Call of the Netherdeep

Critical Role: Call of the Netherdeep
Cover art by Minttu Hynninen.
Creative team
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Cover artistMinttu Hynninen
Publication information
PublisherWizards of the Coast
Publication dateMarch 15, 2022
Media type
  • Hardcover
  • Digital
SeriesExandria adventure module
In-universe date836 PD[2]

Critical Role: Call of the Netherdeep is a campaign and adventure module published by Wizards of the Coast. First teased at D&D Celebration on September 26, 2021 by Chris Perkins,[3] the book was released in hardcover and digital formats on March 15, 2022. However, due to shipping delays, the hardcover was later released in Europe on April 5, 2022.[4]

Contents[edit | edit source]

The adventure, intended to run through levels 3 through 12, begins in Xhorhas, progresses to Ank'Harel, then moves into a new location: the Netherdeep, described as "a terrifying cross between the Far Realm and the deep ocean". Under the watchful gaze of Ruidus, twisting the fate of those who can change history, adventurers seek to release a forgotten champion of the gods, thought destroyed but instead awakened in his prison in the depths of Exandria.[5]

The book also includes statblocks for new magical items, including those allowing characters to survive in underwater environments, and new mechanics on running a party of rival NPC characters.[5][6]

Credits[edit | edit source]

Development on Call of the Netherdeep was led by Matthew Mercer and Chris Perkins with contributions from James Haeck. Hannah Rose also worked on the adventure.[1][7] Further credits include:[8]

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D&D Adventurers League[edit | edit source]

Upon the release of Call of the Netherdeep, both it and the previously published Explorer's Guide to Wildemount were adapted for the D&D Adventurers League, Wizards of the Coast's official organized play program.[9]

In March 2022, Wizards of the Coast licensee Baldman Games began running an online ticketed Alternate Campaign featuring two Critical Role starting adventures: "Frozen Sick" (from Explorer's Guide to Wildemount) and "Cold Rush" (DDALCA-03). Baldman Games will also initially run the Call of the Netherdeep Alternate Campaign where the book will be broken up into four hour segments for digital play.[10][11]

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  1. Full cover wrap, by Minttu Hynninen (source). This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.
  2. Official art of Exandria's moons, Ruidus and Catha, viewed from Xhorhas, by Kent Davis (source). This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.
  3. Concept art of the rival party, by Shawn Wood (source). This file is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Wizards of the Coast Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC.