Campaign TypeRole-playing: focus on interactions and reputation (politics, mysteries)OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORoll-playing: focus on combat and power (dungeon exploration)
Magic LevelLow: magic items rare, magic treated as fascinating or terrible (medieval history)OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHigh: magic accepted in everyday life (Eberron, Harry Potter)
Power LevelLow: characters are as good as or worse than the average personOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHigh: characters are atomic supermen, special at all levels of play
LocationRural: dangers include weather, food shortages, and barbarian hordesOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUrban: dangers include political maneuverings, crime, and finances
Tone/MoodDark: frequent horror, difficult choices, evil in all its rolesOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLight: good and evil well-defined, heroes remain heroic
Content/DescriptionsG: nothing explicit, acceptable for all agesOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOR: not acceptable for children, moderately explicit
ProgressionEpisodic: Monster-of-the-week, some ongoing storylineOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCampaigned: mostly ongoing storyline