• Justin Handlin

How to Deal with Murderhobos in Dungeons and Dragons Forgotten Realms

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How to Punish Murderhobos in Dungeons and Dragons? (in a fair way of course)

Laws of the Land

A while back I wrote about some of the lore of my home game in Forgotten Realms. This time around I want to talk about laws and punishments. How do the lords of Waterdeep view crimes committed in their lands? What would cause an archmage to hunt you down for revenge? And what laws are they enforcing anyway?

In addition to being a wonderfully written Dungeons and Dragons adventure. D&D Waterdeep Dragon Heist book contains a powerful Dungeon Master resource called 'Laws of the Land'. These are rules that fully describe the guidelines for punishments from a simple drawing of weapons, to assault, impersonating a noble, property damage to much larger crimes such as murder, and using magic to influence an official. We found that many of the actions on this list are something that player characters tend to do freely. An essential aspect of a