Second Dungeons & Dragons Product for Fall 2018: Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage

Wizards of the Coast announced the second product for Fall 2018, Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage.


A video promotion from D&D Beyond (linked below) aired at the end of the Saturday events on the "Stream of Many Eyes" and was uploaded to YouTube shortly after. The book will be a megadungeon that runs from Level 6-20 that details 23 different levels to Undermountain each with their own feel and theme, along with a full detailing of Skullport. It's stated in the video that running the module with weekly sessions will take at least eight months. Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage will be out November 13, 2018, with an MSRP of $49.95.

[video=youtube;wbVRQIOuI8s]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbVRQIOuI8s[/video]

This is the second product announced during the "Stream of Many Eyes" event on the Dungeons & Dragons Twitch channel. The event will continue on Sunday with celebrity games and potentially more product announcements from third-party companies like Gale Force Nine. The first product announced, Waterdeep: Dragon Heist (along with a special dice set), were announced on Friday, June 1.

 
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Abstruse

Adventurer
Sorry the article wasn't allowing comments at first. That should be fixed now. I'm still waiting for the official product page to update with confirmation about the release date, length, and price.
 

dwayne

Explorer
I still have my old box set with all the maps, and and the table cards which i have used many times. I would buy this if it updates the game info and the tables just depend upon how much generic information it has.
 

KentDT

Explorer
hmm . . . "third-party companies like Cubicle 7" I'm thinking you meant Gale Force Nine? Or did the Cubicle 7 guys come over from the UK to co-announce immediate availability of the Mines of Moria or something?
 

Abstruse

Adventurer
hmm . . . "third-party companies like Cubicle 7" I'm thinking you meant Gale Force Nine? Or did the Cubicle 7 guys come over from the UK to co-announce immediate availability of the Mines of Moria or something?
Ugh, thank you...I don't know how I seem to mix those two up so often. Same thing used to happen with Games Workshop and Game Designers Workshop if I wasn't paying attention...
 

dave2008

Adventurer
So this is our first official AP going to lvl 20. Interesting
 
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TheSword

Explorer
What a great concept. Dragon Heist to flesh out the city and meet some of the movers and shakers. Then with the stage set Undermountain to explore the largest dungeon in the Realms. They are publishing one of my dream campaigns. 5e just keeps getting better and better for me!
 

Staffan

Adventurer
Point of order: that would be the third product (not counting things like dice, screens, and such) of 2018. We just got Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes as the first, Waterdeep: Dragon Heist will be the second, and Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage comes in third.

Alternately, the second product announced at the Stream of Many Eyes.
 

Raunalyn

Adventurer
I'm actually pleased by this.

Dragon Heist's concept seemed kind of meh to me, but taken in conjunction with this one, I see the purpose behind it and I've changed my position.

I remember the Undermountain boxed set and being a bit overwhelmed by the size of it. But I am really liking the concept of a city-based campaign that goes from level 1 to 20.

Actually looking forward to this now.
 

dave2008

Adventurer
[MENTION=1]Morrus[/MENTION], it seems something has changed to the default text when it is displayed on a black background. It is really hard to read now. Just wanted to give you the heads up!
 

Abstruse

Adventurer
@Morrus, it seems something has changed to the default text when it is displayed on a black background. It is really hard to read now. Just wanted to give you the heads up!
I just double-checked that the automatic text coloring is set. Something went weird with the article when it was posted and I had to fiddle with it to get it to allow comments. Could you check other posts to see if it's just this one, or if it's site-wide?

Edit: Nevermind, something happened with the code when I inserted the video that left a color change code that didn't close. It should be fixed now.
 
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dave2008

Adventurer
I just double-checked that the automatic text coloring is set. Something went weird with the article when it was posted and I had to fiddle with it to get it to allow comments. Could you check other posts to see if it's just this one, or if it's site-wide?

Edit: Nevermind, something happened with the code when I inserted the video that left a color change code that didn't close. It should be fixed now.
It is - thanks!
 
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DQDesign

Guest
Point of order: that would be the third product (not counting things like dice, screens, and such) of 2018. We just got Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes as the first, Waterdeep: Dragon Heist will be the second, and Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage comes in third.

Alternately, the second product announced at the Stream of Many Eyes.
Three products, hundreds of pages, and nothing outside Forgotten Realms.
I'm very disappointed about that.
It is now clear, at least for me, that we will never see anything about some of the oldest and not-so-known settings (like Mystara, for example).
I can understand wotc behaviour, they have to produce books that sell, and FR definetely sells, what I cannot understand is keeping the settings locked on DMsGuild. I'm totally sure that for each wotc boss worried about profit there are a lot of fans willing to develop not profitable settings. I'm one of them.
 

M.T. Black

Explorer
I'm so glad to see an official megadungeon being developed for 5e! I anticipate many hours spent exploring this with my players.
 

hawkeyefan

Explorer
I think both books sound excellent. They won’t really work for my current campaign, but they sound like a great combo of adventures and I’ll likely run tham down the road when my current longstanding campaign finally wraps up.

It sounds like each could also be repurposed in a variety of ways so that it would be very easy to mine them for ideas, encounters, villains, and locations.
 
Three products, hundreds of pages, and nothing outside Forgotten Realms.
I'm very disappointed about that.
It is now clear, at least for me, that we will never see anything about some of the oldest and not-so-known settings (like Mystara, for example).
I can understand wotc behaviour, they have to produce books that sell, and FR definetely sells, what I cannot understand is keeping the settings locked on DMsGuild. I'm totally sure that for each wotc boss worried about profit there are a lot of fans willing to develop not profitable settings. I'm one of them.
I disagree a bit if you create a book like Mordenkainen or Xanathars that contain all the rules for unique classes of all the diferent worlds with specific stuff ... that will sell really well. You really don’t need to make a campaign book.

100% with you about the Dmguild...
 

exile

Villager
My feelings exactly.

I'm actually pleased by this.

Dragon Heist's concept seemed kind of meh to me, but taken in conjunction with this one, I see the purpose behind it and I've changed my position.

I remember the Undermountain boxed set and being a bit overwhelmed by the size of it. But I am really liking the concept of a city-based campaign that goes from level 1 to 20.

Actually looking forward to this now.
 

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