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“Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage” – D&Ds Next Storyline Part 2

This weekend, D&D is bringing a ton of Twitch streamers, actors, comedians and D&D luminaries to the Stream of Many Eyes. Many people also have their eye on this event because it was announced that the D&D team would be unveiling the new fall storyline at on Friday June 1 at 5pm PDT. After an introduction and tour of their Waterdeep set, Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Kate Welch, and Chris Perkins revealed D&D’s new storyline during a roundtable conversation hosted by Anna Prosser Robinson.

On Friday in was announced that the new storyline for Fall 2018 would be Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, which will take players from levels 1 to 5 in the Forgotten Realms’ City of Splendors. On Saturday, WotC announced that Waterdeep would actually be a two part adventure, with Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage taking players from levels 6 to 20 with the book available on November 13, 2018.

At the end of the event on Saturday night, a video from D&D Beyond aired revealing details about the second book.

The book will take players through Waterdeep’s famous Undermountain megadungeon. In the book you’ll find details for twenty-three different dungeon levels, each with their own feel and theme. The book will also fully details the subterranean ‘Port of Shadows’, Skullport and provide more rules for dungeon crawl based campaigns. A visit to Undermountain will not be a short one and this book will keep your players busy for the better part of a year. The video mentions that running the content in this book with weekly game sessions will take at least eight months.

From the official product page

The Greatest Dungeon of Them All

Explore the mega-dungeon of Undermountain in this adventure for the world’s greatest roleplaying game.

In the city of Waterdeep rests a tavern called the Yawning Portal, named after the gaping pit in its common room. At the bottom of this crumbling shaft is a labyrinthine dungeon shunned by all but the most daring adventurers. Known as Undermountain, this dungeon is the domain of the mad wizard Halaster Blackcloak. Long has the Mad Mage dwelt in these forlorn depths, seeding his lair with monsters, traps, and mysteries—to what end is a constant source of speculation and concern.

This adventure picks up where Waterdeep: Dragon Heist leaves off, taking characters of 5th level or higher all the way to 20th level should they explore the entirety of Halaster’s home. Twenty-three levels of Undermountain are detailed herein, along with the subterranean refuge of Skullport. Treasures and secrets abound, but tread with care!

Item details

Price: $49.95
Release Date: 13 November, 2018
Format: Hardcover


Halaster in ‘Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage’

Make sure to check out the rest of the event this weekend and let us know in the comments below what you think of the new storyline announcement.