The Critical Role setting opens the door for new players and tales with an updated sourcebook, Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn, available in late 2021 / early 2022. This definitive compendium from Critical Role and Darrington Press beautifully presents the locations, people, creatures, and character options of Critical Role’s continent of Tal’Dorei, ready to use at anyone’s table. It is a significant expansion and update to the popular and out-of-print original Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting, with the addition of freshly crafted creatures, subclasses, magic items, and more designed for the 5th edition ruleset.

Tal’Dorei, a continent within Exandria (the world created by Game Master Matthew Mercer and the cast of Critical Role), was first explored through the adventures of Critical Role’s first campaign, Vox Machina, and is brimming with epic stories of heroes and adventurers — and eagerly awaiting adventures of your own. Taking place two decades following Vox Machina’s conclusion, this sourcebook outlines how Tal’Dorei has changed and progressed leading up to the start of Critical Role’s second campaign, The Mighty Nein. Soar on a skyship from the metropolis of Emon, home to the Tal’Dorei Council, to the distant haven of Whitestone; explore the lush wilderness in between, meeting monsters and wayward mages; and uncover magic items ranging from simple trinkets to the legendary Vestiges of Divergence. How will you shape the future of Tal’Dorei? The land’s fate is in your hands.

Created by lead designers Matthew Mercer (Critical Role Game Master and Chief Creative Officer), Hannah Rose (Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount, The Wild Beyond the Witchlight, Mythic Odysseys of Theros), and James J. Haeck (Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount, Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus), this art-filled tome contains everything needed to unlock the rich environment of Tal’Dorei and make it your own. Among its 280 pages, you’ll find:

  • 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, which are legendary artifacts that grow in power with their wielders
  • Dozens of creatures, many featured in Critical Role’s livestreamed campaigns
  • New lore and updated stat blocks for each member of Vox Machina

Set to release in late 2021 / early 2022, Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn will first be made available at Darrington Press Guild stores (list here) and Critical Role shops (US, UK, CA, and AU), followed soon after at other local hobby and gaming stores. The sourcebook will also receive a deluxe treatment from the team at Beadle & Grimm’s, featuring in-world player handouts, battle maps, a Game Master screen, and more.

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