Karameikos: Kingdom of Adventure
The Kingdom of Karameikos Boxed Set
|Author||Jeff Grubb, Aaron Allston, Thomas M. Reid|
The 126-page "Explorer's Guide" covers the basics. It explains the purpose of a campaign setting, how to use the maps, and a step-by-step procedure for creating player characters. The "Adventure Book" contains scenarios and the 56-track compact disc (total time: 59:59) adds to the scenarios with dialogue and sound effects.
Rick Swan reviewed Karameikos: Kingdom of Adventure for Dragon magazine #216 (April 1995). He stated, "You're a newcomer to the AD&D game. You've played the First Quest game. You've read the Player's Handbook and understand about half of it. Now what? Well, you can 1) close your eyes, buy one of the zillion or so supplements, and hope for the best; 2) design your own adventures from scratch (good luck!); or 3) invest in the exquisite Karameikos campaign set." Swan concludes: "If you're a beginner and Karameikos fails to make your heart race, you might as well go back to crossword puzzles."