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Possibly the most anticipated GRG product ever, Sengoku: Chanbara Roleplaying in Feudal Japan is an adventurous game set in 16th century Japan, where honor is more valuable than gold and shame worse than death! The game is inspired by Japanese history and myth, chanbara (Japanese samurai action films) and jidai-geki (period films).
Using the Fuzion system, the game provides a choice of three "levels" of play: Historic, Chanbara and Anim. An exhaustive list of skills, four caste templates and 47 character profession templates provide an endless combination of character types. And Sengoku is compatible with all other Fuzion games, including the Usagi Yojimbo RPG, the Bubblegum Crisis RPG and Champions: New Millenium. Includes conversion notes for the Legend of the Five Rings RPG, Bushido and GURPS Japan!
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Anthony J. Bryant
Anthony is the author of Sengoku: Chanbara Roleplaying in Feudal Japan. His published credits also include several samurai historical books for Osprey Publishing (including Sekigahara: 1600 and Samurai), and he is a former TSR staffer and editor of Dragon Magazine.
Mark T. Arsenault
Mark is the owner and president of Gold Rush Games. His primary duties include editing, development and art direction, as well as all the mundane administrative tasks. He also does occasional writing (and re-writing) where required.
Mark started in the gaming industry by publishing a fanzine (The Gamer's Connection) which he took pro, and followed up with a few freelance writing projects, including several books (Corporations, Vampire Hunter$, and Hidden Invasion), several magazine articles (Adventurers Club and Adventures Unlimited). He was the industry news editor for Shadis magazine (the Bits & Pieces industry news column) for a year and a half, and has also done some editing (Hudson City Blues). He was a contributing writer for the Hudson City: Sector 1 software utility and the producer of the Night City Trax cassette. His most recent work includes editing the Usagi Yojimbo RPG, editing and writing contributions to San Angelo: City of Heroes and Sengoku.
Mark is originally from Massachusetts (a town called Lawrence, near Boston; heard of it?). He has served 6 years in the U.S. Air Force, and has worked a total of 13 years in various positions in a law enforcement career.
Some of Mark's interests include the cinema, especially Japanese samurai films (no surprise there), film making, shooting and guns, and Japanese history.Review:
"I'm impressed as hell. Best collection of hard info on the setting I've seen outside of my college textbooks." -- Gareth M. Skarka
"If you ever plan on running any RPG owing anything to cinematic Japanyou will be cutting off your own sword arm if you don't pick up Sengoku first. Hai!!" -- Ken Hite, Out of the Box, Mania Webzine
"Overall this is a solid product that should give fans of the Chanbara genre something new to look at. Whether they actually switch to a new system or use the book as a source for another game system remains to be seen. This book provides lots of new ideas for GMs looking to run an oriental adventure genre game. It should be released in August 1999 and is well worth taking a look at. And, if I may be so bold, with this book GRG presents yet another contender for the Origins Award." -- Tomas Skucas, RPGnet
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Book Description Gold Rush Games,US, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111890305103
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # S-1890305103
Book Description Gold Rush Games,US, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1890305103