New World: The Final Colonies


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New World: The Final Colonies is the name of the setting for my fourth edition games. The basic concept is that all the long time D&D races (humans, dwarves, elves, and halflings) were in the Old World. The Old World was running short on resources when the New World is discovered. The setting is still medival with suits of plate armor and the like unlike when the Americas were discovered in our time. In the New World, the dragonborn take the place of the Native Americans. The Tieflings control as Aztec like empire to the south. After setting up seven colonies, something happens in the Old World. No one knows what disaster occurred but the Old World is now controlled by demons and undead.

I've been meaning to expand the material into a full book but never seem to find the time. The linked blog is my first post about the setting. More material will follow


Looks pretty cool. Interestingly my own campaign world has something similar - though I suppose many do. For me however the 'new world' theme will just one day be a single campaign as opposed to the main setting of the campaign world.

Are you actually running campaigns in this world?


Jeremy Mac Donald wrote:

For me however the 'new world' theme will just one day be a single campaign as opposed to the main setting of the campaign world.

Are you actually running campaigns in this world?

I'm not sure what you mean by a single campaign as opposed to the main setting. Yes I am running a game in the setting. I have been since the PHB2. The players have been traveling across the colonies. I think they have gone to all on them except two. They just recently acquired a spelljammer so adventures may take place off world for a bit. Or maybe not as I'm not certain where the PCs will go with the ship.


By a single campaign I mean the backdrop for what amounts to an Adventure Path (obviously one of my design and for just my players) as opposed to the main continent of my setting which has been the backdrop I have run for every campaign I have run since 1987.


Latest post is about Dwarves. I had hoped to put together a bigger article but decided it's better to keep posting little bits than wait for a large update.


Learn more about the Dragonkin & Kobolds of the New World.

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