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Waterdeep: Dirty Jobs (Campaign Guide)

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A FREE Guide for Playing An Epic Waterdeep Campaign!

Waterdeep: Dirty Jobs is a free product that gives you all the tools you need to run an epic, episodic urban campaign, based in Waterdeep or a similar fantasy city. 

Tools such as threats to the city, villains and their goals, an adventurer's guild and dozens of sample adventure scenarios should help DMs kick off near infinite amount of gaming sessions based in and around Waterdeep.

Also included is a campaign format to help combat scheduling issues (based around the famous West Marches campaign structure, but reimagined for a city setting with overarching storylines).

Waterdeep: Dirty Jobs Features These Tools:

  • A list of Threats, endangering the security of Waterdeep and its citizens.
  • A list of Major Villains behind many of those threats. Combating (or furthering) their goals will provide plenty of adventuring opportunities.
  • A list of Other Antagonists, also with goals for the adventurers to combat, or help achieve. 
  • A list of Potential Allies, who might help the players fight the campaign villains (or hinder their collaborations). 
  • An Adventurer's Guild that can provide a handy structure for receiving quests (aka ‘Dirty Jobs’).
  • One paragraph Adventure Scenarios that can easily be fleshed out into a short adventure.
  • More session ideas in the form of one line Adventure Seeds.
  • A list of already published Compatible Adventures that could be inserted into a Dirty Jobs campaign. 
  • 4 new Stat Blocks for running villains, antagonists and allies (Arcane Trickster, Merchant Prince, White Cloak, White Cloak Inquisitor)
  • An optional Campaign Structure for episodic but still epic play, using a pool of players and self-contained sessions.
  • An editable Waterdeep Wazoo (Affinity Publisher document) that DMs can fill out and use as a hand out. 

Running Waterdeep: Dirty Jobs

This guide is designed to allow DMs to unlock the often untapped potential of urban campaigns, and empowers them to come up with their own scenarios. An introductory adventure - Nightstalker - is already published on the DMs Guild however, and more may follow, according to demand. 

Content Warning. The final campaign content is up to the DM to decide but this guide presents themes that include drugs, slavery, anarchy/terrorism.

It's FREE!

Please enjoy this product on me, guilt-free, but if you would like to support my work feel free to come back throw in a dollar or two (as without payment the product doesn't gain any of the Gold, Platinum, Adamantine best seller badges!), or drop a reader review. I also have plenty of other products on the DMs Guild you might enjoy too, and picking up these will help me spend more time creating D&D content for DMs!




About the Author

Duncan Rhodes is the best-selling author of Candlekeep Murders: The Deadwinter Prophecy and DRAGONBOWL, amongst other titles. He is also the founder of the blog,

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