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Introduction for New Players

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 daunting. 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.

Main Manual

The main manual is an essential read if you want to learn about the Dominions universe and the rules that govern it. It is recommended for both new and experienced players.
Dominions 5, Main Manual (part 1)
Dominions 5, Main Manual Tables (part 2)

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 overall concept. 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 AI.



Map Making Manual

The map making manual is only useful for those who want to create their own maps.
Dominions 5, Map Making Manual

Modding Manual

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

Technical 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



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