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Storm Over Baldur's Gate: Sundering Adventure 1 is now listed on Amazon.

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Baldur's Gate is a fantastic medieval city with a long and storied history -- a city on the verge of tearing itself asunder. Storm Over Baldur's Gate presents the city in the time of the Sundering, a period that will define the future of the Forgotten Realms. In addition to providing 64 pages of in-depth information on the city and its inhabitants, this product includes a harrowing 32-page adventure in which the player characters defend Baldur's Gate against an ancient evil long thought slain. Storm Over Baldur's Gate allows characters to participate in important events connected to the Sundering and glimpse the future of the Forgotten Realms. Components: 64-page setting book describing Baldur's Gate and its inhabitants
32-page adventure book
Four-panel, foldout DM screen keyed to the adventure
Illustrated folder


The concensus seems to be that this will be a 5e adventure, despite being scheduled for 20 august 2013. However:
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This article said:
"New D&D Adventures
Sundering authors R.A. Salvatore and Ed Greenwood are also collaborating with D&D’s designers on new game content. They’re each providing the story and helping write a new playable adventure that will be released in 2013, allowing D&D players to be heroes of their own Sundering adventures.

Since the D&D game is in between editions, these new modules will strive to be “platform agnostic.” The idea, says Mearls, is that both books will focus on providing story, color and characters, so they that can used by players using any version of the game. Edition specific details –like statistics for monsters– will be available separately, perhaps as a free download."
I can only imagine how much screaming there will be when people find out that the stat blocks and other rules-related items are available by download.

Standby for a great deal of nerdrage....
Cheers Imruphel aka Scrivener of Doom
Oh yeah, that'll go over well... (Though I do think it's actually a good idea...)

"Be careful to choose your enemies well.  Friends don't much matter.  But the choice of enemies is very important."  

- Oscar Wilde

I can only imagine how much screaming there will be when people find out that the stat blocks and other rules-related items are available by download.

Assuming WotC does that, I'd be surprised if very many nerds will not know this when they purchase it (it'd almost certainly be printed somewhere on the cover). That'd be like buying an adventure without knowing what edition it's for? Who does that?

Indeed: the download approach could allow WotC to provides stats for all editions (1 through 5, and possibly future editions even). Standby for a great deal of nerdgasms...



Actually, if WotC goes through the trouble of making a verison for each verison of D&D I would imagine that the fans would be grateful. It is far more cost effective for everyone if the various edition mechanics are a free download. 
An edition-neutral adventure? Sounds interesting, Im more excited about the 64 pages of indepth information about the city itself. I hope theres a fold out map in there. 
I survived Section 4 and all I got was this lousy sig Off-topic and going downhill from there
Update:
The adventure has been rename to Murder in Baldur's Gate and is now on the WotC site.
Preordered last month!  Building a mixed edition game for my players now filled with intrigue based on an aged mercenary trying to start a new Mercenary Company in Amn.  Hand drawn an 18x24 map of sword coast from Baldurs Gate to Velen and as far West as Snowflake Mts.  Luckly I have a lot of saved npc and multiple unused dm research material of the area.  I am stoked using 3e stats and homebrew 5e adds for skills, ability challeges, and death saves.  I also have a month or so to add 4e details of region to my game.  This groups last 3e game several years ago took place here and indirectly eliminated a member of the council of 6, Shoon.  This will be a new band of adventurers.  The players may recognize places or things their old characters effected in the Realms though their names or deed (Giving the staff of the unicorn back to Lurue and enabled Sharp Fang to get her vengence on the lich).  Having an impact on the Realms and putting your characters /players in the driver seat is what adventures in the Realms r about sometimes....

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