Dungeons & Dragons D&D 4th Edition Menzoberranzan City of Intrigue Hardcover D&D 4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons Encounters Council of Spiders 2. Menzoberranzan: City of Intrigue (originally planned as the Menzoberranzan Campaign Setting) is a sourcebook and campaign setting. Menzoberranzan was possibly the most well known drow city in Faerûn. many of his early adventures dealt with the political intrigue and characters of the city.

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Menzoberranzan, City of Intrigue. Results 1 to 10 of I’ll be coty Menzoberranzan as primary campaign base. Seeking advice on managing a drow group of characters and curious to know what has worked, what has not. Any internet articles I should check?

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Any DM’s who have run a drow campaign or this sourcebook? The party will be primarily mrnzoberranzan of mercenaries, not nobles, but could be nobles from houses that have been destroyed. Obviously the book offers suggestions for running a drow campaign but Im looking for other sources and actual play DM advice that has worked. Well, I can’t assume anything, so I’ll give my advice, but please ignore it if it doesn’t apply.

Campaigns like this are great, but it requires the right players.

Evil Drow City doesn’t mean war zone of murder. Nor doesn’t it mean wanton destruction. Hopefully they get that.

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I did a similar thing it was Vault of the Drow 1E era and we played it more like Mafia houses and thoroughly corrupt government everyone is in the mafia. It was all intrigue and maneuvering until BAM! Then things would die down. The ground rules were iirc: True betrayal ie killing off a PC should be rare to non-existant: There was a betrayal All PCs barely survived and back at “home base”, the party wizard cast fireball on the room he had a ring of Fire Resistance killing 2 PCs, and knocking one unconscious, and then used the relic to kill their House Matron that was clearly relic caused and then used teleport to return the relic and teleported back.

Their house was without a female heir, so it lowered in “rank”, but the wizard was “consort” to the matron and simply assumed control. So while the house was of a lower rank, the PCs well, the wizard and the replacement PCs actually gained.

All Players were on board when the wizard announced his intent and described his plan, so the dice were cast and it played out. Intrigud it in that realm and you’ll be good. Have a solid Session Zero where everyone gets on the same page with regard to how the campaign will work, especially as it relates to the characters potentially being at odds.


Make sure everyone has the same goals as players of the game, if not as characters. Wednesday Boychibi graz’zt gave XP for this post. Thanks for the feedback. As you suggest, I am planning on running this for a select by invitation group of 4 players. Menzoberranzan uses a power ranking system that I think is easy to adapt for 5e, and iirc killing fellow drow in Menzoberranzan is frownded upon unless you can guarantee no witnesses and it advances your standing.

Menxoberranzan like the idea of a session 0, and it could be a good place to set these ground rules and expectations. It was a very fun experience. As others have mentioned, the most important is to have players that are on the same page regarding how an evil campaign should run. IMC, the strict hierarchy in drow society made it easy to give them some common goals and enemies, thus keeping ibtrigue from turning on one another. Their menzboerranzan these drows have a patriarchal societythe House Patron, was the unifying figure that acted as the carrot, the primary quest-giver and benefactor, using them to further the many agendas of their House.

He was for a great deal of the campaign way too powerful to contemplate challenging, something which obviously also helped keep them in line. So I guess my advice would be two-fold. Get your players on the same page as you, and create a solid, plausible in-game reason for them to cooperate instead of backstabbing each other, and you should be golden.

Join Date Feb Posts Do you have the 2e era boxed set of the same intriguee It is a great resource, and includes excellent maps of the City. When I ran something like this, I had the PC’s hail mebzoberranzan a merchant house. The house was on the outskirts, and was not overtly evil, trending more towards chaotic neutral the matron was not a follower of Lloth. The campaign centered around an epic struggle against a drider cult that was through shapeshifting magics infiltrating the City and covertly taking down noble houses.

One player even played a Sladd minion of the House. I don’t have ciity 2e boxed set, but I’ll start hunting for it, thanks!!

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It’s an excellent module and it’s perfect for an all-drow campaign. Not to give too much away, but it deals with a threat to the drow that also envelops surface races. It’s nice how it’s set up so that you can play it with either a good-aligned standard party of surface adventurers or a drow party evil or otherwise that is threatened by the actions of the villains in the d&s.


Of course running a 3. You d&c want to use the milestone XP method. You also may want to make sure your NPCs are the appropriate levels. Also note that some traps and effects are deadlier than standard 5e equivalents. The module is somewhat infamous for a particularly nasty trap right in the beginning. That being said, I highly recommend the module.

It jenzoberranzan a lot of fun to play through back in the day. Thanks arjomanes, I actually have the pdf of City of the Spider Queen, i’ll peruse it for ideas.

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Basic groups would be Church, Ruling House, Houses warriors, trade, slavers, miners, wizards, etc. Houses are like guilds, they may be more of each type and some will work with other house but not all, some may even be in open warfare but most weaken others behind the scene. If a house is destroyed a few things can happen; be incorporated into a house, become houseless, become outcast, note: Now, think of what the party is bring to the table.

Players, are mercenaries so they menzkberranzan be of a house or not. Say they are a in a Neutral House of X, this way they can be used for any type of adventure. Trade Route clean up, slave trade guards, raid of the surface, contact and make a spy on the surface, kill a rival of or within a house, etc.

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