Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, Dungeon of the Mad Mage – D&D Adventure Books Announced

A couple of new adventure books for the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons were announced during last weekend’s Stream of Many Eyes event. These books are Waterdeep: Dragon Heist and Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage. The former describes a low-level urban adventure in the City of Splendors, while the latter offers a high level journey through the treacherous caverns and mazes of the famed Undermountain dungeon.

Both books are priced at $49.95. Dragon Heist is slated for a September 18, 2018 release, while Dungeon of the Mad Mage lists November 13, 2018 as its release date. And if you’re curious about these upcoming adventures, you might want to check out this YouTube playlist packed with D&D Beyond preview videos, or read their Waterdeep introduction article.

And before you do, check out the brief product overviews for the books. Here’s one for Dragon Heist:


A fantastic treasure trove is yours for the taking in this adventure for the world’s greatest roleplaying game.

Famed explorer Volothamp Geddarm needs you to complete a simple quest. Thus begins a mad romp through the wards of Waterdeep as you uncover a villainous plot involving some of the city’s most influential figures.

A grand urban caper awaits you. Pit your skill and bravado against villains the likes of which you’ve never faced before, and let the dragon hunt begin!

And one for Dungeon of the Mad Mage:


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!

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