WIKI D&D 5E Games & Settings

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A list of official D&D 5E settings, plus stand-alone games and campaign settings by third party publishers. Third-party games and settings are produced using the Open Gaming License, and use the D&D 5E ruleset to explore new genres and worlds.

The most common setting theme is Ancient Greek mythology, with several games or settings inspired by it: Theros, Arkadia, Hellenistika, Land of Myth, Odyssey of the Dragonlords, Ancient Adventures, and the Scarred Lands.

Official D&D Settings​

These campaign settings are produced by WotC for D&D 5th Edition. Some have their own standalone books, while others are the setting for single storylines (adventures). Those with standalone setting books are marked with an asterisk.

SettingNotes
AvernusLayer of Hell; no setting book, but covered in Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus adventure
Eberron*Eberron: Rising from the Last War; pulp and fantasy technology
Forgotten RealmsGeneric fantasy; a partial setting book (Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide);
the default setting for most official D&D adventures which often contain additional setting information
GreyhawkNo setting book, but the setting used in Ghosts of Saltmarsh
Ravenloft*Gothic horror; Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft, also partially covered in Curse of Strahd adventure
Ravnica*Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica; MtG setting of a giant city
Spelljammer*Spelljammer: Adventures in Space, Astral spaceships
Strixhaven*Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos, MTG setting in a wizard school
Theros*Mythic Odysseys of Theros; Greek-themed MtG setting
Wildemount*Explorer's Guide to Wildemount; the Critical Role setting

Planeshift Settings​

These are Magic: the Gathering settings converted to D&D 5E and released as free online supplements by WotC. Planeshift is the name of a D&D spell.

SettingNotes
AmonkhetEgyptian-inspired
DominariaDefault MtG setting
InnistradGothic horror-themed, vampires, werewolves
IxalanMesoamerican-inspired; Sun Empire, dinosaurs
KaladeshClockwork, airships, artifice
ZendikarAdventure world of ancient ruins

Standalone Third Party Games​

These standalone games do not require the D&D core rulebooks, but are powered by the same ruleset. All the rules needed to play are found in the game itself.

GamePublisherNotes
Advent HorizonPromethium BooksSemi-hard science fiction, plus eldritch horrors
Adventures in Middle EarthFree LeagueTolkien
Affinity - ConestogaDias Ex Machina GamesAdventures of giant adrift alien spaceship, part of Affinity trilogy of interconnected settings (see below)
Affinity - ParadiseDias Ex Machina GamesWeird magitech fantasy in an orrery star system, incorporates Ultramodern5 rule changes, also see above
Affinity - TorusDias Ex Machina GamesArt-Deco Weird West, also, see above
Amazing AdventuresTroll Lord GamesMulti-genre, modern, pulp, scifi
Anime 5eDyskami PublishingAnother supers in 5e. In truth it just imports large parts of M&M 2e into 5e.
Beast WorldHeartleaf GamesFurry adventure
Beowulf: Age of HeroesHandiwork GamesNorse fantasy, rules reworked for 1 DM + 1 player
Black IronFeral Gamers IncGrimdark S&S
Bloodlines & Black MagicStorm Bunny StudiosModern Occult
Capes and CrooksCrit AcademySuperheroes
Carbon 2185Dragon Turtle GamesCyberpunk
Dark MatterMage Hand PressScience fiction, plus mega-damage in 5e!
Dark Souls: The Roleplaying GameSteamforged Games LtdDark Souls: The Roleplaying Game, duh
DarkEnergyEntanglement InteractiveMagic postapocalypse, RIFTS-ish
Deathbringer RPGOSR hack from Youtuber Professor Dungeon Master
DemiverseGnome Mage GamesThe multiverse exploded and the dimensions smooshed back together, wrong. Lots of extra planes to add to your game
Doctors and DaleksCubicle 7Doctor Who 5e
EntromancyNightpath PublishingCyberpunk, Shadowrun-style fantasy
Esper GenesisAlligator Alley EntertainmentSci-fi, Mass Effect-like
FateforgeStudio AgateFrench sword & sorcery
Five Torches DeepSigil Stone PublishingOSR hack of 5e
Gaslight Victorian FantasyBattlefield Press InternationalVictorian Fantasy
Genefunk 2090CRISPR Monkey StudiosCyberpunk, focus on biotech
Ghost Ops Second StrikeFeralGamersIncTom Clancy tactical spec ops
HereafterSigil EntertainmentBad news, you're dead! Enjoy the afterlife, but you may be able to escape back to the living world
HellboyMANTICComic-book
KisartaSushi RoleYou're dead, and afterlife is terrible. Yep, somehow you're damned and the beings in charge are not nice. But there seems to be plenty to do though.
Level Up: Advanced 5th EditionEN PublishingReworking of 5e rules from the ground up
Lost LightsSide Quest PressPersian setting plus mythology
Olde Swords ReignFumble TableOSR hack of 5e
Path of the PlanebreakerMonte Cook GamesMoon sized object plummets through dimensions collecting items, and people; bringing doom as it goes
Pugmire / Mau / Squeaks in the DeepOnyx Path PublishingUplifted dogs, cats, birds, reptiles & rodents in post-human Earth
Ruin 5th ed, TheFeralGamersIncRealistic postapocalypse
S5ESigil EntertainmentBrings at-will powers to the fore allowing incredibly powerful characters
Spy Game, theBlack Cats GamingEspionage
StargateWyvern GamingSci-fi
Tales of ArcanaArcanomicon LLCHundreds of races, plus setting tied together to create a 5e Wold Newton type setting. Also really funny in places. Allows players to be puppets, transformers etc!
The SunderingUH StudiosGods fell from the skies, continent sized flaming blades sheared the nations. Has Crystal Spheres and Spelljammer compatible!
Tomb of the Colossus GodsLion Banner GamesCampaign plus adventure. They even invented their own language. There's verisimilitude for you.
Ultramodern5Dias Ex MachinaModern
Whispers in the DarkSaturday Morning ScenariosCall of Cthulhu, 5E style, 1870s New Orleans
Liberty: AFTERJohn Dossinger PublishingSci-fi, post-apocalyptic

DMs Guild Exclusive Settings​


These campaign settings cover material that is owned by WotC, but is still allowed for third-parties to publish under the terms of the DMsGuild.

SettingPublisherNotes
AcheronUlraunt's Guide to the PlanesOuter Planes, war-torn battlefields
Infinite StaircaseOliver DarkshireUse the Infinite Staircase to travel the planes
Rites of the Infinity GuardAripockilyBecome a protector of time, and banish those that would disrupt it
ShadowfelUlraunt's Guide to the PlanesOuter Planes, horror
Traveler's Guide to the CosmosAripockilyBring the cosmos to your doorstep and travel the universe

Third Party Campaign Settings​

These campaign settings require the D&D core rulebooks. They are not standalone games.

SettingPublisherNotes
2099 WastelandLegendary GamesPost-apocalyptic
Adventurer's Guide to the BibleRed Panda PublishingYou'll never guess it...
AetaltisMechanical MuseClassic Fantasy
Agents of G.A.I.A.Battlefield Press InternationalModern Urban Fantasy
AihrdeTroll Lord GamesFantasy
AlessiaStorm Bunny StudiosWuxia science fiction fantasy
AlfeimurL&A MediaDark sword and sorcery
AigyptosSkirmisher PublishingEgyptian
Amethyst: QuintessenceDias Ex Machina GamesScience vs. magic
Arcana of the Ancients5e release of Numenera setting
Ancient AdventuresMal & Tal EnterprisesAncient Greece
ArcanisParadigm ConceptsRoman
ArkadiaArcana GamesGreek
AroraGhostfire GamingPost-dragon apocalypse
AquilaeInfinium Game StudioSetting of Dark Obelisk adventures
Auroborous: Coils of the SerpentWarchief GamingEpic fantasy
Blood & BoneArcana GamesGrimdark, no magic
Blue RoseGreen RoninRomantic Fantasy
Book of Exalted DarknessLegendary GamesDecopunk good and evil
BrancaloniaAcheron BooksSpaghetti Fantasy
Burning SkiesEN PublishingHigh fantasy, war, setting of War of the Burning Sky
Cloak & CoinRed Turban PressMercenary fantasy
Churn Campaign Setting, TheThomas FuentesTBD (typical fantasy?)
Comets & Cockpits: Geographica AdelphosDaylight PublicationsJunker Space Fantasy! (Star Wars meets Mad Max)
Dark MatterMage Hand PressSci-fi
Dragon HeresyGaming Ballistic, LLCNorse
EboncladDan Coleman ProductionsThieves' guilds
Eldritch SandsPoison Potion PressMagitech Destiny/Warframe-like
Embers of the Forgotten KingdomMetal Weave GamesSoulslike
Ethereal ExpanseGhostfire GamingAstral pirates and seafaring
Fading EmbersValiant Fox GamingMagical Ice Age
Farland, World ofS. BakerWorld ruled by evil
Grim HollowGhostfire Gaminggrimdark fantasy
Gullet CoveSteamforged GamesCats and dogs
HellenistikaHandiwork GamesGreek
HELLSCAPESScrivened, LLCPostapocalyptic Toolkit
HerevaXacurWitches
HistoriaMana Project StudioDark Fantasy Renaissance
Talking Animals
Historica Arcanum: City of CrescentMetis Media19th Century Ottoman Urban Fantasy
HumblewoodHit Point PressBirdfolk and other animals
Hypercorps 2099Legendary GamesCyberpunk superheroes
HYPERLANESScrivened, LLCScifi toolkit
InfernoAcheron BooksBased off of Dante's Divine Comedy
IskløftSkald PublishingVikings
Iron Kingdoms RequiemPrivateer PressSteampunk Age & Magitech Mechas
Journey to RagnarokMana Project StudioNorse
Koryo Hall of AdventuresRed Scales PublishingKorean fantasy
Land of MythSeven ThebesGreek
Lasers & Liches
Lasers & Liches
Retrowave aesthetic
Legendary PlanetLegendary GamesScience Fantasy AP
LegendloreOnyx PathIsekai D&D, based on comics
The Lost LandsFrog God GamesCollection of settings, high fantasy inspired by various cultures
Lost Lights Campaign SettingSide Quest Press2 continents affected by the aftermath of a celestial war
ManastormTerran Empire Publishinghigh fantasy
MidgardKobold PressEuropean dark fantasy
Midnight - Legacy of DarknessEDGE StudioFight back in world where Not-Sauron has won in Not-Middleearth
Mists of AkumaStorm Bunny StudiosEastern fantasy noir steampunk
Monsters of MurkaAction FictionPolitical satire
NeurospastaDias Ex Machina GamesCyberpunk transhuman
NightfellMana Project StudiosHorror fantasy
Odyssey of the DragonlordsArcanum WorldsGreek
PlanegeaAtlas PressPrehistoric D&D
PonyfinderSilver Games LLCTalking Animals
Primeval ThuleSasquatch Game StudioSword & Sorcery
PtolusMonte Cook GamesCity-based Fantasy
Pure SteamICOSA EntertainmentSteampunk
Red OperaApotheosis Studiosheavy metal
RetroverseLasers & LichesSetting for Lasers & Liches
Rocket AgeWhy Not Gamespulpy retro-scifi
Ruins of SymbaroumDark fantasy
RunewildSneak Attack PressDark Fairy Tale Forest
Savage CompanySHM PublishingGoblins/Orcs/etc with guns
Scarred LandsOnyx Path PublishingGreek-inspired
Seas of VodariTribality PublishingSwashbuckling nautical
Sherwood: The Legend of Robin HoodBattlefield Press InternationalSwashbuckling Historical
SnowhavenHigh Level GamesSnowpunk
Spaceships and StarwyrmsHopePunk GamesScifi toolkit
Supers & SorceryDaylight PublicationsSuperhero
SvillandDream Realm StorytellersNorse
Tails of the CitySilver Games LLCTalking animals
Tal'DoreiGreen RoninCritical Role's setting
Talislanta: the Savage LandNocturnal MediaFantasy dark ages, 5e version of classic setting
TheriaDungeons & Randomnesslow-magic shades of grey
Thrones & Bones: NorrøngardLazy Wolf StudiosBased on novels of Lou Anders, north horror fantasy
Vast KaviyaLegendary GamesPrimordial sword and sorcery
WardlingsRenegade Game StudiosChild Heroes
World of MyrrCawood PublishingHeroic fantasy
World of Nimbus, TheBronze age sword & sorcery
World of XothXoth.Net PublishingSword and sorcery
ZeitgeistEN PublishingRenaissance
 

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