Updated from the original August 2016 article.
While the Ryuutama RPG’s creators run a fantastic website with a list of resources for the game, a small treasure trove of additional scenarios, add-on rules, and campaign world building advice exists on the internet. Let’s take a look at some of these, and I’ll try to update this as new things pop up!
(If you see something that should be included, shout out in the comments!)
Ryuutama website by the creators, Kotodama Heavy Industries.
- Resources page, featuring PDFs of the many character, scenario, and setting-building sheets, as well as a few expansion products and scenarios.
Google+ Community for Ryuutama.
- A similar community, but for Honobono and Pastoral TRPGs in general.
- The #ryuutama tag, with lots of posts including maps and play experiences.
Ryuutama discussion on Reddit.
A hi-rez, full-color version of the Battlefield Map used to stage combat encounters.
Ryuutama Dragonica, an online database of the monsters in Ryuutama.
- Here’s the Ryuutama Monsters Google Spreadsheet for a different variation on that.
- …and another Ryuutama Beasts Google Spreadsheet by Chris!
Here’s the transcript of a lengthy interview with Matt Sanchez, one of the translators of Ryuutama. Great insights and background material.
Nightstaff Games (who you’ll see mentioned again, below) have created a deceptively simple Inventory Sheet and Pack Animal Sheet. Make sure to check out the sample versions, as this shows you how to manage Ryuutama’s “item slot” inventory system, taking into account how carrying items (backpacks, pouches, etc.) take up less slots but hold more items.
Want some auto-fill character sheets you can access online at any time (or, of course, print out if you’re one o’ them Old Skool folks), here’s a couple:
- Ryuutama Character Autosheet via Google Sheets
- As above, but “Print friendly-ish” for your ink cartridge savings!
Homebrew & Scenarios
A Character Randomizer for building random characters (or Traveler NPCs).
Tsundoku Flux offers three homebrew classes:
- The Clergyman
- The Chef (a full on class, unlike the variant offered at the end of the rulebook)
- The Archivist
The Town of Ifa, a scenario revolving around a sudden rain storm and a Koneko Goblin that has lost something important to it.
- This site also has playable Koneko Goblins in Ryuutama, some New Rules for Roles, and there are frequently other articles revolving around translations and play reports about the game.
Grimm Tale Games:
Another World features a sample campaign setting that explores fairy themes and locations, in a slightly darker vein.
Nightstaff Games has an article featuring Ryuutama Town Generation Tables to help quickly and randomly generate town attributes in the same way the rulebook does, allowing for plenty of player-inspired building but without some foreknowledge of the important aspects of the town.
The Game Mechanic has some prep-work and maps for two scenarios:
Matt Sanchez — one of Ryuutama’s English translators — has offered up a scenario titled “The Witch of Blathsby” (via Google Docs) on this Reddit thread (it’s a bit of a Halloween theme, featuring a Black Ryuujin).
Here’s a bunch of new races for players to try out! Included are:
- Fey Corgi
- A new look at Humans
- Humanoid Trees
Again, if you know of something that should be included, comment here and we’ll add it!
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