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Points of Light is a campaign setting concept which forms the implied core setting of Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition. It refers to a loosely-defined setting which allows

Philosophy[]

The Points of Light approach to campaign setting design is explained in the Dungeon Master's Guide (4e) (2008), p.148-163:

"You won't find a world map in this or any of the core D&D rulebooks. "The world" in which the D&D game takes place doesn't have a map–not until you create one. And you shouldn't feel in any great hurry to create one. A map is important only when the characters seek out the places shown on it. ... In the end, the setting of your campaign is your world– the details are yours to change or create from whole cloth."

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