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Rosuto-Shima, a place torn between honoring the old traditions and embracing the new, onrushing age of steam.
Take up your katana and enter the world of Steampunk Musha, an East Asian inspired Steampunk setting for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.
The release of the first book, Steampunk Musha - Explorer's Guide to Rosuto-Shima, is drawing nearer. If you haven't heard about the world we're creating yet, you can find out more here:
Our bi-weekly dev blog has plenty of spoilers and some tantalizing flash fiction.
- Episode 1 - Kicking things off.
- Episode 2 - Serbian Irish Bands! No, really!
- Episode 3 - More about Serbian Irish Bands?!
- Episode 4 - More about the Explorer's Guide.
- Episode 5 - Some inspiration.
- Episode 6 - A sneak peek.
- Episode 7 - Why Pathfinder?
- Episode 8 - Sticking it to the man.
- Episode 9 - Outsiders
- Episode 10 - Quick and Dirty Steampunk Weaponry
- Episode 11 - Gaijin.
- Episode 12 - More gaijin.
- Episode 13 - Even more gaijin.
- Episode 14 - Collects the Shattered Vows flash fiction.
- Episode 15 - Don't trust cats.
I'll be posting updates here, so watch this space!
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HECK YES!! :D
Always love to see Endz excited!
And as the former writer doing the "design blog" for Steampunk Musha, I will fully admit -- Rodney's are superior to mine. His short story, for instance, is lovely.
So please go check these out and when the book drops shortly (we keep putting other things in The Fattest Goblin's lap that are ASAP -- like our Starfinder books!) I hope you'll check out the Explorer's Guide!
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Don't forget Shadows over Vathak either, our sister setting already in publication on DriveThruRPG & on Paizo, and on the shared world of Antikthon!
And thanks Endz, you made my day :-)
The much-awaited Explorer's Guide to Rosuto-Shima is here, and it's free!
Where Industrialization and Tradition Collide in an Asian-Inspired Fantasy Setting
The Explorer’s Guide to Rosuto-Shima is a short guide to the lands and people of Rosuto-Shima, the fictional setting of Steampunk Musha. While not a complete setting, it offers a taste of the Steampunk Musha world and a few options for those interested in exploring “The Lost Island.”
Steampunk Musha is a campaign setting for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game of a land in conflict with itself, seeking balance. Ancient traditions developed in natural isolation from other cultures are put at odds with an industrial revolution imported by Outsiders from beyond the Sea. A war-torn land enjoys a cold-war’s peace as the rulers of a dozen city-states vie to reform a once golden empire to their liking; some choosing tradition and magic, while others choose science and technology, and others still stranger things. New lines are being drawn as the tense peace is tested time and again as even everyone becomes caught-up in the confluence of a land in the midsts of a revolution
The second Steampunk Musha book is here, introducing all the races of Rosuto Shima to your Pathfinder RPG campaign.
It's hard to choose a favorite, but the kijo have a special place in my heart and the illustration of them, by Rick Hershey, is spectacular.
The book also provides a fresh look at some regulars to East Asian inspired games, including the kappa, tanuki, and pandajin. And, since it's steampunk, we even have clockwork ronin and the master crafting keshou, which you can see on the cover.
Steampunk Musha includes uncommon races inspired by Japanese, Chinese, and Korean mythology, as well as all new ones.
- The sentient clockwork ronin, with their spirit-infused Gear
- The volatile jinteki-oni, with the ability to unbind the beast within
- The turtle-like kappa
- The kijo, contemplative giants related to yetis
- The snake-like sarpa, who straddle the divide between the mortal and undead realms
- And many more
Presented in Steampunk Musha: The Races of Rosuto-Shima is everything you need to start playing these races at your table.