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City of Splendors is a boxset of sourcebooks for the Forgotten Realms using the 2nd-edition Dungeons & Dragons ruleset. It details the city of Waterdeep.

Waterdeep As You've Never Seen It Before!

Think you know everything there is to know about the City of Splendors? Think again! Based on material originally presented in FR1 Waterdeep and the North and City System, this box expands all that information and adds over 200 pages of new characters, magic, and excitement! Here's what's inside:

  • a 128-page Campaign Guide with expanded city map keys and new information on every part of the city
  • a 96-page Who's Who, giving you details on the nobles and other NPCs of Waterdeep (over 100 new characters in this book alone!)
  • a 64-page Adventurer's Guide for players, with the Adventurers' Quarter, a new area of Waterdeep complete with over 50 new NPCs
  • a 16-page Secrets book, hiding the secrets of the NPCs and adventures of the Adventurers' Quarter
  • 6 poster maps, including new maps of the city and two photo maps of the Adventurers' Quarter
  • 16 MONSTROUS COMPENDIUM Appendix pages, with 13 never-before-seen monsters to haunt the shadows of the city
Come explore the greatest city of the Realms in this compilation of everything about the City of Splendors. From the spires of Piergeiron's Palace to the depths of Undermountain, this city's sure to thrill players and Dungeon Masters alike for years.


Book 1 Campaign Guide
  • Introductions
  • Chapter 1: Geography & Environs
  • Chapter 2: History of the City
  • Chapter 3: The City Wards
  • Chapter 4: Places of Interest & Danger
  • Chapter 5: The Lords of Waterdeep
  • Chapter 6: Law & Order
  • Chapter 7: Magic of Waterdeep
  • Appendix 1: Trade & Travel
  • Appendix 2: Skullport
  • Appendix 3: The Blue Alley
  • Appendix 4: Waterdeep Map Cross-Reference Keys
  • Appendix 5: City of Splendors Index (all 4 books)
Book 2 Who's Who in Waterdeep
  • Chapter 1: Waterdeep Society
  • Chapter 2: Waterdhavian Nobility
  • Chapter 3: Money & the Guilds
  • Chapter 4: Religion
  • Chapter 5: The Independent Factions
  • Chapter 6: The Enemies of Waterdeep
  • Appendix 1: Life in Waterdeep
  • Appendix 2: The Thirsty Throat
Book 3 Adventure Guide
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: The Native's Look at Waterdeep
  • Chapter 2: Waterdeep's Changing Face
  • Chapter 3: Adventuring in Waterdeep
  • Chapter 4: The Waterdeep Campaign
  • Chapter 5: NPCs of the Adventurers' Quarter
  • Chapter 6: Scenes & Sundries
Book 4 Secrets of the City
  • Skeletons in the Closet
  • Area Mysteries
  • NPC Mysteries
  • Major Character Roster
  • Minor Character Roster
  • The Truth of the Matter
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Such a Deal
  • Trolltidings
  • Return of the Blue Axe
  • On the Knife's Edge


Mirrormul Tszul
My Travels In the Curious West
Buildings & Sites
Caer Bannog



  1. This product mentions events that are expected to happen in 1368 DR, but only documents actual events up to the end of 1367 DR.


  1. Ed Greenwood and Steven E. Schend (July 1994). “Campaign Guide”. City of Splendors (TSR, Inc), p. 31. ISBN 0-5607-6868-1.