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Hi there,

I've recently come back to D&D with 5th edition, and my group has started the Dragon Heist campaign, set in Waterdeep in the late 1400CR.  I keep looking things up for aspects of the realms, and keep ending up here at this great wiki! 

I'd like to catch up to the lore and flavour of Waterdeep, but really don't know where to start.  It seems like the Dragon Heist setting is about 100 years later than many of the novels, so they would be pretty ancient history for all but the long-lived races.  (My character is human)  

Can anyone suggest novels or sourcebooks that I could read that would be helpful in this very modern setting? 

Many thanks!

-Matthew 14:55, March 14, 2019 (UTC)
Hi Matthew,

The Waterdeep series of novels take place in the 1460s and 1470s, which take place a decade or two prior to the time when 5e is set. They helped establish how 15th century Waterdeep is different that the previous century.

Death Masks is one of the more-recent 5e novels about Waterdeep, part of the Chosen Heirs series (a topic on which we could actually use more information).

That being said, please know that much of the groups and locales described in Waterdeep and the North, City of Splendors (boxed set) (2e) and City of Splendors: Waterdeep (3e) are still around in the 1480s-90s (5e). Even some of the prominent personalities, such as Mirt, appear in both editions.

Hope that helps a bit!

Ruf (talk) 15:31, March 14, 2019 (UTC)
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