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Gray Hands - a Waterdeep: Dragon Heist DM's Resource


Gray Hands - a Waterdeep: Dragon Heist DM's Resource

Suddenly and without warning, an opening appears in the obsidian tower before you. You hesitate, for you've heard many stories of Blackstaff Tower and the powerful wizards who've called it their home. A firm, feminine voice from within the tower, breaking your trance: "Well, are you coming in or not? I haven't got all day. If you want to a Gray Hand, you can't let a little magic give you pause!" 

In this document we explore the Gray Hands (also known as Force Grey) — one of the most interesting and unique factions available to player characters in Waterdeep: Dragon Heist. With inspiration from the source material, we've crafted three whole faction missions from the brief outlines given in the campaign book, complete with challenging encounter, beautiful battlemaps, entertaining skill challenges and unique treasure. Being a member of the Gray Hands have never been this fun — or this dangerous!

This download includes: 

  • More flavor — we go into a bit more detail with the Gray Hands, Force Grey, the Blackstaff and Blackstaff Tower, giving you additional lore to inspire and aid you when present them to your players.

  • An optional magical item — the Gray Hand Token gives player characters more sway with city officials and allows them to draw upon Aghairon's Dragonward to enhance their attacks or spells.

  • Complete Gray Hand missions — Send your players up Waterdeep Mountain to battle bandits and manticores in "Monk on a Mountain", have them wresting treasure from a shipwreck in "Deepwater Dragon" and lure them into a fight with a demon in the sewers of waterdeep in "Braincheck". You'll also find advise on how to set your party up for success if they undertake the fourth mission and venture into the Xanathar's lair to kill a mindflayer!

  • Three battlemaps primed for digital tabletop — two of which are stunning maps graciously provided by Neutral Party. Visit Neutral Party's patreon to find alternate versions of these maps, as well as many more maps in the same style.

  • Handy creature cards — have the statistics for each creature your party might face during the first three faction missions ready at hand, easy to pull up at the table.

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November 12th, 2018
Great resource! I wish there were ones for all the factions. [...]
October 24th, 2018
A must have resource if your Waterdeep party joins the Grey Hands! Excellent background on the organization, the NPCs, and the tower. Missions that are actual missions, not just a kernel of an idea like the table in the book. And that sweet magi [...]
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