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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 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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Russ Morrissey

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James, who used to work around these parts, and is the main writer of the book, talks about CR, among other things. Also happens to be one of my favorite podcasts.

 







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Huh. Guess Mercer is cool with alignment in monster statblocks...
Were they not going to have them, or something? All of the monsters in the first Tal'Dorei book (from Green Ronin) had alignment listed in their stat blocks. Wildemount too, now that I think about it.
 


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Were they not going to have them, or something? All of the monsters in the first Tal'Dorei book (from Green Ronin) had alignment listed in their stat blocks. Wildemount too, now that I think about it.
Both the original Tal'dorei book and Wildemount were released well before Wizards decided to do away with alignment in monster statblocks. But also, that decision by Wizards was implemented months ago, yet here it remains in this upcoming release. So apparently Mercer thinks a default alignment is perfectly fine in monster statblocks. Interesting difference.
 


I just saw a press release for new Critical Role minis, including ones for fighter and rogue "kuul'tevir". Apparently that's what lizardfolk call themselves in Critical Role. I'm curious if they will be presented as a PC option; if so, I assume they won't be able to use race stats from Volo's.
 



Just wanted to comment on one touch I really liked about this - they have the main author names actually on the front of the book.

To me, that sort of thing is really positive, and I'd like to see it more. I think authors matter, and often produce different qualities of work and styles of work, and them always being kind of "hidden away" inside the book, so you have to carefully check the credits, is a lot less fun to me, and eliminates the "Oh it's by the guy I like!" factor unless I happen to research the book carefully. Sure if I see a name I don't like I'm less likely to buy it, but that's rare and avoids disappointment.

I know it's impractical for a lot of WotC books but I liked it.
 





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