Baldur’s Gate: The Fall of Elturel is an alternative introductory adventure to Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus. This two-hour adventure is designed to invest the characters in the campaign’s inciting event. It has received high praise from established creators such as James Introcaso and M.T. Black and is currently a Gold Best Seller at the time of writing.

In addition to consulting and editing the adventure, which was written by my good friend Anthony Joyce, I designed three new backgrounds with useful features for the campaign.

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I designed the background features to be useful beyond simply granting the characters free room and board. For example, the Hellrider background allows you to secure a warhorse for yourself and riding horses for your companions while in the vicinity of Elturgard. The Flaming Fist lets you arrest on behalf of the mercenary company, entitling you to a portion of any confiscated “contraband.”