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These are various homebrew campaign settings that can be found on the web.
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  • Amethyst - update: A fantasy set in the real world where technology and magic exist but do not mix and openly break one another down. For d20 with a lot of new rules.
  • Anderfarnoria.com - Erden is a complete fantasy world and accompanying home-brewed D20 classless character system. Find politics, religion, economies, people and places along with game summaries.
  • Attwatta Preziv - A post-apocalyptic setting designed for use with Gamma World d20 (Modern d20) or D&D 3.5 d20. In PDF format (Added notes from the supplemental doc. Final Version). --Leezard
  • Breminor - A well detailed fantasy world, with nice website and written stories, usable with d20.
  • Dark Heritage - Swashbuckling in a grim setting infused with blasphemous cults and horrible demons. D20 + houserules.
  • Dark Sun - Athas.org - Not a homebrew, but excellent free material for running a d20 Dark Sun campaign.
  • Elrithorn - Low/lost magic post-cataclysmic campaign setting with rich history, unique magic mechanics and pantheon, & diverse geography spanning several biomes.
  • Evindale - A richly detailed fantasy setting. Original religion, races and classes for d20.
  • Eyru - A world of fantasy inspired by the Iron Age Celtic cultures, for d20.
  • Karanblade - A Brazilian campaign setting for AD&D and d20, entirely in Portuguese/Brazilian.
  • Korinth & Elindra - Two different settings for d20.
  • Mincam - Brief but complete, with homes for all core classes, races and monsters. This is a direct link to the PDF.
  • Murchad's Legacy - An entirely OGC campaign setting in the "knights and castles" tradition using the d20 ruleset, and to which you may contribute.
  • Mythosa - Realms of Darkness and Legend, for d20. Several PDF files for download.
  • Palaestra - A fantasy setting with a "Byzance against Faery" theme, for d20.
  • Scroll of Tian - A world of deserts, jungles and high magic, for d20.
  • Terra-Viejo - An alternate-Earth fantasy world, for d20.
  • The Hyborian Age - Conan's world (not the Mongoose Publishing version) for d20.
  • The Kyngdoms - A very large and detailed fantasy world with a very in depth history and huge color map, for d20.
  • The Northland - A typical fantasy setting, probably for AD&D or d20.
  • The Oriental Hardpoint - An Asian/Oriental campaign setting, for d20.
  • Urbis - A World of Cities, for d20. A world currently going through a magical industrial revolution, with vast city-states dominating the landscape.
  • Valgora - A Living campaign setting for the Organization of Gamers & Roleplaying Enthusiasts.

Basic Dungeons & Dragons/Rules Cyclopedia

  • World of Trid - This campaign setting harkens back to the fledging days of the Moldvey Basic D&D box set, and continued to the Rules Cyclopedia, published in the 1990’s.
  • Inzeladun - The "Conan flavored" homebrew setting by Vincent Darlage (who later wrote for Mongoose's Conan d20), for D&D.
  • Sulerin - A really extensive D&D world.

Dungeons & Dragons 1st Edition

  • Aquila - An old AD&D setting.
  • Dage - An old Earth-like Dark Ages fantasy world, for AD&D.
  • Karanblade - A Brazilian campaign setting for AD&D and d20, entirely in Portuguese/Brazilian.
  • Realms of Adventure - An AD&D fantasy setting.
  • The Northland - A typical fantasy setting, probably for AD&D or d20.

Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition

  • Andurin - A fantasy world, for 3e and 2e, that takes its inspiration from many sources: Conan, Elric, Thieves' World, Elder Scrolls' Morrowind, and the Wheel of Time.
  • Beyond Heroes - A site dedicated to heroic roleplaying of all eras including fantasy, pulp, modern and future with my own magic system and compatible with OD&D, AD&D 1E and 2E, and Palladium.
  • Marag Torok - A world in which magic is finite and the cultures of man contest to control it. Some areas are richly detailed and some still need a lot of work.

Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition

  • Andurin - A fantasy world, for 3e and 2e, that takes its inspiration from many sources: Conan, Elric, Thieves' World, Elder Scrolls' Morrowind, and the Wheel of Time.

Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 Edition

Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition

  • Everwyld - A Fantasy setting for D&D4e. - missing in action
  • Farland - An extensive and rich setting with a nice website, formerly for d20, now for 4e.
  • Four Winds Bar The Nexus of Crises, The Origin of Storms, a 4th Ed Campaign and setting. - Site is now down.

Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition

  • Fralia, a Bronze Age fantasy world created cooperatively by the Frente Rolero Argentino, mostly for D&D 5th Edition (in Spanish).


  • Agyris - Very well done and original website for this Fudge setting.

Generic, Homebrew or Unspecified

  • Xitragupten - Xitragupten, Dark Fantasy universe, with hombrew rules AD&D inspired. (in French).
  • Fralia, a bronze age fantasy world created cooperatively by the Frente Rolero Argentino, mostly for D&D 5th Edition although it has some 3.5 and even AD&D content (in Spanish).
  • Arcanum - of Steamworks & Magic Obscura - Arcanum, a high-fantasy steampunk setting of steamworks and magic. Based on the video game Arcanum, and compatible with Saga and other systems.
  • Braythmar - Braythmar, a high-fantasy bronze age campaign concerning the struggle between traditional hunter-gatherer societies and the world's first civilized empire. Compatible with Saga and other systems.
  • Chronicles of Magnamund - High-fantasy campaign setting based on Magnamund, the world of the Lone Wolf solo roleplaying books of the 80s. Compatible with Saga and other rpg systems.
  • Conclave - Collaborative world-building with influences including Ming and Qing China, Polynesia, the Dutch East India Company and high fantasy.
  • Fargoth - The Fargoth World Building Project is a collaborative effort to design a generic fantasy setting for any game system.
  • Gwenthia - A shared fantasy world developed primarily for RPGs, and being delivered through wiki, ftp site, and published documents.
  • Hyborian Age - The Hyborian Age, the Age of Conan. A pre-historic age of low-fantasy, created by author Robert E. Howard for his Conan stories. Compatible with Saga and other systems.
  • Ilshara: Lands of Exile - A well done campaign setting, with PDFs for download, for Castles & Crusades.
  • Jhendor - A fantasy world with no specific RPG tied to it, but that was originally used for a Runequest campaign.
  • Karthum - A swords and sorcery mini-setting with its own rule set. This is a direct link to the PDF.
  • Keltor - The Middle Lands - A low magic, fantasy setting featuring several 17x22 full-color maps, thousands of years of history, custom deities, and lots of room to grow. Designed with D&D 3.5 or Pathfinder in mind. PDF format --Leezard Updated November 11th 2018
  • LoreWeaver - A campaign world on Wiki, and published under a Creative Commons License.
  • Maelstrom - This setting also provides great blasons, castles maps, etc.
  • Magic the Gathering - A comprehensive campaign setting based on the Magic: the Gathering multiverse. Compatible with Saga and other roleplaying systems.
  • Meln - A campaign setting for any fantasy RPG system.
  • Meshal - A Chinese general system with it's campaign setting Erovan.
  • Nahmurg Wastes - The Nahmurg Wastes, a post-apocalyptic campaign setting compatible with Saga and all other systems
  • Neverwhere - Neverwhere, a dark urban fantasy setting based on Neil Gaiman's tv series and novel of the same name. Compatible with Saga and other systems.
  • Planetocopia - Several descriptions of planets and their inhabitants. Wasn't done for RPGs, but would be a very good source of inspiration for exotic homebrew worlds.
  • Saga 5th Edition - A rules light, generic universal rpg system that is totally free and DIY.
  • Santharia - Another massive fantasy world, heavily TOLKIEN inspired, with beautiful website, lots of stuff, and online RPG.
  • Shadowrun SAGA - Shadowrun rules and setting adaptation for the Saga system.
  • Tales of the Carnelian Coast - A well detailed setting with its own game system.
  • Tekumel - The first homebrew ever, that became a published setting of several books, this is the extensive world created by the Professor M.A.R. Barker.
  • Teleleli - A fantasy setting based on sword and sorcery, fairy tales, and Terry Pratchett/Lewis Carroll-style humour, with very little high fantasy or epic fantasy influence.
  • The Last Dominion - A dark fantasy setting that almost - but not quite - transcends the barrier into mature audiences. Great art and beautiful maps, no specific game system.
  • Theros - Theros, a supplemental campaign setting for the Magic: the Gathering campaign setting. Based on the M:tG expansion of the same name. Compatible with Saga, the M:tG campaign setting, and other roleplaying systems.
  • Trakon - Traykon is a sword and sorcery campagin world that has evolved through several game editions. Currently it uses the Pathfinder and 3.5 rules sets.
  • Virtual Verduria - A peculiar fantasy world, some humans from Earth stumbled upon by accident long ago.
  • World of Highland - An alternate-Earth fantasy setting, with its own RPG system.
  • World of Khoras - Probably the most extensive campaign setting on the web! For any fantasy RPG system.
  • Palanai - An extensive fantasy world set in a period of exploration and discovery.


  • The Gift PCs play mages living the modern world, coping with power, mage society and supernatural peril.
  • Kalyr - A GURPS game world where humans are slaves imported to an alien planet. - link is to some weird blog
  • Lineage Join the Mage Houses and fight for wealth and power in the modern USA. Or join The Rebellion and declare war on Heaven and Hell themselves.
  • Paradise City A cyberpunk setting with extended catalogs of weapons and cyberware.


  • Aecyr Grene - A fantasy campaign setting for HARP. - link is dead (or takes you to a Japanese site)
  • Burning Heaven - Niĝsasa Anšar - An exotic & weird fantasy campaign setting for HARP (and BRP). - link is dead
  • Marth Ice World - A dark & grim fantasy setting for HARP (and D20). - link is dead

Little Fears


  • Kumquat Tattoo -- Efffin' metal fantasy for Risus (with conversions for EZ20). This is a direct link to the PDF. - link is dead

True20 Adventure Roleplaying

  • Pax Thumanus - A classical Swords and Sorcery setting for True20. - link is dead
  • Suwarnabumi - An original fantasy setting set against the backdrop of Southeast Asian culture, mythology, and history. - link is dead
  • The True Crescent and Cross - A campaign setting based in a mythical version of the Kingdom of Jerusalem in the 1130. - link is dead


  • The Weirdlands - A. . . uhm. . . weird setting for use with The World's Easiest Role Playing System. This is a direct link to the PDF. - Site is now down

World of Darkness

vsM Engine

  • vs. Elves - A baroque fantasy setting for the vsM Engine. This ia a direct link to the PDF. - Site is now down