The Ninja Crusade

Posted on August 1st, by firstoni in Gameline. 9 comments

The Ninja Crusade


An Action RPG of Martial Arts,
Mysticism and Rebellion!

Hebi Ide
Pick Your Clan!

Pick from the most influential clans of the Izou Empire (or lesser clans from sourcebooks), each with their own goals and powers. The ninja have joined together into an organization called the Lotus Coalition, so they can survive another day!

Pick Your Arsenal!

Personalize your characters with awesome jutsu powers and fantastic martial art techniques to get just the ninja you want. A mass of weapons, magic and flexible rules help you every step of the way.

Take On an Army!

Wage war on the Izou Empire, calling rebels to your banner and changing the world! The ninja change hearts of the society with every swipe of their sword, with more clans joining the cause with every book!

Reviews and Interviews

New for 2nd Edition!!!!

NC2E-MockCoverThe Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition

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Pick your Clan…

Pick your Jutsu…

Take on an army!

Become powerful ninja fighting against the Izou Empire as it wages its crusade against your kind. The ten most powerful clans have assembled into the Lotus Coalition, and nothing can stop them as long as they can keep their alliances from crumbling! The war must be stopped and the ninja must win for the sake of the world!

The Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition includes the following:

  • 10 ninja clans to pick from (plus an 11th clanless option)
  • Detailed history of the Ninja and the Izou Empire
  • Lifepath-style character creation system
  • Full d10 system details, bringing the ninja to life
  • Opponent creation systems making it easy for GMs to come up with enemies on the fly
  • Dynamic Environments that make your choice of terrain a real part of the fight
  • Plenty of advice on how to run the game

1st Edition Releases

Wu Xing: The Ninja Crusade – 1st Edition (3EG101)

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The Emperor has called for blood! All ninja of the Izou Empire face the crushing might of their own nation. Where once there was peace, now there is only destruction and death. The ninja are forced to fight back, wielding the ancient art of chi manipulation alongside their shuriken and katana. Empire soldiers pack their own secret weapons to combat ninja wushu… powerful firearms.

This Book Includes:

  • A guide to the Izou Empire and the machinations behind their Ninja Crusade.
  • Information on all the Empire’s major cities and landmarks
  • Rules for playing any one of the 10 most influential Ninja Clans, like the Recoiling Serpents or the Virtuous Body Gardeners
  • Easy-to-learn, flexible character creation rules.
  • Fully immersive mechanics and 11 Fighting Styles make combat an intense experience.
  • Complete rules for 20 Wushu paths, celestial animals and tips on crafting your own ninja stories.

Wu Xing: The Firebrands (3EG102)

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Wu Xing: The Firebrands is the first clan sourcebook for Wu Xing: The Ninja Crusade. Experience the expansive territories, training methods and individual cultures of the Fire-Aspected clans: The Blazing Dancers, who live the dance of fire, and the Virtuous Body Gardeners with their fiery-tempered blades. All the secrets await within for the Izou Empire’s youngest clans.

This Book Includes:

  • Learn about all facets of clan life directly from prominent Dancers and Inks
  • New clan-specific Wushu, Fighting Styles and even Celestial Animals
  • Two new clans that work beside the firebrands
  • New Adventure included!

Wu Xing: The Land of Seed and Blossom (3EG103)

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The Land of Seed and Blossom is the first sourcebook for Wu Xing: The Ninja Crusade that focuses on one of the Five Kingdoms. Explore a new nation full of its own traditions and a heritage completely unlike the Izou Empire. Take control of ninja from seven new ninja clans that rule the Land of Seed and Blossom as they spark an Uprising against an occupying force.

This Book Includes:

  • Get the full strategy behind the Blossom ninja’s fledgling Uprising against the Izou Empire
  • Detailed breakdowns of each province, including important landmarks and cities
  • Seven brand new clans native to the Land of Seed and Blossom, like the Splendid Chameleons and Crystal Bearers, each with its own unique wushu path.
  • New Adventure included!

TruthAndLies-3inchWu Xing: Truth and Lies (3EG104)

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Wu Xing: Truth and Lies is the second clan sourcebook for Wu Xing: The Ninja Crusade. Learn more about sturdy and unforgiving Metal-Aspected clans: The Will of Iron, who search the world enacting true justice, and the Hidden Strands of Fate, mysterious betrayers with a strange hold on noble ninja. There are few who dare to look behind the veil to these clans’ true natures. Will you take that challenge?

This Book Includes:

  • In-depth look at the territory, training methods and mysteries behind the Sheriffs and Strands
  • Brand new Wushu, Fighting Styles and even Celestial Animals to bring into your game
  • Two new clans ready to face the Ninja Crusade
  • New Adventure included!

Other Products

Wicked Quills (Clan for Wu Xing)


Take a look at one of the lost clans for Wu Xing: The Ninja Crusade that fight for their own survival outside of the Ninja Crusade or Blossom Uprising. The Wicked Quills specialize in techniques that manipulate hair, using their locks as weapons and tools in their on going struggle for dominance.


  • Complete clan write-up for the Wicked Quills
  • A unique wushu path, the Way of the Piercing Jacket
  • Awesome art provided by Mike Mumah

Harmonious Swarm (Clan for Wu Xing)


A brand new clan for Wu Xing: The Ninja Crusade, only now surfacing in the wake of the Empire’s silly crusade. The Harmonious Swarm is the Izou answer to the Grim Creepers, specialists in techniques that allow them to conform to society and manipulate insects.


  • Complete clan write-up for the Harmonious Swarm
  • A unique wushu path, the Way of the Hive Life
  • Awesome art provided by Mike Mumah

CrawlingMagpiesLogoCrawling Magpies (Clan for Wu Xing)


This is the third new clan for Wu Xing: The Ninja Crusade. The Crawling Magpies are masters of the swamp and constantly at odds with the Recoiling Serpents, but are mostly a clan of survival against the odds.


  • Complete clan write-up for the Crawling Magpies
  • A unique wushu path, the Way of the Restless Earth
  • Awesome art provided by Mike Mumah

Nobleman’s Daughter (Wu Xing Adventure)

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The adventure takes place in the city of Heigenchou, as the ninja seek out a missing girl in the hopes of keeping a nobleman loyal to the Lotus Coalition. It mixes action, investigation and stealth together to give players a rollercoaster of a time.


  • Full Adventure
  • 10 Pregenerated characters (so players can jump RIGHT into the game)
  • Combat Cheat Sheet (all Actions, Reaction and Modifiers on 1 sheet)
  • Combat Tracker


Get Character Sheets (Single and 3-page versions), Character Creation Example (to show you how it’s done), Pregenerated Characters (One for each of the 10 Izou clans from the Wu Xing corebook) and the Initiative Calculator (which helps out with combat) on the Goodies page.

Coming in 2014!

  • Wu Xing: The Land of Crashing Waves

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