The goal of this document is to provide you, the Dungeon Master, with tools and thoughts that'll help you make Chapter 1 of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist more exciting for your players and easier for you to run. This download includes:
Before We Begin - A discussion about choosing a villain, including a brief review of each, as well as a quick guide to understanding the Zhentarim.
Enhancing Chapter 1 - Fleshed out ideas on how to run and enhance the events Chapter 1: A Friend in Need, so you get the most out of the chapter.
DM's Notes - a single page of condensed notes for the entire chapter, that'll save you from flipping through the campaign book at the table.
Monster Stats - the statistics for each enemy in Chapter 1: A Friend in Need, conveniently put together on the same pages.
Maps - a map for The Yawning Portal, a map for the Zhentarim Hideout and a map for the Xanathar Guild Hideout all primed for use on digital tabletops.