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Series: Lost Worlds Fantasy Combat Books — no. 1402
Translated Into: Ninja [忍者] (Japanese)
Adapted From: Ninja with Ninjato (Miniature)
Authors: Leonardi, Alfred
Vitale, Michael (character design)
Rosinus, James (development)
Illustrator: Gorby, C. Bradford (Brad)
Date: 1985
ISBN: 091703743X / 9780917037436
Cover Text: Moving swiftly and silently from shadow to shadow, you have slipped past the guards unseen. Now there remains just one barrier to the completion of your mission. Suddenly, a guard turns the corner ahead! Secrecy is gone! You prepare to make your escape. But first...
User Summary: Statistics: Height - 4, Body Points - 12, Attacks - 1
Demian's Thoughts:

This character is unfortunately bogged down by the rather unclear gimmick system. The art is quite good, though, and with clearer explanations it may well be a useful book.

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soren_nyrond's Thoughts:

This was also published (in the UK at least) in a peculiar non-linguistic format (presumably to reduce translation costs) where there were no written directions on the pages, but diagrams, explained by an included booklet and index-card, to say what was happening, and what special adjustments to manoeuvres had been invoked.

The book is interesting not only for the gimmicks, but also for the "outflank" move, which allows the Ninja to attempt to move behind his opponent (with all the advantages which that implies).

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