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14 minutes ago, Nozbat said:

Samurai of Legend is still available at Mongoose...

I wrote a review here... in Spanish, but you can use the automatic translation gadget on the right margin (choose your language) to make it at least understandable if you don't happen to read Spanish. 🙂

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13 minutes ago, Runeblogger said:

I wrote a review here... in Spanish, but you can use the automatic translation gadget on the right margin (choose your language) to make it at least understandable if you don't happen to read Spanish. 🙂

Thanks for pointing out your Review.. I enjoyed reading it… maybe someday .. I’ll buy it… Rouen still intrigues me more though 

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9 minutes ago, Runeblogger said:

I wrote a review here... in Spanish, but you can use the automatic translation gadget on the right margin (choose your language) to make it at least understandable if you don't happen to read Spanish. 🙂

Thank you!  I hadn't realised that Samurai of Legend was set in the Heian period, which is a lot different from the typical Sengoku or late Edo emulated in most samurai RPGs.  The "legendary" and anachronistic elements might be attributed to how later Japanese literature and media represented the earlier period (not unlike how much of Arthurian literature "updates" the events of 500-600 AD to include more modern detail).

Lots of potential RPG sources out there.  But we digress.

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20 hours ago, RosenMcStern said:

 The subtle differences between esoteric Buddhism, exoteric Buddhism and Shugendo is also somehow implemented, whereas it is lacking in LoN, where shugenja are treated as sorcerers (!). 

I did a short re-read of my copy of LoN (well, La Voie du Sabre, as I only have the french version) because I didn't remember any mention of Shugenja in it and I've not seen it. Sorcerers are described as adepts of the Tao, seeking immortality. Which is a bit out of context, IMHO.

However, defining Shugenja as "magicians" was an error present in Bushido, also from Bob Charette...

The name Yamabushi is used, though, but they are described as warrior monks from a buddhist sect.

There's no mention of Onmyōdō.

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This topic made me track down a copy of Land of Ninja or La Voie du Sabre (my LoN disintegrated years ago). I found LVDS at a reasonable price and it arrived yesterday. The book is pristine as if new. Very impressed.

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On 5/4/2024 at 12:36 AM, DreadDomain said:

This topic made me track down a copy of Land of Ninja or La Voie du Sabre (my LoN disintegrated years ago). I found LVDS at a reasonable price and it arrived yesterday. The book is pristine as if new. Very impressed.

I remember seeing a shop in Paris that had a shelf of unshrinked RQ3 books, sold 5 euros apiece. RQ3 was definitely not a huge success here...

Beware that Ki powers seem to have been altered in the translation. A good number of them have a cost in "points de POU" instead of "Magic Points". Although it may sound familiar to players of RQ 2 accustomed to "Power points", it's very disturbing to those that only knew RQ3...

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On 5/5/2024 at 9:53 AM, Mugen said:

I remember seeing a shop in Paris that had a shelf of unshrinked RQ3 books, sold 5 euros apiece. RQ3 was definitely not a huge success here...

French edition? That had quite large print run(s). The last one probably somewhat over-optimistic.

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Telling how it is excessive verbis

 

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