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Council of Spiders is a 38-page sourcebook for Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition released in [missing data].

Official synopsis[]

Lolth’s avatar has come to Menzoberranzan, declaring the god’s intent to spin a Demon Weave and gain control of arcane magic. The drow rush to aid her by retrieving ancient artifacts and channeling their power to Lolth. But in Menzoberranzan, the City of Intrigue, nothing is ever as simple as it seems. The Council of Spiders demands representation for wizards on the Ruling Council of the drow theocracy. Tension rises between priestesses and wizards in a drow battle of the sexes. Will the tension erupt into civil war? Which side will you choose?

"Council of Spiders" is a Dungeons & Dragons Roleplaying Game adventure designed for the summer 2012 season of the D&D Encounters official play program. In this season, participants are encouraged to play drow characters as they vie for supremacy in the Underdark. 

The adventure comes with three full-color battle maps, eight ready-to-play encounters, and information on the D&D Encounters program. This adventure product incorporates lore from Menzoberranzan: City of Intrigue.

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Development and release[]

Development[]

The book was written by James Wyatt and Logan Bonner. Art was provided by McLean Kendree.

Release[]

Council of Spiders was released by Wizards of the Coast in for $[missing data] US or $[missing data] Canadian.

On December 24, 2013, 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, Council of Spiders reached the rank of Gold seller on DriveThruRPG.

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Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition
Core rules
Player's HandbookPlayer's Handbook 2Player's Handbook 3
Monster ManualMonster Manual 2Monster Manual 3
Dungeon Master's GuideDungeon Master's Guide 2
Starter Set
Supplements
Adventurer's VaultAdventurer's Vault 2Arcane PowerThe Book of Vile DarknessDark Sun Campaign SettingDark Sun Creature CatalogDemonomiconDivine PowerDraconomicon: Chromatic DragonsDraconomicon: Metallic DragonsDragon Magazine AnnualEberron Campaign GuideEberron Player's GuideForgotten Realms Campaign GuideForgotten Realms Player's GuideHammerfastInto the Unknown: The Dungeon Survival HandbookManual of the PlanesMartial PowerMartial Power 2Menzoberranzan: City of IntrigueMordenkainen's Magnificent EmporiumNeverwinter Campaign SettingOpen Grave: Secrets of the UndeadThe Plane Above: Secrets of the Astral SeaThe Plane Below: Secrets of the Elemental ChaosPlayer's Handbook Races: DragonbornPlayer's Handbook Races: TieflingsPlayer's Strategy GuidePrimal PowerPsionic PowerUnderdarkVor Rukoth
Adventures
Keep on the ShadowfellThunderspire LabyrinthPyramid of ShadowsDeath's ReachKingdom of the GhoulsPrince of UndeathKing of the Trollhaunt WarrensDemon Queen's EnclaveAssault on Nightwyrm FortressThe Slaying StoneOrcs of Stonefang PassDungeon DelveDungeon Magazine AnnualHalls of UndermountainMarauders of the Dune SeaRevenge of the GiantsScepter Tower of SpellgardSeekers of the Ashen CrownTomb of Horrors
Essentials
Starter SetRules CompendiumHeroes of the Forgotten KingdomsHeroes of the Fallen LandsMonster VaultDungeon Master's KitMonster Vault: Threats to the Nentir ValePlayer's Option: Heroes of ShadowPlayer's Option: Heroes of the Elemental ChaosPlayer's Option: Heroes of the FeywildThe Shadowfell: Gloomwrought and BeyondMadness at Gardmore Abbey
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