This is a great classic AD&D book one of the original Gygax books. It was the first game that took me out of a European setting and got me into Asian fantasy. This book has inspired me my whole life, the bibliography in it is excellent and full of resources to learn about real Asian culture. The Japanese play testers did a great job of putting a "feel" into the setting no other game did for me. TSR was one of the first game companies to use persons of color to test ethnic products. As an American Mexian player it hurts me to see it and the other TSR ethnic products demonized. We finaly shed the stigma these games gave us as players tags like Satanic, suicide, murder, geek, freak, nerd but now we have a new tag hateful and problamatic.
[5 of 5 Stars!]