Enter Kaigaku, a high-drama samurai RPG where noble courtiers, devious ninja, heroic ascetics and mighty bushi all clash for the glory of their clan.
Here at The Nerd Stash, we are always on the look out for interesting new products on Kickstarter, and that’s why today we are showing you Kaigaku. It is described as a pen and paper RPG (which we love to cover) that takes inspiration from Japan, China, Korea and Mongolian histories. Check out the full info on this exciting new game below, straight from the official Kickstarter page.
“Kaigaku is an OSR retroclone. It’s a new, complete game that uses mechanics inspired by classic RPGs to put a new spin on old favorites. It features an original setting inspired by the golden ages of various historical empires, including Japan, China, Korea and the Mongols. While the entire game is currently completely written and available for full download here, it doesn’t look nearly as good as the page below, so here we are on Kickstarter to make it as fantastic as it can be.
Kaigaku delivers samurai drama, from the stateliest daimyo’s court to the slums of Kajima, the wilds of the Imperial forests or the fields of battle. You can use the rules in this game to create YOUR saga and tell the tale of YOUR heroes.
The rules are fast and easy to learn, and they support both one-shot games and long-term campaigns. There is a rich setting upon which you can base your tales, but it’s presented in broad strokes to keep from constraining your vision.” – Kaigaku Kickstarter page
The Kickstarter campaign is already three-quarters of the way to its goal and still has 27 days left on the clock. This is a game we will be keeping an eye on, and you should too. We will keep you updated on its progress. As always for news on your favorite tabletop RPGs, be sure to stay tuned to The Nerd Stash.
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