shinobigami unlocalized replay 0.5.pdf
And so they started character creation.
2. The Birth of Eito Himukai
Well then, let's get down to business. First is your character's name7 and sex...
I already thought of that before I came.
All right then. Just in case, there's also a name table you can use, but if you'd
have more fun coming up with your own, that's fine too. What's your name?
Eito Himukai. He's a junior in high school.
A high school student, excellent.
It fits with what's on this handout8.
As she speaks, she pulls out a piece of paper that says the following:
“Mission9: Do not let any non-ninjas find out that you are a ninja.
Your parents were killed by someone named 'Mudou,' using his Ohgi, the secret
sword technique “Human Blossom" (you know the details of his Ohgi). If you encounter Mudou,
your Mission will become to defeat him and avenge your parents.”
If you're trying to avenge your parents, you have to be a high school student!
I'm not so sure about that, but I guess it works. I just wanted to have this
scenario take place in a high school.
Hey, hey. What are these "Mission" and "Secret" things?
Let's see here. Your mission is your objective for the session. If you succeed
at it, you can gain merit. When you acquire merit points, your character advances.
I see. So I should try to accomplish it, then.
You should try to follow it as much as you can as you roleplay.
Okay, and what about the secret?
That's information that your character keeps hidden. What's written there has
to do with the scenario.
Aha. So that means that this "Mudou" will play a part in the scenario, then?
Well, I wonder? <<grins>>
Whatever. What's next?
Next you choose a faction or “ninja clan”. There are six factions, and your
character is affiliated with one of them.
What are the different ones?
There are several different clans, like the Hasuba Ninja Army11, who
specialize in dealing with various of ninja tools, or the Machiavellian Hirasaka Agency12, etc...
To be honest, I wonder if a Haguremono13 wouldn't be a better fit for a high
Name – Since "Shinobigami" takes place in present day Japan, most of the names used will be typical Japanese
names. Don't worry too hard about having to capture the right "feel."
Handout – This has the character's role and objective written on it. The gamemaster prepares these and gives them
to the players.
Mission – Each ninja has a job which he has to complete. If he fails, then his life...won't be in any danger, but it's still
a good idea to try to succeed.
Secret – Each ninja also has a secret that he wishes for others to not learn. In "Shinobigami," the story progresses
with the revelation of other characters' secrets.
Hasuba Ninja Army – A faction that has uncovered all of the secrets of the ninpo, standardized them, and
converted them into machines for their own use. They can use the ninjutsu of other factions/clans.
Hirasaka Agency – A clan organized by ninjas attached to the Japanese national government. They are a group of
"social ninjas" who excel at manipulating others and constructing disguises.
Haguremono – Everyone else. A ninja without a faction. It's easy to give them unique backgrounds, so they make
good main-character types.