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The Emirates of Ylaruam is a 77-page sourcebook for Basic Dungeons & Dragons released in April 1987.

Official synopsis[]

This is the second in a series - a completely new concept in gaming aids for the DUNGEON & DRAGONS Game System. Within these covers is a complete historical, economical, geographical, and sociological overview of the Emirates of Ylaruam. The village of Kirkuk is presented in great detail (with both descriptions and a map of the area) as a typical village in the Emirates. An extended section on campaigning in the Emirates will also aid the DM in preparing his own adventures as well as enrich the playing of published adventures.

In addition, there is a full-size, color map of the Emirates, the cities of Surra-Man-Raa and Tameronikas, a typical Emirates Village, and a caravan village. This map is fully compatible with all Gazetteers in this series, so that DMs and players can put them side by side for comparison and/or play.

This series of Gazetteers provides a rich tapestry of background material for player and DM alike and is sure to benefit the gamer immeasurably.

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Development and release[]

Development[]

The book was written by Ken Rolston. Art was provided by Clyde Caldwell, Doug Chaffee, Dennis Kauth, Colleen O'Malley and David C. Sutherland III.

Release[]

The Emirates of Ylaruam was released by TSR in April 1987 for $[missing data] US or $[missing data] Canadian.

On January 14, 2014, it was re-released in digital format. It is currently available on DriveThruRPG and Dungeon Masters Guild for $4.99.

Reception and influence[]

Critical reception[]

As of 2023, The Emirates of Ylaruam reached the rank of Mithral seller on DriveThruRPG.

Influence on other works[]

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Basic Dungeons & Dragons
Core rules
Holmes: Basic Set
Moldvay/Cook B/X: Basic SetExpert Set
BECMI: Basic RulesExpert RulesCompanion RulesMaster RulesImmortals Rules
Rules CyclopediaThe New Easy to Master Dungeons & Dragons Game
The Classic Dungeons & Dragons Game
Supplements
Creature CrucibleGazetteer
Bestiary of Dragons and GiantsThe Book of Marvelous MagicThe Book of Wondrous InventionsChampions of Mystara: Heroes of the Princess ArkCreature CatalogueCreature CatalogPoor Wizard's Almanac & Book of FactsPoor Wizard's Almanac II & Book of FactsPoor Wizard's Almanac III & Book of FactsThe Shady Dragon InnThunder RiftWrath of the Immortals
Adventures
In Search of Adventure (In Search of the Unknown) • The Keep on the BorderlandsPalace of the Silver PrincessThe Lost CityHorror on the HillThe Veiled SocietyRahasiaJourney to The RockCastle Caldwell and Beyond) • Adventures in BlackmoorTemple of the FrogCity of the GodsThe Duchy of TenArena of ThyatisLegions of ThyatisEye of TraldarThe Dymrak DreadKing's FestivalQueen's HarvestAssault on Raven's RuinThe Best of IntentionsBlade of VengeanceBlizzard PassCastle AmberCrown of Ancient GloryCurse of XanathonDeath's RideThe Dragon's DenDrums on Fire MountainEarthshaker!The Endless StairEye of the WyvernFive Coins For A KingdomThe Gem and the StaffGhost of Lion CastleThe Goblin's LairThe Immortal StormIn the Phantom's WakeInto the MaelstromThe Isle of DreadMaze of the Riddling MinotaurThe Knight of NewtsLathan's GoldLegacy of BloodMaster of the Desert NomadsMystery of the Snow PearlsNight's Dark TerrorQuagmire!Quest for the HeartstoneQuest for the Silver SwordRage of the RakastaRed Arrow, Black ShieldSabre RiverSaga of the Shadow LordThe Savage CoastSkarda's MirrorSword and ShieldTalons of NightTemple of DeathTest of the WarlordsThunderdelve MountainThe Tree of LifeTwilight CallingVengeance of AlphaksThe War Rafts of KronWhere Chaos ReignsThe Wrath of OlympusWrath of the Minotaur
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