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Legends of the Samurai Hardcover

Legends of the Samurai Hardcover

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"If you are slain in battle, you should be resolved to have your corpse facing the enemy"
-Yamamoto Tsunetomo

Extensively researched and faithfully rendered, Legends of the Samurai provides all the mechanics for adventuring in the world of medieval Japan. This extensive tome presents players with over twenty new oriental classes, an alternative magic system, a historically based martial arts system, and a flavorful system for fate and destiny. For gamemasters, Legends of the Samurai offers a detailed campaign guide, including NPC statistics, color maps, and historical information on medieval Japan.

Now is the time to make your own legend.

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  • Chapter One: Blood And Honor
    • Bloodline
    • Reputation, Honor, and Allegiances
  • Chapter Two: Martial Classes
    • Ashigaru
    • Kuge
    • Ninja
    • Ronin
    • Samurai
    • Shokunin
    • Touzoku
    • Yamabushi
    • Censor
    • Kensai
    • Martial Arts Master
    • Otokodate
    • Sensei
    • Wako
    • Weapon Master
    • Yakuza
    • Yojimbo
  • Chapter Three: The Martial Arts
    • Skills
    • General Feats
    • Martial Arts Feats
  • Chapter Four: Equipment
    • Armor
    • Weapons
    • Adventuring Gear
  • Chapter Five: Mystic Classes
    • Kenza
    • Mahoutsukai
    • Senkensha
    • Shukke
  • Chapter Six: The Mystic Arts
    • Spell Points
    • Mystic Skills
    • Mystic Feats
    • Spell Lists
    • New Spells
    • Gods and Religions of Medieval Japan
    • Fate and Destiny
    • Mystic Items
  • Chapter Seven: Medieval Japan
    • Historical
    • Mythic
    • Adventure Locations
    • Timeline
    • Provinces of Japan
    • Map of Japan
    • Map of Provinces
  • Chapter Eight: Japanese Monsters
    • Monsters from the Monster Manual
    • New Monsters

*This Hardcover collects the content of the 3 PDFs: The Bushido Handbook, The Mystic Arts, Samurai Campaign Guide .

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February 26th, 2006
A great product. Very well researched and appears very balanced. I don't know about the martial arts forms, they seem very similar and more based off of what skills they give as class skills. I haven't tried them out in game yet, just from reading [...]
September 9th, 2005
A fine resource for gaming in medieval Japan or a fantasy version thereof. Classes are well done, closely based on fact and legend behind the classes. Very playable in different types of games in the setting.<br><br><b>LIKED</b> [...]
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