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Blade of Arcana (1999)

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" "Blade of Arcana is a Japanese language epic fantasy role-playing game released in 1999. Its setting is similar to medieval Europe, including strong church of monotheism, religious wars and knight-errants.

Player characters, called Engraveds are engraved on their bodies the three stigmatas of 22 Arcaeus (apostles of the light) and can use miracles three times every a session. There are 22 classes (called arcanas) corresponding to Major Arcana of tarot divination. The names of arcanas are same as Arcaeus' ones and named with Latin, for example: Mater (clergy), Adamas (knight), Dextra (alchemist) and Ignis (archer). Players choose three arcanas during character creation. Three arcanas represent character's past, present and future. For instance, he might have lost the throne in the past if his past arcana is Corona (represent royal). In contrast, He may have the destiny that he will ascend to the throne if his future arcana is Corona.

The person who has more than three stigmatas is called Marauder and slayed by Engraveds because he has the sin of arrogance and unbelief. But every player character also will become Marauder if his Dignity Point (DP) is lost. At the game's climax, Marauders always shout that "Dedicate Stigmata! We shall hold Lammas tonight." as a traditional statement.

The game system uses only 20 sided dice and special tarot cards.""

Source: Wikipedia, "Blade_of_Arcana," available under the CC-BY-SA License.

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