Aurora's Whole Realms Catalog is a 2nd-edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons accessory for the Forgotten Realms.

This accessory focuses on whimsical items, offering an eclectic inventory that includes bard's instruments, household items, and 14 types of cheese. The designers modeled the book after an actual turn-of-the-century mail-order catalog, meaning that exaggerated salesmanship accompanies each product description.[2]

At last! Complete in one catalog, all the finest merchandise Faerûn has to offer is presented by the enterprising entrepreneur, Aurora the Eclectic.

Useful for players in any AD&D fantasy campaign (and other role-playing games, too!), this is a handy listing of items and goods of all kinds, from farming tools to scribes' pens, from imported Shou Lung silks to Maztican cotton, from wines and ales to breads and cheeses. Prices are given in the gold piece standard, for simple conversion. Players' "shopping trips" will never be the same!

It is our hope that players and DMs will find this Catalogue both useful and enjoyable. Aurora is not above editorializing about her wares, but we think her opinions will be informative as well as entertaining.

The catalogue[edit | edit source]

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Aurora's Catalogue was extensive. The following list only includes items that were described in detail and omits items that were mentioned solely on price lists.

Ranger's Field[edit | edit source]

AxeHatchetBody sleighCagesCording malletDagger bootsEquipment frameField glassFishing tackleFowler's snaresHunting knivesHunting trapsLeashesProvision bagRope ladderFolding sawTargetsTree bedTree seatWhistles

Thieves' Corner[edit | edit source]

Pocket-Picking 
Mini-bladeRosin cubeThieving powderWired cane
Entering 
GarottesGlass cutterHacksawHinge-removing setKeymaking setLockpicksSleep gas
Silence 
BamsmacksGigwhorlsSilent shoesSilk bodysuit
Hiding 
Gnomish cloaksTar makeupWeapon-black
Listening 
Thieving helmet
Climbing 
Clamp gauntlets and chisel bootsClimbing ironsRope setSpider poles
Escaping 
BladebootsEarbladeFilesMasksPoisonCaltropsMarblesAniseedSnaptraps
Scams 
Disappearing inkDisguiseGamesSalves and medicinals

Bard's Emporium[edit | edit source]

Common Strings 
BandoreCitternDulcimerLuteMandolinPsalteryYartingZither
Elite Strings 
HarpLyreHarpsichordViolinRebecViol
Winds 
BirdpipesFanfare hornHornGlaurHunting hornLonghornSackbutShawmShorthornSonghornThelarrZulkoon
Percussion 
ChimesHand-drumRattleTantanTockenWargong
Other equipment 
BamsacksSmokersBladdersLadder of ElminsterJester clothingJugglablesLeaping leverMaskMakeupPlate spinnerPrestidigitationPuppetsMarionettesSpeaking hornStiltsTightropeWalking wheel and ball

Priests' Alcove[edit | edit source]

Altar caseAltar clothsAspergillsBraziersCandlesCandlesticksCenserHoly symbolsRazor and capSnuffing bellIncensesSpell components

Wizards' Laboratory[edit | edit source]

AlembicApronsAstrolabeArmillary sphereBagsBalanceBeakersVialsGlass tubingBellowsBraziersBurnersBuretteCabinetsTablesCentrifugeClayCoalDissection instrumentsEaselsFilesFiltersGlovesHeat matsHourglassIce chestJarsMagnetsOptic aidsOvensKilnsPapyrus padsPestle and mortarQuernRacksStandsRetortGlass rodsSlate and chalkSparkerSpongeStringTongsVentWater reservoirSpell components

Laborers' List[edit | edit source]

Farmer 
BillhookHarness and yokeHoeMalletPickPitchforkPlowRakeReaverScytheSeed-sowersShovelSickleSieveWeeding clawWheelbarrowWinnowing flail
Joiners/Stonemasons 
AwlBow drillBricksmen's CatalogueChiselClamp and viceFastenersGlueMortarPitchHammerHingeLadderLatheSawsTrowel
Smith 
AnvilArmor care kitBellowsForgeFat and waxGrindstoneHammerMetalMoldsReservoirTongsPliers
Husbandman 
BeehiveBranding ironButchering toolsHunting knivesShepherd's CrookShearing packTrident

Scribes' Desk[edit | edit source]

Blank booksBlank lockable booksBook safeCases for booksInksMap-making kitMapcasePensScrollcase

General hardware[edit | edit source]

Block and tackleChainLocksPaintbrushesRopeStocksShacklesTally stick

Clothes and shoes[edit | edit source]

Underclothes 
BustlesFullclothHosieryHose supportersLoinclothLounging robesNightshirtsMoney beltStockings
Overclothes 
BreechesCannonsChemiseCodpieceCoteDoubletDressGirdle
Outerclothes 
BeltsCapesCaps and hatsCloaksGloves and mittensHoodsJerkinsPursesRobesSashesScarves and mufflersSurcoatsSuspendersTabardsTogas
Footwear 
Baby shoesDancing shoesDwarf bootsElf shoesHigh bootsHip bootsLow bootsMoccasinsOrc-spiker bootsRiding bootSandalsSlippersSnowshoesTabi

Boom's Garden[edit | edit source]

BroadbeltBustenhaltBustierChemiseCollarsCorsetLeggingsLoinclothLoin guardShoulder platesSkirtsSpiked footingsDrow swimwearTailer

Jewelry[edit | edit source]

Polished amberArm bandsGlass beadsStone beadsBraceletsBroochesGorgetsEarringsHeadbandsLocketsTorcsPendantsFilletRing

Household Accoutrements[edit | edit source]

Ornamental 
BoxesCandlesDinner bellsDoor knockerWall MirrorHand mirrorBell pullStatuesSundialWater clockWindow lace

Personal supplies[edit | edit source]

Bath oilBrushes and CombsHandkerchiefsLeather strapPerfumeRazor kitSachetsSnuff boxSoapNail scissorsTowelsWigs

Illuminations[edit | edit source]

Lamps 
Calishite lampChime lampGnomish firefly lampHurricaneOil lampWarming lamp
Lanterns 
Bullseye lanternFog-cutterHooded lanternInfra-lanternSelf-dousing lanternSpelunker's lantern
Other supplies 
BeeswaxScented beeswaxBraziersCandle moldsCandlesCandlesticksLamp oilExotic scented lamp oilTinderboxFlint and steelTorchesWicks

Diversions[edit | edit source]

Toys 
Animal modelsLeather ballsBow and arrow set (play)ClockworksFabric DollsPorcelain dollsKaleidoscopeMarblesNesting dollsPuppetsRocking mountsTops
Games 
ChessDiceDraughtsFighting dollsOld Men's BonesTable diceTalis deck

Breads[edit | edit source]

BlackbreadCrackersElven breadFruitcakesGingerbreadHard-TackNoodlesSourdoughTartsTortilla

Cheese[edit | edit source]

Arabellan CheddarChessentan Lotus CheeseDeath CheeseDamarite RedElturian GreyFarmer's CheeseGreen Calishite cheeseLuiren spring cheeseMist cheeseNut cheesesPepper cheeseTurmish BrickVilhon blancWaterdhavianYak butter

Wines and Ales[edit | edit source]

Ales & Beers 
Bitter BlackDragon's Breath BeerElminster's ChoiceGolden Sands BrewsIriaeboran North BrewLuiren's BestOld One EyeShadowdark aleSuzaleTanagyr's Stout
Ciders 
Knee-CrackerPurple Hills CiderVilhon Cider
Wines 
Arabellan DryBerduskan DarkBlood WineClarryEvermeadFire WineMeadSaerloonian Special VatSaerloonian GlowfireSaerloonian TopazUndermountain AlurlyathWestgate RubySpiced wineTable wineWinter Wine

Exotics[edit | edit source]

ChilisCigarsCocoaCoffeeFagaraGarumKetjapLitchi fruitLong beansPotatoRice candiesSoya sauceTabaccoTeaTomatoVanilla

Wilderness Gear[edit | edit source]

Gear 
BedrollCanteenWineskinFlaskClimbing gearFiregrateHammockHornsInsect nettingMess kitPolesRation packsHerbal repellentsRucksackStakesStrapsTentTinder and flintWalking sticksStaffsCanes
Transportation 
Bit and bridleHarnessHorse blanket and hoodOarsSailclothSaddleBlanket stirrupsSaddlebagSleighSkatesSnowskisWagonsCartsWhipQuirt

Priest in a Poke[edit | edit source]

BandagesBalmsCrutchesCranial drillsHerbal medicationsHooksPeg legsKnife kitLeechesLimb rodAmputation sawsSplint setTrail bootsTooth wrenchTourniquetsTheriacaWound packings

DaRoni's Workshop[edit | edit source]

Mechanisms 
ClockpiecesFurnace wagonHand wagonMechanical drumsMechanical violinYeoman's fiddleTelescopeLight splitter
Flight 
Air screwDoubles wheelHeartland flierTentfall
Sketches 
ArchitecturalBiographicalBiological
Warfare 
Great crossbowCasement guardLadder foilHurlerMissile throwerScythe wagonArmored wagonFlailing wagon
Water tools 
AqualkerDiving hoodUnderwater boatWater screw

Credits[edit | edit source]

  • Design Concept: Anne Brown
  • Design: J. Robert King and Co.
  • Company: Tim Beach, Karen S. Boomgarden, Anne Brown, David “Zeb” Cook, Jeff Grubb, Julia Martin, Colin McComb, Thomas Reid, Steven Schend
  • Editing: Karen S. Boomgarden
  • Cover Art: Design Partners
  • Interior Art: Ned Dameron, Marco Aidala
  • Typography: Angelika Lokotz
  • Graphic Design: Stephanie Tabat, Angelika Lokotz, J. Robert King
  • Production: Stephanie Tabat
  • Special Thanks: Richard W. Brown

Appendix[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Shannon Appelcline. Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue (2e). Dungeon Masters Guild. Retrieved on 2013-11-13.
  2. Rick Swan (April 1993). “Role-Playing Reviews: Hair-Raising Games for the Animal in You”. In Roger E. Moore ed. Dragon #192 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 86, 88.
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