Japan is densely populated and thoroughly urbanized. Japan’s largest cities teem with tens of millions of souls, mostly human, but with a handful of stranger beings tossed here and there, hidden within the shadows and in the undreamt parallels down lost alleyways.
Black Japan’s heroes are used to a tighter, closer world than their American counterparts. Tokyo, Osaka, Nagasaki and other... [click here for more]
Gravewalkers are a strange race of halfundead humans exposed to dark energies that have altered their physiology on a fundamental level. Shunned by most, the Gravewalkers build small ghettoes in ruins or near graveyards or old crypts. They are often morticians or grave diggers- they act as caretakers for the dead, but also use them as a form of labor and protection for their grim communities.
The... [click here for more]
"The massive Lake Biwa occupies nearly 1/3 of Shiga Prefecture's landmass. The lake effect snow makes winters unusually long especially brutal here, and storms are common. Flashing lights split the sky, and heavenly lights are reflected in the lake's hidden depths.....Locals stay away from the shoreline after dog and bring their dogs inside. Nobody talks about it. Only the whorehouses stay... [click here for more]
Black Japan is a weird setting, and even the familiars owned by its spell casters tend to be a little strange. Living garage-kit models, lewd fairies, pitiful child-ghosts and even living tendrils made of animated feces are available familiar options. The new familiars presented here are fairly common among Black Tokyo’s spellcasters. In many cases, these statistics can be used for normal creatures... [click here for more]