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Night Below: An Underdark Campaign is an adventure boxed set for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition released in November 1995. It takes player characters from 1st to 10th level.

Official synopsis[]

A missing mage...
A ruthless band of kidnappers..
A sinister conspiracy...

Night Below, the first epic campaign adventure for the AD&D® game, is designed to take the player characters from 1st level to 10th level and beyond. The PCs start as beginning adventures on a routine courier mission who soon become drawn into combating a sinister plot that menaces the pleasant land of Haranshire.

By the end of Book I, The Evils of Haranshire, the player characters should have worked their way up to 5th level. Book II, Perils of the Underdark, shifts the scene underground as the characters search the seemingly endless realm of the underdark to discover the fate of the kidnappers' victims. By the time they reach the dark cavern of The Sunless Sea in Book III, they should each be 10th level or above, ready at last to confront the ultimate evil behind the far-reaching conspiracy.

Inside this box are

  • Three 64-page books compromising a single grand-scale adventure, which can be placed in any AD&D® world.
  • 16 Player Handout sheets featuring art, maps, charts, and letters.
  • 8 two-sided DUNGEON MASTER® Reference Cards providing cutouts, monster rosters, and two new evil deities.
  • An eight-page booklet of new MONSTROUS COMPENDIUM® entries, detailing three new races and two new monsters.
  • 6 full-color poster maps detailing all the important locations in the entire campaign setting.

Content[]

Backstory[]

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Plot[]

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Development and release[]

Development[]

The book was written by Carl Sargent. Art was provided by Jeff Easley, Glen Michael Angus and Arnie Swekel.

Release[]

Night Below: An Underdark Campaign was released by TSR in November 1995 for $30.00 US, $39.50 CA, or £18.50 UK.

On July 11, 2017, it was re-released in digital format. It is currently available on DriveThruRPG and Dungeon Masters Guild for $9.99.

Reception and influence[]

Critical reception[]

Matt Colville covered Night Below in his 2016 video Campaign Diary #15. He described it as "a blast to run", and particularly praised the inclusion of various handouts and accessories. In Your Town, he praised the starting town of Milborne as a basis for open-world sandbox gameplay.

As of May 2024, Night Below: An Underdark Campaign reached the rank of Adamantine seller on Dungeon Masters Guild.

Influence on other works[]

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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
Optional core rules
Player's Option: Combat & TacticsPlayer's Option: Skills & PowersPlayer's Option: Spells & Magic
Dungeon Master Option: High-Level CampaignsCampaign Option: Council of Wyrms
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