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Yoon-Suin is a campaign toolbox for fantasy games, giving you the equipment necessary to run a sandbox campaign in your own Yoon-Suin - a region of high adventure shrouded in ancient mysteries, opium smoke, great luxury and opulent cruelty. 


  • A bestiary of unique monsters, including self-mummified monks, liquid golems, tiger-beetle men, figments, and dozens more
  • A new character class, the Crab-man
  • A chapter for each of the major regions of Yoon-Suin, filled with random generators to brainstorm map contents, social groups, and more
  • Extended rules for poisons, tea, opium, trade, deities and so on
  • Extended rules for exploring the Old Town of the Yellow City, and the haunted jungles of Lahag
  • Many encounter tables
  • Well over 100 pre-written adventure locales to populate a regional map
  • Over 300 pages of content
  • Purple prose

What people have said about Yoon-Suin

"Yoon-Suin remains for me the original OSR setting and a huge inspiration." - Tom F

"One of the most original and fully-realized settings period in DIY D&D or otherwise." - Zak S

"This is probably one of the most impressive gaming supplements (let alone campaign settings) that I’ve ever come across...I can’t recommend this enough: this is a must-have for any DM or game designer. It is a fantastic work." - Necrozius

"My mind is blown. This a labour of wonder. It is as stepping into a very idosyncratic storybook, with step by step instructions on how to have a magical adventure within. It is 300 pages of love, allowing endless adventure." - Hack Slash Master

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Christopher C June 07, 2021 6:57 am UTC
Is there any update available on the 2nd edition of this game, please?
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David M August 09, 2021 6:07 am UTC
We are currently waiting for art to be completed so we can launch the kickstarter - the text is complete.
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Richard H January 20, 2021 9:23 pm UTC
Is there a POD of this at all?!?!
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David M August 09, 2021 6:08 am UTC
There was for 5 years, available on lulu, but sadly due to the book's unusual formatting lulu can no longer produce it.
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Joe C November 09, 2020 2:31 am UTC
It's a pity Lulu aren't able to do this in print.
A P.o.D here would be wonderful
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David M August 09, 2021 6:09 am UTC
Sadly, I don't think this site could produce the format. I'm afraid anyone seeking a print version will probably have to wait for the 2nd edition - sorry to disappoint.
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Aaron L July 02, 2020 12:29 pm UTC
This doesn't seem to be on Lulu anymore. Any chance you'd consider putting up as a Print on Demand here? Failing that, reposting it on Lulu would be nice too.
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Aaron L July 02, 2020 1:15 pm UTC
Nevermind, I just tracked down your thread on Reddit. Too bad about Lulu. I'll be keeping an eye out for the Revised Edition if you ever get to it. I recently got DCO Remastered and I'm happy I spend my money twice on that product, honestly. I'm sure I'll feel the same about yours.
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Chuck D October 14, 2020 5:33 pm UTC
He just announced that he's zeroing in on a date for the Kickstarter. Visit his blog for more info.
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Chris C January 20, 2021 2:50 pm UTC
Let's hurry the hell up.
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Visvesvaran S August 05, 2019 6:14 am UTC
You, uh, might want to remove that quote by ZS under "What people have said"... Just a thought.
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Nico S August 20, 2019 2:32 pm UTC
I second this notion
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marianne W May 01, 2020 7:16 pm UTC
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tony R December 25, 2018 5:07 pm UTC
PS. I know most Movie and Dramas are way over the top with characters that would be 20 level in the game, Im thinking of of being allowed to play White Snake from the original story or a Fox from "Strange Tales from a Chinese studio."
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tony R December 25, 2018 4:58 pm UTC
Im a big fan of Huli Jing( Chinese shape shifting foxes) and other Chinese shape shifting animals . Does the supplement allow one to play a Fox like in " The Woodcutter and his fox wife" or " Legend of the Green hill foxes" or a Snake person like Ling in Chinese Paladin 1 , or any of the White Snake /Green snake stories.
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Howard L January 18, 2019 4:37 am UTC
Its rules agnostic, so you can drop any rule set into the setting. As to your snake person character concept, it should work quite well, as there's a number of gonzo elements in Yoon Suin, though it is more of a Hindustani/Nepalese flavor than say, Song Dynasty / Chinese. Could easily work, however. One of my players is from 'Fabled Khitai' and borrowed heavily from chinese lore for his character. All the characters are foreigners to the setting, and are exploring it as outsiders.
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Bas P October 12, 2018 1:56 pm UTC
Considering this is a campaign book, which specific OSR system would you recommend running this with? What are the monsters, the extra class and all that made compatible with?
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Ben G October 27, 2018 8:01 pm UTC
Typically OSR (Yoon-Suin included) is most compatible with old D&D from 1981. Check out B/X Essentials here on DTRpg, that's the one I like best. Other similar systems: Labyrinth Lord, Lamentations of the Flame Princess, D&D Rules Cyclopedia etc. All of these systems are more or less equivalent to 1981 Basic/Expert D&D by Tom Moldvay and David Cook (and later Frank Mentzer), which is generally called "B/X". A little farther out but still roughly compatible would be The Black Hack and related Hacks.
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Jonathan C August 01, 2018 4:31 pm UTC
Out of curiosity, do you comp or discount PDF copies for those who buy the hardcopy?
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David M September 05, 2018 8:48 am UTC
Sorry for the late reply! No, there is no discount on the PDF but if you buy both print and PDF and email me, I will send you a special bonus Yoon-Suin dungeon called The Halls of the Shimmering Stars in the Deep Blue Firmament.
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Ngo V July 20, 2019 11:40 am UTC
Hello David,

Yoon-Suin print and PDF purchaser here. How can we contact you about getting "The Halls of the Shimmering Stars in the Deep Blue Firmament"? I don't see a way to email you directly here or at Monsters & Manuals. BTW, I've been running Yoon-Suin w/lightly modified DCC Lankhmar rules and it's worked out really well so far.
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Patrick L April 01, 2018 11:12 pm UTC
can we count on a print edition at some point?
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Per N May 03, 2018 8:29 am UTC
There is a print edition, over at
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