Truth and Lies is the 4th book for the Wu Xing: The Ninja Crusade gameline. In this game you take on the role of rival ninja who are forced to work together against the Izou Emperor's army that has been sent to crush you. This book will specifically focus on two of those clans, that are huge fan favorites, the Hidden Strands of Fate and the Will of Iron. These two clans are both metal-ascepted, but are polar opposites - the Strands are a clan composed of lies and manipulation, while the Will of Iron clan seeks out justice in a land full of so much unjust.
The book will not only give new mechanical options (new powers, new clans, etc), but will also build upon the setting information, providing more info on ninja territory, individual clan history and important NPCs usable in your games. Best part of all is that its told to the reader by the ninja themselves, the book being completely in 2nd person. If you want a taste of this kind of book, check out Firebrands (the first clanbook for Wu Xing), which was written in a similar fashion.
Here is a sample of the awesome cover for Truth and Lies by the talented Oshouki, and the majority of the money raised by this Kickstarter campaign will be used to fill the pages with even more amazing ninja art. The rest will go toward to printing costs and paying John D. Kennedy, the co-author, for his freelancing prowess. I have a fun stretch goal planned for when we hit our modest $2000 goal.
We thank and welcome our fans (old and new) to help us get another masterpiece out the door. This one has been long awaited and it is approximately 60% done already, so we are excited about it over here as well.
More info on the Wu Xing Setting - Wu Xing In Brief
We've been secretly (or not so secretly if you happen to follow every single tweet, FB post or whatever that I put up) developing an awesome tool to help your Wu Xing games become that much better. With the Wu Xing Combat Tracker App, you'll be able to enter your character's initiative combat bonuses and insert NPCs into any fight on the fly. It'll track your number of actions and the speeds at which you make them! This eliminates the need for tokens and having to figure initiative yourself and has already made my games amazingly fun during testing. The app will be regularly updated to include new weapons, martial arts and wushu whenever a new Wu Xing book is released.
This app was originally going to be available for $0.99 on the iTunes and Android app stores, but if we reach a $3500 stretch goal, I'll be making it free for everyone to download and utilize! So let's make this happen people!
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