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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.

The supplement is fully converted for Roll20:

  • Handouts with tables for each location
  • An NPC for each of the shopkeepers
  • Location map of The General Store, with dynamic lighting, doors and windows
  • NPCs for all of the stat blocks used in the adventure
  • 35 magic item handouts

The book includes everything you need to effectively (and quickly!) use it at the table.

For the PDF 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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