Shogun is a
live-combat role-playing game based (sometimes loosely) on Feudal
Japan.The goal, as the name implies, is to become Shogun.
do you mean by "Live Combat"?
I mean that the
players "fight" with padded weapons in order to
determine winners and losers.
that kind of weird?
No more weird than those people
that put on armor and dress up in brightly colored uniforms so
they can go out on a grassy field and pummel the hell out of each
mean those medieval recreationist guys?
No. I mean
So what do you mean by role-playing?
During the course
of the game, players take on the roles of warriors, assassins and
rulers. In addition, some players
take on different character personalities to keep in the mood
with the game.
that's definitely weird.
And that's not a question.
Seriously though, it's the same thing as sports players getting
"psyched up" for their games or a really good book
where you get inside the main character's head. Or acting in a
play/on TV/Movies/etc. Imagining you're someone else is something
everyone does at least once in awhile.
you guys one of those freaky cults?
Afraid not. We
don't drink blood, say chants to dark gods, think we're really
Ninja or even play Pokemon. (Well, a few of the players might
play Pokemon, but we don't hold it against them.) So if you're a
talk show host looking for guests, you'll have to look
where did you guys come up with the idea for this game?
Lots of difference
places. Books, movies, video games, martial arts, you name it. We
settled on the Feudal Japan idea because the names sounded
cooler.:) But basically it evolved from games alot of us used to
play as kids. The stripped tree branches and He-man action swords
have been replaced by padded PVC and the rules have been added to
help prevent the old "You're dead!" "No I'm not!"
arguments and to allow us to do some other cool stuff, but
the original inspiration is still in there somewhere. We decided
to broaden it a bit and get some wider appeal, and so far it's
who plays this game?
So far, the game
is played by the creators, and their friends and some friends of
friends. We have over 50 players in all, but only a little over
half of them will show up on any given night.
should I do if I'm interested in playing?
Well, if you live
around here you probably know at least one of us, so give that
person a call or an e-mail and tell them you want to play. If you
don't live around here, you're probably stuck setting up a game
of your own. Which, if it ever does happen, we'd love to hear
about. The information on this page should be all you'd need to
start up your own game, and of course, if you have any questions,
you can always post to the forum or e-mail one of the webmasters.
We'd be happy to help you out.