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Empire's Reign is a sourcebook for The Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition, Third Eye Games' awesome ninja RPG where players take the role of ninja from once-rival clans fighting against the Empire. It has over-the-top ninja action, inspired by anime, like Naruto or Ninja Scroll, and martial arts movies, like Journey to the West or Sorcerer and the White Snake, and has gone on to receive multiple 5-Star reviews from RPG critics. Its mechanics, called the Chakra System, utilize d10 dice pools and flexible mechanics to allow for deep ninja stories. It also had a successful Kickstarter, which you can find HERE.

If you are interested in trying out the The Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition QuickStart, you can find that HERE.

 

The Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition corebook goes deep into ninja culture and how they work, but views the Empire and its Emperor through the lens of an enemy. There are two sides to every story, however. The Empire's Reign sourcebook will give players a look at the Empire from the point of view of the Emperor, the soldiers who fight against the ninja because they believe in the cause and the average citizens who suffer in the wake of this war. It will include:

  • Clans replaced with Assignments, allowing a character to be an Engineer, Executioner, Silver Blade or even a Golden Lion (and a few others)
  • New character creation options, like new Choices, Fighting, Weapon and 99 Styles
  • A look at the inside of the Izou Army, how it works and why they think they can beat the ninja
  • Insights into the Emperor's mysterious resurrection 
  • A complete change in scope, making it possible to run the game from the Empire's POV against the ninja
  • New Mass Combat rules

The final product will be between 100-110 pages at 8.5x11, and softcover, as all the sourcebooks for Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition have been so far. The art will continue to be at the high-quality pieces supplied by Gunship Revolution, who has already done an amazing cover for the book, reflecting the motif of it being the opposite of the corebook. In it, you'll see the Empire Soldiers surrounded by ninja and holding their own. Great piece!

Left to Right: Engineer, Executioner, Golden Lion, Silver Blade
Left to Right: Engineer, Executioner, Golden Lion, Silver Blade

 

This Kickstarter involves getting enough funding to cover two things:

  • Development, writing, editing, art and printing for Empire's Reign
  • A reprint of The Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition (the original print was for 500 and stock is already very low) 

Beyond the initial goal, we have a ton of ideas for awesome material to add to The Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition gameline. The ultimate goal would be fully fund the entire gameline from beginning to end. This would include new Clan Books (like The Firebrands and Truth and Lies), new Nation Books (like Land of Seed and Blossom) and other books that don't fall so easily into a category, like books on other dimensions or books to play in different eras. 

Each sourcebook will be unlocked for every $10k we reach over the initial goal! And we have over a dozen book concepts to unlock, which gives us a lot of room for growth. As we unlock new goals, we'll be having votes for some them (i.e. Which Nation Book should we do next?) and adding new tiers that give access to more print books. 

Golden Lions taking on some Ninja
Golden Lions taking on some Ninja

 

There are a number of things you can add to your pledge that are not part of the actual tiers. If you want any of these items, just add this amount to your total pledge amount. Once the survey goes out, you will be able to select exactly what your extra money will go toward.

  • Additional Corebooks $45 US or $60 International - Add another print copy of The Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition to your order 
  • Additional Sourcebooks $25 US or $35 International - Add another print copy of any of our sourcebooks to your order 
  • Additional PDFs $15 for corebook or $10 for sourcebook - Get another download code for one of our PDFs
  • Character Pack #1 $15 - Features 9 pregenerated characters from The Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition, letting you jump right into the action 
  • Character Pack #2 $15 - Features another 9 pregenerated characters from The Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition
  • Character Pack #3 $15 - Features 9 pregenerated Empire soldiers, giving you a wide range of options
  • GM Screen $10 - Add a hardback GM Screen to your order, with all the essential rules for running The Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition
  • Create an Original Character $125 - Create your own character to be featured in the Empire's Reign or one of the many Stretch Goals (there is no cap to this Add-on, since we have a lot of projects in the works). This includes a complete writeup, history, stats and original artwork for your character
Golden Lion vs. Warden of Equilibrium
Golden Lion vs. Warden of Equilibrium

 

The first stretch goal title will be announced once we draw closer to our initial goal. Some will even be voted on by the backers!

Risks and challenges

We have plenty of writers lined up and our artists are ready to get cracking. There is little in the way of obstacles, but the more we unlock in terms of stretch goals, the longer the expected time should be to receive each new book in the line.

Once the Kickstarter completes, we'll be providing a detailed release schedule so everyone knows what to expect.

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    CITIZEN

    You'll receive the complete PDF copy of Empire’s Reign, adding amazing new Empire options to your game!

    ✵ Empire’s Reign PDF

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    FOOT SOLDIER

    You'll receive the complete PDF and Print copies of Empire’s Reign, adding amazing new Empire options to your game! You also get one extra bonus Sourcebook from those unlocked through Stretch Goals.

    ✵ Empire’s Reign PDF
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    MERCHANT

    You'll receive the complete PDF copy of Empire’s Reign, and access to the PDFs for all Stretch Goals!

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    ENGINEER

    You'll receive the complete PDF and Print copies of Empire’s Reign, adding amazing new Empire options to your game! You also get PDFs of all the extra bonus Sourcebooks from those unlocked through Stretch Goals.

    ✵ Empire’s Reign PDF
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    GOLDEN LION

    You'll receive the complete PDF copies of Empire’s Reign, The Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition Corebook, and the three previously released sourcebooks, as well as all the PDFs for any unlocked Stretch goals. If you’re looking to complete your The Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition on PDF, this is the pledge level for you.

    ✵ Empire’s Reign PDF
    ✵ The Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition PDF
    ✵ The Firebrands PDF
    ✵ Truth and Lies PDF
    ✵ Land of Seed and Blossom PDF
    ✵ ALL PDFs for Unlocked Stretch Goals

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    EXECUTIONER

    You'll receive the complete PDF and Print copies of Empire’s Reign and The Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition corebook. Give you enough to start playing the game from both sides of the war.

    ✵ Empire’s Reign PDF
    ✵ Empire’s Reign Print
    ✵ The Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition PDF
    ✵ The Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition Print
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    SILVER BLADE

    You'll receive the complete PDF and Print copies of Empire’s Reign, The Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition Corebook PDF, PDFs for the previously released sourcebooks and all the PDFs for any unlocked PDF Stretch goals. If you’re looking to get caught up on The Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition in PDF and print, this is the pledge level for you.

    ✵ Empire’s Reign PDF
    ✵ Empire’s Reign Print
    ✵ The Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition PDF
    ✵ The Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition Print
    ✵ The Firebrands PDF
    ✵ The Firebrands Print
    ✵ Truth and Lies PDF
    ✵ Truth and Lies Print
    ✵ Land of Seed and Blossom PDF
    ✵ Land of Seed and Blossom Print
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    BLACK SMOKE

    You'll receive the complete PDF and Print copies of Empire’s Reign and The Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition corebook. Give you enough to start playing the game from both sides of the war. This also includes the Create a Character Add-on.

    ✵ Empire’s Reign PDF
    ✵ Empire’s Reign Print
    ✵ The Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition PDF
    ✵ The Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition Print
    ✵ Create a Character Add-On
    ✵ ALL PDFs for Unlocked Stretch Goals

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    ENLIGHTENED

    You'll receive the complete PDF and Print copies of Empire’s Reign, The Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition Corebook PDF, PDFs for the previously released sourcebooks and all the PDFs for any unlocked PDF Stretch goals. If you’re looking to get caught up on The Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition in PDF and print, this is the pledge level for you. This also includes the Create a Character Add-on.

    ✵ Empire’s Reign PDF
    ✵ Empire’s Reign Print
    ✵ The Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition PDF
    ✵ The Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition Print
    ✵ The Firebrands PDF
    ✵ The Firebrands Print
    ✵ Truth and Lies PDF
    ✵ Truth and Lies Print
    ✵ Land of Seed and Blossom PDF
    ✵ Land of Seed and Blossom Print
    ✵ Create a Character Add-On
    ✵ ALL PDFs for Unlocked Stretch Goals

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