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Qin: The Warring States Hardcover – October 28, 2009


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Cubicle 7 Entertainment Ltd (October 28, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907204008
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907204005
  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 8.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #963,717 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Rhandhali on May 14, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Overall Qin: Warring States is a fantastic new entry into the American RPG scene. The book itself is very well done, strikingly gorgeous and well printed. The only thing that makes me hesitate at all about the game is the lack of an index and some of the organizational troubles detailed in the review. The setting is simple and unabashedly cinematic. Qin has one of the best system to setting matchups I've seen, and the game is readily adaptable to any kind of martial arts or kung-fu driven game. The designers clearly wanted to steer clear of rules lawyering and system bog down. Everything about the game plays like the legends, stories and films that it was inspired by. We haven't seen a game like this since Feng Shui. Qin: The Warring States might not be the best choice for inexperienced groups or gamemasters, it relies very heavily on discretion and judgement calls on both sides of the screen - simply put Qin is rules lawyer hell.

Any roleplayer who is a fan of Chinese cinema should check out Qin for the game; anyone interested in China should check it out for the setting it uses. Qin is also so rules light as to allow much of the details and background for the setting to be readily portable into other games. The system that's included is modular allowing for a range of gameplay. With all of this in mind I foresee Qin as one of the best new products to come out at Gencon this year.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Salvador I. Rodriguez on May 12, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This book is a treat to the senses. It looks beautiful, feels beautiful and even smells beautiful! (I have not tasted it, tough)

Qin is a French RPG, with a background of ancient China. If you have seen the movie "Hero", with Jet Li, you know what kindof background this is.

Visually, this book is among the best in the industry, I would dare to say that it even has better design and art than WotC or WW books! Of course, the price and the production values are high, but is worth the cost.

The rules are easy to learn, characters are quick to design, and the combat is fast and furious. The mechanics are easy to understand and with only a core mechanic to work with, it also facilitates its introduction to new players, or for that evening's one-shot adventure that you can play when that only half of your RP group came.

To finalize, if you like tabletop RPGs and Wuxia movies, you can't pass Qin!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By S. Hinshaw on July 23, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Trying to capture the feel and action of a martial arts movie is always tough for a tabletop rpg. However, this game does the best job I've seen. Some ideas & concepts might be a bit foreign (such as the desire for balance rather than maxing out one or two areas) but it is a minor issue. It is certainly worth a look for more experienced gamers.
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By Jason E Vanhee on December 27, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I've been buying up all the Cubicle 7 games, which are lovely and curious things, and this one, I think, is my favorite so far. The setting is unusual (ancient China) but not hard to access (it's the exact setting for the movie Hero, for instance); the rules are interesting and fun and really help to create the world the designers want you to play in; the book itself is really gorgeous. Being as it's translated (from French) like a lot of the Cubicle 7 games, I expected a lot of little errors or frustrations, but the book seems remarkably clear of them. I'm very much looking forward to actually running the game, and I'm already buying all the supplements. Highly recommended.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By John R. Porter on February 7, 2008
Format: Hardcover
A beautiful book, fun to read, and a very promising game system... we have a group setting a campaign up. I just wish it had an INDEX!
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