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Friday, March 28, 2014

Dave Trampier passed away

Dave was an artist at TSR, and if you've seen the original 1e Players Handbook, read the Wormy comics in Dragon, or just used a bunch of the early modules, you've seen his work. It's sad to see yet another of the old guard dying. Rest in Peace, Dave. You made me laugh quite a few times when I was a kid.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The calm after the storm

After finally finishing and releasing Bushi d6, I seriously haven't touched gaming in the last couple weeks. I've been watching anime and reading books. Minor burnout, I guess. I wonder if anyone else involved with working on an rpg product does the same thing?

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Bushi D6 - finished!

The third and probably final draft is available here:

The map is here:

I added some more monsters, encounter tables, and a couple pages of setting info. Thanks for checking it out, everyone.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Bushi d6 - Neko Philosophy

I'm plugging away at this, and it's almost done. Here's a bit I've added in, after people commented that some form of Buddhism should be present, as it really influenced Japanese culture.

The neko are not religious. They follow a Philosophy that includes tolerance of others, pursuing inner enlightenment, and living a good life. They believe in reincarnation, and that only through achieving enlightenment will they achieve oneness with the universe. They strongly believe in karma, where good actions are rewarded and bad actions are punished, possibly in a later life. Neko are carnivores, so they have no issues with eating meat, and consider it a natural part of life.  

Neko know that the kami exist, but do not consider them gods. They think the kami are just a different facet of the world. Many humans have incorporated neko beliefs into their own spirit worship. As with all things, some neko follow the tenets of their Philosophy more strictly than others. Quite a few neko don’t really believe in it, and generally just do what they want to accumulate personal power in this life.