Jonathan G. Nelson, Stephen Yeardley

Rise of the Drow: Collector’s Edition

(7 customer reviews)

Tonight, a ceremony of light is taking place on the surface.

Meanwhile, a world away in the city of spiders, a drow matron solidifies a pact with soul-consuming entities who require great sacrifices in trade for unimaginable power. Drow eyes turn to the surface.

This book contains a mega-adventure and setting, taking characters across the surface and into the depths of the world. Adventurers will meet unique denizens, battle horrors of the Underworld, explore epic locations, and fight to stop the rise of the drow.

PDF, 552 pages
Underworld Adventure & Setting
Levels 1-15 (16-20 with exploration)

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Nearly a decade in the making, Rise of the Drow: Collector’s Edition is the most extensive and detailed underground adventure & setting book ever published.

Adventures to be Conquered!

The Darkness Arrives
The Darkest Dawn
The Darkness Revealed
Descent Into the Underworld
The Scourge of Embla
Usurper of Souls
Commander of Malice

Cities to Explore!

Rybalka, Heart of the Frontier
Stoneholme, City of the Ancestors
Embla, City of Lights
Holoth, City of Spiders
House Gullion and all the drow houses of Holoth

Unique Locales to Discover!

Underworld Settlements
The Fungi Forest
Glorious Graveyard
Lake Vaihtualohikaarme
Lake Xlekellum
The Ossuary Collaborative
Petrous Lair
Purple Worm Nursery
The Seekers of Wasting
The Small Bleak Void
The Sundered Tower
Survey Expedition XL-17B
The Demiplane of Venom
Vethin’s Hold
Tahiti’s Saturnalia

And so much more!

Underworld Spells & Domains
Underworld Bestiary
Underworld Rules & Expansion

Want more?

Dozens of accessories to enhance your campaign: PDF, Fantasy Grounds, vinyl battle maps, VTT maps, pawns, encounter cards, and more!

Get the Underworld Encounter Deck or the Digital Map & Token Pack!

The following books are recommended but not required to play Rise of the Drow: Underworld Races & Classes, Occult Secrets of the Underworld, Survivalist’s Guide to Spelunking.


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7 reviews for Rise of the Drow: Collector’s Edition

  1. Justin Andrew Mason (verified owner)

  2. David Palmer (verified owner)

    Excellent service and support! Happily return to shop here, and awesome product!!

  3. James W. (verified owner)

    Just bought this to do with a new group on R20 and absolutely love it players are very invested and excited to keep going it has a lot of detail and guides you through very well how to run this as a DM and gives you an exciting place to explore. Can’t recommend it enough plus join their discord for advice if you need it. 🙂

  4. John B. Hudgel (verified owner)

  5. etienne_meunier (verified owner)

    Honestly, so far it’s a mixed bag and I’m not entirely sure what to think of it. There are things missing and then, there are things that don’t make any sense. Having access to the 3.5 version, the transition to 5e lost some important details. For example, in the Rybalka Cathedral, you really have to guess that area 32 leads to 38, as does area 34. It is written nowhere. There’s no drawing of stairs on the map, but the description says that there are stairs… At least, the 3.5 version explains it. But if you don’t have access to 3.5, you’re left guessing.
    In the 3.5 version, there was a drawing of Krelgar Keep that helped explain the way the stairs work. If you don’t have that drawing, you’re left wondering a little bit. The room 2A is badly explained, having a reference to R4 that doesn’t really exist on the map. After reading the whole stuff about Krelgar Keep, you can understand, but still… And having a guy who froze to death months about and still having creatures who stalked him in the keep?

    I haven’t finished reading the whole adventure. It’s important to remember that it’s not all bad. The story is interesting so far and I can’t wait to run my players through it. But still, those mistakes make it harder to read and understand than it should be.

  6. Emily Twining (verified owner)

  7. Jonathan G. Nelson (store manager)

    Hello Etienne,
    Thanks for picking up our adventure!
    I flipped open my personal copy of Rise of the Drow: Collector’s Edition to the Rybalka Cathedral to see if I could locate these potential errors and help you out.
    I don’t see anywhere stating that area 32 leads to 38. Take a look at area 35, there is a trap door that says “To 38”. I’m looking at the map on page 11. Are you seeing the same thing?
    Checking the Krelgar Keep entries, I’m seeing Area 4 being referenced but not “R4”. The only thing I figure is that you have an older version of this adventure. Please login, check your store downloads, download the latest PDF, and verify? If this fixes your problems, please consider changing your review?
    Thank you and have an AAWsome day!
    Jonathan G. Nelson
    AAW Games

  8. tberinger744 (verified owner)

    Whatever you do, don’t click the link from your phone. I did and it gave me a blank, grey screen, then started autorefreshing the page until it told me I reached my download limit. Can’t give it an accurate rating because I haven’t read a word of it and wasted $60.

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