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Explore the world of the shinobi, the mysterious "Shadow warriors" of feudal Japan. Experts in the arts of espionage and subterfuge. Masters of misperception and misdirection. Black-clad shadows who live in a shadow world, a world unseen by Japanese society.

Shinobi: Shadows of Nihon is a historical reference and sourcebook for the Sengoku RPG.

The book takes an in-depth look at the history and traditions of the ninjutsu ryu and shinobi clans of feudal Japan, as well as the equipment and methods used by the shinobi.

Shinobi: Shadows of Nihoncontains additional information for both GMs and players, including:

  • New Skills!
  • New Equipment!
  • New Weapons!
  • A New mystic art -- Ninpo Mikkyo
  • New Shinobi Profession Templates!
  • GM Tips for running shinobi-based campaigns and including shinobi in "traditional" PC groups
  • ...and more!

Shinobi: Shadows of Nihon does for the shinobi what Sengokudid for samurai!


Read what others are saying about Shinobi...

" close as anybody's ever going to get to truly historical ninjas..."

"The definitive ninja sourcebook..."

"...the book is as historically accurate as it is possible to be."
Micah Jackson, in his post-Origins report on Pyramid

"Shinobi: Shadows of Nihon remains faithful to the nigh breathtaking level of research that has characterized the Sengoku product line"
The Game Keep

"For any game involving ninja from the most historical Japanese simulation to L5R to modern-day action-movie or martial-arts RPGs, it's now the indispensable source,"
Ken Hite, Out of the Box (7/27/01)

"Shinobi: Shadows of Nihon remains faithful to the nigh breathtaking level of research that has characterized the Sengoku product line."
The Game Keep

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December 6th, 2005
If you liked Sengoku, you will simply have to buy this one, the perfect expansion for the Shinobi! Absolutely great both in style and usefulness.<br><br> <b>LIKED</b>: all, a great work, second only to the main manual of Sengoku [...]
June 28th, 2004
Even though I have the print version, I still ordered the PDF since it's easier carrying around my PDA or Laptop with the PDF version than all of my books. [...]
February 2nd, 2004
Well I will be brief in my assessments. Basically this product is a very accurate and historical factbook on the real ninja of Japan. Of course it include a lot about the mythological powers of the ninja but basically it is a down to earth sourcebook [...]
January 18th, 2004
Decent historical work, but doesn't grab you and hold you. [...]
December 20th, 2003
All you need to know about the Ninja of medieval Japan. It even has comments by the Sensei of Bujinkan, the Ninjutsu association - to which I'm about to belong... [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on March 01, 2003.