The Independents: Blood: Path of the Shinobi

Welcome back to The Independents, your source for reviews of out-of-the-box tabletop roleplaying games. The small outfits, the crazy geniuses, the little projects, the ‘Indie’ creators who are simply out to make a name for themselves and a game people can enjoy. Here at The Independents we aim to highlight some of these games, for a change of pace and a new (and great) experience! This week: Blood: Path of the Shinobi.

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Meet the Party: Force and Destiny

A technophile from a technophobic race, who sees the Force in the things she creates. A passionate seeker of knowledge who lets the Force guide his steps through the wilds and across the stars. A speaker with the Force behind his words, using rhetoric to undermine the Galactic Empire. A fighter who believes that everything is the will of the Force, and that it is its will that she protect those around her. Each Meet the Party article gives you an entire group of ready-to-play adventurers (maybe even some heroes) for your gaming needs for a variety of systems and settings. It’s time to let the Force bind the Galaxy together when being able to tap into it is a death sentence, as we Meet the Party for Star Wars: Force and Destiny from Fantasy Flight Games!

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The Independents: Ryuutama

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Long ago the four dragons of Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter gave life to twenty dragons of earth and sky, who in turn gave the world its beautiful form, its ever-changing weather, and its many forms of life. These twenty-four dragons were the start of everything we know, and their kin still maintain a watchful eye. Today, an ancient custom among the people tells that all men and women must leave their homes and travel on at least one extended journey. Called Travelers, these people live a life of danger and great rewards, for though the wilds are full of monsters and treacherous terrain and the weather often fierce they are also beautiful, full of potential. And, always, one of the one-thousand and one Ryuujin watches over the Travelers, recording their stories and guiding their steps. Come on, Travelers. The path to Ryuutama awaits.

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Meet the Party: Interface Zero 2.0

A middleman who knows a guy who knows a guy, but shies away from the messier parts of the business. A soldier for the mob with a body built for the job. A ‘genetically superior’ hacker with an ego you can see from space, and skills to match. A cat hybrid bartender with a shady skill set and a literally deadly mind. Each Meet the Party article gives you an entire group of ready-to-play adventurers (maybe even some heroes) for your gaming needs for a variety of systems and settings. The year is 2090, and you’re going to need more than luck, omae. You’re going to need a team. Come on, let’s Meet the Party for Interface Zero 2.0 from Gun Metal Games!

We last saw Interface Zero 2.0 with The Independents and, as promised in that article, Meet the Party now brings forth a ready-to-go team of freelancers for a game in the world of TAPs and hybrids and enhanced humanity. As The Independents mentioned IZ2.0 is a licensed Savage Worlds game, so you’ll need a copy of Savage Worlds Deluxe in order to get the most out of the characters, particularly when it comes to Edges, Hindrances, and certain powers.

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Meet the Party: Dark Heresy 2E, The Enemy Within

A novice of the Adepta Sororitas, incorruptible and unyielding in her faith. An aberrant mutant determined to make up for his curse through service to the God-Emperor. A pistoleer from the frontier with sly words as fast as her bullets. A knight from a world frozen in time, on a holy quest across the stars. Every Meet the Party article gives you an entire group of ready-to-play adventurers (maybe even some heroes) for your gaming needs for a variety of systems and settings. It’s time to head back to the grim, dark, far future of Fantasy Flight Games’ Dark Heresy Second Edition, there to join the Ordo Hereticus and fight the Enemy Within!

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The Independents: Interface Zero 2.0

Welcome back to The Independents, your source for reviews of out-of-the-box tabletop roleplaying games. The small outfits, the crazy geniuses, the little projects, the ‘Indie’ creators who are simply out to make a name for themselves and a game people can enjoy. Here at The Independents we aim to highlight some of these games, for a change of pace and a new (and great) experience!

The Tendril Access Processor, generally shortened to TAP and called Interface Zero by its creators, has allowed the people of the world to plug their brains right into the net, creating a new era of inter-connectivity complete with all-new dangers. The human genome has been molded and tweaked, leading to the creation of enhanced humans, vat-grown simulacra, and animal hybrids. Technology has allowed others to enhance themselves with augmentations, while at the same time creating full androids that can, with the right spark, think for themselves. National borders have collapsed or shifted, and the corporations have risen to power. The year is 2090. Good luck. You’ll need it.

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Meet the Party: Age of Rebellion #2

A veteran of the Clone Wars determined to avenge the Jedi and crush the Galactic Empire in space. A genius mechanic with a chip on her shoulder and credits in her future. A hotshot pilot determined to face the Empire’s best and burn them down. A back-seat gunner with a recorder, broadcasting the Alliance’s victories from his turret seat. Each Meet the Party article gives you an entire group of ready-to-play adventurers (maybe even some heroes) for your gaming needs for a variety of systems and settings. It’s time to travel back to a galaxy far, far away and launch your Y-wings after you Meet the Party for Age of Rebellion from Fantasy Flight Games!

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Meet the Party: Dark Heresy Second Edition #2

A keeper of the Imperium’s laws who has taken his shock maul to the darkest shadows. A priest of the God-Emperor who brings light to His adherents and flame to His foes. A killer-for-hire on ‘permanent retainer’ to the Holy Ordos. A shaman without a soul, wielding her tribe’s knowledge and the void in her heart in defense of Man.

Each Meet the Party article gives you an entire group of ready-to-play adventurers (maybe even some heroes) for your gaming needs for a variety of systems and settings. It’s time to travel back to the grim darkness of the 41st millennium and Meet the Party, acolytes of the Ordo Xenos, from Dark Heresy Second Edition by Fantasy Flight Games!

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Meet the Party: D&D 5th Edition Psionics

A sage who uses his mind as a weapon, and no, that’s not a turn of phrase. A warrior who uses inner focus to make blades break on her skin.  Each Meet the Party article gives you an entire group of ready-to-play adventurers (maybe even some heroes) for your gaming needs for a variety of systems and settings. However, this time we’re doing something special: we’re taking a look at the new Unearthed Arcana: Awakened Mystic article from Wizards of the Coast. It’s time to see how Psionics will work for Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition!

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The Independents: Paranoia

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Welcome to Alpha Complex, Citizens! You have been granted temporary Security Clearance ULTRAVIOLET, enabling you to view the following text: a Troubleshooter’s account of his team’s noble efforts working for Friend Computer! HOWEVERif you are a Communist, a Mutant, a Traitor, or a Mutant Commie Traitor, your Security Clearance is hereby revoked! Please report for termination immediately! Otherwise, read on! Remember to report anything that you read that might be considered a treasonous rumor. Spreading rumors is treason. And Happiness is Mandatory!

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