Publication:Kara-Tur: The Eastern Realms

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Kara-Tur: The Eastern Realms
KaraTur Box Set Cover.jpg
System: Dungeons and Dragons 1e 
Abbreviation: — 
Publisher: TSR 
Item Code: 1032 
Publication Date: 1988 
Format: Boxed Set 
Page Count: 2 96-page books, 4 fold-out maps
"-pagebooks,4fold-outmaps" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 296.
ISBN-10: 0-88038-608-8 
ISBN-13: 978-0880386081
Product Blurb
This box contains everything AD&D game players and DMs need to establish an exciting Oriental Adventures campaign! Kara-Tur, world of Eastern mystery, is on the far side of the planet from the FORGOTTEN REALMS Campaign Setting, but the two cultures interact only if you want them to! This is the "official" campaign setting for the Oriental Adventures rulebook. Kara-Tur has everything you need:

Two 96-page books describe the places, culture, politics, monsters, magic, people, relgions, and more, plus advice on running a long-term Oriental Adventures campaign, bringing characters from other worlds into Kara-Tur, and dimensional travel from Kara-Tur to other worlds. And there are four full-color, two-sided maps of this land of mighty warriors and powerful enchantments.

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Kara-Tur: The Eastern Realms is an accessory for the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game.


Kara-Tur: The Eastern Realms details a Forgotten Realms campaign setting for use with Oriental Adventures, which describes the eastern land of Kara-Tur and its geography, population, society, government, history, languages, and opportunities for adventure.[1] Like the original Forgotten Realms Campaign Set, this set only lightly details the vast land of Kara-Tur, leaving room for the DM's creativity.[1]

"Volume I" covers the lands of Shou Lung, T'u Lung, Tabot, the Plain of Horses, and the Northern Wastes (analogs of China, Tibet, Mongolia, and Siberia), while "Volume II" covers the Jungle Lands, the Island Kingdoms, Koryo, Kozakura, and Wa (analogs of Southeast Asia, Malaysia, Korea, and Japan).[1]

Publication history[edit]

Kara-Tur: The Eastern Realms was written by Mike Pondsmith, Jay Batista, Rick Swan, John Nephew and Deborah Christian, with a cover by Jeff Easley and interior illustrations by Jim Holloway, and was published by TSR in 1988 as a boxed set with two 96-page books, four large color maps, and two plastic overlays.[1]


Kara-Tur: The Eastern Realms is a Gamers' Choice award-winner.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4  (1991). Heroic Worlds: A History and Guide to Role-Playing Games. (Prometheus Books)

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ISBN0-88038-608-8 +
ISBN13978-0880386081 +
Item Code1032 +
Media TypeBoxed Set +
Publication Date1988 +
PublisherTSR +
SystemDungeons and Dragons 1e +
TitleKara-Tur: The Eastern Realms +