Baldur's Gate: City Encounters is a fantastic expansion to your party's adventures in the City of Blood! The city of Baldur's Gate is dangerous; it is a darker, human reflection of nature's heartless power struggle between predator and prey, and this supplement encapsulates the unsteadiness of that power. The twenty "Tension Encounters" are based on the Law-Chaos axis of alignment, and expressed through the relative influence of Baldur's Gate's main factions, namely the Flaming Fists and the Dead Three. There are also twenty neighborhood encounters, linked to specific locations in the Upper, Lower, and Outer City. My favorite neighborhood encounter is #3 High Hall Temples, in which a vigilante priest wanting to upset the corrupt court system is planning his very own Gunpowder Plot! While the details of each encounter link them to this infamous Forgotten Realms city, they could be plugged into any urban setting with minor adjustments. Baldur's Gate: City Encounters is well-written, professionally formatted, and a simple way to enhance your group's tier one experience in Baldur's Gate: Descent Into Avernus!
[4 of 5 Stars!]