The Grand Duchy of Karameikos

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The Grand Duchy of Karameikos
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AuthorAaron Allston
GenreRole-playing game
Publication date

The Grand Duchy of Karameikos (product code GAZ1) is an accessory for the Basic Set edition for the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game. The book was written by Aaron Allston, and was published in 1987. Cover art is by Clyde Caldwell, with interior illustrations by Stephen Fabian.


The book describes the feudal nation of Karameikos, designed to be a good starting place for player characters.[1] The book covers the history, politics, society, economy, and geography of Karameikos, plus rules for generating local characters and their knowledge of the land.[1] The Grand Duchy of Karameikos features an extensive collection of detailed NPCs.[2] The gazetteer includes maps and descriptions of several cities and villages, and a number of adventure scenario suggestions.[1]

This 64-page booklet describes the realm of Karameikos within the D&D world. After the introduction, the book is divided into two sections, the Gazetteer section, and the Adventure section. The Gazetteer describes some background information for the players, and details the history, politics, society, economy, and communities of Karameikos, as well as some characters and monsters that may be encountered there. The Adventure section features adventures characters appropriate to the Basic, Expert, Companion, and Master levels.

Publication history[edit]

GAZ1 The Grand Duchy of Karameikos was written by Aaron Allston, with a cover by Clyde Caldwell and interior illustrations by Stephen Fabian, and was published by TSR in 1987 as a 64-page booklet with a large color map and an outer folder.[1]



  1. ^ a b c d Schick, Lawrence (1991). Heroic Worlds: A History and Guide to Role-Playing Games. Prometheus Books. p. 141. ISBN 0-87975-653-5.
  2. ^ Rolston, Ken (January 1988). "Role-playing Reviews". Dragon. Lake Geneva, Wisconsin: TSR (#129): 83–84.