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Post Skyrealms of Jorune
Just received everything Chessex had for Skyrealms of Jorune except for Innocents of Gauss which is sold out. Lots of stuff to read. Love the art, always looked like a fun game somewhere between Tekumel, Numenera, Arcana Unearthed, Talislanta and John Carter of Mars. One of the few but too many games you can't buy in PDF.

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Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:26 am
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Post Re: Skyrealms of Jorune
My Dragon magazine CD archive is full of wonderful ads for things like Dragon Dice and Jorune

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Who wouldn't want to adventure there? I will play a three eyed chest-mouthed Kerplak! :lol:

Talislanta was similar, with their tagline "No Elves"

I own both, but have never played either one.

I have a feeling they would be a bit tricky to GM immersively. Their very oddness would make it difficult because the GM would have to know the world pretty thoroughly before he could GM "without a net". To the player, everything seems exotic and new, but to the GM everything is strange and difficult to keep straight and use fluidly.

It's not too hard to start an adventure in generic Fantasyland by declaring "an elf and a dwarf have been hired by a merchant to transport mithril arrows when they are ambushed by three ogres and a dragon". Everyone is up to speed pretty quickly.

Whereas if you say "a Kerplak and a Tau-mnu have been bond-ensorcelled by a Myranian Paintspinner to transport Aldanian marachos when they are ambushed by three Drogals and a Alfian" the GM better be sure that Drogals and Alfians are monsters who might work together (and are not, respectively, a unit of currency from the south and a delectable dessert treat ;) )

Good stuff though


Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:09 am
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Post Re: Skyrealms of Jorune
Jorune is yet another one of those RPG/settings that intrigued me, but never got into. Which is fine, I already have my "plate" so full of RPG's I struggle to get to play them all as it is.

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Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:11 am
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Post Re: Skyrealms of Jorune
Aramis wrote:
I have a feeling they would be a bit tricky to GM immersively. Their very oddness would make it difficult because the GM would have to know the world pretty thoroughly before he could GM "without a net". To the player, everything seems exotic and new, but to the GM everything is strange and difficult to keep straight and use fluidly.


Exactly, it's sort of the same trouble I have with Numenera. But, they do give you sort of a head start. Like in Tekumel where you are pretty much nobody without citizenship (or the cloak tearing thing in Mystara), you have sort of an underlying theme of gaining Drennship, in which you need to do jobs or people who do have it, and get their mark to increase your reputation, without which you can't own land, gain access to high level tech, etc.

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Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:38 pm
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Post Re: Skyrealms of Jorune
The first and second editions of this game are available as free downloads here:

http://skyrealmsofjorune.com


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Kayolan wrote:
The first and second editions of this game are available as free downloads here:

http://skyrealmsofjorune.com


That's pretty exciting. I still want to play this sometime. From what I've seen the Chessex version makes the most sense, but really, I'd probably try to run it with rules I am familiar with.

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Post Re: Skyrealms of Jorune
Kayolan wrote:
The first and second editions of this game are available as free downloads here:

http://skyrealmsofjorune.com


Awesome, thanks for the link. Many may already be aware, but Talislanta is also largely free thanks to the publisher:


http://talislanta.com/?page_id=5

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