Blood of the Yakuza
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Blood of the Yakuza is a campaign setting and scenario package for use with Oriental Adventures. The module describes the Japanese-style island of Wa and the port of Nakamura, detailing the history, politics, districts, architecture, and important personalities of the Tokugawa-era town. The module contains information on the rival Yakuza gangs and the political machinations of the important families and temples, as well as background on the major NPCs of the city, plus lists of names, occupations, and personalities for detailing minor non-player characters. Narratives are provided, rather than presenting the adventures as straightforward encounter plots, and depending on their character classes and backgrounds, the player characters can interact with the stories in many different ways.
Blood of the Yakuza was written by David "Zeb" Cook, with a cover by Jim Holloway, and was published by TSR in 1987 as a forty-eight page book and a sixteen-page book, with a large color map and an outer folder.
Jim Bambra reviewed Blood of the Yakuza for Dragon magazine No. 134. Bambra felt that the island of Wa "draws its inspiration from the Tokugawa Shogunate of Japan and presents a more centralized and less war-torn period". He concluded that Blood of the Yakuza is another excellent addition to the Oriental line.
"Blood of the Yakuza". RPGnow. 2006-08-11.
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