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Flashing bladework, brave warriors, martial mastery, wise priests, honor, stealthy assassins, demons, magicians, spirits, war -- the stuff of Legends, the Legends of Japan. BUSHIDO is a role playing game that allows you to adventure on the Misty Isles of Nippon.

Players in BUSHIDO design their characters to suit the profession they choose. A skill system is used to determine the character's success in both martial and peaceful endeavors.

Take a break from the Western European and sample the mysterious world of the Far East. Try adventuring in a world where a man's honor and fame are as important as the number of foemen he has slain.

Come follow the code of the Samurai, the Way of the Warrior. BUSHIDO!

The night was dark and the road deserted, as a lone traveler moved toward the lights of the village lower on the mountainside. He was Tokasi Benkai, samurai and warrior. Gold glinted from the fittings of his katana.

The woods hid their shadows. They were bandits, and hungry. They were also five to his one. They attacked.

The first went down as the samurai made his Iai draw. The second fell under a pear-splitting stroke of the katana. The third and fourth were more cautious, but also were sent onward by the warrior's flashing sword. Tokasi flicked the blood from his blade and turned to face the last.

The bandit was also a swordsman, as could be seen by his stance. Tokasi knew that this man would not be an easy victory. But if it was his karma to die this night, Tokasi would meet death true to his code of . . . BUSHIDO.

THE HEROES OF NIPPON: This is the players' book and contains the information needed to run a character. It includes sections on character generation and improvement, skills, combat, magic, and the Professions. It also covers the means of fitting the character into the culture of Nippon. This section is 80 pages long.

THE LANDS OF NIPPON: This is the Gamemaster's book. It contains all the information needed to get him started in developing his own version of Nippon. Sections cover men to be encountered, beasts, legendary beings, battles, treasure, and campaign building. It also includes an introductory scenario. This section is 60 pages long.

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Alexandre S December 11, 2022 7:35 pm UTC
Is this the 3rd edition?
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Pauli K July 29, 2021 7:10 am UTC
My video review!
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florian F September 26, 2019 10:09 pm UTC
Be WARNED: this is not an OCR version. It's a rather poor bitamp version. Also, no bookmarks. In fact, it's basically less readable than the OCR version that floats around.
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John L April 28, 2019 4:44 pm UTC
The full size preview indicates this is a scan of the 1981 game.
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Pierre S November 22, 2018 4:38 pm UTC
How many pages? And what was the year of release? Usually there are stats on the right edge to show that.
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