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Steampunk Musha: The Classes of Rosuto-Shima


Samurai, ninja, ashigaru, sōhei, and a wide variety of other classes exist in the vibrant culture of Rosuto-Shima. Some of these classes are drawn directly from the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game hardcover books, with little or no modification. Others are more tricky, especially some western-inspired character classes that have no clear analogy in an Asian setting. But this is Rosuto-Shima, a land in flux, where foreign gaijin draw into port daily, bringing unfamiliar practices to challenge the ancient ways of tradition.

Steampunk Musha is a campaign setting for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game of a land in conflict with itself, seeking balance. Ancient traditions developed in natural isolation from “barbaric” cultures are put at odds with an industrial revolution imported by Outsiders from beyond the Sea. A war-torn land enjoys a cold-war’s peace as the rulers of a dozen city-states vie to reform a once golden empire to their liking; some choosing tradition and magic, while others choose science and technology, and others still stranger things. New lines are being drawn as the tense peace is tested time and again as everyone becomes caught-up in the confluence of a land in the midsts of a revolution.

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ronald P September 18, 2019 7:30 am UTC
like the part so far when will the players guide be available?
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Z. M September 01, 2019 2:04 am UTC
It looks as though there's only one character type in this file, yet the table of contents introduces 5 classes, but without any development of them. Is it supposed to be only about the cowboy and nothing else?
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Rodney S September 01, 2019 10:10 am UTC
The Shangti Cowboy is fully presented. The rest of the book deals with representing other classes and archetypes from the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game in the setting of Steampunk Musha. For example, we're saying that any "character class" can be a ninja, but the ninja class represents a specific type of ninja. We introduce a few minor changes to a bunch of classes to make them fit an east Asian setting. All the other classes fit into the setting in different ways, and the rest of the book deals with that.
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Garrett J August 27, 2019 8:54 pm UTC
will the other classes mentioned in "Steampunk Musha Explorers Guide" be popping up in this book later on, or in additional releases? Or is the Shangti Cowboy be all we're getting?
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Rodney S September 01, 2019 10:33 am UTC
In later releases, namely the Player's Guide.
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