Baldur’s Gate: Descent Into Avernus

This Baldur’s Gate: Descent Into Avernus review is to give you a good idea about this adventure book.

Welcome to the gritty city of Baldur’s Gate. It is not your shiny beacon of civilization like Water’s Deep.

This is a challenging adventure that takes your characters from level 1 to level 13 in this one book.

Whilst this one adventure can be a lot of fun it is a very challenging campaign.

Overall Impression

The overall tone that this adventure gives is a hell on earth.

They take that very literally in this campaign with the various effects and limited resources. Time isn’t a huge factor against the PC’s but resources are.

This campaign is very well fleshed out especially within the city. The NPC’s are clever and feel real.

However, the environment can be quite grueling and the pecking within the city political structure is morally questionable.


All that being said it is still a quite fun experience.

Especially if you love PC to PC conflict. Within the campaign, there can be a Dark Secret the players need to keep from one another.

This adds another layer of depth that can be quite intriguing as it all begins to unravel and spiral out of control.

Within of course there are some new magic items introduced. As well a new contraption for your players to play with. Infernal War Machines…

If that doesn’t get your blood pumping with the possibilities of mayhem involved then maybe this book isn’t for you…

Overall I give this book a 4.2/5 Stars

This Baldur’s Gate: Descent Into Avernus review has been conducted by your friendly neighborhood DnD Scholar.

Want to check out some other awesome adventure books? Check out the links below.

Out of the Abyss 

Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage