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The Word Guide to Barnaynia - the banana-shaped world!

Barnaynia is the World setting for the extraordinary city of Dunromin, capital of the Land of the Young.

This book is the second edition of a comprehensive guide to the bizarre World of Barnaynia, the banana-shaped world.  It includes even more information about the Geology, Geography, Climates, Astronomy, Magic, Gravity, Ecology, Politics, Flora and Fauna, Religions, Maps and Guides as you might expect; but it gives you even more than that.

The nearly 300 pages includes details of locations and civilisations, maps and some cracking pictures, and is an entertaining read by itself.  Written with a lightness of touch but deep detail it includes ideas and insights into lots of different facets of the Fantasy Role Playing Experience.  It is an exercise in World Building taken to the extreme.

If you need a ready-made world in which pretty much any campaign of dungeons and terrains can be set then Barnaynia is perfect for you.

But if you are just looking for new ideas, encounters, NPC groups and monsters without the hassle of working out all the details yourself, the World Guide to Barnaynia can fit that requirement too!

On a Human scale it is a fantasy world much like, and compatible with, any other Table-top Fantasy Role-Playing setting:  There are trees, mountains, seas, cities, empires, dungeons, ruins and everything else you would need to build a successful adventuring career.  The bizarre nature of the planet as a whole need have very little bearing on the game at all if you like, but it’s always there, waiting to be discovered.  The vast possibilities this strangeness presents will gently become apparent to the adventurers as they explore the world.

So what does a banana-shaped world mean in practice?

?  Yes, they can fall off the edge of the world.  Lots of things do all the time.  There are ecosystems, businesses and sports built around the possibility of plummeting.

?  Yes, you can explore space and visit the planets, or the Moon, even the Sun, although you probably won’t like it there.

?  Yes, there is a practically endless warren of underground dungeons, caves, tunnels, temples, cities, rivers, lakes and civilisations throughout the crust and core of the planet to explore.

?  Yes, there is a feast monsters, new and old, throughout the world; along with information about the societies, technologies and gods of those same races.

?  Yes, there are deep mysteries to be explored and solved.

?  And yes!  There is lots and lots (and LOTS) of fun to be had helping your players to discover it all for themselves.

Still not enough for you?  Well, we’ve managed to fit even more into this second edition:

  • Four detailed world maps plus a cross-section, climactic schematic and astronomical views;
  • More than a dozen civilisations detailed and ready to interact with;
  • Demihuman group descriptions and details, including two new variations on the theme of Elves;
  • Humanoids detailed in exquisite glory, including gods, racial preferences, ambitions and powers, not to mention more information about the sinister Great Orcs;
  • A workable Ecology; the whole ecosystem of the world including dungeon food webs and classification standards dealt with in enough detail to satisfy a biologist;
  • A new character class – the Navigator;
  • Appendices with even more new Magic-Items, NPCs and monsters;
  • Extensive lists of gods and religious preferences, including several creation myths.

Barnaynia is not just another World Guide; it is a complete role-playing environment of a radically different but VERY practical form.  AND it’s an entertaining and thought-provoking read as well!

At this price for ALL of this, the World Guide to Barnaynia represents, as do ALL the Dunromin University Press Publications, ASTONISHING value for money.

This is a fantasy world setting like no other.

All of the Dunromin University Press products are designed to be low cost, high quality publications that can be used in almost any Fantasy Role Playing Game. Check out our website for all the latest news and information - just search for Dunromin University Press or click on the link.

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January 7th, 2021
They can call it Banana shaped but from the description more like a bent baguette, but quibbles about the make up aside, looks like a fun world to play in. Loads of cultures along with the types of races that live there and an absolute shed load of lo [...]
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