presented."
JVC Parry JVC Parry
"A delightfully presented collection of commercial enterprises, many of which are truly inspired"
J.A. Valeur J.A. Valeur, Eventyr Games
"There are supplements you want and there are supplements you need. If your PCs are the shopping types, this definitely falls in the latter category. Don't miss out!"
Teos Abadia Teos "Alphastream" Abadia
"I truly enjoyed reading Volo's Vetted Vendors. This is an excellently designed supplement. Each location has a focus on how to engage your characters—from interesting items to purchase to adventure hooks to roleplaying prompts. Not only will you be inspired as a DM, you will have multiple ways to create fun situations for your players. Highly recommended!"

The following shops are just a few examples of the marvelous businesses that Volo visited on his travels:

  • Located in the Trades Ward of Waterdeep, The Cake Whisperer is an unassuming high-end bakery. Unbeknownst to the general public, The Widow uses this place as the hub of her spy network. (Marius Brunner)
  • You just never know where you'll encounter Formi's Serendipitous Grand Exchange. Whatever the place, just know that Formi has an offer for you that is as tempting as it is strange. (Matthew Whitby)
  • Higrida's Tattoos and Other Artistry is a tattoo shop located in the Dwarven stronghold of Mirabar. Inside of the shop, customers can purchase Higrida's services—both mundane and magical. (Purple Bog Press)

A look inside

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And on the table


The team

Shop Designers: Basil Wright (@kobanya_kana), Gene Brode, Jr. (@BardDurian), Jeff C. Stevens (@Jcorvinstevens), Joanna DeLaune (@prismaticblast), Marius Brunner (@Eisiplosion), Matt Kimberlin (@ASynthetic20), Matthew Whitby (@WhitbyWrites), Purple Bog Press, StickyHunter (@TheStickyHunter), Sven Truckenbrodt (@TheRubyFeather)

Editing: Rachel Savicki (@RWritesThings)

Lead Designer, Art Direction and Layout: T.M. van Dalen (

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January 26th, 2024
Well written and fun. Loved how they connected the shops too. [...]
August 13th, 2022
Really found this useful. First, I absolutely love that it can be purchased as a physical copy (I'm old, so while pdfs are useful...they just aren't the same). Second, it arrived the day before my next adventure and I was instantly able to fi [...]
May 17th, 2022
The content of this book hits a really nice balance between off the shelf items, rich backstories and rollable item effects. Would definitely recommend this addition to any DM looking for an easy way to make the gameplay of their adventures more immers [...]
May 10th, 2022
Very diverse selection of shops. Would recommend. Very entertaining to incorporate one (or some) of these into our campaigns. [...]
May 10th, 2022
Really usefull product. To be honest, I find shops a drain to setup but this was really easy to use! [...]
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