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This folio of game handouts provides the front pages of 13 newspapers, broadsheets and scandal rags found in the City of Splendors. As handouts, they serve as table props and boost the game atmosphere for your sessions. The stories and headlines on these pages can provide adventure ideas that can take place alongside Waterdeep Dragon Heist.

Let Volo be your guide:

Volothamp Geddarm -- Waterdeep's erstwhile narrator -- is your guide to the ins and outs of the publishing business, the low-down on the owners, editors and rivals involved in Waterdeep's most popular and influencial publications.

Reporters at the DM's fingertips 

A chart allows a DM to randomly roll up reporters and correspondents that can be used as NPCs in your game.


One map shows the layout of a typical newspaper office in Waterdeep. A city map shows the locations of the publications mentioned in this product. 

About the author: 
Troy E. Taylor has been writing and editing for roleplaying games since 2005. His publishing credits include Dragon magazine, Kobold Press and Engine Publishing. Since 2008 he has been a regular contributor to the multi-Ennie winning GM advice site, Gnome Stew.

Other products from this creator:

Treasures & Trinkets series
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For Tier 2
For Tier 3
For Tier 4

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Temple of the Dawn Flower, an adventure for 5th level characters

Adventures in the Worm that Walks series, set in Baldur’s Gate
Krawlity House, an adventure for 1st level characters
Well Dressed Minotaur, an adventure for 2nd level characters
Adversaries and Allies in Baldur's Gate, a set of detailed NPCs.

For Tyranny of Dragons storyline
On the Trail of Tyranny, a guide for DMs to run Hoard of the Dragon Queen and Rise of Tiamat
Springboard Adventures, a guide for adventuring after Tyranny of Dragons
Palace of the Red Pasha, an adventure for 16th level characters

For Elemental Evil storyline
Defenders of the Dessarin Valley, a guide for DMs to run Princes of the Apocalypse
Springboard Adventures for Princes of the Apocalypse, a guide to more Elemental Evil adventures
Lords of the Earth, an adventure for Level 2, but includes adjustments for levels 1-6. 

Adventures in the Forgotten Realms
Vault of the Gods, an adventure for 9th level characters
Bone Collector's Hoard, an adventure for 1st-3rd level characters
Crypts of the Scions, an adventure for 5th-8th level characters

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Jean-Luc C October 10, 2018 6:07 pm UTC
Would it be okay if I referenced your document for a Waterdeep "Running a Business" doc? I'd summarize each paper in a single sentence based on your descriptions, and have a link to this page. Thank you.
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Troy T October 10, 2018 9:49 pm UTC
Yes, that would be fine. Thanks for reading.
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September 12, 2018 4:21 pm UTC
This is great (****), I would love (*****) if I could also create news myself via a template, then I can interject story hooks and leads to my own campaign. Via a template of a newspaper.
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Karl A September 12, 2018 12:37 am UTC
I like all of the stuff in this - will stop me doing a lot of double up on my own prep. The one thing I think would add to it would be to add templates for the various newssheets - to make it easier to make up my own versions, to reference things that have happened in my game.
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Troy T September 12, 2018 2:29 pm UTC
That's an interesting idea, at least to explore. It includes a couple of hurdles: embedding fonts is the first, something I presently have no expertise; the second is whether a template created with the application I use for document creation has universal utility; my understanding is that it does not.
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