Kingdoms of Kalamar is a well-developed setting for Dungeons & Dragons. It was also home to the Living Kingdoms of Kalamar shared campaign, and is published by Kenzer & Company.
Here, creatures of dark evil roam the lands in search of prey, while others rule a terrified populace from the safety of their throne rooms. Meanwhile, elven warriors battle expansionist human kingdoms to protect their forest homes, dwarven rebels plot the overthrow of their human conquerors, and the armies of hobgoblin kingdoms grow increasingly powerful.
Spies and spellcasters seek knowledge and power for themselves and those they serve, and strands of their web-like plots reach into cities and towns across the continent. Ruins of ancient empires lie buried beneath burning desert sands, and their stories told in smoky back rooms attract brave fools eager for excitement and quick wealth. The streets are full of the brave and foolhardy, eager to draw steel and strike for little cause, and war between kingdoms is a constant occurrence. The courts of the nobility also hold mystery and intrigue, provided one can master social pressures greater than the threat of a giant's club or a dragon's fang.
The Kingdoms of Kalamar campaign setting is named after the great Kalamaran Empire, which once covered much of Tellene. But time weighs heavily upon all, and the empire's reach is not what it once was. Its provinces declare independence, hobgoblin kingdoms thrive and foreign empires expand, while the monsters of the land grow stronger than ever. Still, its influence is felt almost everywhere in Tellene.
Originally an 'official' setting for Dungeons & Dragons 3e, the license to label it so was withdrawn at the beginning of 2008 as Wizards of the Coast prepares for the release of 4th Edition. But of course the setting lives on and for most products, the purely cosmetic change of removing the D&D logo suffices to allow them to continue to be published! And, for those who prefer the new version, now you can play in Kalamar with resources specifically written for D&D 4e.
Setting Page last updated: 4 February 2013