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Shinobigami Replay 1
Slashing Through the Darkness
{{p6}}Character

Creation

1. Unraveling the Ninja Scroll
On a certain day, of a certain month...
Under the red glow of an incandescent bulb, a man and a woman face each other.
One is the author of this book, Touichirou Kawashima1.
The other is an artist, Nagomi Ochiai2. She faces the man as if to challenge him with a gaze from
her large, glistening eyes.
The space between them is filled with sheets of paper, writing implements, and scattered six-sided
dice.
The woman speaks first.
Ochiai:
Kawashima:
{{p7}}Ochiai:
Kawashima:
this game.
Ochiai:

We're supposed to be playing a game today, right?
Indeed.
What's with your tone?
Ah, it's nothing. Just atmosphere. I've been reading ninja novels like crazy for
Okay. So what about the rest of the players? Is it just the two of us?

Kawashima responds with a broad smile.
Ochiai:
Mind telling me what's so funny?
Kawashima:
Oh, nothing, nothing. Just atmosphere.
Ochiai:
Since this is a roleplaying game about ninjas, does that mean that you're
going to call actual ninjas to play with3, or something like that?
Kawashima:
That's right. In fact, they're already here.
Ochiai:
Really!?
Kawashima:
No, not really.
Ochiai:
<<stands up from her chair>> I think I'm going home.
Kawashima:
Sorry, sorry. Although I do know a real ninja4, he's not coming.
{{p8}}Ochiai:
So it really is just me here then?
Kawashima:
Yep. The game we're playing, "Shinobigami5," contains an element of inter6
player conflict . So it's better for everyone to make their character beforehand and bring it with
them.
Ochiai:
Oho!
Kawashima:
That's why I had you come first. I thought you could make your character
before everyone else shows up.
Ochiai:
I see. But why only me?
Kawashima:
Forget about everyone else. Can you make your character by yourself?
Touichirou Kawashima – A game designer who works for Adventure Planning Service. He spends his days creating,
discussing, and playing games.
2
Nagomi Ochiai – An illustrator works for Adventure Planning Service. She is the main illustrator for the game "PeekA-Boo", part of the Saikoro Fiction series. Her eyes are indeed large.
3
You're going to call actual ninjas to play with – Since “Peek-A-Boo” is a game about children and ghosts, we
played it with actual children. Afterward, strange phenomena started occurring in the room we recorded it in, so
maybe we used actual ghosts too.
4
Although I do know a real ninja – He really is a master of Ninpo. And a Muay Thai practitioner, and an actor.
5
Shinobigami – The book you're holding right now. For more information on how the game is played, consult the
“Rules” section that follows this “Replay” section.
6
Contains an element of inter-player conflict – This is also called PvP when it occurs in roleplaying games.
Knowing that your beloved character could either win or lose, there's a certain tension that you can't experience in
other types of games.
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