The Hotness
Games|People|Company
Hyperborean Mice
Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook
Player's Handbook (D&D 5e)
Wraeththu: from enchantment to fulfilment
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Beginner Box
Dungeons
Maze of the Blue Medusa
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook
Baker Street: Roleplaying in the World of Sherlock Holmes
Mouse Guard Roleplaying Game Boxed Set (Second Edition)
Play Unsafe
SenZar
Woodland Warriors
In The Company of Monsters
Dead Light
Pathfinder Society Scenario 6-01: Trial by Machine
7th Sea Core Rulebook
Attack the Darkness
Beyond the Mountains of Madness
Midnight (First Edition)
Master of the Fallen Fortress
Microscope
Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game
Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Beginner Game
Horror on the Orient Express (2nd Edition)
Pulp Fantastic
Dungeon Master's Guide (D&D 5e)
Curse of Strahd
Demons & Derringers
Terra Cthulhiana - Alte und Neue Welt
HackMaster Basic Plus
Call of Cthulhu (5th Edition)
Sorcerer & Sword
Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set (Second Edition)
Dark Sun Boxed Set
The Great Pendragon Campaign
Lady Blackbird
N1: Against the Cult of the Reptile God
Calimport
Mouse Guard Roleplaying Game Box Set
Pathfinder Society Scenario 1-52: The Twofold Demise
One Night Stands 2: Death in the Painted Canyons (Pathfinder)
Shadowbrook Manor
The Enemy Within
Dungeon World Roleplaying Game
Durance
Weird Adventures
Hillfolk
Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Quick-Start Rules
Ghosts of Dragonspear Castle
Information
Primary Name
Mystara
RPG Family
RPGs
Alternate Names
 Corrections
 Clone
 Customize View
xml RSS Feed 
Facebook Twitter Delicious Google
ObjectID: 809
Description Edit | History

"A campaign setting that evolved from the B and X series modules. Unlike other settings, "The Known World" had ascended immortal beings instead of gods. Mystara was the "default" setting for the non-Advanced editions of D&D, and the Blackmoor setting was later retconned to exist in Mystara's distant past. This campaign setting is no longer officially supported."

Source: Wikipedia, "Dungeons & Dragons campaign settings", available under the CC-BY-SA License.


User Summary:

There are several sub-settings of Mystara listed in the RPG Geek database:

  • Blackmoor was the original campaign setting of Dave Arneson (co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons) dating back to the 1970s. Arneson left TSR in the early 1980s. Then in 1986 Blackmoor was retconned as being in the past of the Mystara setting through series DA - Dave Arneson's Blackmoor, being set in the same area of the planet as the core Known World of Mystara. Historically, the technologically advanced civilisation of Blackmoor destroyed itself cataclysmically, shifting the planet's axis.
  • The Savage Coast which covers the area West of the core Known World, on the other side of the great desert of Sind. The Savage Coast features a substance called Cinnabryl (a.k.a. Red Steel) that gives its users great power but at the cost of addiction, sickness, mutations, death, or undeath. The setting has a strong piratical feel.
  • The Hollow World which is another set of lands located on the inside surface of the planet Mystara. The Immortals use this as a safe area to place failed civilisations, preserving cultures that on the outer surface are extinct. The widely varying civilisations have little interaction with each other due to geographical barriers artificially created by the Immortals.
  • Thunder Rift was created as a standalone campaign that could be slotted into any fantasy world. But the intention of the designer, Colin McComb, was always that it was part of Mystara, somewhere in the mountains bordering Karameikos (source). This beginners' campaign was then designed to lead players to the more complex world of Mystara, and the adventure Escape from Thunder Rift provided this link explicitly.

More Information Edit | History

The Vaults of Pandius is the official Mystara Fan Website
http://pandius.com/

Mystara Discussion Forum:
http://thepiazza.org.uk/bb/viewforum.php?f=3&sid=1d1cccaf98a7b584dd5f6ffd47c1d70b

Mystara Facebook Group:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/mystara.reborn/

Related Microbadges
mb Mystara fan
mb Mystara fan

Linked Items
Relationship: Sort: Category: Genre:
Pg. 1 of 16 » 16
Rank 4048
Num Ratings 18
Average Rating 6.39
Num Owned 52
Prev. Owned 1
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 1
Wishlist 0
Comments 5
Year Published 2006
Rank 1404
Num Ratings 19
Average Rating 7.31
Num Owned 76
Prev. Owned 4
For Trade 1
Want in Trade 5
Wishlist 5
Comments 4
Year Published 1992
Rank 1291
Num Ratings 12
Average Rating 7.99
Num Owned 59
Prev. Owned 3
For Trade 1
Want in Trade 5
Wishlist 6
Comments 5
Year Published 1993
Rank 4312
Num Ratings 9
Average Rating 6.78
Num Owned 42
Prev. Owned 1
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 1
Wishlist 5
Comments 4
Year Published 1994
Rank 5200
Num Ratings 20
Average Rating 5.72
Num Owned 78
Prev. Owned 9
For Trade 3
Want in Trade 4
Wishlist 10
Comments 4
Year Published 1987
Rank 4207
Num Ratings 19
Average Rating 6.27
Num Owned 65
Prev. Owned 10
For Trade 3
Want in Trade 6
Wishlist 6
Comments 7
Year Published 1984
Rank 3389
Num Ratings 17
Average Rating 6.50
Num Owned 54
Prev. Owned 6
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 5
Wishlist 2
Comments 5
Year Published 1985
Rank 0
Num Ratings 0
Average Rating 0.00
Num Owned 0
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 0
Year Published 2007
Rank 0
Num Ratings 0
Average Rating 0.00
Num Owned 1
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 0
Year Published 2007
Rank 0
Num Ratings 0
Average Rating 0.00
Num Owned 0
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 0
Year Published 1997
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Images
Gallery:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No images found
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No posts found
{{post.numpositive}} {{post.title}}
by
{{post.numcomments}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
GeekLists
[Browse »] [Summary »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No lists found
{{list.numpositive}} {{list.title}} {{list.username|truncate:"10"}} {{list.numitems}}
{{list.lastreplydate|truncate:"10"}} {{list.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Web Links
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No Web Links Found
Link {{cat}} {{lang}}
{{weblink.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.