Rise of the Drow: Collector's Edition for D&D 5E and PFRPG

Created by AAW Games

Our #1 Bestseller and ENnie nominated mega-adventure Rise of the Drow returns in a final massive volume for 5th Edition or Pathfinder.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Working on first 1/2 of PDF, finishing touches
9 days ago – Thu, Sep 12, 2019 at 12:48:07 AM

Good afternoon!

A little update for you. We're working on catching final errors and doing some graphical rearrangements as necessary in layout review on the first 1/2 of the massive 600+ page Rise of the Drow: Collector's Edition tome. This is PDF review work and very time consuming as we read each and every page to catch errors and check the arrangements of art, maps, and graphical content. 

I will share a some screenshots, but be forewarned, this is not the finished product so fret not if you spot some minor things which need repair. We're on the job! 

Stephen Yeardley, Thomas Baumbach, and myself are all hard at work making this book the best Underdark adventure/setting you'll ever own, mark my words on that. We've poured everything into this book and hope you see the pages dripping with the countless hours of love that we have dedicated to this underworld masterpiece. The fact that this book is dedicated to our dear friend and former AAW Games layout artist & author, Joshua Gullion, is the crown jewel. Joshua left this world too early and this book is a gift to him, his friends, and his family. It will cement his place in RPG history, a testament to a man who brought together people from all over the industry in the original Rise of the Drow tome, then dedicated his final hours to assuring it was released, holding it in his hands just before he passed from this world.

"For Joshua!"


Here are the first few pages of the Rise of the Drow: Collector's Edition:

Drow plush dolls have arrived!
about 1 month ago – Mon, Aug 19, 2019 at 01:08:17 AM

Drow Plushies!

The drow armies have amassed and now prepare for their assault on humanity. To ensure their victory, the dark elves have disguised themselves as cute, cuddly, and slightly perturbed plush dolls. 

This last week I had the honor of driving out to Seattle to pick up the drow plushies after they came into the Port of Seattle by ship. It was quite a wild ride and experience. The location where I picked them up was filled with all manner of cargo, huge semi trucks, and lots workers. They found it hilarious that a dude with a mohawk, driving a Honda Element showed up to pick up such a tiny load of cargo. Never before had any of them seen or heard of such a thing, apparently this part of the process is typically handled by freight companies but something got messed up and when the ball was dropped I was there to pick it up. I'll do anything for my backers, especially if it involves drow. 

So, after a lot of confusion and chaos, I finally tracked down the four huge boxes of drow plush dolls and got them loaded into my Element, driving them back to Snoqualmie for safekeeping until fulfillment of all items on the Rise of the Drow: Collector's Edition Kickstarter have arrived.

Dummy Books - hey... don't call me a dummy!

In other news, payments have been made and test samples of the main book, deck of cards, and pawns have arrived from our printer. Everything is looking good so far. We're still working on layout so don't think we're printing proofs of the book yet, these are just white dummy books filled with white pages to make sure all the specs are correct- and they are. 

Hope everyone is having a great weekend. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Jonathan G. Nelson


AAW Games

Rise of the Drow maps by Gale Force Nine!
about 2 months ago – Tue, Aug 06, 2019 at 07:28:36 PM

We just got our hands on the sample prints of the Gale Force Nine vinyl battle maps for the Rise of the Drow: Collector's Edition mega-adventure/campaign.

What do you think?

Which map(s) did you purchase? 

How will you use them in your games?

 (Note: D&D Miniatures copyright Wizards of the Coast / HASBRO - used only to display size and functionality of maps.)

Guess what just arrived?
about 2 months ago – Thu, Jul 25, 2019 at 02:03:42 AM



Rise of the Drow: Collector's Edition Kickstarter backers will have to wait until we ship the full order at the end of the year to get their hands on these but... in the meantime, you can feast your eyes! 

Which one is your favorite? Do you see something now you wish you ordered? Share your thoughts!

Occult Secrets of the Underworld is now available for Fantasy Grounds!
2 months ago – Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 10:09:26 PM

That's right, Occult Secrets of the Underworld is now available for purchase and use in Fantasy Grounds!

Occult Secrets of the Underworld

Mysterious Occult Traditions of the Underworld!

The untold vastness of the realms below beckons, and for the first time, we unearth the mysterious occult traditions of the Underworld. Surface-dwellers can finally lay their eyes upon the concepts of the Red River that binds all, attain amber enlightenment and transcend the bounds of the flesh with unique and potent magitech. Psychic poisons, mesmerizing spores and the damned of Hel await your command!

After the success of the critically-acclaimed Underworld Races and Classes, fans asked for more, and thus, we present you with a collection of complex and evocative class options for the subterranean races you know and love.

Within the pages of this massive expansion tome, you will find the means to play:

  • Ahooling living vampires, seeking to understand the Red River that binds all through righteous bloodshed
  • Heralds of the colloid, colliatur creating footholds for the strange entity
  • Messiahs of Ashes, d?delig who seek to teach undead the bright side of death
  • Draaki scoured by the Wind of Wasting, reincarnating upon death into other subraces
  • Drow capable of poisoning the minds of others with their psychic might, with custom poison-creation
  • Dvergr occult executioners of the grand void of the endtimes
  • Speakers for the revered dweorg ancestors
  • Mighty funglets capable of controlling their spores, mesmerizing their foes
  • Perfidious gitwerc that drag the damned souls of Hel to the battlefield
  • Hoyrall attempting to unify their sundered deity...using their very minds and bodies as a catalyst
  • Kraidyl that channel the potential for the next evolutionary step for this race of apex predators
  • Svirfneblin Transgnomamists, who transcend the limitations of their bodies with strange and potent svirftech
  • Vestraadi singers of the deepest hymns, explorers of fathomless depths
  • And last, but not least, Zwerc that follow the path to amber enlightenment!

All this and more can be found within this module!

Converted by:  Trevor Armstrong

Requires:An active subscription or a one time purchase of a Fantasy Grounds Full or Ultimate license and the included 5E Compatible ruleset.

Owned by AAW Games. copyright (C) 2019. All Rights Reserved. Used with permission.

Released on July 16, 2019

Designed for Fantasy Grounds version 3.3.7 and higher.