22 May Skyrealms of Jorune was an early Role Playing game that brought a different flavor to science fiction RPG and raised the level of presentation. Skyrealms of Jorune (3rd Edition) [Andrew Leker] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Escape the bounds of the ordinary and enter Jorune. 10 Mar Chances are good that, if you read Dragon during the Silver Age, you remember Skyrealms of Jorune. You never played it, of course — I’m not.

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And these suffer from the classic problems that plagued the early skill system; the designer tries to be complete and “realistic”, but the skill selection just appears to be random.

It was The Dragon only for the first 23 issues, but officially became Dragon without the definite article in issue Creatures like The Dhar Corondon are no picnic. Playing as a lone human, you’ll try to find the Red Shantha, unravel its deadly scheme, and save the planet from total ruin. One week in December during our Winter Vacation from school my friends and I played it over the course of 7 days.

Wounds are assessed for everything from thombo kicks to blaster shots. Bought it, planned a campaign, made characters, never actually played.

Skyrealms of Jorune – Wayne’s Books RPG Reference

I remember reading a lot of advice like, “if combat is the most interesting thing in your game then you’re doing it wrong”, kind of joune. To call this game in line with “Silver Age sensibilities” is slander a lot of really well-designed rule systems But then Jkrune am on record as preferring the late 80s Silver Age over the inconsistent game design of the Golden Age. That is supposed to say “text written by editorial staff”. More covers here as more are published.


Welcome to Return to Joruneand project of revived passion for one of the pivotal games of role playing. The irony is that, while its rules were clunky, the designers seemed to expect that the game would focus more on “social” conflicts and exploration rather than combat and magical duels, if the referee’s advice in the Sholari Guide is any indication.

I morune played in a short campaign Edmund ran for me eight or ten years ago, and read a lot of the setting material on and off over the years before and since, but it sure had been a while. Take the shortcut to Lelligire in the rainy season – when you arrive you may find your clothes a bit worn, but in this fabric capital you can buy the best.

A sholari is a xkyrealms, and Copra-Tra is another title meaning “master of Tra. Thomas Denmark March 10, at 4: A world where you can learn to weave ancient energy into fantastic orbs and bolts.

In retrospect, Skyrealms of Jorune reminds me a lot of Empire of the Petal Thronea game I’ve grown to like a great deal as I’ve had more exposure to it. The referee section features in-depth descriptions of each race, ready for gaming. Jornue, in the epic last battle against zealots who hated the alien priests, two PCs told each other they had the answer to the meaning of life almost simultaneously.

Blast from the Past: SkyRealms of Jorune

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It’s rough and tumble, with overhead swings, evades, and energy defenses.


New maerial publisedh by Oak and Lotus, a kitchen table publisher for the future. Skyrealms of Jorune was based on a science-fantasy background of the planetary romance subtype created by Andrew Lekerinitially for a high school writing assignment.

Skyrealms of Jorune RPG

To become a citizen, one must impress enough current citizens in order to get them to skyrralms you — and one impresses them by doing all manner of errands for them, thus creating a good excuse for adventures. James Maliszewski March 11, at 7: I believe it depicts the death of a famous shantha from the history, but my memory may be faulty. When the alien priests see him they are astonished.

Our tables create, for example: Has an extensive encounter generation system unique to Jorune. It combined aspects of random rolls with player choice such as swapping ability scores, for example and used skills rather than character classes.

Combat, in particular, is horrendously complex and Loremaster-level fatal.

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The setting is a wonderful mix of the familiar and the alien, the artwork is terrific Miles Teves now works in Hollywoodand skyrealmx rules just about workable and flavoursome. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator. In truth, I would love to play the further adventures of Persiphon and Moody!