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Unsung Heroes is a 64-page sourcebook for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition released in December 1993.

Official synopsis[]

Caramon, Raistlin, Tika, Laurana, Tanis, Sturm, Flint, Tasselhoff?heroes all, their names are known by everyone familiar with their saga. But there are others as well: veterans of the War of the Lance, players behind the scenes, and even those who had no involvement wit the War whatsoever who are still heroes in their own right. Many are presented here for the first time. Among them:

  • Grindlethorpe, the first Krynnish gnome to complete three Lifequests
  • Fester, Queen of the Gully Dwarves of Mudhole, wife to Nomscul ,Best Cook, Chief Shaman ,and Queen's First Husband (a much more distinguished title than "King")
  • Liliornin, an elven wizard whose first adventure pitted her against a death knight and an enclave of Wizards of the Black Robe (and introduced here to her longtime adventuring companion)
  • and many, many others.

Each entry is presented in a format akin to the Monstrous Compendium pages, with statistics, proficiencies and other pertinent information, a description, and background material, among other things. Many entries first appeared in the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Trading Cards, and have been expanded for inclusion in this product.

Add new life to your Dragonlance campaign with these new characters, the Unsung Heroes.

Content[]

Development and release[]

Development[]

The book was written by Tim Beach. Art was provided by Robh Ruppel.

Release[]

Unsung Heroes was released by TSR in December 1993 for $[missing data] US or $[missing data] Canadian.

On March 28, 2017, it was re-released in digital format. It is currently available on DriveThruRPG and Dungeon Masters Guild for $2.99.

Reception and influence[]

Critical reception[]

As of 2023, Unsung Heroes reached the rank of Silver seller on DriveThruRPG.

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
Supplement lines
Player's Handbook Rules SupplementDungeon Master's Guide Rules Supplement
Monstrous Compendium AppendixMonstrous Compendium Annual
Encyclopedia MagicaHistorical ReferenceThe Magic EncyclopediaMonstrous ArcanaPriest's Spell CompendiumWizard's Spell Compendium
Other supplements
Bastion of FaithBook of ArtifactsCastle SitesChronomancerCity SitesCollege of WizardryCountry SitesDen of ThievesDungeon Builder's GuidebookGuide to HellLegends & LoreRogues' GalleryShamanTome of MagicThe Vortex of Madness and Other Planar PerilsWarriors of HeavenWorld Builder's Guidebook
Adventures
The Apocalypse StoneAxe of the Dwarvish LordsCleric's Challenge (II) • The Dancing Hut of Baba YagaDestiny of KingsDie Vecna Die!Dragon MountainDungeons of DespairFighter's Challenge (II) • The Gates of Firestorm PeakA Hero's TaleLabyrinth of MadnessThe Lost Shrine of BundushaturMoonlight MadnessThe Murky DeepNight Below: An Underdark CampaignA Paladin in HellReturn to the Tomb of HorrorsReverse DungeonRoad to DangerThe Rod of Seven PartsThe Shattered CircleThe Silver KeySwamplightTale of the CometTales of EnchantmentTemple, Tower, & TombThief's Challenge (II) • TSR Jam 1999Wizard's Challenge (II)
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