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Calimport is a 96-page sourcebook for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition released in October 1998.

Official synopsis[]

The City of Glory Revealed at Last!

"Calimport? I'd sooner dive into Undermountain than risk my ship going to that gods-forsaken city!" "Ah - the fabled City of Glory. Its wonders remain unmatched by any other city across Faerun, e'en Waterdeep, for Calimport does not impede anyone's business due to some overbearing morality." "Walking through Calimport, either among the alleys or atop the sabban walls with the nobility, immerses you in danger and corruption, as if you swarm through eels and asps rather than walked its dusty, ill-kept raods."

What can one truly know about a place until he or she has experienced it firsthand? Calimport is a place of many truths, each more disturbing than the last. It is also the most influential trade city in southern Faerun, whether its detractors admit it or not. Building on material from Empires of the Shining Sea, this supplement expands tremendously on what we know about the city that has been the seat of Calishite power since the arrival of the djinni lord Calim eight millennia ago. What can be found inside?

  • The history of Calimport on a broad scale, showing the ebb and flow of power surrounding the city across time,
  • A sweeping look at the city itself, including all of its landmarks, wards, and sabbans (districts) providing for the first time the key to finding ways through a city of more than two million people,
  • A close-up view of the Erare Sabban and its Taorahl Drudach, a waterfront district and nighborhood designed to be a central base for your own Calimport campaigns,
  • Numerous magical items and artifacts, many of which hide among Calimport's shadows, from the Battlecloak of Vycaena and the Codex Thealnakkar to the Staff of Shoon and the Tome of Secrets.

Everything you need to know about the peril-riddled alleys, palaces, and underworld of the most dangerous city on Faerun is contained in this 96-page book. Walk the dark paths among the sabbans or fly among the gilded minarets, but know that a thousand eyes and a thousand intrigues swirl about you at any moment! Come explore one of the oldest cities of Faerun. The trip may change your life...

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Development and release[]

Development[]

The book was written by Steven Schend. Art was provided by Dee Barnett, Fred Fields, Carol Lyon and David Roach.

Release[]

Calimport was released by Wizards of the Coast in October 1998 for $[missing data] US or $[missing data] Canadian.

On January 17, 2017, it was re-released in digital format. It is currently available on DriveThruRPG and Dungeon Masters Guild for $4.99.

Reception and influence[]

Critical reception[]

As of 2023, Calimport reached the rank of Gold seller on DriveThruRPG.

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Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition
Core rules
Player's HandbookDungeon Master Guide
Monstrous Compendium Volume OneMonstrous Compendium Volume TwoMonstrous Manual
First QuestIntroduction to Advanced Dungeons & Dragons GameThe Complete Starter SetDungeons & Dragons Adventure Game
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