Underdark (supplement)

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Underdark book cover.jpg
Cover of Underdark
AuthorBruce R. Cordell, Gwendolyn F. M. Kestrel, Jeff Quick
GenreRole-playing game
PublisherWizards of the Coast
Publication date
Media typePrint (Hardcover)

The Underdark sourcebook for the Forgotten Realms campaign setting of the 3.5 edition of the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game.


The sourcebook covers gaming material such as new character classes, Drow Judicator[1] as well as covering the geography of this fictional setting.

Publication history[edit]

This book was written by Bruce R. Cordell, Gwendolyn F.M. Kestrel, and Jeff Quick, and was released in October 2003 published by Wizards of the Coast.[2] Cover art was by Sam Wood, with interior art by Kalman Andrasofszky, Matt Cavotta, Mike Dubisch, Wayne England, Matt Faulkner, Vance Kovacs, Vince Locke, Raven Mimura, Jim Pavelec, Vinod Rams, Richard Sardinha, Stephen Tappin, and Joel Thomas.

When asked how the designers dealt sorting through years' worth of publications on the Underdark to create a more definitive sourcebook, Jeff Quick responded: "I was the editor of Eric Boyd's exhaustively detailed 2nd edition sourcebook, Drizzt Do'Urden's Guide to the Underdark. Eric, as Forgotten Realms fans know, is a detail nut. When he wrote it, he consulted pretty much every Underdark reference ever -- including Bob Salvatore, personally. So rather than duplicate effort, I turned to that book for inspiration and to Eric for a few details and opinions."[3]


The editor from rpgnews.com stated the book did not deliver on the price it costs, was incomplete, contained a lot of assumed information making it difficult for casual readers to understand references without knowledge of the novels; however, fans of the novels might enjoy it.[4]



  1. ^ "Chapter Three: Prestige Classes - Drow Judicator". wizards.com. Retrieved 2008-04-18.
  2. ^ Cordell, Bruce R.; Kestrel, Gwendolyn F. M.; Quick, Jeff (2003). Underdark. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0786930535.
  3. ^ Ryan, Michael (October 24, 2003). "Product Spotlight: Underdark". Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved August 11, 2013.
  4. ^ "REVIEW OF UNDERDARK". RPGNET. Retrieved 2008-04-18.

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