DRAGOMIR: YD10K – a new world setting within the framework of YELLOW DAWN
This might take a few folks a bit by surprise. The Age of Hastur has come to an end. The Days of Mayhem and Madness have seen the dominion of the King in Yellow pushed aside as the wars of the Cthulhu Mythos erupted across the Earth.
Free Bolt-On: this post contains a PDF of a new concept, very much work-in-progress. An evolution of YELLOW DAWN RPG.
The original YELLOW DAWN was written as a near-future post-apocalyptic setting with a mix of corporate cyberpunk, wilderness survival and all the flavours of Mad Max in between. All of this couched in a world rocked by the insidious influence of the Great Old One, Hastur – The King in Yellow.
DRAGOMIR is an expansion on that setting, skipping 10,000 years into the future to give you a Dark Fantasy realm, a Middle-Earth with Mythos experience – you can download the PDF here.
I want to see D&D players find a way into Mythos. I’m exploring the idea that the Yellow Dawn primary rulebook could act as a bridge between these two genres, with the Dragomir world setting as the structure.
There’s only a handful of pages at the moment, but should be enough to give you a view of where I’m thinking of heading with this. No hard system details yet, just tone of the world and some fleshy chunks of history. I’m currently focused on writing a new novel, Oakfield (pre-Yellow Dawn horror story set in remote town in Cornwall, England). I’ll be updating Dragomir periodically over the next few months. Save this link or check the official Yellow Dawn webpage for details about updates.
Next objectives for me are:
- Define the system mechanics for races other than human within Yellow Dawn rules
- List Cthulhu Mythos critters and hot spots of “infestation” and activity within Dragomir and surrounding Shunned Lands.
I’ve created a world map. Thanks to PSD Graphic for the raw file. I’m building this up in layers. At the moment you’ve got the Dominions of Dragomir and a close-in view of Korbel and the 7 Provinces that in contains.
WORLD MAP – CROPPED
Korbel and Provinces
That’s it. Download the PDF, have a read, feel free to come back with comments.
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