It is the sixteenth century. All Japan is at war. Feudal warlords called “big names,” rising from the knight caste, have carved the nation into warring states. Chivalric virtue, Buddhist moderation, friendship, and loyalty fade and fall before the hunger for conquest and glory.
The grand prize? None other than Japan’s unification under a single master. And then? Perhaps all Asia is next. Thousand Arrows is the story of the Japanese Warring States Period’s leaders—knight-commanders, Buddhist teachers, spymasters, peasant revolutionaries, even the gods and spirits themselves—as they establish themselves and direct the course of history.
Thousand Arrows, by Brennan Taylor and James Mendez Hodes and published by Galileo Games, is a tabletop role-playing game about the Japanese Warring States Period. Ruthless warlords’ unchecked ambition has transformed the Land of the Rising Sun into a hell of gunfire and betrayal. As a samurai general, religious luminary, ninja spymaster, wily courtier, or mysterious sorcerer, you command armies, states, and religions, rewriting the sixteenth century and defining Japan’s destiny. The fast-paced, quick-to-learn Apocalypse Engine powers your tale of passion, loyalty, and tragedy worthy of Kurosawa’s camera.