Roleplaying in the fantastical realm of Orb.,,
Walk among the shadows, strike unseen: the martial arts gamebook series The Way of the Tiger by Mark Smith and Jamie Thomson becomes a pen-and-paper RPG! The Way of the Tiger RPG brings intense action in a world of strange fantasy, where ninja dwell in the darkness and sorcerers unleash powers beyond comprehension.
Match your skill and cunning against brutal villains, strange beasts, and the followers of dark gods. Become a ninja of the Way of the Tiger and seek vengeance on Yaemon, Grandmaster of Flame.
Become a samurai of Eo or errant knight of Rocheval and wage war on the scorpion sons of Nil, Mouth of the Void. Become an elven enchantress of Tanajla and use mind-bending powers against the Order of the Scarlet Mantis. Become a templar of Time or scholar of Fate and manipulate your own destiny!
From the Sea of Snows to the Desert of the Forsaken. From the Island of Tranquil Dreams to the Mountains of Undying Solitude. The realm of Orb awaits!As that overview makes clear, there's a lot more to Orb than Japanese-style magic and characters. The world was originally created by Mark Smith for the Dungeons & Dragons campaign he ran when he was at school, and to my eternal regret I never got to play in it. Other Brighton College alumni like Jamie Thomson and Mike Polling ("The Key of Tirandor") describe Orb as one of the great roleplaying experiences of their lives, and many of the characters in the gamebooks are based on their adventures.
This is a print RPG, incidentally, not an app, so the technophobes out there can breathe a sigh of contentment. What could be any more perfect? How about the return of the Way of the Tiger gamebooks themselves? And in both digital and print form, would you believe? I'm not kidding... More news very soon.