Dungeons & Dragons Campaign Settings

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Dungeons & Dragons had always been replete with campaign settings, both those officially released and those created by DMs themselves. From the grim and dark world of Ravenloft, to the noble and chivalrous Dragonlance, they span all manner of interests and themes in order to provide as broad an attraction to players and DMs of all strips.

List of D&D Campaign Settings[edit]

  • Al-Qadim: A supplement to Forgotten Realms, taking place on the same planet. Fantasy medieval Middle East at the height of its wealth, science, and power.
  • Blackmoor: One of the three original campaign settings, developed by D&D co-creator Dave Arneson. Later retconned into Mystara as a Krull-esque distant past.
  • Ghostwalk: The one everyone forgets exists. The Ethereal Plane meets inverse Ravenloft meets Forgotten Realms, and players can play as ghosts.
    • Last supported edition: Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition, one of two new settings created for it. Only published reference was its campaign sourcebook.
  • Jakandor: Self-contained setting set on an island divided between magic-loving mage civilization, and magic-hating barbarian horde.
  • Kara-Tur: A supplement to Forgotten Realms, taking place on the same planet. Ancient fantasy China/Japan with some later material detailing India and Southeast Asia
  • Maztica: A supplement to Forgotten Realms, taking place on the same planet. Fantasy post-Columbian America, complete with paladins exterminating and suppressing the believers of native gods.
  • Mystara: One of the three original campaign settings, and the first one to be officially published and supported. Partially inspired Greyhawk, it paints a broad picture of the lands around Castle Greyhawk and was designed by David Cook and Tom Moldvay. (Also includes the Hollow World and Red Steel settings.)
  • Pelinore: For all you Britfag grognards out there. Somewhat similar to Ptolus in that it focused on a single city and it's surrounding environs.

Modern & Futuristic Campaign Settings[edit]

  • Dark Matter: an "all conspiracies are true" alternate version of Earth.

Noteworthy/developed 'homebrew' settings[edit]

Dungeons & Dragons Campaign Settings
Basic D&D: Blackmoor - Greyhawk
AD&D: Al-Qadim - Birthright - Council of Wyrms - Dark Sun
Dragonlance - Forgotten Realms - Greyhawk - Kara-Tur
Maztica - Mystara - Planescape - Ravenloft - Spelljammer
3rd/3.5 Edition: Eberron - Forgotten Realms - Ghostwalk - Greyhawk
4th Edition: Dark Sun - Eberron - Forgotten Realms - Points of Light
5th Edition: Dragonlance - Eberron - Forgotten Realms - Greyhawk