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Fireball - a Waterdeep: Dragon Heist DM's Resource


Fireball - a Waterdeep: Dragon Heist DM's Resource

Chapter 3: Fireball is the real 'hook' of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist. It's where the adventure starts in earnest, as an explosion of fire pulls the adventurers from their leisurely lives at Trollskull Manor and right into the middle of a criminal investigation - and a hunt for 500,000 gold dragons! But how to make sure the party actually get involved? And that they find the clues they need to get where they need to go? And how do you handle the chaos of Gralhund Villa?

The goal of this document is to provide you, the Dungeon Master, with tools and thoughts that'll help you make Chapter 3 of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist easy for you to run and enjoyable for your players. This document includes:

  • The Hook - You'll find advice on how to make sure the fireball-incident causes your players to become interested and get involved.
  • The Investigation - Going over each step of the investigation, we give advice on how to present clues, adding new optional clues, as well as how to make sure the party gets where they need to go without clumsy DM intervention.
  • The Confrontation - We take a closer look at Gralhund Villa and the series of encounters that play out here, ensuring that you're ready to plunge your party into the deadly standoff between the Zhentarim and the Gralhunds.
  • DM's Notes - You'll also find a single page of condensed notes covering the entire chapter, hopefully saving you from flipping through the campaign book at the table.
  • Monster Stats - Last, the document also includes the statistics for each potential enemy in Chapter 3: A Friend in Need, conveniently put together on the same pages.
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Bernardo T October 27, 2018 3:04 pm UTC
Dear Valeur, there will be something as interesting and useful for the fourth parth of "Waterdeep: Dragon Heist"? Thank you!
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Valeur R October 27, 2018 3:14 pm UTC
Hi Bernardo

We're working on it as we speak. It should be up within the next few days!

Thanks for the support :)
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Bernardo T October 27, 2018 4:59 pm UTC
Thanks to you! I'm really looking forward to buy and read the final chapter of your interesting books. I hope they will help me to use all or most of the material in the book - as much as cool it is to play the same adventure 4 times with a different setting and villain each time, I'm realistic about being able to play it only once with my group, so I hope there will be suggestion or ideas how to "mix and mash" the various "treasure hunts" storylines. Thanks for your answer!
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Skip S October 25, 2018 7:29 pm UTC
Valeur, you guys did it again. Loving this!
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Valeur R October 25, 2018 7:35 pm UTC
Thanks man! Really happy you like it :)
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pp B October 15, 2018 3:36 am UTC
Reading through this now, and it's good so far. There is a small typo on page 2 "(but sooth-stained) dress".
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Valeur R October 15, 2018 5:04 pm UTC
Thanks - and thanks for the heads up. We'll have it fixed in the next update! :)
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