Critical Role Tal’Dorei Reborn from Critical Role's Darrington Press

Critical Role's publishing arm, Darrington Press, has announced that it is relaunching the...

Critical Role's publishing arm, Darrington Press, has announced that it is relaunching the Tal'Dorei campaign setting (which was originally published inn 2017 by Green Ronin). The new setting is called Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn and will launch in late 2021/early 2022.

Since we launched Darrington Press, one product has been asked for again and again: the popular and out-of-print Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting.

Today, we are delighted to announce that the sourcebook is coming back, in a shiny new form: Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn—lovingly hashtagged #TalDoreiReborn for short. This definitive sourcebook brings the locations, people, creatures, and character options of Critical Role’s Tal’Dorei to your gaming table, complete with 5th edition stats for new magic items, subclasses, and even the members of Vox Machina. Whether you’re a fan of the original sourcebook or are totally new to Tal’Dorei, this book is for you.


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The book is double the size of the original, at 280 pages, and advances the setting by two decades.

Inside, you'll find info on each major region of the setting, 9 new subclasses and 5 new backgrounds, new magic items, creatures, and updated stat blocks for the members of Vox Machina.

There will also be a deluxe boxed set from Beadle & Grimm's.

The FAQ indicates that it will not be possible to buy the PDF-only version at launch, but if you buy from the Critical Role shop you get the PDF bundled in (not if you buy it elsewhere though).
 

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Urriak Uruk

Gaming is fun, and fun is for everyone
Well, it was a doomed city ruled by vampires and necromancers... and now it's a city ruled by the biggest heroes of the realm. That growth is possible IMO

Eh, I find it hard to believe in any situation that a pre-industrial city can grow that fast in so short a time, but this is a fantasy world so I don't care too much about it.
 

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Eh, I find it hard to believe in any situation that a pre-industrial city can grow that fast in so short a time, but this is a fantasy world so I don't care too much about it.
I know in the first Tal'Dorei book it was mentioned that the city of Emon was very quickly repaired following dragon attack in part due to magic...and as a result the city was in debt to the organization of mages who supplied that magic. I wonder if that will be elaborated upon?

As for Whitestone itself, the cover of the Beadle & Grimm's box mentions the "Whitestone Rifle Corps", so it may be a comparatively technologically advanced city.
 

Urriak Uruk

Gaming is fun, and fun is for everyone
I know in the first Tal'Dorei book it was mentioned that the city of Emon was very quickly repaired following dragon attack in part due to magic...and as a result the city was in debt to the organization of mages who supplied that magic. I wonder if that will be elaborated upon?

As for Whitestone itself, the cover of the Beadle & Grimm's box mentions the "Whitestone Rifle Corps", so it may be a comparatively technologically advanced city.

I actually know very little about Taldorei (I've only seen the very beginning of C1, in the Underdark), so can't comment. But yeah that's largely my view, there's always some "Well, magic!" explanation for why something that probably isn't possible in the real world does happen in D&D settings.
 


Bolares

Hero
Eh, I find it hard to believe in any situation that a pre-industrial city can grow that fast in so short a time, but this is a fantasy world so I don't care too much about it.
Whitestone specifically grew in to a industrial city, mining residuum and doing a lot of invention. Percy, the player character who is the lord of the city was and tinkerer and inventor, so the city followed his lead.
 

Jaeger

That someone better
Eh, I find it hard to believe in any situation that a pre-industrial city can grow that fast in so short a time, but this is a fantasy world so I don't care too much about it.

Well, not only did it grow:

The surrounding forest is still right up to the 'defensive' walls, and there is not a patch of farmland in the surrounding area to be seen.

Two things that would never happen around a real medieval city, 'but fantasy' so whatever...
 

Bolares

Hero
Well, not only did it grow:

The surrounding forest is still right up to the 'defensive' walls, and there is not a patch of farmland in the surrounding area to be seen.

Two things that would never happen around a real medieval city, 'but fantasy' so whatever...
Isn't there farmland on the bottom of the map?
 

Urriak Uruk

Gaming is fun, and fun is for everyone
Whitestone specifically grew in to a industrial city, mining residuum and doing a lot of invention. Percy, the player character who is the lord of the city was and tinkerer and inventor, so the city followed his lead.

I should have said "Pre-Industrial Revolution" I suppose.
 



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