Kingdoms of Kalamar Campaign Setting Becomes Official Dungeons & Dragons World
November, 1 2000 - (Mundelein, Ill.) Wizards of the Coast, makers of the Dungeons & Dragons adventure game, and Kenzer and Company, creators of the astoundingly hilarious Knights of the Dinner Table magazine, are proud to announce the latest addition to the official Dungeons & Dragons family: the Kingdoms of Kalamar campaign setting. The two companies have reached agreement on licensing terms for new releases of the Kingdoms of Kalamar campaign setting, related supplements and adventures as official third edition Dungeons & Dragons products. The terms of the deal remain undisclosed.
"The Kingdoms of Kalamar fantasy world joins the Forgotten Realms and Greyhawk fantasy settings as the first three OFFICIAL Dungeons & Dragons worlds," says Cindi Rice, Dungeons & Dragons Brand Manager for Wizards of the Coast.
While the Kingdoms of Kalamar setting's first two editions were generic settings made for use with any rules system, this edition will be based strictly on third edition Dungeons & Dragons.
"We are obviously thrilled with this opportunity to be a part of the Dungeons & Dragons community," said David Kenzer, President of Kenzer and Company. "We have always believed that the Kalamar world was the finest fantasy setting ever created for an RPG and now it is matched with the finest RPG ever created: Dungeons & Dragons."
"This is not just a basic D20 license!" adds Brian Jelke, Vice President of Kenzer and Company. "The new Kalamar products will feature the Dungeons & Dragons logo on the covers."
Additionally, the Kingdoms of Kalamar product will have a new look. Rather than a boxed set with multiple books, the new edition will be released as a trade hardcover. The new Kalamar hardcover will contain approximately 250 to 300 pages as well as full-color maps included as an insert. Kenzer and Company is aiming for an early spring 2001 release for this product.
Other scheduled products available spring 2001 include: the Kalamar world atlas and four full-length world supplements and adventures. Summer 2001 releases for the Kalamar line will be announced in December.
The Kingdoms of Kalamar, Kalamar, and Knights of the Dinner Table are trademarks of Kenzer and Company. Forgotten Realms, Greyhawk, Dungeons & Dragons, and D&D are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast.