Codex Sinarum at Last!

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Codex Sinarum at Last!

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I know I've been clamoring for an Oriental Adventures style supplement for C&C for about 6 years now and it seems that we're finally at least getting an Asian Codex, and it's for China, which is cool by me. I had heard rumors about a Korean one, but to me it makes more sense to do China first. More iconic heroes, deities, etc. that also profoundly influenced all the neighboring cultures. Still hoping we get Korea and Japan and India down the road. In fact I was also mildly surprised Japan didn't come first in the Asian settings given how much more love Japan gets compared to China in the rpg sphere.

Oh yeah, for those of you who didn't get the notice, the KS for Codex Sinarum launches on Sept. 23.
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Brian had said he was thinking of doing three...but I'm not sure how he was thinking of breaking them out. If he does China, Korea (a given considering his heritage), and Japan...then India, Thailand, Laos, and such may end up in other works. Then again, it may be China/Mongolia, Korea/Japan, Vietnam and neighbors...no telling. But yeah...definitely good to see happening finally.
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I would LOVE to see a Mongolian / Steppe work.

I admit China & Japan must be made, it is the most know most common and therefore the ones everyone will buy. However, I've ALWAYS wanted a steppe / transoxiana one.
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I've always loved reading about and researching the various steppe cultures as well. Not sure how that would fit in terms of game mechanics but it would be cool to see it. I do know that RPGPundit has something called Sword & Caravan for his system that is specifically about the Silk Road. I swore off new products for awhile, but I'm considering this one.

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I still have my 2e Horde Boxed set, which has some interesting material, but I'm also considering "Sword & Caravan" because it looks to have some solid content that could easily be ported into my C&C game as I have a similar caravan route connecting the pseudo-European to the pseudo-Asian parts of my campaign setting. It might also work with the Swords & Chaos game. The hex maps of real world places also look pretty cool.
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Should be nice to have a focused book on Chinese material, unlike the "Japanese Adventures" book from 1E

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