System(s), Dungeons & Dragons, d Blackmoor is a fantasy role-playing game campaign setting generally associated with the game. Dave Arneson’s Blackmoor Core Campaign Book – Over 30 years ago, Dave Arneson created the world that spawned Enter Dave Arneson”s Blackmoor, a brooding world of dragons, dungeons, and danger. . 3.x/d20/OGL. Shop at Noble Knight Games for Dave Arneson’s Blackmoor (d20) (Zeitgeist Games) by Zeitgeist Games – part of our Full Inventory collection. New, used, and .

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Blackmoor is the longest continuously played fantasy role-playing campaign in existence.

It is a mysterious land of swords and sorcery mixed with relics of highly advanced technology. The booklet was named for the original campaign world by Dave Arneson, who also wrote this booklet.

The new concepts blackmoo added to the game demonstrated how much work had been done on the world and gave a hint of what the world was like. It added x20, monsters, treasure, and the first ever published role-playing game scenario, blackjoor of the Frog”.

Despite the name, however, it did not include any information on the setting itself. Regions of a character’s body were assigned their own hit points HP. If any of the specific regions “died”, the character would be blacjmoor or killed.

Therefore, vulnerable areas such as the head had fewer HP, and less critical ones, such as the legs, might have as many HP as the character itself. These rules covered a wide variety of creatures, from humanoids to fish. Characters had a greater chance to hit another character’s upper body than the head or lower body.


This chance was adjusted based on the character’s height and weapon reach.

Blackmoor (campaign setting)

Added rules for swimming, equipment weight restrictions, weapons use few balckmoor weapons, electrical attacks, no fire, etc. For various reasons, TSR published two different versions of their flagship game line.

When the history of Mystara blaxkmoor codified, it was established that Arneson’s Blackmoor had existed in the world’s distant past, achieved a technologically advanced civilization and then destroyed itself in a global catastrophe which shifted the planet’s axis.

Though its influence was now central to at least one of TSR’s published worlds, the actual setting of Blackmoor as Arneson described it had yet to be presented.

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This was finally remedied in the mids through the DA series of expansion moduleswhich carried a party of adventurers into Mystara’s past to visit Blackmoor. The first of these, DA1 “Adventures in Blackmoor”, described in general the geography and politics of Blackmoor and the means by which the characters travel there.

DA2 “Temple of the Frog” expanded the scenario that had appeared in the original Blackmoor supplement. DA3 “City of the Gods” explored the starship crashed near the Kingdom of Blackmoor, from which the setting’s intentional anachronisms derived. DA4 “The Duchy of Ten” dealt with a horde of invading barbarians, but was the only work not derived from Dave Arneson’s original campaign notes.

A fifth installment, DA5 “City of Blackmoor”, was announced but was never written or published. Though there were no further direct explorations of Blackmoor, later Mystara products continued to make reference to it.


For instance, “The Wrath of the Immortals”, an epic adventure which described a massive war involving both heaven and earth, climaxes with the discovery of the preserved control room from the starship which had crashed near Blackmoor millennia ago.

The Wizards Cabal In Zeigteist Games started publishing new books on their own.

Blackmoor: The Redwood Scar softcover module (Blackmoor d20 RPG) ZTG – RPGs A-Z – RPG

The release calendar included a softcover reprint with added content of Dave Arneson’s Blackmoor Campaign Settinga hardcover version of the Dungeons of Castle BlackmoorPlayer’s Guide to Blackmoorand the new adventure Temple of the Frog which had a sneak preview event at Gen Con.

A List of their released adventures can be found here. Megacon is Blackmoor’s home convention, where the new season is kicked off each year.

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The Grand Duchy of Karameikos. Table of Contents Blackmoor. Blackmoor added two new character classes: Assassin – thief sub-class. Monk – “Monastic Martial arts”, cleric sub-class, blackjoor of thief and fighter classes.

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