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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 a comprehensive guide to the bizarre World of Barnaynia, the banana-shaped world, including Geology, Geography, Climates, Astronomy, Magic, Gravity, Ecology, Politics, Flora and Fauna, Religions, Maps and Guides as you might expect.  But it offers even more than that.

This book, running to over 200 pages of detail, maps and some cracking pictures, 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.

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

If you need a ready-made world in which your set of dungeons and terrains can be set then Barnaynia is perfect for you, too.

On a Human scale it is a world comparable to any other.  There are trees, mountains, seas, cities, empires, dungeons, ruins and everything else you would expect to find in any FRPG setting.  The bizarre nature of the planet need have little bearing on the game at all, but it’s always there, waiting to be discovered.  The vast possibilities the strangeness presents will gently become apparent to the adventurers as they explore the world.

?  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 the 200+ pages:

  • Four detailed world maps plus a cross-section, climactic schematic and astronomical view;
  • Several human civilisations detailed and ready to interact with;
  • Demihuman group descriptions and details, including two 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;
  • Appendices on 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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