Thousand Arrows: a Samurai Action & Drama TTRPG

A project in Bayonne, NJ by Brennan Taylor

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Thousand Arrows is a Powered by the Apocalypse tabletop roleplaying game of samurai drama and action by way of Kurosawa and Chanbara.
Backers: 1062
Average Pledge Per Backer: $23

Funded: $24,478 of $14,000
Dates: Oct 29th -> Nov 30th (33 days)
Project By: Brennan Taylor
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Latest News

Another Upgrade Unlocked!?

November 30th - via:
Well, this last twenty four hours has been an epic ride! We’ve passed all three backer number levels and three out of four dollar-value stretch goals.  All print books have been upgraded to include color art, end-papers, spot UV, this book is... (Read More)

Dawn of the Final Day: Turn x Thousand Arrows Crossover Playbooks!

November 29th - via:
We got twenty-four hours to go! And by the way … do you like animal shapeshifters and Apocalypse World-influenced games? Did you know Brie Sheldon's Turn, an ill RPG about animal shapeshifters in small towns, is also approaching its last... (Read More)

First $ Stretch Goal Unlocked!

November 29th - via:
Spoils upgraded with even more goodies!We hit $17,500, that means we have unlocked an enamel pin and custom dice for the Spoils of War level! If you are already backing at this level, it just adds to the loot you will be getting. If you are backing... (Read More)

AMA Intensifies: Mendez's Reddit AMA, Wednesday 12 to 8!

November 26th - via:
Hey famurai. Last night I decided to announce yet another Ask Me Anything session, to be held on Wednesday 26 November from 1200 to 2000 hrs EST on The announcement post already has a flame war on it. Like, not even the AMA—that... (Read More)


November 26th - via:
Hooray! We are funded! That means Thousand Arrows will become a reality, thanks to everyone who backed the project, including you! We still have a few days to go, and that means we can still hit some stretch goals. If we reach $17,500 (still totally... (Read More)

Happening right now: Mendez's impromptu Twitter AMA

November 24th - via:
What's good famurai, it's Mendez coming to you live from … Twitter, apparently. Our friend Strix successfully goaded me into an impromptu Ask Me Anything session. So far most of the questions have been about RPGs in general and Thousand Arrows in... (Read More)

Upgrade Your Pledge to Digital Deluxe!

November 24th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

New Backer Levels! New Roles Unlocked!

November 23rd - via:
One week to go! To celebrate, we are opening up a couple of new backer levels: The Digital Deluxe level, the Martial Arts Lesson level, and the Ninjagram level. Check out the descriptions below to see if you want an upgrade. We have also hit out 600... (Read More)

Art for the Fox!

November 15th - via:
We have a new art piece to share with you! This illustration by Rachel Quinlan will go with the Fox playbook. Take a look!  (Read More)

What's the Cultural Approach to Thousand Arrows?

November 12th - via:
The primary author on Thousand Arrows, James Mendez Hodes, has spent the last week talking about the design process, what it means to be an Asian working on a game set in Asia, and how to approach material with cultural sensitivity. This is all... (Read More)

Podcast Actual Play and Interviews

November 6th - via:
We've been featured on a couple of podcasts! First, the Critshow ran a full one-shot session of the game, from character creation through battle, and you can find the episodes here: Part... (Read More)

The Fox Unlocked!

October 31st - via:
We've hit a big milestone today! We are 50% funded, and we have 300 backers. That unlocks the first of our special goals, the Fox! The Fox 狐 KitsuneChina calls you 狐狸精 húlijīng, “fox spirit.” In Korea, you’re 구미호 gumiho,... (Read More)

Thousand Arrows Ashcan Preview!

October 30th - via:
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