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What Has Gone Before

The Skyrealms of Jorune was the result of a high school English class assignment, developed by Andrew Leker and artist Miles Teves into their first book. Their first edition was on par with a whole breed of "kitchen table" published game, released by small groups of people who had fallen in love with the new passtime of role playing games.

It was ground breaking in concept and art.

2ND EDITION
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Andrew's sister Amy joined the team to create another high water mark in gaming with the boxed Second Edition Skyrealms of Jorune release, followed quickly by supplements; Companion: Ardoth, Companion: Burdoth, Companion: Earth Tec, and special releases at the annual gaming industry (GenCon), The Iscin Races and Shanthas of Jorune. In adition to beautifully designed box and books, the Second edition welcomed new talents tot he development, including future editor David Ackerman and artist Alan Okimoto.
At the same time White Wolf magazine showed support with a regular column written. by the game creators and new authors. The first of the Jorune fanzines appeared in England - Sarceen's Knowledge.

Second Edition remains the favorite version of the game with most Jorunis.

A third edition was published by Chessex, which is best known for its selection of gaming dice, battle mats, book covers, and other game support products. Several supplements were added to the Jorune mythos but the timing was not right. But it resulted in more fanzines entering the arena: Sholari, Borkelby's Folly, Danstead Traveller, and Annals of the Tan Soor Hisotrical Society. And the growth of the internet gave Jorunis the incredible development essays Jorune According to Sholari James.

Jorune was the last hurrah of "side screen" computer games with Alien Logic – released at the same time Doom and other "first person shooters" took over the gaming world.

The official future of Jorune remains in question, but between what has come before and what is yet to come, it is a great time for newcomers to discover the world with a stream of new material and fresh availability with the Jorune that was.

Welcome to Return to Jorune, and project of revived passion for one of the pivotal games of role playing.




Sholari -
            Volume Two - Number One - Now Available

wrap around cover from SHOLARI v2n1 by Steve DevaneyReturn to your favorite game world, still living in the hearts of fans around the world. A dedicated core of fans have built fresh Jorunigraphica based on the creation of Andrew Leker and Miles Teves. Return to Jorune offers new material with re-presntation of the original fanzines over a quarter of a century from editors Alex Blair, Joseph Kessler Adams (as Joe Coleman), Kym Pagh, and Ray Gilliam, which brought the community of fans new work by author, John Snead, Geoff Gray, Matthew Pook, and others, coupled with artwork from originator Miles Teves, Steve Devaney, Robert Smith, Marc Debidour, Chris Lackey, Dominic Green, and others.

Here is what we have so far:
Thoneport Cover GOMO GUIDE: THONEPORT, a new release of the original guide book with new art by Robert D. Smith giving details on the only district in all of Thantier where non-humans, mutants, genetically engineered races (the "Thone", the worst of Thantierian insults) are allowed to walk free without a human handler. Map, locations, and warning for the tourists, with history on the nation and culture who defend all things human on modern Jorune. 67 Pages, PDF and print available through DriveThruRPG.Com.
PDF Front Cover - Sholari Magazine Volume
                          2 Number 1 The return of SHOLARI MAGAZINE. Volume 2, Number 1. An experimental querrid's report on a mysterious site that has been cursed land for over 4,000 years. No one who has ventured there has returned to tell the tale. IN THIS ISSUE: "The Scars of Far Temantro"; re-predentation to a module form Sholari Magazine, Volume 1, Number 2, with more detail, "The Somar"; ten question on Jorune in "Why Jorune?"; and an editorial essays, this one under the title "A World of One's Own." And More. Cover by Steve Devaney and interior art by Marc Debidour.

Available in Print or PDF through DriveThruRPG.com, 67 pages
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                      Sho-Caudal #4 cover An unexpected project born of frustration with the Print-on-Demand system, SEGMENT: SHO-CAUDAL is homage to the column SEGMENT: JORUNE from the original White Wolf Magazine. From the notebooks of Copra Joe, SSC guarantee at least 16 pages per issue, at least one every month. Four issues published so far and two free samplers (from #1 and #4). Secrets, Maps, missteps, previews of things we plan to publish as part of Return to Jorune, and maybe a few secrets that will never see revelation anywhere else.

Lots of options for Sample Copy (full), 3-, 6-, 9-, or 12-issues, or monthly subscription.
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The Plan
A full gaming system based on 3rd Edition Skyrealms of Jorune RPG and requiring 1d20 for very fast, dangerous, game play. New GOMO GUIDES, the first being for Tan Iricid, the Thriddle domain. More issues of SHOLARI, with resource and adventures around the planet. New edited collections from the original fanzines DANSTEAD TRAVELLER and BORKELBY'S FOLLY and (hopefully) a huge volume based on JORUNE ACCORDING TO SHOLARI JAMES. All with the steady stream of SEGMENT: SHO-CAUDAL in your email every month.


Return to Jorune for a real dreamtime escape. You support us, we'll support you.ß

Skyrealms of Jorune(tm) was a traditional "pencil, paper, and dice" role playing game. It remains the property of Skyrealms, Inc. RETURN TO JORUNE is a fan based continuation of the excitemetn felte when we first discovered the game and the world.

Nothing here is official. Gamemasters will find copies of long out-of-print source materials, decades of development by passionate fans who have kept the flame alive, and new material to keep the world fresh and new material to keep the discoveries fresh.

If you are new - welcome to Jorune, the world of seven moons and isho. If you a returning Joruni --

Welcome home.
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Get Your Own Jorune Library

Any Jorune newbie can get up to speed with free downloads of what other fans of Jorune had years ago. You can search for more downloads at archive.org using the terms "SOJ RPG". But a selection is available here to get you started.

Included in these archives:

• Hard to find First Edition materials;

• The great Second Edition books;

• The fanzines: availabile issues of Sholari, Borkelby's Folly, and Danstead Traveller;

• All of the Jorune According to Sholari James PDFs (more than two dozen);

• The White Wolf magazine Segment: Jorune columns (and articles);

• Stray files that don't fit into and of those categories.

About 800 pages of material to get as dep as you'd like, and a choice of two introductions to the world and the game for getting started.

And they are free to download, free to share.

Try it. You'll like it.

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Updated 2017-11-17
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