Enter the world of Zhongguo, where Dragons and Phoenixes live among Cats, Rats, Dogs, and dozens of other races â€¦ Where the Celestial Bureaucracy governs not only the Noble Houses of Earth, but also the Heaven Court and even the weather itself â€¦ Where evil lurks in forgotten places, and ambition stirs in the hearts of the greedy and the wrathful â€¦ Where masters of the mystic martial arts make impossible feats look effortless â€¦ Where wizards conjure forth balls of fire, bolts of lightning, thunderstorms, or even changes to fate itself â€¦ Where adventure can be found from the uncharted wilderness, to the Forbidden City of Majing, and all places in between.
JADECLAW: Anthropomorphic Fantasy Role-Playing is a complete game in one volume. Create the character you want to play from the many Races and Careers of Zhongguo, or invent your own. Immerse yourself in martial-arts battles and spell-casting with a game system that is simple to learn yet endless in possibility. Experience the wonder of a fantastic kingdom where the destiny of a thousand years can be decided in an instant.
To play JADECLAW, you will also need pencil and paper, and polyhedral dice (four-sided, six-sided, eight-sided, ten-sided and twelve-sided).
Compatible with Ironclaw, and similar in mechanics to Albedo or Usagi Yojimbo, this game instead focuses on Zonggou, a China-like setting. Players will get better at things by accruing more dice for the task, not a numerical bonus. All the dice for the test (like casting a spell, or bribing a guard) are rolled, and only the highest result is kept. The more dice you roll, the more likely you are to get a high result.