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KANABO is a rules-light pen-and-paper fantasy role-playing game set loosely in Tokugawa-era Japan (1600–1868) and based on iconic sword-fighting genre movies set in that time period, with cultural consulting by James Mendez Hodes (@LulaVampiro). This is a digital-only (for now) pair of zines.

At $1000 USD, the game will be fully funded for a print run!

Within the 21-page Player's Handbook, you'll find:

  • A series of tools for safe play, for Chroniclers and Travelers both
  • A lightweight, easy-to-run d100 system with four stats
  • A randomized character system that provides compelling starting points for your adventurer
  • Hirelings, tools, clothes, provisions, and weapons to set you on your journey
  • Fully bookmarked for quick reference!

Within the 23-page Chronicler's Handbook, you'll find:

  • A series of tools for safe play, for Chroniclers and Travelers both
  • Tools for new and veteran GMs alike
  • Weather and encounter tables
  • A concise NPC list
  • A series of tables to generate your next KANABO hexcrawl
  • Factions, adventure sites, and magical & mysterious discoveries
  • Fully bookmarked for quick reference!

What $1000 USD pays for:

  • A print run of both the Player's Handbook and Chronicler's Handbook, through Mixam ($400 USD)
  • The cost of hiring a cultural consultant ($240)
  • Paying myself ($360, which is $0.07/word)

Potential stretch goals:

  • $1660: Paying myself more ($660 brings my pay to $0.20/word)
  • $2000: A print run of Book 3: Bestiary (in development)

Based on Christina Stone-Bush's Brighthammer and John Geary's SledgehammerKANABO is an independent work compatible with Sledgehammer and Brighhammer but not affiliated with Gayhalforc or HyveMynd.

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In order to download this TTRPG you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5.05 USD. You will get access to the following files:

KANABO PHB - SINGLES.pdf 722 kB
KANABO PHB - SPREADS.pdf 716 kB
KANABO CHB - SINGLES.pdf 1 MB
KANABO CHB - SPREADS.pdf 1,023 kB

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