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The air in Kage no Shima is thick with the
scent of blood and the promise of violence.

The Land of the Endless Night, my friend, is a place of DARKNESS and FILTH.

Welcome to RŌNIN, a rules-lite tabletop RPG set in a mythical, samurai-inspired world. Based on the MÖRK BORG system, RŌNIN is a game of honour, combat, and adventure.

In a world ravaged by an eternal eclipse and overrun by supernatural creatures known as yōkai, players take on the roles of forgotten ronin, shinobi, onmyoji, and more as they seek to restore their honour and defeat the forces of darkness.

A richly detailed island that blends Edo Period Japan with fantasy elements, creating a unique and immersive world that is perfect for players of all levels.

Komainu
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Yokai and mythical monsters from Japanese folklore, test out those sharpened blades on things like Kappa, Oni and Skeleton Rōnin...

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Character Sheets
Free Stuff

FREE stuff

Ronin
Bare Bones

Want to give Ronin a go? Here's an art-lite version of the rulebook with everything you need. Go with honour.

Bare Bones Cover

Rules Ref

Handy for GMs and players alike, all the most important rules ground down and churned out onto a handy reference page to make play sessions run smoothly and quickly!

RulesRef

Character Sheets

Life as a rōnin? Raw and relentless. You'll tear through character sheets like a samurai through rice paper. In Rōnin, legends aren't born, they're made, on the anvil of survival. These character sheets? They're your legacy blueprint. Forge your samurai, etch your story in shadow. 

 

In colour, fillable and printer-friendly versions.

RoninCharacterSheet
Third Party License

THIRD Party License

As Rōnin is a game inspired by the spirit of creativity and collaboration, we would like to acknowledge the influence and support we have received from its inspiration. We would like to extend our gratitude to the creators of Mörk Borg for their openness to third-party creations and hacks within their system.

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In the same spirit of creative inspiration, we are excited to announce that you are welcome to create content for Rōnin and publish it either for free or for sale. There is no requirement for a percentage of the proceeds to be allocated to Slightly Reckless Games LTD.

 

We believe that this open approach will foster a vibrant and diverse community, encouraging the exploration and expansion of the Rōnin universe. Your contributions, whether they are new classes, adventures, or other supplemental materials, are greatly appreciated and will enrich the experience for all Rōnin enthusiasts.

Thank you for your enthusiasm, creativity, and dedication to the world of Rōnin. Let us continue to embrace the spirit of collaboration and imagination as we embark on this epic journey together!

By accepting these terms, you are granted permission to publish free or commercial material based upon and/or declaring Rōnin without the need for express permission from either Rōnin's creators or associated parties. However, please note the following guidelines:

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You may not use any art or text from the official Rōnin books or products. This includes both visual and written content.

 

You may use the names of Yokai and Demons, locations in Kage no Shima and entities within the game universe.

2

The use of the Slightly Reckless Games LTD or Rōnin logos is strictly prohibited unless you obtain explicit permission from the respective entities.

3

You are required to use the Rōnin compatibility logo in your publication.

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4

Your product should not give the impression that it is an official Rōnin or Slightly Reckless Games LTD product. Make it clear that it is an independent production.

5

Slightly Reckless games LTD will not be held responsible for any legal claims arising from your product.

6

The following text must be included in a legible manner on the storefront and product:

 

"Rōnin is copyright © Slightly Reckless Games LTD."

7

The following text must be included in the legal text, visibly and legibly in the publication, as well as on the website or storefront where you promote the product:

"[Product name] is an independent production by [Author or Publisher]. It is not affiliated with Slightly Reckless Games LTD. It is published under the Rōnin Third Party License."

By adhering to these guidelines, you can confidently explore the realms of Rōnin and contribute to the rich tapestry of the game's universe. We appreciate your respect for these terms and encourage your creative endeavours within the world of Rōnin. Best of luck with your publication!

Rōnin is an independent production by Slightly Reckless Games LTD and is not affiliated with Ockult Örtmästare Games or Stockholm Kartell. It is published under the MÖRK BORG Third Party License.

 

MÖRK BORG is copyright Ockult Örtmästare Games and Stockholm Kartell.

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