Love tokusatsu media?
(The answer is hell yeah.)
(Or hell yeah, but you didn’t even realize.)
Tokusatsu is the genre of Japanese sci-fi-fantasy famous for employing tons of wild practical effects – think movies like Godzilla and Gamera, scale models of cities and monster suit-wearing actors. Also TV shows like Ultraman, the original creature-fighting galactic superhero upon which the RPG 3 Minutes is based, and Super Sentai, the color-coded hero squad series upon which Henshin! A Sentai RPG is based.
Enter: Kamen Rider, the grasshopper-themed masked vigilante whose statue – to this day – guards the Bandai headquarters in Tokyo. Student, motorcycle enthusiast, and victim of an evil experiment, the Rider vowed to use his incredible powers of transformation to fight the terrorist organization that made him. Since the series’ inception in 1971, there have been 33 shows featuring a variety of Riders (not including 52 years of movies and international adaptations). Now, thanks to the Rider Konchu RPG, you can join this illustrious line of heroes.
In Rider, instead of working together as a team, players compete with & against each other to gain Gear and attain their final form, by using one of six newly created playbooks (The Rider, The Rival, The Rogue, The Best Friend, The Reporter or The Hacker). This is all done by taking a series of Turns, to either Add Tokens to a Shared Pool, which sets up dynamic interpersonal scenes or Take Tokens, which can lead to bombastic action!
Each playbook is uniquely designed to effect the game and other players in a myriad of ways which means no two games will be the same! Alongside the new playbooks, the game also introduces new mechanics like collectible gear, a game clock and more!
- This game is a hack of Henshin! A Sentai RPG but previous experience with Henshin! is not required to play Rider Konchu
- 33-page, full color softcover
- Art by Dave Baker