is the study of the structure, organization, and composition of all the planes of existence, and the World Tree cosmology
model was one interpretation of the multiverse, attempting to reduce the complexity and sheer volume of information into concepts that were understandable and even useful to the brave, the curious, and the ambitious. First outlined in the Year of Wild Magic, 1372 DR
, the World Tree cosmology model quickly overshadowed the previous Great Wheel model
upon the discovery of an interplanar sentient tree-like being that acted as a conduit between a select group of planes. Dubbed the World Tree
, it connected only to planes with the Good alignment trait
and allowed passage only to those with a good and noble reason for their journey.
The concept of Inner and Outer Planes carried over from the Great Wheel model, with the Inner Planes (comprising the elemental planes plus the energy planes) remaining essentially unchanged, except they were accessed via the Astral Plane rather than the Ethereal. The Outer Planes increased in number from seventeen to twenty one and finally to twenty six, losing most of their interconnections. All Outer Plane travel was restricted to passing through the Prime Material Plane or along one of two cross-planar features: the aforementioned World Tree, or the River of Blood (formerly known as the river Styx).
Two other planes were discovered but were for all intents and purposes inaccessible to mortals: the Fugue Plane and Cynosure. Cynosure was a small demiplane which only the gods and their immortal servants could access. It was neutral ground for meetings and negotiations between the Powers. The Fugue Plane was the way station for the souls of the deceased while they awaited judgment and (hopefully) transportation to the realm of their patron deity.
City of the Spider Queen
is an adventure module set in the Forgotten Realms
using the Dungeons & Dragons
3rd edition ruleset, and was designed by James Wyatt
. It focuses on drow
, the Silence of Lolth
, and the cult of Kiaransalee
, taking the PCs from the Dordrien
crypts of Daggerdale
through the Underdark
to the drow outpost of Szith Morcane
and finally the city of Maerimydra
, to defeat the schemes of Irae T'sarran
|| The Fate of Faerûn Lies in Shadowy Darkness!
Daggerdale is reeling from a sudden series of murderous drow raids. As a grave threat to the entire surface world develops in the war-torn dark elf city of Maerimydra, intrepid heroes must discover its source and destroy it, if they can.
Designed to take 10th level characters as far as 18th level, City of the Spider Queen draws the heroes into the deepest reaches of the Underdark and plunges them into an epic adventure with dire consequences.
- 13 new monsters
- 13 new magic items
- 16-page full-color map booklet
New & Upcoming Releases
Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes
by Mike Mearls
and Jeremy Crawford
is a 5th-edition Dungeons & Dragons
sourcebook focusing on the multiverse and its inhabitants, released May 2018.
Waterdeep: Dragon Heist
|| Discover the truth about the great conflicts of the D&D multiverse in this supplement for the world's greatest roleplaying game.
This tome is built on the writings of the renowned wizard from the world of Greyhawk, gathered over a lifetime of research and scholarship. In his travels to other realms and other planes of existence, he has made many friends, and has risked his life an equal number of times, to amass the knowledge contained herein. In addition to Mordenkainen's musings on the endless wars of the multiverse, the book contains game statistics for dozens of monsters: new demons and devils, several varieties of elves and duergar, and a vast array of other creatures from throughout the planes of existence.
is a 5th-edition Dungeons & Dragons
adventure set in the city of Waterdeep
. It is due to be released on September 18, 2018.
Neverwinter Nights: Darkness over Daggerford
|| 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!
is a premium adventure module for the Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition
computer game. It was developed by Ossian Studios
was released June 1, 2018.
|| The Duke of Daggerford has been mysteriously killed, a new power has taken over the town, bandits rove the Trade Way unhindered, and mysterious things stir in a fabled ancient citadel, yet all is not as it seems. A darkness is fast descending upon this sleepy town near Waterdeep – will you be able to stand against it?