“The night creeps in on little cat feet. It’s loud compared to me.” With darkness as a shield and night itself as a weapon, stealth can become deadlier than direct force ever could. Some dedicate their particular talents to becoming as fast as the coming of dusk and as quiet as the last breath of their victims. These silent killers have gone by many names over the years: assassin,... [click here for more]
Virtually any person in the modern world knows about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Famine, Pestilence, War, and Death; their story has become synonymous with destruction and doom. The iconic image of four riders bringing ruin to all those in their path has found striking cultural resonance with many groups, but no more so than among biker gangs. Seeing their motorcycles as “steel horses”... [click here for more]
Some people are just lucky. Thereâ€™s no denying that there are those individuals who, for whatever reason, seem to lead a charmed life. Whether they were born under a good omen, are blessed by god, or are just at the far end of the probability curve, some folks just deserve the nickname â€œLucky Bastard.â€ Jealousy and envy are common reactions to people... [click here for more]
From the European arts of fencing to the Asian discipline of kenjutsu, the use of swords in combat has been codified and romanticized for centuries in nearly every culture in the world. Even in the modern day, when guns have supplanted melee weapons almost everywhere, the sword is viewed as a symbol of what a weapon should be. The first object designed solely to kill other human beings, and a signifier... [click here for more]
The contract hit the street fourteen hours ago. Word reached the target ten minutes ago. He dashes from the rear entrance of the building into the rain spattered alley and the safety of the waiting car. Five steps from the rusty iron door to the armored limousine waiting to whisk him away. On step four the shot rings out. Urban Snipers are skilled sharpshooters with a penchant for heavy sidearm’s... [click here for more]
CHOOSE A SIDEIncluding "Corrosion of Society", a 3rd-level mini-adventure by John Simcoe. The world is a dangerous place, and nowhere is it more dangerous than in the big city. Heroes and villains of all types and powers drop in on unsuspecting towns and turn the place upside down. The average peasant can only dream of the spells, powers and weapons in an adventurer’s... [click here for more]
Welcome to Ronin: Oriental Adventures in Tokugawa Japan, a world of honor and steel at the edge of the modern age.
Ronin brings you to Japan during the Edo Period, characterized by the rule of the Tokugawa Shogunate (1600-1868). This is the height of samurai culture, when feudal lords commanded fearsome warriors and ruled vast lands, when the mysticism of the past clashed... [click here for more]