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Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting Will Get Massive Update With All-Star Design Team And Beadle & Grimm’s Deluxe Edition

Today, Darrington Press announced 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 the gaming table, complete with 5th edition stats for new magic items, subclasses, and even the members of Vox Machina.

Vastly More Pages and a Changed World

Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn updates, revises, and expands significantly upon the original. It nearly doubles the page count to 280 pages, adding content across the board. Further, the very state of the world has changed: the setting of Tal’Dorei has been advanced two decades in its future, to the time of the Mighty Nein in the second campaign of Critical Role.

Everything You Need

Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn contains “everything needed” to unlock the rich campaign setting of Tal’Dorei and make it your own:

  • A guide to each major region of Tal’Dorei, with story hooks to fuel your campaign
  • Expanded character options, including 9 subclasses and 5 backgrounds
  • Magic items such as the Vestiges of Divergence, legendary artifacts that grow in power with their wielders
  • Dozens of creatures, many featured in the Critical Role campaigns
  • New lore and updated stat blocks for each member of Vox Machina

An Unbeatable Creative Team

The sourcebook’s lead designers are Critical Role Game Master and Chief Creative Officer Matthew MercerHannah Rose (Explorer’s Guide to WildemountThe Wild Beyond the WitchlightMythic Odysseys of Theros), and James J. Haeck (Explorer’s Guide to WildemountWaterdeep: Dragon HeistBaldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus). Additional contributions are provided by Critical Role cast members Laura Bailey, Taliesin Jaffe, Ashley Johnson, Liam O’Brien, Marisha Ray, Sam Riegel, and Travis Willingham; as well as John Stavropoulos (Van Richten’s Guide to RavenloftX-Card, Wizards of the Coast: Game Design Coach) and Aabria Iyengar (Exandria UnlimitedMisfits and MagicPirates of Salt Bay).

An outstanding team of artists bring this campaign setting to life, including Cover Illustrator Genel Jumalon, Lead Character Illustrator Lauren Walsh, Cartographer Andy Law, and interior illustrators Jonah Baumann, Elliott Berggren, Lea Bichlmaier, Hunter Bonyun, Allie Briggs, Conceptopolis, Clara Daly, Kent Davis, Nikki Dawes, Isabel Gibney, John Anthony di Giovanni, Wesley Griffith, Illich Henriquez, Claudia Ianniciello, Linda Lithén, Adrián Ibarra Lugo, Nguyen Hieu, Jessica Nguyen, Ariana Orner, Svetoslav Petrov, Kennef Riggles, Aaron J. Riley, Caio Santos, Jessica Scates, Elisa Serio, Ameera Sheikh, Cyarna Trim, Azra Wheeler, and Zuzanna Wuzyk.

Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn will release in late 2021/early 2022, first at Darrington Press Guild stores and Critical Role shops (USUKCA, and AU) and followed two weeks later at other friendly local gaming stores.

Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn will also receive a deluxe treatment from the team at Beadle & Grimm’s, featuring in-world player handouts, battle maps, a GM screen, and much more.

Images via Darrington Press

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  • Dan Arndt

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