Item Code: #K&C1020
Title: Player's Primer
Type: Accessory
Author: Doug Click, D. Andrew Ferguson, Chris MacFarlane and Mark Plemmons
Published: 2004
Format: 128-page perfect-bound book
UNIQUE CHARACTER, UNIQUE VISION

Welcome to Tellene! This book provides the basic details of life in the Kingdoms of Kalamar campaign setting, and fills in all the details to flesh out the history of a player or non-player character. The Player's Primer is divided into several sections, each of which help players recognize what their characters know and what they believe (often the two are quite different), and includes many helpful tables and charts. A must have for any player or Dungeon Master!

  • Character Knowledge! Now, you know what your character knows, based on his or her place of origin. Find out common views on race, religion and government, along with local history and superstitions!
  • Career History! What did your character do before becoming an adventurer? After all, even the most dangerous fighters rarely chose adventuring as their first career. Learn about the work or apprenticeship in your character's youth that turned him or her against the simple life, and towards a life of adventure!
  • Religious Views! Gain insight on how devotees of one religion view other allied or opposing religions. This section also includes comprehensive deity charts. Useful material for both clerics and non-clerics alike!
  • Quick Roll Background Tables! Create a detailed character history, including information about other members of your family. Add a degree of believability to your characters, and discover a richer and more enjoyable roleplaying experience!
  • Random Name Tables! Expanded tables include new names for all of the major human and humanoid races on Tellene!


Although usable in any campaign, this book uses the Kingdoms of Kalamar campaign setting as a base for descriptive text and cultural details. In this realistic, dynamic world, complex political alliances mix with marauding bands of humanoids, and medieval technology and culture comes face to face with magic and the fantastic. Whatever type of adventure you seek, you can find it here.

This Kingdoms of Kalamar supplement is intended for use by D&D players and Dungeon Masters (DMs) alike. To use this book in a Dungeons & Dragons campaign, you need a copy of the Player's Handbook, the Dungeon Master's Guide, and the Monster Manual. You can also find further detail on the lands and cities of the Kingdoms of Kalamar campaign setting in the Kingdoms of Kalamar campaign setting sourcebook, the Kingdoms of Kalamar Player's Guide, or any of our other fine supplements and adventures.


Originally solicited as item number K&C1010


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