15Jan/14Off

Available now - Last Stop for Kuro by Andrew Peregrine, a free introductory scenario.

Six strangers find themselves at a deserted crossroads in a forgotten part of Shin-Edo. What spirits have trapped them here, and are the strangers actually who they appear to be?

Last Stop includes 6 pre generated Kuro characters.

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Kuro is the Core Rulebook of a developing game setting that mixes a dark near-future with unremitting Japanese horror.   The year is 2048, and something dark has returned to Japan. With an international blockade set up around the beleaguered country, there is no escape. To ignore the horror will only delay the inevitable, but do you have the strength to face the nightmares?

Links

Kuro - Last Stop on rpgnow
Kuro
Kuro Downloads
Review of Kuro on Philgamer
Review of Kuro at Shorty Monster

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27Feb/13Off

In US games stores today (Wednesday 27th of February):

These books have also made it across the Atlantic, and will be in UK and European stores shortly.  Pre-orders have all been dispatched. Game on!

8Jan/13Off

Currently at print, Kuro is the core rulebook of a new near-future game setting influenced by unremitting Japanese horror.  It is available for purchase in PDF now from rpgnow and as part of the print plus PDF bundle on the C7 webstore.

Today we present the second glimpse inside the covers of Kuro. Click the thumbnails below to download the preview PDF extracts:

 

Links

Kuro Previews Part One
Kuro webpage
Kuro downloads
Kuro Announced

Kuro Cover Preview and interview with cover artist Paul Bourne
Review of Kuro at Phil gamer 
Review of Kuro at Shorty Monster

 

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26Nov/12Off

Kuro is the core rulebook of a new near-future game setting influenced by unremitting Japanese horror.  It is available for purchase in PDF now from rpgnow and as part of the print plus PDF bundle on the C7 webstore

Today we present the first glimpse inside the covers of Kuro. Click the thumbnails below to download the preview PDFs:

  

 

Links

Kuro webpage
Kuro downloads
Kuro Announced

Kuro Cover Preview and interview with cover artist Paul Bourne
Review of Kuro at Philgamer

23Nov/12Off

Kuro is the core rulebook of a new near-future game setting influenced by unremitting Japanese horror.  It is available for purchase in PDF now from rpgnow and as part of the print plus PDF bundle on the C7 webstore

The year is 2046, and something dark has returned to Japan. With an international blockade set up around the beleaguered country following the Kuro Incident, there is no escape. In addition to the meteorological side-effects of the Incident, some people have noticed a sharp rise in disturbing, mysterious and supernatural occurrences. The authorities refuse to acknowledge such obvious sensationalist delusions. Do you have the strength to face the nightmares?

From the makers of Qin and Yggdrasill, brought to the English language by the C7 translations team headed up by Andrew Peregrine, Kuro is a 208 page hardcover with black and white interior.

Links

Kuro webpage
Kuro downloads
Kuro Announced

Kuro Cover Preview and interview with cover artist Paul Bourne
Review of Kuro at Philgamer

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14Nov/12Off

Available for pre-order - Kuro, the core rulebook of our new near-future game setting influenced by unremitting Japanese horror.
http://shop.cubicle7store.com/epages/es113347.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/es113347_shop/Products/CB71701

"The year is 2046, and something dark has returned to Japan. With an international blockade set up around the beleaguered country following the Kuro Incident, there is no escape. In addition to the meteorological side-effects of the Incident, some people have noticed a sharp rise in disturbing, mysterious and supernatural occurrences. The authorities refuse to acknowledge such obvious sensationalist delusions. Do you have the strength to face the nightmares?

Kuro is the core rulebook of a new near-future game setting influenced by unremitting Japanese horror. Dare you stare into the darkness?"
Pre-orderers will receive the PDF version of Kuro over the next week, and the hardcopy in January.

Links
Kuro page on the c7 site
Kuro Downloads
Kuro cover preview and artist interview

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31Aug/12Off


The English language edition of Kuro will feature a brand new cover created by Paul Bourne! We dragged Paul away from his busy schedule to ask him some questions about making the new cover to Kuro.

How do you make your images? They look really real!
It depends on the image to be honest. The Kuro cover was a combination of 2D and 3D. The background alleyway and figure were built from the ground up as 3D models. They were lit and rendered separately with a little bit of the atmosphere. Both images were then brought into Photoshop where they were combined and coloured. I then added the graffiti, a few more signs and the final atmospherics.

There’s a real cinematic feel to your work. Is that a deliberate choice?  And if so how do you get that feel in there?
Yeah, this cover in particular needed to be something akin to a movie poster, so a heavy atmosphere with lots of smoke lends itself to that quite well. To get that feel it's all about the lighting. There's an area light illuminating the scene from above, with smaller ambient lights picking out the details and the character. There's a slight depth of field blur overlayed and some film grain thrown over the top. It all adds up to make quite a moody scene I think.

Kuro is near-future Japanese horror. That seems like a great fit for your work.  What sort of subject matter do you enjoy working on, and why?
I've always been a big horror and sci-fi fan, so that's the stuff I enjoy doing the most.

Where can we see more of your art?
I don't have a current website, as I don't have much time to build one at the moment! But I have some stuff over on my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/paul.bourne.77) which I try to update with new stuff.

Thanks Paul!

Links
Kuro's own page
Kuro Announced

28Aug/12Off

 

Kuro: From the makers of Qin The Warring States, Yggdrasill and Keltia.

Kuro: blending a dark near-future with unremitting Japanese horror.

Stay tuned for more information, further previews, creator interviews, video previews, downloads and Kuro's own page in the coming weeks.

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