Kuro Tensei FAQ & Errata

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Kuro Tensei FAQ & Errata

Post by Jay_NOLA » Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:33 pm

Please post any errors you find in Kuro Tensei. I'll add some more as I go through the book.

Some of the clarifications you'll have to determine the best place for them to go in the book. I tried to indicate where they were in the English version.

I've got some FAQs on the various archetypes that got asked. I'm going to just paraphrase the questions and the answers and add some stuff for clarification that I'm aware of. The French designers got asked a lot of times why was an archetype designed a certain way, why is this person an enemy or this type of archetype. I'll try and add them in the near future.

Errata

(pages 11-13 ) Humanity Gauge Loss of Humanity


If during a step change because of a loss of humanity a specialisation drops to equal the base skill value it is no longer a specialisation.

(Pages 37-55) Onimachines (most likely to go on 41 or 42 in the Reincarnation section or right before it)

If an oni becomes disembodied because of the destruction of its’ host android and is attacked while disembodied use the values of the destroyed android when deterring damage the oni receives. This was done to avoid multiple calculations and because it is quick and fast.

(Some mystical techniques allow for intangible beings to be targeted which can be used to attack the now disembodied oni.)

(pages 46- 76) Ways of the Invisible

Some Rituals can create weapons or attacks (like “”Summoning an Ancestral Weapon, “Organic Weapon” , or “Generating a Burst of Pure Energy”) but show no base damage if a character invests no points in this parameter. In this case the base damage is equal to 0.

(page 47) Holy items and Amulets


The Ki locked in a scared object is that of the Onmyoji or Miko who created it.

Sacred objects are assumed to be rarely used by others who didn't create them.

It is possible to get of some very old sacred objects that can be used by anyone.

(pages 55-57) Technique: Kekkai

Kekkai do not take away from the defilement or purity of a room and the effects good or bad are applied.

(Basically a kekkai can't shield yourself, others, etc. from the defilement or purity in the room or area you are in.)

(Page 67) Ritual: Generating a Burst of Pure Energy

The words "burst", "pure", and "energy" need to be capitalized before the description in the heading of this section.

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Re: Kuro Tensei FAQ & Errata

Post by Jay_NOLA » Sat Dec 05, 2015 4:44 pm

pg. 17 The melee weapon specialisation "Niten-Ryu" is incorrectly spelled as "Niten Ryo".

Also note that the Niten-Ryu can be used by a duelist archetype (see pg. 26) uses it for its' special feature and the specializstion is also referred to Two Heavens in One.

pg. 26 A space needs to be added to separate the words "high-status" and "Kaiso" in the 2nd paragraph of italicized text.

Other Notes:

The word samurai can refer to a specific ujigami archetype or be used to refer to any character in service to another. So a "samurai" ujigami doesn't need to be of the samurai archetype that is on page 24. The exact archetype that was used to make the character is the one that is used for abilities, restrictions, etc. (This got brought up on a French Q&A discussion with the French designers, when asked about why Mushashi and other character weren't considered samurai in the rules and on what archetype to use if making ujigami of other historical figures.)

I'll try a summary and paraphrase the important points of that Q&A and add some additional information to cover what that. But basically as I said before he designers were asked numerous times questions that were why a certain historical figure was a certain archetype, what archetype to use for certain figures, why were certain powers designed a certain way, etc.

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Re: Kuro Tensei FAQ & Errata

Post by Jay_NOLA » Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:29 pm

Tenasi is listed as stating seven months, in December, after the Kuro incident, which was on May 4 2046, in numerous places of the Kuro Tensai book. The core Kuro book starts thing off at 6 months after the Kuro incident ,and the 1st two adventure in the main campign occur in October. The 3rd adventure in Makkura makes it clear that the previous ones were before November by saying it is now November. In the final adventure Kami in Makkura it moves things to December, So Tensai actually starts 8 months after the Kuro incident. (The French version of Tensai has the same error in it.)

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Re: Kuro Tensei FAQ & Errata

Post by Jay_NOLA » Fri Dec 25, 2015 11:27 pm

Page 112 Ryugu: Change in the last paragraph on the left column the text "an Ybao-kuni" to "a Ybao-kumi".

Also, the beginning of the paragraph reads a little funny with the way this text, "before they enter, even if none of the keshin employ their Zanshin", is worded in it.

Page 115 Investigations: In the first paragraph of the section the text "Ghost struck everywhere: doesn't sound correct as it was multiple Ghost soldiers and not just one. If the text is referring instead to the Ghost program striking all at once instead then the text still needs to be edited as it doesn't convey that the way it is worded.

Page 121 Slippery Eels: The sentence "It rains cat and dogs." reads a bit odd.

Page 122 In the text "... whose eyes grey out the palms of his hands." the word "grey" needs to be replaced with "grew".


Character Sheets

The Keshin and Onimachine character sheets have an entry for "Size" this needs to be changed to "Height".

(The exact French word used on the original character sheets would be translated literally as "size" but a better translation in the context it is being used in is "Height", the French word that was translated can also be translated as "height". Using the "size" instead of "height" can also lead to some confusion on what is supposed to be filled in on that part of the sheet.)

Also, note that the character sheet in the core Kuro rule book also says "Size." and needs to be updated to at some point.

Two other things regarding the character sheets. The Kuro Tensai Logo is missing from them. This is on the original French versions. Also in the PDF version if you add the logo in please make it in color and you might want to make the sheets also available as a separate download, since the core Kuro sheet can be downloaded separately.
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Re: Kuro Tensei FAQ & Errata

Post by Andrew » Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:32 am

Thanks Jay! Will try to include these in the book.

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Re: Kuro Tensei FAQ & Errata

Post by Jay_NOLA » Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:33 pm

Page 112 Ryugu: Change in the last paragraph on the left column the text "an Ybao-kuni" to "a Ybao-kumi".

Also, the beginning of the paragraph reads a little funny with the way this text, "before they enter, even if none of the keshin employ their Zanshin", is worded in it.

Page 115 Investigations: In the first paragraph of the section the text "Ghost struck everywhere: doesn't sound correct as it was multiple Ghost soldiers and not just one. If the text is referring instead to the Ghost program striking all at once instead then the text still needs to be edited as it doesn't convey that the way it is worded.

Page 121 Slippery Eels: The sentence "It rains cat and dogs." reads a bit odd.

Page 122 In the text "... whose eyes grey out the palms of his hands." the word "grey" needs to be replaced with "grew".

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