Land of the Rising Sun (role-playing game)
Land of the Rising Sun is a role-playing game published by Fantasy Games Unlimited in 1980.
Land of the Rising Sun is a samurai system set in feudal Japan. The game is a class-and-level system descended from Chivalry & Sorcery, but even more complex, with rules covering honor, martial arts, aerial and water combat, the astral plane, spirits, demons, and ninjas.
Land of the Rising Sun was a Japanese RPG which used the Chivalry & Sorcery system.:74
Forrest Johnson reviewed Land of the Rising Sun in The Space Gamer No. 36. Johnson commented that "LOTRS is a beautiful treasure in an unopenable package. Recommended to zealots, and as a source-book to D&D."
Eric Goldberg reviewed Land of the Rising Sun in Ares Magazine #7 and commented that "Land of the Rising Sun is an estimable addition to a FRP aficionado's library. Aside from being well-explained, it is necessary for those who want to fully understand C&S. The care with which Japanese myth has been reproduced is simply amazing."
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