The Emirates of Ylaruam

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The Emirates of Ylaruam
GAZ2 TSR9194 The Emirates of Ylaruam.jpg
Author Ken Rolston
Genre Role-playing game
Publisher TSR
Publication date
Pages 64

The Emirates of Ylaruam is an accessory for the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game.


The book describes the desert nation of Ylaruam, a land similar to the medieval Islamic empire at its height.[1] The book covers the history, land and ecology, economics, society, with a sample village, rules for dervishes (desert druids), guidelines for creating Ylari characters, and suggestions for campaigns and adventure scenarios.[1] The Emirates of Ylaruam features a detailed desert village.[2]

Publication history[edit]

GAZ2 The Emirates of Ylaruam was written by Ken Rolston, with a cover by Clyde Caldwell, and was published by TSR in 1987 as a 64-page booklet with a large color map and an outer folder.[1]


Lawrence Schick, in his 1991 book Heroic Worlds, calls The Emirates of Ylaruam a "Fine campaign setting".[1]



  1. ^ a b c d Schick, Lawrence (1991). Heroic Worlds: A History and Guide to Role-Playing Games. Prometheus Books. p. 141. ISBN 0-87975-653-5. 
  2. ^ Rolston, Ken (January 1988). "Role-playing Reviews". Dragon. Lake Geneva, Wisconsin: TSR (#129): 83–84.