About this project
Sanguine Games presents our next production, THE BOOK OF JADE, an update of Chuan Lin's critically-acclaimed "Jadeclaw" to work with IRONCLAW: SQUARING THE CIRCLE. When this book was first released eight auspicious years ago, it was a marvel of indie-RPG spirit, with a fantastic setting, rich characterization, and stunning full-color artwork.Enter the world of Zhongguo, where Dragons and Phoenixes live among Cats, Rats, Dogs, and dozens of other races. Where the Celestial Bureaucracy governs not only the Noble Houses of Earth, but also the Heaven Court and even the weather itself. Where evil lurks in forgotten places, and ambition stirs in the hearts of the greedy and the wrathful. Where masters of the mystic martial arts make impossible feats look effortless. Where wizards conjure forth balls of fire, bolts of lightning, thunderstorms, or even changes to fate itself. Where adventure can be found from the uncharted wilderness, to the Forbidden City of Majing, and all places in between...
THE BOOK OF JADE will bring the mythic land of Zhongguo into the next generation of role-playing games, by updating the rules and setting to play faster, greater, and better than ever before. And just as a fire burns brighter when all the people bring the wood, THE BOOK OF JADE needs your help to be best book it can be.
- Your Kickstarter contribution helps fund our printing costs so we can bring you fantastic, full-color artwork and quick, exciting rules.
- You help us hire more artists and writers to pack even more fantastic pictures and stunning design that makes Sanguine a leader in their field.
- Once we meet our fund-raising goal, THE BOOK OF JADE will be printed and distributed to hobby stores, game stores, and book stores world-wide.
Help us make the great leap forward in our progress to make THE BOOK OF JADE an achievement worthy of heaven and earth! And thank you for your support over the many years to help us make the games that make your dreams come true.
The BOOK OF JADE is a supplement for IRONCLAW: SQUARING THE CIRCLE. This book is a next-gen update of the "Jadeclaw" fantasy role-playing game to use the critically-acclaimed IRONCLAW rule-set.
With your support, we'll be launching a full-color printed book to hobby stores, game stores, and book stores world-wide. There are numerous hurdles for such a wide launch, such as freelancer contracts, printing costs, registration numbers, and distribution logistics. We've done it before, and with your help, we will do it again!
A role-playing game (RPG) is a fantasy game where each player pretends to be some other character, such as a heroic knight, a clever rogue, or a sly wizard. Each character is made by choosing special abilities like fighting, shooting, spell-casting, etc. As the game goes on, each player earns more rewards, and the characters get better at what they do.
Some RPGs are hosted on a computer. A computer RPG is limited by what the programmers could put into the game. If the players want to try something that the program wasn't designed to handle, then their story won't work.
IRONCLAW and THE BOOK OF JADE are a pen-and-paper RPG. One of the human players will host the game. When the players come up with some imaginative story that they want to pursue, then the host can work with them to create an experience as amazing as you can think of!
You will need THE BOOK OF JADE itself, and a copy of the core rule-set of IRONCLAW.
If you want the bare minimum to play, you will need to pledge either "A GARDEN CARRIED IN THE POCKET" (for digital versions) or "A SHUT BOOK IS BUT A BLOCK OF PAPER" (for printed versions).
IRONCLAW's basic rules are available in two different volumes:
* THE PLAYER'S BOOK, which includes the rules for making basic characters and for how the characters interact.
* THE OMNIBUS, which includes all the material from the Player's Book and advanced material on how to play in the land of Calabria, including its greater mysteries, powerful magics, and strange wilding ways.
The Players' Book and the Book of Jade together is all you would need to play the game. While the Omnibus includes all the Players' book information, the details of Calabria aren't necessary if you're adventuring in the Middle Kingdom of Zhongguo.
THE BOOK OF JADE uses the rules from IRONCLAW: SQUARING THE CIRCLE. This new generation of rules combines the easy, fast, and dynamic play of modern gaming with the immortal magics and masterful martial arts of the Middle Kingdom of Zhongguo.
IRONCLAW received an A+ on the http://ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.com website. You can watch the review from this link:
We're refining the book every day, but you can see some of our beta-testing, courtesy of Michael Schiciano:
Here are some sample sculpts:
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