Obviously, there's been an incredible amount of information published about the city of Baldur's Gate (in the Forgotten Realms setting) across the editions and various media like books, sourcebooks, video games, websites, and so on.

What I'd like to know is the list of official 5e material dealing with Baldur's Gate.

Or, to paraphrase the question, if we'd like to avoid lists,

I'd like to know how I could and should start a new campaign based in Baldur's Gate if I wanted to keep things as close to 5e canon as possible.

By "official" I mean everything explicitly reviewed and approved by WotC as part of the official FR canon. (Note, please, that DM's Guild material does not fit the bill, unless it's explicitly approved.)

(I hope this doesn't violate the ban on "Shopping" game-rec questions. :))

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    \$\begingroup\$ You will probably need to define "official" here because there are a) books directly published by wotc, b) licensed novels comics video games etc., and c) DMs guild licensed third party works (of which there will be hundreds soon enough). If this becomes a list of "every everything for FR" it's probably too broad. \$\endgroup\$ – mxyzplk - SE stop being evil Feb 6 '16 at 14:10
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    \$\begingroup\$ When you say “By "official" I mean everything explicitly reviewed and approved by WotC as part of the official FR canon.”, did you mean “as part of the official 5e FR canon”? Normally I'd say that you obviously mean that, but since that line is your definition of what you mean, ambiguities are an issue. :) \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie Feb 6 '16 at 18:05

The only official D&D 5e tabletop products in which Baldur's Gate has appeared are:

There is also the D&D branded comic Legends of Baldur's Gate, which may or may not contain useful content - if someone who has actually read it would care to edit this answer, that would be great.

  • \$\begingroup\$ I have no first hand experience (hence my asking the Q), but wasn't there an official video game dealing with the SC and possibly Baldur's Gate? Also, I remember seeing a recent-looking comics series based in BG -- is that relevant to 5e, and if so, is it canon? \$\endgroup\$ – OpaCitiZen Feb 6 '16 at 11:18
  • \$\begingroup\$ Sword Coast Legends doesn't include Baldur's Gate. As for comic books, I wasn't aware of any that are considered official D&D 5e material, I'll have to look into it. \$\endgroup\$ – Miniman Feb 6 '16 at 11:26
  • \$\begingroup\$ @OpaCitiZen I added in what little I could find. \$\endgroup\$ – Miniman Feb 6 '16 at 11:59
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    \$\begingroup\$ There were a couple of Baldur's Gate videogames, but they were well before 5e. \$\endgroup\$ – Adeptus Feb 8 '16 at 0:43
  • \$\begingroup\$ Based on the publishing date of 20 August, 2013 (wasn't the play test going on at this time?) I am asking how this fits into D&D 5e. \$\endgroup\$ – KorvinStarmast Jun 14 '18 at 18:31

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