Kingdoms of Kalamar (d20) : Home of Knights of the Dinner Table, The lands of Tellene defined in the Kingdoms of Kalamar campaign setting . Dungeons & Dragons, D&D, and Dungeon Master are trademarks owned by. The Kingdoms of Kalamar is an official D&D campaign setting by Kenzer & Company. Originally published as an unofficial setting for AD&D in , the d20 . Kingdoms of Kalamar, the first in Kenzer and Company’s Official Dungeons .. It continues to be a generic setting with bits of D&D shoehorned in to fill up space.

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Ek’Gakel not only escaped from the domination of Kalamar, it escaped from the domination of nobles altogether, creating a government where the merchants elect a Chancellor to rule for life.

Most of Tellene uses a lunar calendarbased around the day orbit of Veshemo. Naturally, I had created mental backstories for the characters I used in the Forgotten Realms, but they never seemed as real or believable, and I never cared about them in the same way I have cared for my Kalamaran creations.

Kingdoms of Kalamer was first published during 3. There are too many gods for my taste, with a total of 54 plus the creator, but I know many people actually like numerous gods. I haven’t really looked into many of its books, but there were quite a few published adventures of varying quality and a few books that look like they may have been strictly fluff-only.

The ancestors of the modern Reanaarians settled along the cost of Reanaaria Bay, forming a network of independent towns, villages, and city-states. One of the most glaring flaws of Kalamar is the omission of commentary of the cultures and activities on nonhuman races in the first chapter and the chapter on religion.

The city and details touch on a lot of potential plot material that any DM who runs this world setting should take advantage of. On one hand it leaves room for the DM to maneuver if he wishes to flesh it out the city while remaining true to the setting. Chapter 10 describes the creation myth, deities, and religion of Tellene.


While not as well known as setting such as Forgotten Realmsthe setting has a loyal following and has received praise for its consistency and realism. He has increased hostilities with many of his neighbors, and has even gone so far as to conquer a neighboring dwarven nation. There are 54 gods, although kinfdoms of them have apparently died. However, if what you kihgdoms is a lot of setting details, you will not be disappointed.

There are six human races throughout the world of Tellene, as well as dwarves, elves, half-elves, gnomes, and halflings. If I do, it will only be because I’ve given up roleplaying altogether — here’s hoping that that’s when I’m blind, deaf and senile, a long way off, I trust! A section on cities is included, and has the effect of making the campaign ot seem even more generic by descriibing a generic city.

Overall, the book has a dry history book feel to it, but it is full of information and I love the political settings.

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Its lack of new rule content could be seen as an advantage or a disadvantage depending on your opinion of such. It’s also the core setting for HackMaster from 2nd edition onwards. Doesn’t mean the books are bad.

Ek’Kasel only left Kalamar’s rulership unwillingly. Every culture, human and nonhuman alike, on Tellene directs its faith to one of these deities.

Unlike O’par, it is hostile to its old lord and is one of the primary targets of Emperor Kabori. This world is believable.

Over 30 different products have been released to support it. Kind of like a history textbook, there are lots of “and then the king died falling off his horse and his son took the d&s and ruled for a number of years.

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.

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The amount of space used to show each and every alphabet’s letter style could have been used more efficiently too, since I’m not sure what use the DM is expected to make of it, unless he wants to make d&x which of course isn’t the same as translating a language.

Kingdoms of Kalamar

You can read David Kenzer’s discourse pf Kalamarand read and ask questions on our discussion forums. Anyway, I have been playing a Kalamar campaign since June and me and my players have enjoyed it greatly.

The elven king retaliated by cursing the King of Brandobia with fruitful loins, resulting in triplet sons. The worst offenders though are that sometimes NPCs don’t jingdoms to be referenced in the back or information isn’t complete.

Kingdoms of Kalamar – 1d4chan

Kalamar is the central nation of this region, controlled with an iron fist by the Emperor. Basir is the most loyal of Kalamar’s vassal stats, a progressive and peaceful land that provides Kalamar with the vast majority of its naval power. They learned the art of tier farming from the gnomes, and sailing from the elves, beginning to grow and prosper, colonizing the bay area and becoming great traders.

The setting appears suited for those players who wish a more political campaign. Dodera serves as the focal point of Kalamar’s expansion into the Wild Lands, thus far without success. In some parts, the emphasis on realism seems misplaced the focus on languages and giving all the possible names to a deity that could be usedwhile other areas could really use some fleshing out like a description of some of the major areas that the different independent organizations are operating in along with a few immediate plans and some adventure hooks.