Once again, Wizards of the Coast surprises us with another intricate and detailed pre-crafted adventure that provides players with countless hours of entertainment!
While, Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, which was announced Friday during the first day of The Stream of Many Eyes, takes players through exciting mysteries and time-pressing adventures; it seems to be merely a warm up for the epic that is Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage.
Dragon Heist takes place in the legendary city of Waterdeep, known to many who are familiar with the world of Faerun. The adventure guides the players from levels 1 to 5, allowing for unique game play no matter the number of sessions. However, Wizards of the Coast didn’t stop there.
Dungeon of the Mad Mage picks up where Dragon Heist leaves off, allowing the adventurers to start at level 6 and work their way through level 20. It is obvious that this adventure is not for the feint of heart; those who are accustom to leveling in a Dungeons and Dragons‘ setting know just how long it can take to work through fourteen of them. However, there is much more that can be expected from this new addition than just material that will take the better part of a year to get through.
Undermountain, the dungeon in which Dungeon of the Mad Mage takes place, is certainly not your average crawl. With portals, magic, sub-cities and twenty three levels, with a different setting for each, Undermountain is hands down the largest dungeon in Fearun!
Long ago, before Waterdeep even existed, Undermountain was ruled by one of the most powerful spell-casters of all time: Halaster Blackcloak. The centuries old caster was defeated and thus Undermountain fell into legend, allowing for Waterdeep to be built atop the ruins. While, Blackcloak was gone, his legacy continued to fester and grow beneath the foundations, filling its ever expanding halls with vile creatures from Mind Flayers to Giths, to Illithids and Drows. Even the murderous Xanathar members seemed to roam the corridors and tunnels beneath.
Now, Halaster Blackcloak is back! Whether he was simply hiding away, waiting for the perfect moment to rise again, or imprisoned in a tomb of his own making, we may never know. But with the new Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage there is a chance some of our questions might be answered. The only way to find out, however, is to gather a party and go forth, down into the depths where even light dare not venture.
Filled with monsters, spirits, extra-planar oddities, classical characters, countless NPCs (non-player characters), and expansion options for the DMs (Dungeon Masters) who want to put their own personal touch on the sessions; Dungeon of the Mad Mage has a lot to offer for any play style.
Dungeons and Dragons Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage is set to be released on November 13th, 2018.