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22 Jul 2021
The deck of an airship flying through the clouds above Tal'Dorei with an adranach attacking the helm and fiery explosions happening on board. Five adventurers are on the deck of the airship facing the adranach and a sixth is leaping to attack them. The adranach is a large, purple, luminiscent winged creature with a silver mask, silver-taloned front paws, and stars glittering in its wings. Art by Genel Jumalon.

Announcing Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn

A mockup of the sourcebook Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn with a blue background, showcasing an airship adventure scene on the cover (illustrated by Genel Jumalon) and bearing the logo, Darrington Press logo, Critical Role logo, and author names Matthew Mercer, Hannah Rose, and James J. Haeck.

Since we launched Darrington Press, one product has been asked for again and again: the popular and out-of-print Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting.

Today, we are delighted to announce that the sourcebook is coming back, in a shiny new form: Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn—lovingly hashtagged #TalDoreiReborn for short. This definitive sourcebook brings the locations, people, creatures, and character options of Critical Role’s Tal’Dorei to your gaming table, complete with 5th edition stats for new magic items, subclasses, and even the members of Vox Machina. Whether you’re a fan of the original sourcebook or are totally new to Tal’Dorei, this book is for you.

Vastly More Pages and a Changed World

Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn updates, revises, and expands significantly upon the original. It nearly doubles the page count at a whopping 280 pages, adding content across the board. Further, the very state of the world has changed: the setting of Tal’Dorei has been advanced two decades in its future, to the time of the Mighty Nein in the second campaign of Critical Role. See how the adventures of Vox Machina and the conclusion of Campaign 1 have affected the land!

Everything You Need

Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn contains everything needed to unlock the rich campaign setting of Tal’Dorei and make it your own:

  • 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, legendary artifacts that grow in power with their wielders
  • Dozens of creatures, many featured in the Critical Role campaigns
  • New lore and updated stat blocks for each member of Vox Machina
The landscape of Zephrah: A village among the clouds on grassy, spiralling mountain peaks. Two individuals look on at the village from near a large purple tree. Two individuals on skysails fly overhead. Art by Kent Davis.

An Unbeatable Creative Team

The sourcebook’s lead designers are Critical Role Game Master and Chief Creative Officer 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). Additional contributions are provided by Critical Role cast members Laura Bailey, Taliesin Jaffe, Ashley Johnson, Liam O’Brien, Marisha Ray, Sam Riegel, and Travis Willingham; as well as John Stavropoulos (Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft, X-Card, Wizards of the Coast: Game Design Coach) and Aabria Iyengar (Exandria Unlimited, Misfits and Magic, Pirates of Salt Bay).

An outstanding team of artists bring this campaign setting to life, including Cover Illustrator Genel Jumalon, Lead Character Illustrator Lauren Walsh, Cartographer Andy Law, and interior illustrators Jonah Baumann, Elliott Berggren, Lea Bichlmaier, Hunter Bonyun, Allie Briggs, Conceptopolis, Clara Daly, Kent Davis, Nikki Dawes, Isabel Gibney, John Anthony di Giovanni, Wesley Griffith, Anna Grinenko, Illich Henriquez, Claudia Ianniciello, Linda Lithén, Adrián Ibarra Lugo, Nguyen Hieu, Jessica Nguyen, Ariana Orner, Svetoslav Petrov, Kennef Riggles, Aaron J. Riley, Caio Santos, Jessica Scates, Elisa Serio, Ameera Sheikh, Cyarna Trim, Azra Wheeler, and Zuzanna Wuzyk.

A street view of the busy city of Emon, filled with flowers, lines of clothing and cloth canopies connecting the buildings on either side. In the foreground there are several adventures conversing at a table with a map outside of the "Laughing Lamia Inn." In the background there is an airship in the sky with white sails and a tall castle overlooking the city. Art by Adrián Ibarra Lugo.

Release Information

Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn will release in late 2021/early 2022, first at Darrington Press Guild stores and Critical Role shops (US, UK, CA, and AU) and followed two weeks later at other friendly local gaming stores.

Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn will also receive a deluxe treatment from the team at Beadle & Grimm’s, featuring in-world player handouts, battle maps, a GM screen, and much more. Be on the lookout for future details from Beadle & Grimm’s coming soon!

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FAQ

What's new from the original Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting?

This book totals 138 pages above the original Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting, published in 2017 by our friends at Green Ronin. It applies updates and improvements throughout, in addition to advancing the setting two decades into the future, up to the time of Campaign 2 of Critical Role featuring the Mighty Nein.

Existing owners of the book can look forward to all manner of new content in Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn:

  • Over a hundred new illustrations and maps
  • Over a dozen new magic items
  • 4 all new subclasses, and a slew of updated subclasses for play in Exandria and beyond
  • Dozens of new creatures and adversaries, amounting to 18 new stat blocks
  • All members of Vox Machina (and some companions!) have been given full stat blocks as well, perfect for bringing these adventurers directly into your games
  • Oodles of updated lore and setting information, including information about who sits on the Tal’Dorei Council and what has happened in the two decades following the end of the Vox Machina campaign

Both the original book and Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn use the 5th edition ruleset, so content across both sourcebooks remain compatible at the same table.

Which formats will the book release in?

On the Critical Role shops, sales of the book come bundled with a free PDF. In brick and mortar stores, sales of the book are print-only. There will be no sales of PDF-only products at launch.

The back of a young elven boy wearing a white tunic standing in a bush of pink and purple flowers under a forest grove. They are looking out onto a plain bathed in sunlight at the base of a mountain range in the horizon. Art by Adrián Ibarra Lugo.

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