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Welcome to the Dragon Age: Origins Tome of Knowledge

"Men and women from every race, warriors and mages, barbarians and kings... the Grey Wardens sacrificed everything to stem the tide of darkness... and prevailed."
-Duncan, head of the Grey Wardens in Ferelden

Dragon Age: Origins is a dark heroic fantasy roleplaying game developed by BioWare set in a unique world.

As the spiritual successor of BioWare's popular Baldur's Gate series of games, it uses a pause-and-play tactical combat system. Dragon Age: Origins features a stunning amount of cinematic dialog and BioWare's attention to a deep and involved story filled with complex and living characters. You will be able to acquire party members on your journey, each with their own unique story and motivations.

Our aim with this tome is to speak directly to RPG fans who want to learn more about the world of Dragon Age and explore in greater depth the rich lore, character classes, weapons, armor, spellcasting and much more.

Stay tuned for regular updates!

Golems of Amgarrak

Delve deep underground to save a missing dwarven expedition in search of ancient secrets for creating monstrous constructs. Only you can uncover the gruesome fate that befell them. Learn about the people and place of Golems of Amgarrak.

Darkspawn Chronicles

Experience the Blight from the other side in the upcoming Add-On to Dragon Age: Origins. Meet the Darkspawn forces under your thrall.

  • Ogre - A massive brute to cut through your enemies.
  • Shriek - Stealth and terror make the Shriek a deadly ally.
  • Blight Wolf - The savage war beast of the Darkspawn offensive.
  • Hurlock - Cunning commanders on the front lines of the Blight.
  • Emissary - Darkspawn masters of corrupt magic.
  • Hurlock Vanguard - The archdemon's elite champion in the siege of Denerim.


Dragon Age is a full, rich world of varied cultures, wars and politics.

  • History - Research the long and dark history of Dragon Age
  • People - Important men and women and the races of Ferelden
  • Places - Learn about the lands of Ferelden


Choose your path as an adventurer and ponder the potential specializations you might pursue.

  • Mage - Harness the dangerous forces of magic
  • Rogue - Masters of shadow, stealth and deadly attacks
  • Warrior - Relies on arms, armor and skill to defeat enemies


Powerful and dangerous, magic is a curse for those who lack the will to wield it.

  • Spells – See the spell in action and review the description
  • Schools of Magic – Learn the different way magic is manifested
  • Tranquil - Learn what it is like to be made tranquil


Defeating your enemies with steel alone takes courage, equipment and skill.

  • Armor – An overview of what armor types are available and concept art
  • Fatality - Call it a deathblow or finishing move,a fatality will end a fight in it's tracks
  • Tactics – An explanation of how to utilize the powerful tactics feature to battle your foes
  • Weapons – Review the different types of weapons and view concept art


Weapons and magic are not the only tools of an adventurer.

  • Herbalism – Tutorial, GUI screenshots and basic information to get you started
  • Poison-Making – How to craft and use lethal concoctions
  • Trap-Making – Damage your enemies with a little preparation and a few common items

Character Creation

Creating the character you want to play in the world of Dragon Age: Origins.

  • Creation Creation – Learn more about creating your character and watch the Dragon Age: Origins Character Creator in action


  • Inspiration - Learn more about approval, gifts and how sway your party member's approval of your actions,

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