Dominions is a complex game. If you have played previous versions of
the game you can probably learn the game just by experimenting, but if
you are new to the series you are advised to watch the
introduction videos to learn how to set up a game and start playing.
When you start a new game you will face several choices. Facing
choices before knowing anything about the game might seem
Watching one of these videos should give you some good advice and some
idea of what you're doing. Of course, reading the main manual is also
a good idea if you want to learn more about the game. Especially when
you want to dive into the details or get access to the tables of
spells and forgable items.
The main manual is not fully completed yet. It will be put together
into one and then be available as a printed manual as well as a pdf.
Quick Introduction Videos
The first video demonstrates how to setup and play a quick game of
Dominions 5. This video advances much quicker than the Beginner's
Guide Videos, but can be a good place to start to get a hang of the
The second video gives a few tips to new Dominions players.
Beginner's Guide Videos
These 6 Dominions 5 beginner videos show a detailed explanation of the
fundamentals as well as some slightly more advanced concepts of
Dominions 5, to help you both understand the game and win against the
The modding manual is most useful for anyone who wants to create a mod for Dominions 5. Another good idea is to download an existing mod and see how it is constructed.
Dominions 5, Modding Manual
The technical manual contains a list of command line options, environment variables and ways to control a network server from a script. It is probably only useful if you want to automate Dominions 5 in some manner.
Dominions 5, Technical Manual