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In the far north of Nippon, in the Mutsu Province, one can find less-traveled and almost secluded areas. Such an area is found surrounding Tanomo, an agricultural area that has been ruled for many years by a much-respected and beneficient Daimyo. But, over recent years, this highly regarded Daimyo has begun to behave in a rapacious manner and virtually loot his own lands and people. With the poverty and distant nature of this area, those outside are unfamiliar with the radical changes that have been taking place.
Player-adventurers have entered this region and will hope to discover what is going on and what is actually behind the strange behavior of the long-respected Daimyo.

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Matthew C February 14, 2019 6:46 am UTC
Any chance of this in print? I can't use PDFs.
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Paul R December 30, 2017 11:36 pm UTC
What I feel makes this a good purchase is that it provides a story that could be set anywhere in Nippon and has enough material for it to be expanded upon, or if preferred, to adapt it as many of us do anyway. We all like to tinker.

Yes, some of the terminology is identical to that used in Western culture - real or fantasy - but any GM worth their salt is capable of rephrasing this to give a little more flavour as I certainly do in my recently started campaign.

Of course, everyone is entitled to their view, but as one comment has already identified, there has been a gap of thirty years since anything official and constructive feedback should encourage more to be produced and I hope this occurs.
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David K August 18, 2017 7:39 pm UTC
I had waited also 30+ years for some Bushido products. I got this one as soon as it came out and find it to be worth the price. It is only $4. There is enough good stuff here to work into any Bushido game. It has some mistakes and some good ideas that you can work with. I of course have been running my campaign for 17 years now fairly steadily and to me it is just great to see them putting out Bushido books of any kind.
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David D August 22, 2016 11:16 am UTC
Waited 30+ years to see if any new material would be published for one of most favourite RPGs, and this is it.
If it was $1 I might take a punt, but the cover does not make me want to look inside. When you do look at the preview it only makes matters worse.
I wish it every success as we need more RPG material - but it needs to be better than this, in my opinion.
How much Bushido has the author actually played or GM'ed?
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Brian Y March 14, 2017 2:44 am UTC
My reaction was very similar (though I did buy the PDF)- this is underwhelming, as a Bushido module, and as a module full-stop. There is little sense that the author has played Bushido, or that he has much feel for Japanese culture/history etc. For example, he describes a castle as being decorated with rugs, tapestries and curtains (hello?) - and our big villain is straight out of Ray Harryhausen... I had the sense he had converted a D&D module and changed the names... Pages of dialogue for the GM to read out, but not enough NPC stats etc. It reads like a detailed synopsis for a film, not an adventure module. However - the other new Bushido adventure, Honor Bound, is the reverse of all this. Really good - on par with Valley of the Mists.
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