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The Queen of the Orient -- for Fate
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Shanghai! The city goes by many names: The Pearl of the Orient, the Gateway to China, Nevernight City, Demon City..."the most dangerous city in the world." The sixth largest city in the world, it is the center of culture and industry in China, and the hub of espionage and its close cousin, crime.

The Queen of the Orient is a guide to a pulp fiction Shanghai of the 1930s, where kung fu gangsters battle gunslinging cops, Japanese and Communist spies plot, and adventurers come looking to make their fortune. Made for use with the Fate role playing system. You do need a copy of Fate Core or another Fate rulebook to use this product. This e-book comes with a huge, period-authentic map of the city from 1935!

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Philip W October 31, 2020 9:33 pm UTC
I've read the PDF, and I'm eagerly awaiting my print-on-demand copy. This volume has a LOT of good material on Shanghai in the 1920's and 1930's, suitable not only for the FATE system but any other system, really. In the limited pages available, the authors do a good job of illustrating the complex political situation and tensions, and provide write-ups of an impressive number of historical people and some I expect made up for the volume. The scenario provided is nicely complex for it's being just a few pages long.

My one complaint about the work is that it needs more careful proofreading. Maybe only once was I unsure what what intended by the author, but it always saddens me when this final polish is given short shrift. That's the only reason I would give this 4 stars instead of 5.

Nonetheless, the maps included are very impressive (and are much better than those of Shanghai as provided in Chaosium's "Masks of Nyarlethotep" campaign!), and I am impressed enough that I'm...See more
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