VAST KAVIYA is LIVE on GameOnTabletop!

My sixth campaign setting book is what it is! This is a throwback to old school roleplaying and a love letter to Ralph Bakshi’s Fire and Ice or Conan the Barbarian–primordial sword and sorcery for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition. Like 2099 Wasteland this is a decentralized campaign setting (so every GM’s Vast Kaviya looks different), NPC resource (with over 100 new statblocks), and a whole lot otherwise (exploration rules, raw mana, primordial psionic class archetypes, monster tamer adventurers, and more fun than you can shake a pointy stick at).

If you are saying “hmm” or “mmm” there’s a free 40 page PDF primer here!

Unlike my previous crowdfunding projects this time we’re using GameOnTabletop–they are based in Europe, have a built-in pledge manager, and a bunch of other genuinely impressive bells and whistles. Check out the project page and see what’s up!

13 tenets| 10 Designers | 20 Warlords

Also unlike my more recent campaign settings, like Veranthea Codex this time I’ve got another sizable team of folks helping create the world: Andrew Engelbrite, Will Gawned, Alec Kaknes, Anthony Alipio, Sharene Gilchrist, Matteo Piovanelli, Jesse Jordan, GM Lent, and Brian Istenes (you can read all about them at the end of the project page). As a decentralized world there’s no map (if there was it’d be wider than the Bayeux Tapestry!) so gaming groups procedurally generate their own as they explore Vast Kaviya–as mentioned above, every GM’s Vast Kaviya is going to look different–but to keep all of the content on the same page and set a tone for the setting, there are 13 things that are true no matter where your adventurers are.

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There are more at

Every designer submitted at least one warlord (or more–credits are descending by how many contributions folks had) which have their own societies, mapped lairs or headquarters, and statistics (along with some for minions and underlings). Plus there’s a bestiary chapter!

bestiary snapshot

“But Mike, I run my games in Faerun/Grayhawk/Dragonlance–how would I use these warlords in a medieval fantasy campaign setting?”

other worlds snapshot

All of the above and more can be found in the freeeeeeee Vast Kaviya primer PDF!

 If you want to know more about Vast Kaviya there are a few things you should do:

  1. Check out the GameOnTabletop project page ( and download your own copy of that big whopping primer PDF!
  2. Go to to check out more of those global rules, or scroll to the bottom of the page to see the podcasts that have talked about it so far.
  3. Peruse the neat project previews and teasers on Twitter using the #VastKaviya hashtag.
  4. Comment below, on the project page, or anywhere on my social media! I’ll respond to ya! 😀

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