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WELCOME TO KISMET'S DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS

 

This web site is a free resource for fantasy roleplaying and Dungeons and Dragons.  There are guides to help teach brand new gamers as well as articles that will appeal to seasoned players and Dungeon Masters. While this site has resources and ideas for all fantasy RPGs, many pages refer to 3rd/3.5 edition D&D, a number refer to Pathfinder, and I have hopes to include D&D Next in the future.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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The Playing section is for new and seasoned players, providing general guides to to roleplaying games and articles about more specific issues facing those who play.

   
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The Running notes cover tips and tricks for Dungeon Masters, as well as aspects of world and character building that are not often covered in books. Some articles will appeal to players, as well.

   
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The Homebrew Creations index is a directory to character classes, races, items, domains, and other features I have created for my games and which you can use in yours.

   
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The Naming collection has advice on how to name your roleplaying characters and a compilation of thousands of names that you can use for all of your fantasy gaming needs.

   
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The Drow section gathers my thoughts on developing, naming, and throwing some twists into drow and half-drow characters.

   
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The Romance index leads to an extensive guide to using tropes of sex and love in roleplaying, with advice that has been playtested and garnered by many years of experience.

   
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The Women section focuses on females as players, Dungeon Masters, and designers in a game that has become more integrated and inclusive with time.

   
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The My First Campaign category explores how to set up your first game, decisions and alterations you might make, and the wonderful things that can result from it based on my own first time as a DM.

   
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The My Evil Campaign index has advice for running evil games, playing evil characters, and giving more detail to evil places based on my exploration of the country of Thay in the Forgotten Realms.

   
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The Real Life section is about problems that can arise for gamers outside of play, including an in-depth look at the negative reputation of RPGs due to the moral panic of the 1980s.

   
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The Links page gathers some useful sources for world building, naming, map making, comics, and other gaming-related needs, because no single site can cover everything.

   
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The Help This Site page has all the ways, great and small, that you can make Kismet's Dungeons and Dragons an even greater resource at any time.

   
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The Updates page records recent changes on this site, from new articles and downloadable resources to changes in graphics and functionality.

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