[OSR] Yoon-Suin 1st Edition about to be retired

Dom

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http://monstersandmanuals.blogspot.com/2020/09/yoon-suin-kickstarter-trailer-and.html

I have completed a draft of the 2nd edition of Yoon-Suin. Those of you who were hoping for a u-turn towards minimalist design will be disappointed. It adds approaching 150 pages of additional material, including new appendices, new monsters, new treasure tables, and 12 fully mapped, fully keyed adventure sites for varying party levels.

It will also have nice maps and lots more art.

There will be a kickstarter announced in the coming weeks. In the meantime, I have decided that I will have to, sadly, retire the original Yoon-Suin in PDF form. But it won't go without a bang: for the remainder of this month, you will be able to buy the PDF for £1 from the Noisms Games website. If for whatever reason you have been unable to make up your mind whether to get it or not, well, it's time to shit or get off the pot.

Here is the link: https://noisms-games.squarespace.com

And here is a trailer, or amuse bouche if you will; these are the introductory paragraphs for all 12 of the new adventure sites.
Yoon-Suin is excellent. The print edition was retired when Lulu changed printing standards, and the PDF will soon follow in advance of a new edition which is being Kickstarter-ed. At one quid I really recommend this, even if you decide to get the new edition.
 

First Age

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Guvnor

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I like Yoon-Suin as a read. In my mind it needs quite a bit more stuff layered in to achieve Maximum Game Fun.
On the other hand it's well worth a dollar.
 

Dom

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Is there a link that offers more art to peruse? I read the blog and while very interesting in the literary sense, like a beautiful anthology, I could not see any art except two covers in another link.

Was this a popular game during its 1st edition era?

http://monstersandmanuals.blogspot.com/2020/09/yoon-suin-kickstarter-trailer-and.html?m=1
If I recall correctly, the presentation is very minimalist - there is art but not much. It's not a game - it's a region guide but built to randomly generate etc. Very OSR. It's a whole pound sterling though at the moment, so not much if you want to check it out.

It is regarded as one of the better OSR supplements.

Screenshot 2020-09-19 at 21.59.43.png
 

First Age

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