A downloadable RPG zine

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The river forks. The sun is out. Men nap on the bank, or dice in shabby cabanas. A young girl waves. “Guide?” she calls. “Need a guide?”


The forest of Upper Heleng was Time's lover; he refuses to flow within her borders, and their children the seasons govern her people as gods.

The people of Upper Heleng live amid wonders. They hunt yam-men, trade with rhinos. Demons fall from heaven as meteors. Honeycombs ooze mystic quicksilver -- one taste grants indestructibility.

Do not be too greedy, interloper. The leeches here do not take blood. They take other things. A year of your life. A love you know.


Upper Heleng is an adventure setting inspired by forest taboos and Bateq egalitarianism. A rules-less, 40-page forest-crawl with creatures, characters, and detailed black-and-white art. A die-drop map pullout. A die-drop name generator that doubles as a NPC generator. Ethnographic and cosmological hooks.

Part of A Thousand Thousand Islands, an RPG zine series inspired by the material cultures, lived stories, and mythistories of Southeast Asia. 

For more information and print copies, visit athousandthousandislands.com.

By Centaur Games, who are Mun Kao and Zedeck Siew.


CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(22 total ratings)
AuthorA Thousand Thousand Islands
GenreAdventure, Role Playing
Tagsrpgsea, setting, system-neutral


Buy Now$5.00 USD or more

In order to download this RPG zine you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Upper Heleng_bookmarked_v2.pdf 6 MB
Upper Heleng_pullout_v2.pdf 3 MB


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Is there a print version of this available anywhere?  I have the previous Thousand Thousand Islands zines in print, and love them!

Hi there:

Yes, print versions are available by emailing zedecksiew at gmail dot com!

The characters, writing, and setting material for this system neutral supplement  are enchanting. Don't miss out.