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A Dungeons & Dragons Roleplaying Game Supplement
Gazetteer: The Nentir Vale™
Date: February 15, 2011
Format: Trade Paperback
Trim: 6” x 9”
Price: $19.95/$22.95 CAN
This paperback book is the first in a new series of game supplements spotlighting specific regions of the 4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons core world, with information that Dungeon Masters can use to run adventures and campaigns set in the region, plus secrets and story hooks for players.
Gazetteer: The Nentir Vale provides the definitive guide to the Nentir Vale region, introduced in the Dungeons & Dragons Fantasy Roleplaying Game Starter Set and the Dungeon Master's Kit. Herin you'll find adventure hooks, NPCs, maps, and detailed information about specific locations within the Vale. The material in this book can also be adapted for any campaign setting.
Bill Slavicsek is the R&D Director of Roleplaying Games and Book Publishing at Wizards of the Coast. In addition to writing numerous games and game suppliments, he is the co-author of Dungeons & Dragons for Dummies (published by Wiley Press) and author of The Mark of Nerath, the first in a series of 4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons core world novels.
Key Selling Points
- This portable 6" x 9" book provides ready-to-use content for Dungeon Masters running games set in the Nentir Vale-the default setting for 4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons campaigns. DMs can also plunder ideas for their own campaign worlds. For players, this book contains inforation and insights about the Nentir Vale that they can use to flesh out their characters' backgrounds.
- The Nentir Vale region was first introduced to players in the "H"-series adventures (H1 Keep on the Shadowfell, H2 Thunderspire Labyrinth, and H3 Pyramid of Shadows). SInce then, more information about the region has been published. This book expands on existing knowledge to give Dungeon Masters and players never-before-seen glimpses into the darkest corners of the Vale!
- The Nentir Vale is a great place to start a new Dungeons & Dragons campaign. Dungeon Masters will find this book invaluable when running games set in this region.
Each D&D Gazetteer shines a spotlight on a specific region of the Dungeons & Dragons core world, providing Dungeon Masters with ready-to-play material for their home campaign and players with insights usful in developing character backgrounds. Future gazetters will explore regions beyond the Nentir Vale, contributing to the evolution of the Dungeons & Dragons core world.
- Bill Slavicsek wrote a 192 page gazetteer for Nentir Vale,
- The gazetteer would have added new information to the Nentir Vale region,
- The book was going to support GMs raiding information for homebrew settings,
- The book was going to contain GMs secrets and plot hooks,
- The book was also supposed to be bought by players with Nentir Vale PCs,
- The Mark of Nerath was intended to be the first in a series of core world novels,
- Gazetteer: The Nentir Vale was intended to be the first in a series of core world gazetters.
Does anyone know exactly what was going to go into the 192 pages of Gazetteer: The Nentir Vale? Was there every a preview with the contents of the book? Failing that, is it possible to infer the possible layout from the Forgotten Realms, Eberron and Dark Sun books?
How many locations are there on the Nentir Vale map (not the Nerath map) that would count as "secrets" that are revealed in this book?
Is there any sort of tie-in between The Mark of Nerath and this gazetteer...or the full gazetteer line? Does The Mark of Nerath focus on Nentir Vale or the entire Nerath region? Do you think that there might have been one (or more) novels to tie-into each of the follow-up gazetter books? How many novels do you think it would have taken to cover all of Nerath? How many got written? How many areas of Nerath got covered by the 4e novels?
Have we worked out how many gazetteers it would take to cover all of Nerath? Given that the second one was not in the Spring 2011 catalogue, how long would it have taken WotC to sell that second book? Do we have any evidence that work had already started on the second book? If things had proceeded, as planned, how many months/years would it have taken to cover the entire Nerath region?
Given that there were a set of adventures all set specifically in Nentir Vale, do you think that future 4th Edition adventures would have been tied-in to each of the follow-up Nerath regions? How long do you think it would have taken for the regions of Nerath, outside of Nentir Vale, to all get covered by adventurs?
Could the Abyssal Plague plotline have happened, without shutting down Nentir Vale and Nerath? Do you think that the Abyssal Plague would have been a major part of the future Nentir Vale and Nerath novels and adventures?
How long would 5th Edition/D&D Next have needed to have been held back to have given this product line enough time to get finished?