Baldur's Gate Has an Official D&D Villains and Heroes Supplement

A new Dungeons & Dragons supplement provides a detailed rundown of several iconic heroes in Bioware's classic games Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn, including the fan-favorite ranger Minsc and his cuddly hamster Boo.

Minsc and Boo's Journal of Villainy is a supplement released by Wizards of the Coast on the Dungeon Master's Guild and DriveThru RPG, the two largest online roleplaying game storefronts. Written and designed primarily by James Ohlen and Brent Knowles, both of whom formerly worked at Bioware on the Baldur's Gate titles, the document contains a wealth of nostalgia, beginning with information on hometowns for playable characters. These include the famous Sword Coast cities of Athkatla -- capitol of the Amn empire -- and Baldur's Gate itself, which was last outlined in the 2019 Dungeons & Dragons adventure Baldur's Gate: Descent Into Avernus

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Aside from setting lore, Minsc and Boo's Journal of Villainy contains ten group patrons that can be integrated into a campaign. For instance, Valygar Corthala, who appeared in Baldur's Gate II, can serve as a great contact for low-level adventurers visiting Candlekeep, the library containing a vast selection of knowledge from all over Dungeons & Dragons' Forgotten Realms. Minsc and Boo are also presented as patrons, sporting a stat block categorizing them as a Challenge Rating 10 character. Amusingly, one of their attacks is "Go for the eyes, Boo," an ode to Minsc's common refrain from the games as he set his hamster on enemies.

Villains, henchmen and monsters make up the other half of Minsc and Boo's Journal of Villainy. Stats are available for powerful ne'er-do-well like the god of murder Bhaal, who instigated the events of the Baldur's Gate games. Dungeon Masters can also find info on a wide variety of more common creatures, such as the tasloi goblins to the lycanthropes known as wolfweres.

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Minsc and Boo's Journal of Villainy is similar to the adventure Heroes of Baldur's Gate, which was also written by Ohlen and released in 2019. Aside from these supplements, Ohlen has also worked on Odyssey of the Dragonlords and Raiders of the Serpent Sea, two Dungeons & Dragons campaign settings roughly based off of Greek and Norse mythology, respectively.

All proceeds from sales of Minsc and Boo's Journal of Villainy go to benefit the charity Extra Life, which provides funding for children's hospitals in the US and Canada. A PDF version of the supplement can be purchased for $14.95 USD, while print-on-demand versions begin at $34.95 USD.

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