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Critical Role to Release New Updated Tal’Dorei Campaign Sourcebook

July 22, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn Cover

Critical Role is giving the continent of Tal’Dorei a facelift, with a new updated campaign sourcebook on the way. The company, which is known for its D&D livestream series of the same name as well as their tabletop game company, announced on Thursday that they will release Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn in late 2021/early 2022 through Darrington Press.

The campaign book will update the original (and now out of print) Tal’Dorei Campaign Guide published in October of 2017 through Green Ronin Publishing and the announcement promises new character options including nine new subclasses five backgrounds, plus magic items as well as new creatures and lore. It will also include over 100 new art pieces. The announcement notes the following in the 280 page book:

* 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

Tal’Dorei was the setting for Critical Role’s first campaign, which centered around the group known as Vox Machina. Their currently-running mini-campaign Exandria Unlimited, ran by Aabria Iyengar, is also set in Tal’Dorei. The new campaign is set two decades after the events of the first campaign and, per the announcement, “outlines how Tal’Dorei has changed and progressed leading up to the start of Critical Role’s second campaign, The Mighty Nein.

The book is created by Critical Role GM and CCO Matthew Mercer, 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). It will be first made available at Darrington Press Guild Stores and Critical Role’s online shops in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia, followed shortly after by other hobby/gaming stores. There will additionally be a deluxe edition released through Beadle & Grimm’s, who have produced similar versions for official Wizards of the Coast-created D&D books. The Beadle’s & Grimm version will feature in-world player handouts, battle maps, a Game Master screen, and more.

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