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Cards throughout Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms directly reference the Dungeons & Dragons franchise.


Location Description Depicted or referenced in
Toril The planet commonly referred to as "The Realms".
Faerûn A sub-continent in the northern hemisphere of Toril.
Maelstrom The main stronghold and seat of power for the storm giants on the floor of the Trackless Sea. Island (#269)
The Underdark The vast network of caverns and caves underneath Faerûn. Swamp (#273)


NPC Magic subtype(s) D&D equivalent Description Depicted or referenced in
Aramil Elf Wizard Elf Nametaker A sorcerer Power Word Kill
Drizzt Do'Urden Elf Ranger Drow Ranger A drow ranger who has forsaken both the evil ways of his people and their home in the Underdark, to become the legendary hero of the North.[1] Booster art; Drizzt Do'Urden
Guenhwyvar Cat Black Panther A large black panther from the Astral Plane. Companion of Drizzt Do'Urden. Booster art; Drizzt Do'Urden
Lolth Planeswalker Deity The Queen of Spiders, Goddess of the drow. Lolth's ultimate is 8, referencing the eight legs of a spider.[2] Lolth, Spider Queen
Bruenor Battlehammer Dwarf Shield Dwarf King (multiple reigns) of Mithral Hall. Friend of Drizzt Do'Urden and a member of the Companions of the Hall. Bruenor Battlehammer
Tasha Human Wizard Human Archmage A demonologist who is a master at summoning fiends, planar exploration, and necromantic magic. Tasha's Hideous Laughter
Tiamat Dragon God Chromatic dragon and Deity A supremely strong and powerful evil five-headed Dragon goddess. The name is taken from Tiamat, a goddess in ancient Mesopotamian mythology. Tiamat
Xanathar Beholder Beholder One of the most infamous beholders of the Forgotten Realms. A crime lord. Key art[3]


Monster Magic subtype(s) D&D equivalent Description Depicted or referenced in
Behir Serpent Behir A great serpentine monster with twelve legs and electrical breath. Tasha's hideous laughter
Beholder Beholder Beholder A floating orb of flesh with a large mouth, single central eye, and many smaller eyestalks on top with powerful magical abilities. Iconic type for Dungeons and Dragons. Baleful Beholder
Blue Dragon (Storm Dragon) Dragon Blue dragon Orderly creatures that keep fairly well-ordered, hierarchical societies. More likely to be mocking and manipulative than outrightly cruel or murderous to 'lesser' creatures, aided greatly by their natural talents for hallucination. Booster art
Dragonborn ? Dragonborn Humanoid dragons with dedication to honor. Key art[3]
Drow Elf Drow A generally evil, dark-skinned, and white-haired subrace of elves. From the Orcadian and Shetland dialects of the Scots language as an an alternative form of "trow" Swamp (#273)
Flumph Jellyfish Flumph Mysterious and benevolent creatures that drifted through the Underdark. They feed off the psionic energy of evil creatures, and often provide information to adventurers. Flumph
Frost Giant Giant Frost giant Large giants that can be found in most cold environments of Faerûn. Crude and of low intelligence, but cunning fighters. Drizzt Do'Urden[2]
Halfling Halfling Halfling Humanoid creatures similar in shape to humans, but around half their size. Based on J. R. R. Tolkien's hobbits. Prosperous Innkeeper
Mind flayer ? Mind flayer Humanoids with octopus-like, ridged heads and four tentacles surrounding a lamprey-like mouth. Using their psionic abilities, they seek to expand their dominion over all other creatures, controlling their minds to use them as hopeless slaves and devouring their brains for sustenance. Booster art
Storm Giant Giant Storm giant One of the most intelligent and respected races of giants, adapted to surviving in underwater conditions. Island (#269)


Spell D&D equivalent Description
Power Word Kill Power word, kill A power word that instantly kills mortal creatures
Tasha's Hideous Laughter Tasha's hideous laughter An enchantment spell that causes its target to fall into crippling bouts of laughter.

Magic items

Artifact D&D equivalent Description
Portable Hole Portable hole A circular cloth which is placed on a surface to create a hole or extraplanar space.
Vorpal Sword Vorpal sword A sword that has specific properties which simplify beheading. Inspired by the Vorpal Sword in Lewis Carrol's poem "Jabberwocky".


  1. Sleep Sound (Video). Dungeons & Dragons. YouTube (May 20, 2021).
  2. a b All Things Drizzt (Video). Dungeons & Dragons. YouTube (May 20, 2021).
  3. a b Jason Rainville (January 19, 2021). ""Xanathar Key Art"". Twitter.